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#4470380 - 04/14/19 02:11 AM Re: My Own Brand Of Crazy [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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8 April 1915

Saint Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0403: Supported Lt Buck on Trench-Mapping photography mission, west of Lens. Took off in pitch black, but the sun was up right when we reached the target. 2 hours 21 minutes.
1325: This is the second day in a row I’ve flown two missions. This one was tagging along with Lt Thayer on an Artillery Spotting mission east of Ypres. We saw our first enemy plane, at a distance. He saw us and scarpered. We had a job to do, so we didn’t get any closer. 2 hours 13 minutes.
Also noted that Sgt Billy Crowe, with less time than I have, is flying one of the new Bristol single-seaters. I’m not sure what to make of that, but, we do our job and don’t worry too much.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1058: Patrolled the trenches northeast of Reims again. 2 hours 13 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "Sitting out another rain storm."

Pontfaverger
Odis Först writes: "Cloudy, but we can wander through the gardens again."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Still raining."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "Raining again."


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Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "1307: Capt Williamson and I were sent on a special mission – to patrol the lines between Béthune and Lens looking for enemy aircraft. We have a machine gun, and they felt it was time we got into the chase. Unfortunately we didn’t see anything, but we were excited the whole time. 58 minutes.

Our long-time Commander, Major John Salmond, is leaving us, having been promoted to command of the 2nd Administrative Wing at Farnborough. His replacement, Major Donald Swain Lewis, is something of a legend last September when he became the first man to direct Artillery using a wireless transmitter."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1421: Short patrol over the lines to the north. 1 hour 31 minutes."

Pontfaverger
Odis Först writes: "Still sitting here bored to death. The tell us we can go back to the Unit tomorrow."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Still raining."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "It has started raining again."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "Still too wet to fly."


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#4470434 - 04/14/19 05:51 PM Re: My Own Brand Of Crazy [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1507: Long scouting mission northwest over Bruvères-et-Monthérault. Landed right at sunset. 3 hours 5 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "The rains have started again, sweeping down from the Irish Sea."

Pontfaverger
Odis Först writes: "Returned to number 13 today. My first assignment is to pack my bags. After many months here tomorrow we move to a new field. Lt Boelcke is still up at Rethel."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Still raining."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "Here we are, still trapped under the storms. At least it's not snowing anymore."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "The incessant rain is still with us."


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#4470471 - 04/15/19 01:31 AM Re: My Own Brand Of Crazy [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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11 April 1915

Flanders is now under a region-wide deluge. Verdun, on the other hand, is relatively clear.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0626: Scouting mission looking for suspected troop buildup in the woods south of Dun-sur-Meuse. Hit by DCA, engine severely damaged. Managed to land just inside our own lines. Had to walk 7 km to a balloon post to call our field. Four hours later the mechanics showed up with a truck, dismantled the plane and took us back to Senard."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "1601: Took off from Pontfaverger for the last time, for our new home at Warmeriville. It’s only a few miles away but there is an entirely different feeling about the place. Maybe it’s just being somewhere new. 37 minutes."



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Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0501: With Lt Harvey-Kelly on a Bombing mission over the railyard north of Lens. 1 hour 6 minutes.
1309: Second mission of the day. With Lts Harvey-Kelly and Cruikshank on a Photo-Recce. 1 hour 33 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0501: The sky has lifted enough for us to fly a photo mission of the trenches west of Lens, Vfw Fricke accompanying. 1 hour 57 minutes."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0521: First flight out of our new field. Scouting mission with Ltn Müller over enemy airfield at Lemmes. 2 hours 36 minutes.
1502: Second patrol of the day with Lt Müller. An hour into the flight our engine failed. Almost made it back to Warmeriville. Landed in some trees. Plane destroyed but we’re alright. 1 hour 9 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1421: Long scouting mission up to Sedan. Didn’t see anything new. 2 hours 37 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "The storm over the Channel is still sitting right on top of us.

