George Lyons Sergeant 3 RFC Chocques, Flanders May 1915
Thirty-ninth mission Monday 10 May AM...a recce mission to the Houplin aerodrome. Nothing much happening there, however, on the way back, we happened upon a burning Hun Aviatik aeroplane flying back over the lines to their side of things. Not sure the physical state of the pilot, but the amount we viewed them they seemed to be fairly in control of their burning up crate.
Of course, I decided not to give chase because those poor bastards were about to burn up anyway, and 'Bay' and Reinard were not following him either. This was the first enemy aircraft I have seen in the air since the start of my flying career.
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