Rick Rawlings
No 60 Squadron
March 19, 1917

Coming back to the squadron after a couple of weeks off felt so different. I could almost feel myself losing my edge compared to the other guys. After a few flights, I started to feel myself again. I took up a couple of the new recruits up to help them in their first engagements. One fellow named Bishop and another named Dillingham. We got over the lines on a clear day and I spotted some Albatros scouts that looked manageable. We dove down and I softened them up a bit and pulled back so the others could have at them. Bishop managed fine but Dillingham was still a bit nervous. As we were spending a lot of time over an enemy airfield. I stepped in and finished the Albatros off. Bishop and I ended up putting in for a shared...