George Lyons Sergeant 3 RFC Chocques, Flanders May 1915
(Note: a four-fer!)
Fortieth mission Monday 10 May PM...a recce mission to the front just southeast of the ruins of what was once the town of Arras. Fairly uneventful.
Forty-first mission Tuesday 11 May AM...an art obs with Lt. Ken Breton at the helm of Captain Reinard's machine this time. But our crate was not to make the destination, as first there was some spluttering at 21oo feet, and then next thing petrol was on the windshield
...fortunately, we were right above Merville aerodrome, and we glided down to a landing after I shut the engine off to avoid a fire.
Forty-second mission Tuesday 11 May PM...after catching a ride back to Chocques and the ack emmas getting together one of the reserves for me to fly, I was back up doing another art obs mission just to the east of Loos. Great visibility and high clouds and no threats made for a nice flight.
Forty-third mission Wednesday 12 May AM...a three crate mission to bomb our colleagues at Houplin! We breezed in so quickly that they seemed to not notice us coming! No archie until we were done bombing and almost out of range...even the klaxons were late to sound! Hope the Bosche always sleep late; it would certainly help this war go more quickly.
...for once, 'Bay' didn't score, and the new guys got most of the hits.
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