Rick Rawlings
No 24 Squadron
Sept. 8, 1916
Bertangles West

We were going to head over the lines today when we encountered a flight of Halberstadts on our side of the lines with the same idea. Since they came to us, we decided to indulge them. I managed to send my fourth confirmed victory down, unfortunately he stalled and crashed hard with no survivors. We have heard rumor of the new Albatros scout making its way to the front and have also heard that SPAD production is behind schedule, not that it matters much to me: the SPAD looks like a tank, the DH2 like a Mayfly. And we all know what the life expectancy of those are... I fear this may signal a turn in the fortunes of this war!