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "The seemingly incessant rain just won't leave us alone. I thought winter was over!"


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Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0514: Offensive patrol over the trenches near Niewpoort with Lts Barault and Barra. 1 hour 16 minutes."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0504: Photo Recce mission with Lt Haldaine supporting. 2 hours 4 minutes.
1408: Scouting mission over Lens with Lts Lehman and Vance. 2 hours 8 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "A new storm has moved in."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "After one day's flying it's raining again."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "A new rain storm is upon us."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "It's raining again."


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Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0501: Supported Lt Harvey-Kelly on an Artillery-Spot on German support positions behind the lines east of Ypres, dodging rain showers the whole way. 1 hour 47 minutes.
1349: Ran my own Artillery-Spot on the trenches west of Lille. Sgt Adlam supporting. 1 hour 50 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0508: Offensive patrol over the trenches near Niewpoort with Lt Barra. 1 hour 32 minutes."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0517: Scouting mission north of Lens, Lt Buck leading. 2 hours 8 minutes.
1426: Photo Recce west of Lens, Lt Ellis leading, myself and Lt Aldaine supporting. 2 hours 12 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0602: Scouting mission. Vfw Leffers supporting. 1 hour 56 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "The rain is still coming down. No flying today."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes:: "Today brings more rain."


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Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0421: Line patrol from Sillery to Varennes-en-Argonne. Hit by very accurate ground fire. Ailerons damaged, but made it back to Senard safely. 1 hour 24 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hanse writes: "0507: Escorting BE.2s over Diksmuide with Cpl Barra. 1 hour 20 minutes.
Garros has done it again! He has returned to claim a second victory! We all want this gun system!
Sadly one of our planes did not return from patrol. Sgt Desramée and Adj Simonel are both missing."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes:: "0515: Photo mission over Soissins. Ltn Müller leading, myself and Gfr Bernhard in support. 2 hours 21 minutes. On the way home Lt Müller dropped out of formation and disappeared somewhere. It turns out his engine failed, and he came down in a forest. Lt Müller is alright, but unfortunately his observer, Hptm Jakob Schact, was killed.
1547: Second flight of the day. Photo mission with Ltn Soltau. Ltn Müller is taking the afternoon off. 1 hour 40 minutes.

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0540: Scouting mission over Haubourdin with Lt Ellis. 2 hours 12 minutes.
1452: Second flight of the day. Supporting Lt Ellis on an Artillery Spot over the trenches east of Ypres, with Lt Lehman. 1 hour 41 minutes.

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0701: Test flight Meant to be short, but on of the mechanics, Fw Rammler, begged for a ride, so I took him up to Bapaume, then a brief high-altitude jaunt over the lines so he could see the artillery doing their shooting. 1 hour 47 minutes.

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "One day of flying and now it's raining again.


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Apologies for the long delay, but real life intervened. Friday night I came down with some sickness that didn't make me sick. No outward signs at all. I went to bed and slept. Got up for a head break, and back to bed. Saturday morning the pattern continued. And Saturday afternoon. And Saturday night. And Sunday morning. And Sunday afternoon. And Sunday night. Monday morning I got up and for once didn't feel like going back to sleep. After two days of pretty much non-stop sleep, no food and nothing to drink I was finally operational again. The last two days were spent catching up on my '100 Years' research on the Paris Peace Conference. Today, after five days off, I was finally able to fly again. Happy as a clam, but I sometimes wonder if I'll ever get caught up with the current date.


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Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hanse writes: "0514: Offensive patrol over the trenches near Niewpoort with Lt Barault and Adj Coupet. 1 hour 42 minutes."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0545: Trench Mapping with Lt Aldaine leading, west of Lens. 2 hours 24 minutes.
1509: More Trench Mapping, this time east of Ypres, again with Fred Aldaine, this time me leading. 1 hour 57 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0802: Scouting mission over the lines west of Lens, ObLtn von Mengerhausen leading, myself and Vfw Leffers supporting. 2 hours 27 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "It's raining again."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "Still raining."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes:: "Again the rain is with us."


