Today Bernard Sorelle was bested by the Aviatik rear gunner. He cut Bernard's control wires with the first burst on the initial pass. Bernard went into a shallow spin north of Verdun with no chance of recovery. Once he realized his fate has been sealed, Bernard begun to sing La Marseillaise and did not stop until the bitter end. RIP Bernard Sorelle 1892-1916.

"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."