Mission 5..Destroy an enemy Observation balloon that was troubling our forces.
A bit of a later start this morning: We took off at 07.45 and formed up, i was leader for this mission and we climbed altitude to 10,000 ft
I noticed the Obs Balloon from a distance away and dove down on it whilst my flight stayed above to keep an eye out for any enemy. The ground fire was quite ferocious and my craft was hit a couple of times..despite this i had a good big target to aim at and consequently managed to down the balloon. No enemy AC were seen and we had a pleasant flight back to base. My claim went in and was accepted..my 1st kill and a nice silver goblet was presented aswell, all in all a really good morning's work.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.