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Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0502: Scouting mission over Haubourdin with Lt Thayer leading. 2 hours 4 minutes.
I like Saint-Omer. You never know what you’re going to see. When we returned from this flight there was a French parasol machine on the field. We got to meet the pilot, Lucien Jailler. He’s a nice chap. He is acting as liaison with our experimental camera division.
1406: Trench Mapping with Lt Lehman, east of Ypres. 1 hour 50 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0601: Scouting flight to Buzancy. Engine bearing started squealing just before we got there. Made it back to Senard."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes:: "0606: Photo Mission over trenches northwest of Soissons, with Ltn Müller leading. Weather too cloudy for good pictures. 3 hours 7 minutes.
1334: Weather becoming better, we are sent back to the same area to try again. Again with Ltn Müller leading, this time also with Ltn Soltau along. Got the pictures, the bad part being that we have been in the cockpit for more than six hours today. 3 hours 8 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0609: Escorted British BE.2s bombing enemy airfield at Ghistelles, with Cpl Barra. 1 hour 26 minutes.
The Germans have sent us word that Sgt Desramée and Adj Simonel died when their aircraft was shot down by DCA. They have been buried with full honors."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "This infernal rain is still plaguing us."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "The rain is back...again."


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Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0537: Artillery Spotting with Lt Müller outside Reims. 1 hour 40 minutes.
At about 1030 we heard the sound of a rotary engine. When the machine came in to land it was our beloved Ltn Boelcke in his personal two-seat Fokker monoplane! The doctors had released him, or he had decided it was time to come back to work and released himself. He had had his machine parked at Thugny, near the rest-home at Rethel. No sooner had he checked in and then said hello to his fellow officers while the rest of us cheered, that he went straight back to the office and said he was tired of sitting and wanted to fly. He was given an Artillery-Spotting mission near Varennes-en-Argonne. He chose Lt Müller as his second, and to my amazement asked me if I wanted to be his third. Of course I said yes.
1425: We took off for what turned out to be an uneventful mission, but oh so exciting just because of the circumstances. I hope I get to fly with him again, but then so does every pilot in the unit. Who knows? 2 hours 17 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0602: What a day! Took off with Lt Harvey-Kelly on a scout over Phalempin. While we were there Capt Williamson slapped me on the head and pointed. A thousand feet below us were two German aeroplanes! We tried to get the Lts attention, but he and his observer didn’t see us waving, or the enemy. Finally couldn’t stand it. I dove down to them and pulled up below the rear machine, and Capt Williamson opened up with the Lewis. It’s not easy trying to keep pace with another machine when you’re in front of him. Capt Williamson emptied both his drums at the Hun, but to no effect. By the time we got back home it was pouring rain and the afternoon flights were canceled. We kept the boys entertained with our antics until Major Lewis Called us on the carpet. Even that was a ruse. He just wanted to hear the story without anyone else around. Lt Harvey-Kelly was a bit unhappy, not with us for breaking ranks, but for himself for missing out on the fun when it was right under his nose. Well, we’ve finally seen a Hun aeroplane up close, and we’re not that impressed. 1 hour 56 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0606: Offensive patrol south of Roulers with Lt Barault. 1 hour 57 minutes.
More bad news. Garros is missing. He failed to return from an afternoon patrol and there is no news as of yet."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0656: Trench Mapping again, with Lt Griffiths. 2 hours 21 minutes.
1132: Artillery Spotting with Edgar Lehman. 1 hour 50 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0715: Another flight to Buzancy. We got a good look and there doesn’t seem to be any activity there at all. Just as we were turning home the engine started acting up again. Not a bearing this time, but a clanking sound. It didn’t seem to affect our flight at all, but until we were back over our own lines we were in constant fear of it quitting on us. We not only made it back to safe territory, but we actually managed to land at Senard without trouble. It turns out one of the piston rings had broken. There was no real danger but we’re still glad to be home. 1 hour 23 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "Still too wet to fly."


