17 April 1915

Dugan Vystavel writes: "0502: Scouting mission over Haubourdin with Lt Thayer leading. 2 hours 4 minutes.
I like Saint-Omer. You never know what you’re going to see. When we returned from this flight there was a French parasol machine on the field. We got to meet the pilot, Lucien Jailler. He’s a nice chap. He is acting as liaison with our experimental camera division.
1406: Trench Mapping with Lt Lehman, east of Ypres. 1 hour 50 minutes."

Noel Kay writes: "0601: Scouting flight to Buzancy. Engine bearing started squealing just before we got there. Made it back to Senard."

Odis Först writes:: "0606: Photo Mission over trenches northwest of Soissons, with Ltn Müller leading. Weather too cloudy for good pictures. 3 hours 7 minutes.
1334: Weather becoming better, we are sent back to the same area to try again. Again with Ltn Müller leading, this time also with Ltn Soltau along. Got the pictures, the bad part being that we have been in the cockpit for more than six hours today. 3 hours 8 minutes."

Filimor Hance writes: "0609: Escorted British BE.2s bombing enemy airfield at Ghistelles, with Cpl Barra. 1 hour 26 minutes.
The Germans have sent us word that Sgt Desramée and Adj Simonel died when their aircraft was shot down by DCA. They have been buried with full honors."

Corrigan Aujla writes: "This infernal rain is still plaguing us."

Lennart Altendorf writes: "The rain is back...again."

Some people are born stupid. I've had to work hard my whole life to get this way. I'm proud of the job I've done