Dudley Nightshade Flt Lt. 6 RNAS Petit-synthe, France.
Feb 16, 1917.
Mission : Aerodrome attack
B Flight: Bombardment arm with Rockets and machine gun ammo A Flt: Cover Flight arm with full load of machine gun ammo
T/O: 1400 hrs.
Results: Target damaged. Sqn Losses: 2 N-17's damaged. 1 N-11 ( mine) had System failure, but landed at Friendly Airfield.
Remarks : A hair raising little flight. Flew under 2 enemy Patrols. Then flew around another Patrol avoiding a flight of 2 seats in a landing pattern. Fired off my rockets and 1 drum of ammo then headed home. Passing a friendly field, my motor sized up so had to land.