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Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0450: Scouting mission over a rail yard southwest of Epernay, Ltn Soltau leading with Ltn Boelcke and myself. I’d love to know why this interest in me that I get to tag along with the big boys, but I don’t dare ask. 2 hours 4 minutes."
1358: Ltn Boelcke and I were sent to an airfield south of Chalons just to annoy whoever might be stationed there and see what kind of reaction we received. They threw flak at us the whole time we were there. 2 hours 8 minutes."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0532: Trench Mapping, east of Ypres, with Edgar Lehman leading. 2 hours 13 minutes.
1445: More Trench Mapping, west of Lens, with Lt Thayer leading. 1 hour 48 minutes.
Some of the boys are starting to hate hate the constant photography runs, but I like them. Or at least I appreciate them. After all, we spent weeks in classrooms, hangars and in the air training for just this job. It’s supposedly what we’re here for."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0709: Navigation exercise with Adj Barault, down to Saint-Omer and back. 1 hour 31 minutes.
No word of Garros. We try to have hope but the longer he is missing the more we are convinced of our fears for the worst."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0859: Scouting flight over the trenches near Saint-Mihiel. 1 hour 6 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "And it's raining again. At least we have warm clothes and a fire."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "Still raining. I think we have our own private rain storm. One of my fellows joked that someone who doesn’t want to fly paid a witch to put a hex on us."


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Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0423: Took off just before the sun came up. Nice to be flying again. Artillery Spotting just west of Arras. Vfw Fricke supporting. 1 hour 56 minutes."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0613: Ltns Soltau, Boelcke and I were to fly a scouting mission over Château-Thierry. After we took off we realized Ltn Boelcke wasn’t with us. We flew on anyway. Ten minutes later my motor began making an awful racket. I turned back to Warmeriville with my motor barely running. I managed to land safely. An hour after that the office received a telephone call. Ltn Soltau had landed landed near the town of Guignicourt after having his own motor start to pack it in just as he was crossing the lines. Not being near an aerodrome they had to send a mechanic to him by truck, just in case they couldn’t fix the machine there. It will be at least tomorrow before we see him again."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0703: Offensive Patrol over a rail yard near Roulers, Lt Barault leading. 1 hour 59 minutes.
Garros is still missing. No one seems to have seen anything, and no one seems to know anything."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "Another storm is moving through."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "Still raining."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "Raining again."


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Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0511: Another Scout to the south, this time over Epernay. Lt Boelcke leading with Lt Müller and me following. 1 hour 44 minutes.
1403: The three of us have been sent back to Epernay to bomb the factory we saw this morning. Lt Müller leading this time. 2 hours 21 minutes.

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0801: Navigation exercise with Adj Barault, to Droglandt and back. 1 hour 29 minutes.
News has finally come of Garros. A message from the Germans says that he has been captured. No details are given, other than that he is alive and well."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1019: Long Scouting Patrol over the woods north of Sedan. Nothing there. 3 hours 39 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "Third straight day of rain."

Saint-Omer
Dugan Vystavel writes: "It's still raining, and we're still sitting."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "One day in the air and the rain is back.."


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Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0553: We have been transferred. Flew from Saint-Omer to Bailleul Town. 1 hour 1 minute."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "1513: Another patrol deep into enemy territory, this time over Montmedy. 2 hours 51 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "1551: Scouting over Neuve-Chapelle. Still gloomy, overcast. Almost too wet to fly. 1 hour 56 minutes."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "The rain has returned again."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "After nine days of good flying the rain has returned."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "The rain is still our companion."


