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#481 Danelov

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 20:00

Apr 10, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Germans recapture Messines Ridge. BEF evacuate Armentieres after 8 German Fourth Army divisions attack on 6-mile front, but British retain Lys line.
Eastern Front
Baltic States: Estonian Riga assembly refuses union with Germany but Kaiser consents on April 21.
Southern Russia­: Germans take Kherson and Belgorod, northeast of Kharkov. Don Cossack Rising under Esaul Fetisov.
Sea War
Eastern Atlantic: U-boot shells Monrovia, Liberia, destroying radio station(4 killed)and armed steamer.
Adriatic: 8 Franco­Italian destroyers, escorting 3 Italian battleships, move from Brindisi to Taranto, lose 2 of their number in night collisions.
 
By the Germans
 
11th victory of Joseph Veltjens(Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.30 one Armstrong Wirthworth F.K.8 over Rouvrel.
20th victory(and last)of Walter Göttsch(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One R.E.8(B6641).Göttsch was then, shot down and KIA by defensive fire of the gunner.
4th victory of Siegfried Büttner(Jasta 22 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.00 one balloon over Lamortier Wood.
First Pfalz D.IIIa delivered to Jasta 34.
 
By the RAF
 
Capt William Patrick(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 7 victories)shot down by AAA over Messines. Patrick was captured and interned at Holzminden for the duration of the war.
20th victory of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4017): At 10.15 one type C near Neuve Chapelle.
4th victory of James Dawe(24th Sqn S.E.5a B611): At 11.45 one Albatros D.V, NE of Moreuil.
9th victory of John Tudhope(40th Sqn S.E.5a B189): At 10.05 one Albatros D.V over Neuve Chapelle.
13th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 09.30 one Albatros D.V, 1000 yds E of Morcourt. 
8th victory of Robert Grosvenor(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8408): At 11.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Albert. 
11th victory of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6228): At 12.45 one LVG C over Neuf Berquin.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel B2535): At 09.40 one Albatros D.V, SE of Estaires.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
103th Aero Sqn deployed at Bonne Maison aerodrome, near Fismes.

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#482 Danelov

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 20:00

Apr 11, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Armentières falls to Germans and they take Merville. British 25th Division loses Hill 63. Haig’s ‘Backs to the Wall’ Order of the Day: ‘… there is no other course than to fight it out … with our backs to the wall … each one of us must fight on to the end.’ Germans claim 20,000 PoWs.
Middle East
Palestine: 4,000 Turks(48th Division)with c.40 guns fail to retake Ghoraniyeh Jordan bridge­ heads vs 4,500 Anzacs and Camel Brigade with 33 guns, lose over 472 casualties for 100 defenders.
Hejaz Railway: Arab regulars storm stations north and south of Maan and hill to southwest until April 13, take but fail to hold Maan Station on April 16; 327 PoWs and 3 MGs taken.
Sea War
Mediterranean: Marseilles-bound British transport Kingstonian(9 lives lost)sunk by U-boot.
North Sea: Dover Patrol shells Ostend and its aircraft bomb Zeebrugge. Dover Barrage claims coastal submarine UB-33 and UB-55(April 22).
Baltic: German dreadnoughts Westfalen and Posen arrive off Helsinki from Reval, but sister ship Rheinland crippled by rocks off Lagskar(600t including all guns removed before refloated for return to Kiel but not repaired).
Air War
Western Front: US I Corps Observation Squadron flies first mission over German lines. 
France: Single Gotha bomber drops 1,543 lb bomb on Paris(99 casualties).
Occupied Belgium: Only 4 of 7 Handley Pages bomb near Zeebrugge area(2 lost).
 
