Dudley Nightshade
Flt Lt., B Flight
Petit-synthe AF

Mar 12, 1917.

The weather cleared so I was able to get up in my new ride. I was at 5000 ft when spotted Archie going off nearby so whiped over for a look-see. The Huns had 2 Recon types over the neighbors Aeropark so I had a go. My N-17 is not as fidgety as the N-11 I got close and got off 9 rds from the Lewis then it stopped firing. Thank goodness for the Vickers gun got 42 rds off. On the second pass got off two 22-30 rds bursts the the machine Jammed. Nothing to do but go home empty handed.