The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward




20 Jul 1916 @ 07h06 Recon of lines south of Diksmuide, due east of De Blankaart

Hill lead the flight with Huskisson and myself accompanying. "A" flight sent 4 Strutters as support. About 26 minutes into the flight Huskisson started having engine problems and turned around to return to base. We carried on with the mission arriving at the lines when A flight veered North to deal with some enemy aircraft. We carried on with the mission and upon return we were followed by 4 EIIIs. Hill did not give the signal to engage and we stayed on course slowly loosing them. Half way back to base two of the EIIIs, separated from each other by a good distance, were still following. I turned to engage the first one and hit him as he passed head on. He turned and headed for home.
I followed for awhile but not gaining I sent a few rounds in his direction and turned for home. The last EIII continued to follow and upon our arrival at base the EIII turned away.
Hill and I landed successfully with a good mission in hand. "A" flight downed an EIII during the mission.

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