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23 April 1915

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0533: Assigned Artillery Spot west of Lille, Lt Stewart leading with Lt Harvey-Kelly and myself supporting. Extremely high winds aloft. Could not climb higher than 3,000 feet. After an hour of trying we returned to base. Winds still too high for afternoon mission. 1 hour 15 minutes.

Across Flanders the story is the same: Overcast skies, extremely high winds, dust blowing everywhere. Takeoffs are treacherous and landings even more so.

The Verdun sector is plagued with pouring rain. No one is flying today.


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Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0507: Photo Mission over an encampment near the French airfield at Senard. Ltn Soltau leading, Ltn Boelcke and myself in support. 2 hours 40 minutes.
1454: Photo Mission over a factory southwest of Soissins. Ltn Müller leading. 2 hours 48 minutes.
More bad news, for us anyway. Ltn Boelcke has finally received his long-awaited transfer. He has been requesting this repeatedly since his brother was moved. He leaves in two days for Berlin for special duty and then he’ll be moving to FFA 62.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0558: Patrolled the lines near Varennes-en-Argonne. 1 hour 40 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0602: Weather is good enough to fly, but just barely. We were assigned an Artillery Spotting mission, but not long after takeoff the motor started running rough. We barely made it back to the field, and clipped a tree on landing. We are both unhurt, but the machine is pretty much ruined." 33 minutes.

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "0906: Offensive Patrol with Adj Barault, over Ghistelles. 1 hour 38 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "After two days in the air the rain is back with us."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "The wind has died, but left rain in its wake."


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#4473466 - 05/08/19 11:13 PM Re: My Own Brand Of Crazy [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "0501: Artillery Spot with Lt Griffiths in the lead. Trenches east of Paaschendale. Gloomy overcast weather. 1 hour 26 minutes.
1157: Leading my own Artillery Spot over the trenches east of Niewpoort, with Fred Aldaine supporting. Weather somewhat better, but still a lot of clouds. Aldaine suffered an engine failure on the way home and came down in a field outside Ypres. 1 hour 43 minutes."

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0502: Foggy weather. Scouting mission over Combles, south of Bapaume. Lt Stewart leading, Lt Harvey-Kelly and myself supporting. Was almost home when my engine failed. Managed to land at Hesdignule. 1 hour 38 minutes.
1341: Much nicer. Clear skies. Artillery Spot over trenches west of Lille. Lt Murray leading, myself in support. 1 hour 27 minutes."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0503: Photo mission over the trenches near Miraumont, with Vfw Leffers supporting. 1 hour 44 minutes."

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "More rain today."

Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "Raining again. We had a party for Ltn Boelcke, and tomorrow he leaves us. It was a fine party, but tinged with sadness. He will be greatly missed here at No 13".

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "We have rain again. It seems like we only fly every other day."


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#4473720 - 05/11/19 12:45 PM Re: My Own Brand Of Crazy [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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Warmeriville
Odis Först writes: "0505: Photo mission south of Epernay with Ltn Soltau. Motor quit just as we were crossing the lines. From 2,000 metres we made it about halfway back to Warmeriville. 59 minutes.
We were back in time to say a final goodbye to Ltn Boelcke, as he left at 0900."

Bertincourt
Lennart Altendorf writes: "0604: Photo mission, Vfw Leffers supporting. Motor quit while climbing for altitude. Landed just shy of making it back to Bertincourt. 35 minutes.

Gonneham
Corrigan Aujla writes: "0609: Offensive Patrol with Lt Harvey-Kelly. Nothing worth seeing. 1 hour 44 minutes..
1453: Trench Mapping near Neuve-Chapelle. Lt Murray leading. 1 hour 26 minutes.

Senard
Noel Kay writes: "0753: Short test hop around the area. No assignments today, so we get what we can. 33 minutes."

Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer
Filimor Hance writes: "Raining again."

Bailleul Town
Dugan Vystavel writes: "It is still raining."


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