By the Germans
 
17th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): At 17.15 one S.E.5a. over Bapaume.
13th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.05 one R.E.8, W of Ostende.
10th victory of Rudolf Francke(Jasta 8 Albatros D.Va): At 18.35 one Spad, SE of Courtemanche.
2th victory of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.45 one French balloon over Merval.
3th victory of Hans Viebig(Jasta 57 Albatros D.III OAW): At 19.00 one S.E.5a, W of Nieppe.
8th victory of Albert Dietlen(CO Jasta 58 Albatros D.Va): At 14.55 one Sopwith Camel(B5750), NE of Steenwerck.
15th victory of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14, S of Noyon.
20th victory of Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Albatros D.Va): At 19.25 one Sopwith Camel(D1827)over Villers-aux-Erables.
24th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): At 15.35 one Nieuport over Belle Assise.
15th victory of Walter Böning(Jasta 76 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.45 one S.E.5a, NW of Albert.
Wilhelm Buchstett(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down by William Herisson from Spa75 near Marqueglise. Buchstett was captured and became POW.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 13.30 one two-seater of FlAbt 271 near Courtemarche. Flg Gottfried Aberle and Ltn Wilhelm Schuleit KIA.
5th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad VII): One Rumpler C over Rollot-bois de Bus.
1th victory of Pierre Dupuy(Spa31 Spad VII): One Fokker D.R.I, SE of Montdidier.
Ltt Jean Chaput appointed as CO of Spa57.
2th victory of Jean Dubois de Gennes(Spa57 Spad XIII): At 11.00 one Albatros D.III near Mailly-Raineval.
8th victory of William Herisson(Spa75 Spad XIII): One Pfalz D.III over Marqueglise.
Adj Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII)landing accident at Pierrefonds airfield. Aircraft damaged and pilot unhurt.
11th victory of Marcel Hugues(Spa95 Spad XIII): One EA over Mesnil-St.George.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory(and last)of William Harrison(1th Sqn S.E.5a C6405): At 19.00 one Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières.
16th victory of Douglas Bell(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C6730): At 16.00 one Albatros C over Ervillers. Shared with Lt Lloyd Hamilton, Lt Adrian Franklyn and Lt C.E.Mayer. 
2th victory of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6431): At 16.00 one type C over Ervillers. Shared with Capt Douglas Bell, Lt C.E.Mayer and Lt Lloyd Hamilton. 
1th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 16.00 one type C over Ervillers. Shared with Capt Douglas Bell, Lt C.E.Mayer and Lt Adrian Franklyn.
7th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a C9613): At 16.55 one LVG C over Villers-Brettoneaux.
9th victory of Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a B8374): At 19.30 one AGO C, NE of Bray.  
24th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a C4879): At 18.40 one DFW C near La Bassée.
10th victory(and last)of John Tudhope(40th Sqn S.E.5a B189): At 16.40 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Lens.
6th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3540): At 16.55 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Lens. 
7th victory of Kenneth Junor(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1086): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V, W of Aveluy.
5th victory of Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a B183): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V, W of Pozieres.
5th victory of Louis Jarvis(56th Sqn S.E.5a C5430): At 18.30 one Pfalz D.III over Becourt. 
Kelvin Crawford(60th Sqn S.E.5a)shot down and killed in combat near Bucquoy. 
14th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 13.25 one Rumpler C, NE of Moreuil Wood.
14th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 11.30 one type C over Arcade. 
2th victory of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1800): At 19.10 one Albatros D.V, 5 miles SE of Villers Bretoneux.
2th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8269): At 19.10 one Albatros D.V, SE of Villers-Bretonneux.
6th victory of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8233): At 17.05 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Albert.
43th victory of Robert Little(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7231): At 14.30 one Albatros D.V over Bac St. Maur.
15th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 14.20 one LVG C, 1 mi E of Estaires.
15th victory(and last)of James Glen(203th Sqd Sopwith Camel B7185): At 18.30 one Albatros C over Laventie.
12th victory of Oliver Redgate(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7250): At 17.00 one Albatros D.III over Albert.
8th victory of Roy Brown(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7270): By 17.00 one Albatros D.V over Albert. Shared victory.
2th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3327): At 17.00 one Albatros D.V over Albert. 
1th victory of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3331): At 17.00 one Albatros D.III over Albert. Shared with Capt Roy Brown.
19th victory of William Alexander(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7215): At 15.15 one type C,  E of Estaires.
8th and 9th victories of John Manuel(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7195): By 14.30-14.35 one type C and one Albatros C over Fleurbaix.

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#483 Danelov

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:33

Apr 12, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: German offensive slackens 6 miles from Hazebrouck(until April 16)although Merville falls. British 5th Division arrives from Italy and 1st Australian Division comes up.
Battle of Hazebrouck(until April 15): 4 British division defend Nieppe Forest(until April 15), BEF First Army defends Hinges Ridge north of Bethune. Kaiser arrives at Armentières, anticipating victory.
Argonne: ­Franco-Americans repulse attacks in Apremont Forest.
Africa
Mozambique: Action at Medo; Kartucol and Rosecol(over 155 casualties)join after former’s flanking move ambushed in swamp by Captain Kohl’s 800 Germans, 12 MGs and 1 gun; 7 hours fighting before Kohl retreats from Chirimba Hill. Rosecol resumes advance on Mwalia on April 15, skirmishes(28 casualties)with German rearguard on April 17.
Sea War
Adriatic: Austrian raid on Otranto Barrage(until April 13).
North Sea: Grand Fleet base moved from Scapa Flow to Rosyth for duration of war.
Air War
Britain: Last Zeppelin raid to cross coast and cause damage or casualties. 5 Navy airships scatter 33,340lb-worth bombs across Western Midlands and Northern England(night April 12-13, 27 casualties). L-61 (Ehrlich) bombs Wigan(claims attack on Sheffield). 27 defence sorties(5 sightings)cost 3 aircraft.
Western Front: Captain H Woollett RAF in a Sopwith Camel scores 6 victories.
Flanders: Over 170 RAF planes attack at Merville junction on river Lys for 13 hours, lose 10 planes for 5 German and 5 German balloons. Little German air support for advance till April 25 but German fighters check RAF from April 13.
 
