It is with deepest regret that I must inform you that Flight Lieutenant Scott Spaulding' aircraft was damaged during combat action with an enemy Aviatik CI. Despite heroic efforts to bring his craft down safely, he was unable to avoid a tree line that killed him instantly upon impact. He had 51 full flight hours in and 8 confirmed kills. He died doing his duty for King and Country and will be sorely missed. RIP Scott Spaulding.