Carrick, Do be careful. We have a war to win! Scout, sometimes I think we have to pay our dues before we … get a better plane, or get to shoot the Hun. Wulfe, where to start? I didn't see that one coming. McHarg? I always thought it would be Switch-Off to buy it next. You know, anyone who touches Jeanne gets it. Like a venereal disease. Oh well, as Switchy put it elegantly: “Those damned Fokkers…”
Voscadeaux’s Fokker claim was denied. As expected, the usual reason for the denial was the lack of witnesses. As they say: tant pis. Today was another babysitting job. It apparently wasn’t a critical mission as only Gaston and Cpl. Dreux were assigned to escort 2 N-12’s to recon the enemy airfield at Porcher. Gaston stuck to the ‘A’ Flight during the entire time in the air. On the way to target he saw 3 biplane dots chasing 1 monoplane dot. He lost them in the distant mist. Soon after, Gaston noticed 2 Aviatiks overflying at higher altitude. He still resisted the temptation to go after them and continued on with the main formation. Once over the Hun aerodrome he even let a lone Aviatik land at a nearby airfield. Nothing would distract Gaston while he focused on protecting his charges. Not even the damned Flak. After 15 minutes of circling the aerodrome it was time to return. The two recon crews were relieved it was a quiet mission. It is quite possible they were allowed to conduct their observations unmolested thanks to the presence of their escort.
"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."