By the Germans
 
At 22.30 French artillery strike JG 2 airfield destroying or damaging 25 aircrafts.
3th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 14.00 one Spad over Bayonvillers.
18th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): At 18.50 one S.E.5a, N of Albert.
14th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): At 19.00 one Sopwith Dolphin, NW of Albert.
12th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.30 one Spad, N of Roye.
4th victory of Paul Lotz(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.00 one A.W.F.K.8, N of Bailleul.
16th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.25 one Sopwith Camel, NW of Péronne.
Robert Eiserbeck(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I)shot down and killed in combat.
9th victory of Hermann Becker(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad, SE of Thilloy. 
9th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.30 one Spad VII of Spa94, E of Arvillers.
3th and 4th victories of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.15 one balloon, SW of Staubecken and at 18.15 one Spad, S of Selens.
Vzfw Gilbert Wagner(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa, 4 victories)KIA over Armentières.
5th and 6th victories of Hans-Georg von der Marwitz(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa 4203/17): At 08.30 one No.54 Sqn Sopwith Camel. Pilot Lt J.R.Sanford was killed. By 11.30 73th Sqn Sopwith Camel(D1850). Pilot 2th Lt M.F.Korslund was KIA.
3th victory of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 43 Albatros D.Va): At 16.50 one Bristol F.2b over Calonne.
4th victory of Arno Benzler(Jasta 45 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Epagney. 
7th victory of Walter Kypke(CO Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): One R.E.8 over Merris.
4th victory of Friedrich Ehmann(Jasta 47 Pfalz.D.IIIa): At 10.20 one Sopwith Camel over Frelinghien. 
1th victory of Ltn Haevernik(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 10.50 one Sopwith Camel. 
9th victory(and last)of Albert Dietlen(CO Jasta 58 Albatros D.Va): At 10.35 one Bristol F.2B over Le Pont Mortier. Dietlen was shot down and KIA same day over Le Bizet and Ltn Wendland appointed as CO for some days.
2th victory of Johann Kopka(Jasta 61 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2 over Juvigny.
21th victory of Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Albatros D.Va): At 18.10 one S.E.5a over Villers-aux-Erables.
1th victory of Wilhelm Stör(Jasta 68 Albatros D.Va): At 18.15 one S.E.5a over Villers-aux-Erables.
9th victory of Hans Böhning(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Spad.  
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 06.50 one two-seater near Gratibus.
6th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad VII): One two-seater, S of Grivesnes.
2th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad VII): One balloon(Drachen)over Mézière.
Four German reconnaisance aircrafts shot down by Spad VIIs from Spa57.
15th victory of Jean Chaput(CO Spa57 Spad VII S4280): One two-seater of LFA 237 near Fontaine-sur-Montdidier. Shared with Asp Jean Dubois de Gennes.Observer Ltn Fritz Pollandt KIA, pilot unknown.
3th victory of Jean Dubois de Gennes(Spa57 Spad VII S1625): One two-seater of LFA 237 near Fontaine-sur-Montdidier. Shared with CO Ltt Jean Chaput. Observer Ltn Fritz Pollandt KIA, pilot unknown.
3th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad VII S3193): One Rumpler C, NE of Bois de Hangard. Shared with Adj Marius Hasdenteufel and Mdl François de Roquefeuil.
3th victory of Marius Hasdenteufel(Spa57 Spad VII S1569): One Rumpler C, NE of Bois de Hangard. Shared with Ltt Léon Nuville and Mdl François de Roquefeuil.
1th victory of François de Roquefeuil(Spa57 Spad XIII S2245): One Rumpler C, NE of Bois de Hangard. Shared with Ltt Léon Nuville and Adj Marius Hasdenteufel.
2th victory of Jean Fraissinet(Spa57 Spad VII S5467):One Aviatik C near Hangard.
1th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Coullemeile. Shared with Mdl Quintard.
Mdl Roger Busch(Spa94 Spad VII S3191)shot down in combat with Jasta 12. POW and died in captivity.
34th and 35th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 18.25 one scout over Piennes-Montdidier and at 18.40 one two-seater over Moreuil.
Mdl Allard(Spa153 Spad XIII S2273)hit in combat and crash at Montigny-Lengrain. Pilot unhurt.
3th victory of Xavier Moissinac(Spa154 Spad VII): One two-seater over Mailly-Raineval. Shared with Mdl Fuchs.
 
