Two out of my last 3 missions ended in engine failure within a few minutes of takeoff. Both times I was able to land at a nearby airfield, Mercy Le Haut. Both times I could tell by my tach that the Benz wasn't up to snuff.

The other had Helmut Kunzmann leading us on a recce on the front, but he decided to chase a pair of Nieups towards their home base. I flew cap, he didn't make out so well with ground fire, but made it home.