As my Ami friend said, its nice to be back in zee saddle again. 2 a/c were posted for A.F. bombardment this afternoon. However, McCudden,s machine turned out to be U/S so I took off alone to Douai. Bang up flight, went in low level an a big explosion occurred from bomb hits. I made a second pass so that my gunner could fire off 18 rds then home and tea. My kite had slight damage 9 bullet holes in the wings some close enough for my gunner to reach out and touch.