Sgt. Bastien Salmet, N-26, St-Pol-sur-Mer. March 5th 1916.
Bastien liked his Nieuport 12. It climbed well. He thought to himself that the Nieuport 10 scouts must climb even quicker, with only a single person. He had is observer, Lt. Raymond Blanchon, along for the ride. Three times they'd been up, simply touring the fields behind the lines, getting to know the surroundings. They were the only 2-seater crew, currently. The rest of the squadron were scouts. Bastien wondered how he could find a way into scouts. Could he find a way to be promoted, he thought to himself? Or would he have to transfer eventually. Time would tell. First order of business was to stay alive!