5 October, 1916 07:30 morning mission
Luxeuil, Alsace Sector
3 Wing RNAS
SC Tobias Chester Mulberry
25 confirmed kills

Toby nearly soiled his trousers again when he found out his Roland claim from the other day has been confirmed.
This morning he was to escort the ‘A’ flight on a bomb run of a troop camp east of Thann. They would never get there. 4 Fokkers came down at them as the two flights were taking off. Everyone scrambled and scattered to split the Hun formation. One went after Eggy and Mulberry showed up just in time to get him off his back. He was hit in the process by one or two Eindeckers following him but was able to evade further fire. There was much confusion at low altitude. Toby thought he hit one before it crashed into the ground. One more was taken out by Ack-Ack. Toby chased another Eindecker, but with the bomb load it was futile and the enemy was able to climb away. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’ flights landed safely back. Needless to say the enemy troops were safe for another day up in their camp east of Thann. It is also needless to say that all shot down Fokkers were claimed by the anti-aircraft gun crews.

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