Mission Line Patrol. T/O: 0715 hrs A Flt: 3 N-11's B Flt: 5 N-11's and N-10's
Alt: 2300 meters Loc: Just short of the lines. E/A sighted: 2 Rolands higher and to the East 1 Dfw to the West Higher still + Jasta 2 a/c. Engaged: Jasta 2 machines 8 -11 Albatross Type Scouts. Claims: None Losses: B Flight 4 Destroyed+ 1 Heavy damage with pilot wnd ( ME).
Remarks: My flight leader turned a 180 and led us into the furball. I was tail end Charlie and saw my Leader and his #2 get the chop then 2 e/a were on me firing and weaving. I got off Pot Shots of 40 rds no hits but helped to keep them off me. Finally one of them hit me ( Wnd) then his wingmate got my motor with a bust. I spun in to low level and forced landed on out side as they flew back to Hun land. Off to the Hospital till the 20th.