Wulfe, good news! The weather is finally improving. This should help with Lemoine's drunken stupor. Get this man up ASAP! Same goes for Fullard. The man's compulsive obsessive behavior isn't healthy when he's bored. As for Devienne, doesn't he know purple is the "in" colour? Can't wait to see what he's coming up with to impress the ladies. Lederhosen, congrats on that double decoration. One Iron Cross in each hand for balance. Well done! Carrick, shouldn't you be chasing the Eindeckers, not the other way around?
11 May, 1916 04:55 morning mission Senard, Verdun Sector Escadrille N37 Capitaine Gaston A. Voscadeaux 26 confirmed kills
Finally the weather improved sufficiently to resume operations. They’ve encountered two Aviatiks while escorting the N-12 on its way to bomb the Jametz aerodrome. Gaston and his wingman discussed their new tactics against the bombers and now was the time to test them. Gaston would be the bait and Thuillier the hunter. The trick was to come close to the two-seaters and taunted them. They would start shooting at him, but he would be too far away to do any damage, meanwhile his wingman would shadow the enemy behind the cover of the clouds. When the time came and the enemy's attention was concentrated on Gaston, Thuillier would revealed himself and take out the Boche. It worked perfectly. By the time Gaston and the rest of the flight would make a large circle around the Aviatiks and come behind them, his wingman would be out from behind the cover of the clouds and firing at one of the Huns. Gaston could see the bomber roll over and fall away from formation. When Voscadeaux came close, Thuillier was already attacking the second machine, but ran out of ammo. That's when Gaston stepped in and finished the job by sending a few long bursts into the cockpit area. The machine keeled over and dropped straight down into the forested area south-west of Sivry aerodrome. Once the last of the German planes was smoldering on the ground below, the mission could continue. The target area was devoid of any enemy activity and after the bombs were dropped everyone returned home. When they all have landed, Gaston and Denys congratulated each other on a successfully executed attack. It would be their new modus operandi.
Gaston, along with Thuillier, Barnay and Boillot, were tasked with escorting the ‘A’ flight on a bombing run of Sivry aerodrome. They encountered two Aviatiks on the landing approach over Sivry. Voscadeaux led the charge and was met with the return fire. He was immediately wounded by the first salvo on his first pass. The lucky bullet went through Gaston’s right calf. The pain was unbearable and Gaston had to disengage and try to bring his machine back home. He successfully landed his plane at the aerodrome and was taken to the field infirmary. The medic had a look, cleaned the wound and had it dressed as best as he could. Fortunately there was no need for hospital stay. Gaston would move around the base on crutches for the next 10 days. Doctor’s orders. On a positive note, Barnay and Boillot brought down one Boche each. The men are starting to show initiative during Gaston’s absence.
"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."