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Sous-Lieutenant Willy Coppens – Roasting A Sausage by Ivan Berryman. (C)


Sous-Lieutenant Willy Coppens – Roasting A Sausage by Ivan Berryman. (C)

During an amazing spree of balloon-busting during 1918, Willy Coppens gained notoriety over the Western Front for his sheer daring and marksmanship, sending no fewer than 35 observation balloons plummeting to the ground, as well as two aircraft. Here, Coppens despatches a Drachen balloon flying his modified Hanriot HD.1 No23 which he had painted blue because he so disliked the ugly, bad camouflage in which it was delivered. Despite losing a leg whilst downing his final two balloons, Coppens survived the war and lived a full life until his death in December 1986.
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COLONEL AVIATEUR BARON WILLY COPPENS DE HOUTHULST, DSO, MC.

Willy Coppens, the leading Belgian Ace of World War one, was born in Boitsfort near Brussels in 1892. His aeronautical achievements during the war are all the more remarkable when one considers that he spent the first two years of the war in the army, with the 2nd Grenadiers, that he did not learn to fly until October 1915, and that his 37 victories were all achieved between 25 April and 14 October 1918. In September 1915 Willy Coppens joined the Belgian Flying Corps and took two months leave to receive his flyingtraining in Britain. He joined the Ruffy-Baumann School at Hendon, where he met Albert Ball. He got his 'ticket', No. 2140 of the Royal Aero Club of Great Britain, on the 9th December 1915 and was posted to the Belgian Military Flying School at Etampes, South of Paris, where he undertook further training and on the 1st July 1916 received his wings. Coppens went to No 6 and later No 4 reconnaissance Squadrons, stationed near the Belgian general headquarters at Houthem. Here he flew B.E. 2C's and Farman F.40's as well as the more exciting Sopwith 1.5 Strutter. It was in a 1.5 Strutter that he had his first aerial combat, on May 1st 1917, when he was attacked by four German fighters above the forest of Houthulst. Coppens kept his head, bravely facing each attack, until after five minutes the enemy fled and Coppens, unharmed, brought his aircraft back to Houthern. For this action he was mentioned in The Flying Corps despatches. Life in a reconnaissance Squadron was not however for Coppens - he wanted to be much more actively involved in the war. In July 1917 this wish was realised when he was posted to No 1 Fighter Squadron under the command of Captain Fernand Jacquet, the first Belgian pilot to bring down an enemy aircraft, and in the company of two distinguished aviators, Jan Olieslagers and Andre de Meulemeester. First of all he flew a Nieuport Scout and then converted to a Hanriot HD 1, a manoeuvrable little aircraft but one that was not favoured by his colleagues. He was promoted to Flight Commander and painted his machine a distinctive blue. Coppens first victory was on April 25th 1918 when he shot down a German fighter just over the lines, and between this date and October 14th he shot down ten enemy aircraft. His greatest skill however lay in the shooting down of enemy kite balloons. The Germans observation balloons along the Yser front were extremely well organised and a permanent danger for Allied troops; the enemy's artillery was very precise because of the advice given by the observer from the balloon. The so-called "dirtywork" of shooting these balloons down was left to the airmen. It was a dangerous task as the anti-aircraft defence was highly concentrated and extremely effective and the Belgian Flying Corps did not have the necessary incendiary bullets. Willy Coppens volunteered and after obtaining some French incendiary bullets proceeded to shoot down many enemy kite balloons, thus saving the life of many an allied soldier. Coppens worked from the North Sea end of the lines, as far as Ypres and the river Lys. Once, having destroyed three balloons South of Ypres in a matter of ten minutes, he was awarded the Military Cross by General Plumer, Commander of the British Second Army. Not long after General the Duke of Athlone pinned the DSO on Coppens chest. Coppens wartime career came to a halt on October 14th 1918 when he was wounded in the leg and it had to be amputated. In less than six months he had shot down twenty-seven enemy balloons. After the war Coppens started to fly again, with only one leg, but with the aid of a steering wheel that he had designed and attached to the control column of his aircraft. He was the first standard-bearer of the Belgian Air Force, which had been created after the war. He was made Chevalier and later Baron Coppens de Houthulst. He was Air Attache to the Belgian Embassy in London from 1919 to 1924, in Paris from 1924 to 1934, and in Rome from 1934 to 1935. After these appointments he commanded Tirlemont and Nivelles Air Force Bases in Belgium. Coppens has written his first World War Memoir which has been published in Paris, London and New York. He has also written a history of Belgian Military aviation from its inception to 1940. as well as many other books and numerous articles.

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Latest info : At the beginning of 2010, Ivan is working on the partner painting to the fantastic large World War One aviation combat painting which was painted in 2009. The World War Two partner painting will be the same massive size of 78 inches by 36 inches. The scene will show the battle above Convoy CW8 in the English Channel on 25th July 1940. Ivan chose this scene because it features several aircraft types and some quite well-known fighter pilots. In the picture are Spitfires, Hurricanes, Bf.109s and Stukas. The Stukas were bombing the convoy and British aircraft of 64 Sqn, 54 Sqn and 111 Sqn were scrambled to defend the ships, but were outnumbered by five to one. Because of the view, Dover itself is not visible in the scene, but the action is taking place above a sunlit sea where the convoy is clearly visible under attack. Over the next few months progress photos of this fantatstic painting will be shown.

Over the last 30 years, Ivan Berryman has become a leading aviation, motor racing and naval artist. In this time, the subjects of his paintings have been wide and varied as he has deliberately strived to include some of the lesser know aircraft, ships and events in his portfolio, which includes aircraft like the Defiant, TSR2, Beaufort, ships including MTBs and corvettes, and around 100 different aircraft of the first world war. In addition to this he has taken new approaches to the classic subjects of his field, including the Dambuster Lancasters, Battle of Britain Spitfires, Bf109s and Hurricanes, HMS Hood, Bismarck and the best known naval ships, as well as some iconic sporting moments. In his own words : Art and aviation have been like a brother and sister to me. We have grown up together, learned together and made our adult lives together. But you do not have to have an appreciation of aircraft to admire the graceful lines of a Spitfire or the functional simplicity of a Focke-Wulf 190. They are themselves a work of art and they cry out to be painted - not as machines of war and destruction, but as objects of beauty, born of necessity and function, yet given a life and iconic classicism beyond their original calling. My interest and love of art and aircraft was gifted to me by my father, a designer and aeronautical engineer of considerable repute. Denis Berryman C.Eng. FRAeS. He gave me his eyes, his passion, his dedication and his unwavering professionalism. I owe him everything. And I miss him terribly. A love of art and of beautiful and interesting things takes you on a journey. You discover new interests, new fascinations, and you want to paint them. You want to paint them in their environment, in their element. Whether it is an aeroplane, a warship, a racing car or a beautiful woman, their gift to an artist is the same: Their lines, their texture and the way that light and shadows give them form. These are the food and oxygen of an artist. Not the paint and the canvas. These are mere tools. The secret is in the passion and the perception...





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