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Old 10 January 2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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I am new here!I need more info about Etienne Tsu but I only know the number of victories and his unit N.37 so I need more info about him and the German pilot Ewald von Mellenthiu shot down by him,for example,the color scheme and the serial number of their plane and so on.Would you please give me more info?

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Old 11 January 2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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Hello flyguy

You can find informations about Etienne Tsu here in theaerodrome archive

tsu - Google Search

The insignia of escadrille N37 to which Etienne Tsu belonged was this one
(1917-1918)
this insignia was painted on fuse



A site about him here: https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/ed...nghai/tsu.html
(in french wit a photo of him)

and in english Etienne Tsu


I hope that can help you

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Old 11 January 2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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Hello Flyguy72

There was an article written about Tsu in a Windsock magazine. I don't have it but I suspect it was translated in a french magazine (that I have somewhere...).
at the time of Tsu first victories , N37's planes sported a dark (black? red?) circle on the fuselage with a letter in it. There is a picture of Nieuport 17 coded "T" that is supposedely Tsu's airplane.

I don't know anything von Melenthin but I am interested on Tsu' 1st victory on 10th july 1916. He shot down a plane behind german lines and the victory was confirmed, so there was witnesses on the ground that saw the plane crash. I read somewhere that Otto Parschau was wounded that same day in the same area (Somme) and died of wounds on 21st july. Could it be?

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Hello Flyguy72

There was an article written about Tsu in a Windsock magazine. I don't have it but I suspect it was translated in a french magazine (that I have somewhere...).
at the time of Tsu first victories , N37's planes sported a dark (black? red?) circle on the fuselage with a letter in it. There is a picture of Nieuport 17 coded "T" that is supposedely Tsu's airplane.

I don't know anything von Melenthin but I am interested on Tsu' 1st victory on 10th july 1916. He shot down a plane behind german lines and the victory was confirmed, so there was witnesses on the ground that saw the plane crash. I read somewhere that Otto Parschau was wounded that same day in the same area (Somme) and died of wounds on 21st july. Could it be?

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Thank you Gilles!
I have a picture of his Nieuport 17 with a "T" on it but the only pity is that there is no the serial number on the tail.
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I am very interested on Tsu's 1st victory too!Thanks for your reply on this story.I will try to find out more info about Otto Parschau later with Google.Do you have any info of Otto's plane please?
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You can find informations about Etienne Tsu here in theaerodrome archive

tsu - Google Search

The insignia of escadrille N37 to which Etienne Tsu belonged was this one
(1917-1918)
this insignia was painted on fuse



A site about him here: https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/ed...nghai/tsu.html
(in french wit a photo of him)

and in english Etienne Tsu


I hope that can help you

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Yes Bruno:
I have searched for Tsu's info with Google many times and found out some pages about him including you write above.But it's no enough for me.
But I have to say the insignia of escadrille N37 you offered is very valuable for me!Another problem,could you please let me know the probable position of the insignia on the fuselage please?In another word,do you have a drawing depicting the position?Or like this picture?

Hope you won't feel distracted by my so much question

Thank you very much Bruno!
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Hello flyguy72,

Welcome to the Aerodrome.
Good luck on your quest.
thanks for sharing the great picture and information.

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Thanks to everybody else that shared info. and fotos.
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Hello

Here is a Spad 7 of Spa37 in August 1917 serial number 1389
Its not Tsu 's Spad VII but the Spad VII of MDL Pierre failleur who was POW after his plane landed in enemy territory




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Old 11 January 2008, 06:42 PM   #8
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Bonsoir Gilles

The same day 10 july 1916 Lt Deullin from N3 was credited for a probable victory in german Line -It was ,with Etienne Tsu the 2 only claims of that day
Otto Parshau could have be the victim of Deullin too?

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(ps:Gilles je vais reprendre ce WE ma série de scan sur le guerre aérienne illustrée)
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Here is a Spad 7 of Spa37 in August 1917 serial number 1389
Its not Tsu 's Spad VII but the Spad VII of MDL Pierre failleur who was POW after his plane landed in enemy territory




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Nice picture Bruno!Thank you!
Nice to meet you here FOKKERJ !
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Hi Gilles!

I really don't know who was shot down by Tus on July 10th,1916.But as I know,Tsu shot down Ewald von Mellenthiu,German Air Force commander of the Third Air Teams at Poziers near Moislains on September 12th,1916 as his second confirmed victory.I can't find anything about this German pilot on internet so I am doubt about this info.Who could offer something about Von Mellenthiu please?

Thanks all for your info!

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