Journal Entry: October 2, 1915

We lost Braun and Behl today. I don't understand why Hauptman von Schoenebeck would send one of us out alone. He ordered Schwarm Eins and Zwei to bomb a French aerodrome today and sent one aeroplane in Eins and three in Zwei. Why wouldn't he send two and two? Once again, I sat and watched as Braun and Behl were overwhelmed by two French Nieuports and there was nothing we could do about it. What makes this situation so bad, is we have no way of knowing if our blood and sweat are achieving anything. On a side note, I was promoted today. What should have been a joyous occasion was tarnished by the death of two more comrades.

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