Keith Cunard Mallory LT, Rfc MC B Flight Commander 29 Sqn, Ablee , France DH-2's 5 Kills Oct 4, 1916.
Dawn Patrol: Woke by my batman, Boots pulled on Flying Togs then down to the mess for Bully beef, bread, Jam, and a shot of Rum. The Wrench people already Revving the Motors. Then off into the Blue. No Contact.
Late morning off again for a balloon. I stayed high sense there were only 5 of us. The Hun Ground fire knocked out Sgt Blackwell, Must have been a pilot kill shot, His a/c just fell like a leaf in the wind. ,but the chaps got the gas bag.