Wulfe, another stonking story! Congrats on the double confirmed kills.

11 March, 1916 12:00
Senard, Verdun Sector
Escadrille N37
Adjutant Gaston A. Voscadeaux
2 confirmed kills

It was another poorly organized mission. They were to bomb enemy front lines north of Verdun. Except no N12’s were available to conduct the attack. The C.O. distributed 3 "P1" hand grenades to each scout pilot in ‘B’ Flight and asked to make a personal delivery care of Kaiser. Ltn. Dagonet commanded the show and he brought all 4 of them over the trenches of the enemy. Gaston struggled to break the thin wire holding the "spoon" lever on the pear shaped grenades. He nearly dropped one inside his cockpit! This whole operation would have been much easier if he could use both hands, but he needed one to fly the plane. Voscadeaux couldn’t tell if there was any damage being done after dropping their ordnace. Probably just as much as the soldiers in the trenches were making by shooting at them from too high up. Everyone returned home safely without encountering any opposition.

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"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."