I had my 1st mission in an EIII on the 19th. I lead a 3 plane flight to protect our observation balloon. Nearing the patrol area, we spotted 2 FE's. We had height and position advantage so I dove in like an idiot and got a burst of fire sent my was. I quickly realized my error and dove away. Once back on trail, my flight had one smoking and the other turning away. Coming up behind the smoking machine looking for a kill my engine sputtered! Fuel lines hit! I made a dead stick landing on our side of the lines. Our flight claimed 1 machine with mine damaged.
On the 20th we escorted 3 Aviatik's to bomb an airbase. All went well and no contact.
This war is heating up for Adalwolf!
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from either end. BOC Member since....I can't remember!