Dec. 29, 1915

Seems the new emblem on Achille Renard's mount is a magnet for Eindekkers. He and his wingman were on a routine escort mission when 2 E.III's came sniffing around. Achille's wingman took care of his pretty quickly, while Achille himself was toying with his prey, savoring it, letting him think he can run away (not really - he could barely get behind the Fokker and aim properly until they run out of altitude.)

Even then he barely escaped from crashing into the trees, but finally he got a lucky burst. The Fokker started burning and crashed into the ground. It happened so quickly there was no time to take a picture.

Achille looked around for his wingman, but couldn't locate him. He assumed he already went home, but noticed a few dots above the nearby Douai aerodrome. He contemplated going there and taking a few shots at the unsuspecting Huns concentrating on landing. He didn't have much ammo left - he didn't have much ammo to begin with. Then he noticed that the dots weren't really circling the 'drome. It was another dogfight and most likely this is where he would find his wingman. Achille pointed his plane towards Douai. It didn't take long to get there, as his wingman was already in full retreat flying to the closest friendly field, followed closely by a German. The enemy pilot was concentrating so intently on catching up to Achille's wingman that he totally missed another Nieuport fly right behind him and empty the rest of his ammo into his back. He started smoking and went down in slow circles. Achille and his wingman made it back home safely.

"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."