Gaston's Aviatik and the Fokker from the previous day have been confirmed.
Gaston’s mission for today was to protect the two Nieuport 12’s of the ‘A’ Flight on a bombing run to enemy front lines south of St. Mihiel salient where Meuse River crosses the NML. The target is close to the Boche Thiacourt aerodrome, so it could potentially be a dangerous area. They have lost Adj. Barnay during the climb to altitude to a mechanical failure, but apart from the Flak, it was quiet over the trenches. The Boche must have been entertaining somewhere else that day.
"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys, The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain, From out of my arse take the camshaft, And assemble the engine again."