Adawolf Becker was flight leader with Berthold and von Althaus on a balloon busting mission near Cappy. Beautiful day. Crossing the lines we could see from the shelling our boys were taking why they wanted this balloon down. I dove in and had the balloon smoking. My flight finished it off.
Climbing up we reformed and headed home. Von Althaus was lagging behind a bit. Before crossing back over the lines I spotted 2 FE's headed southwest below us. I dove for the attack and Berthold followed. Not making the mistake I made the other day I positioned my machine away from the observer.
With a few well placed bursts, he exploded in flames!
Berthold and I landed back at the airfield and learned von Althaus had been wounded by machine gun fire during the balloon attack. I filed my claim.
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!