Aleck A MacKinlay
March 31, 1916

Had to return to Abeele with a broken prop within seconds of takeoff. Norton and Buckminster completed the bombing mission without me and had no problems. My early return was actually fortuitous as my transfer papers arrived in the Squadron orders packet only a few minutes later. Given the timing, the Major scoured up a car and driver and I was on my way, kit packed, right after a quick lunch and a few goodbyes. All was forgotten regarding yesterdays rough flight with Chris and he wished me well. I hope he survives this mess ... he's a good man but a terrible gunner. I'll miss his company on the ground, but not in the air.

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