The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:




15 Aug 1916 @ 05h50 Railyard attack on Athies Junction east of Arras

Escort of 6 DH.2s from RFC-29 out of Abeele

I lead the flight with Parsons and Huskisson accompanying.
We had strato-cumulous above 5000 ft so we flew just under them to the target area. The flight was uneventful and we didnt encounter any enemy aircraft. We bombed the target successfully. Huskisson clobbered it dead centre with his load and so he gets free drinks tonight!. After the bomb run we quickly headed west and landed at Savy field.
The local boys at Savy greeted us heartily and led us into the mess for a nice warm breakfast while are aircraft were checked out. We then headed back to Coudekerque for some nap time.

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15 Aug 1916 @ 14h05 Railyard attack on Roulers Junction E of Roulers

Escort 2 Nieuport 11s from RNAS-1 out of Furnes

I leaed the flight with Parsons and Huskisson accompanying. We had tightly scattered cumulous from 6000 to 8000 ft. As we crossed the lines the cloud cover cleared well enough to make out the target so we climbed to 9000 to get above the flak. We successfully bombed the railyard and then set course for Coudekerque. We didnt encounter any enemy aircraft throughout the flight. A nice jaunt with some successful bombing is all anyone could wish for. When we arrived back at base the C.O. called me into his office to advise me that my last EIII I downed over our base had been confirmed. Isnt it wonderful that everyone on the base saw it downed by me and we all collected souvenirs and now the brass confirms for me that it actually happened!

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