My airman of Jasta 36 who had recently transferred to 'Richthofen's Circus' in Jagdgeschwader Nr. 1, an experienced combat veteran of over 75 missions flying Albatros D-types and Fokker Drls, was killed today. He ventured over a friendly army camp so that they could add their fire power to attacking Bristol two seaters. Ground reports detailed how he shot one attacker down and forced another to crash land. The others, four in number, flew off after our hero was downed. Ltn. Hermann Garztka, of German and Polish heritage, was a skilled combat veteran with 75 claims. He was credited with 36. He will be missed.
This is the second time I've lost a pilot this way. The first was when a DH-2 pilot, protecting a balloon, was downed while engaging attacking EA. C'est la vie!