By the RAF
 
Capt William Harrison(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 12 victories)WIA.
17th and 18th victories of Douglas Bell(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C6730): At 19.00 one Albatros D.V over Albert and at 19.15 a second over Pozières.
4th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6475): At 19.15 one Albatros D.V, N of  Pozières.
3th victory of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6431): At 19.15 one Albatros D.V over Pozières.
2th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6519): At 12.00 one Albatros D.V over Ovillers.
7th and 8th victories of Alfred Atkey(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7998): By 10.25 two Pfalz D.III over Estaires, the second as shared victory. Observer was Sgt H.Hammond.
4th and 5th victories of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): By 10.25 two Pfalz D.III over Estaires. Shared victories. Observer was 2th Lt J.Waugh.
2th and 3th victories of Herbert Gould(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): By 10.25 two Pfalz D.III over Estaires. Shared victories. Observer was Capt M.S.E.Archibald.
21th victory of John Leacroft(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 14.00 one Pfalz D.III near Estaires. 
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Frank Weare(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 14.55 two Pfalz D.III, SW of Sailly and at 15.00 a third over the same area. Observer was Lt George Hayward.
9th victory(and last)of David McGoun(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): At 09.00 one type C over Laventie. Observer was 2th Lt F.N.Harrison.
9th victory of Harold Redler(24th Sqn S.E.5a D275): At 16.15 one Albatros D.V over Hangard-Moreuil.
8th and 9th victories of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a C9613): By 16.15 two Albatros D.V over Hangard-Moreuil.
6th victory of Reuben Hammersley(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1082): At 16.15 one Albatros D.V over Hangard-Moreuil.
5th victory of James Dawe(24th Sqn S.E.5a B611): At 16.15 one Pfalz D.III over Hangard-Moreuil.
2th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1084): At 16.15 one Albatros D.V over Hangard-Moreuil.
1th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1081): At 11.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of Moreuil aerodrome.
10th victory of Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a B8374): At 12.10 one Pfalz D.III, W of Steenwercke. 
25th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a B178): At 19.25 one Albatros D.V, S of Estaires.
7th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3540): At 17.30 one Pfalz D.III near Croix Barbee. 
3th victory of Ernest Davis(41th Sqn S.E.5a C6396): At 15.15 one Albatros D.V over Bac St.Maur. 
19th, 20th, 21th, 22th, 23th and 24th victories of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): By 10.30 one type C, NE of La Gorgue and one Albatros D.V, W of La Gorgue, by 10.40 a second Albatros D.V, NE of La Gorgue, at 17.00 one Albatros D.V, N of La Gorgue, by 17.00 two others, NE of La Gorgue.
4th victory of George Lingham(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1785): At 17.00 one Albatros D.V, NE of La Gorgue.
3th victory of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4886): At 10.40 one Pfalz D.III, W of Moreuil Woods. Observer was 2th Lt L.W.Davies.
15th and 16th victories(and last)of Frank Johnson(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1136): At 14.20 one Albatros D.V over Allennes and at 14.25 a second, N of Chemy. Observer was Sgt William Norman Holmes.
7th and 8th victories of Geoffrey Hughes(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 14.20 one Albatros D.V, S of Bois du Biez and at 15.00 one LVG C over Auchy-La Bassée. Observer was Capt Hugh Claye.
2th and 3th victories of Douglas Savage(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1234): At 14.20 one Pfalz D.III, E of Estaires and at 15.15 one Albatros D.V over Aubers. Observer was 2th Lt Louis Thompson.
1th victory of Charles Arnison(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4859): At 14.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Estaires. Observer was Lt Samuel Parry.
1th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1339): At 14.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Estaires. Observer was 2th Lt William Hodgkinson.
15th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1799): At 13.30 one Rumpler C over Morlancourt.
17th and 18th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 09.00 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville and at 14.40 a second over Bois de Phalempin.
10th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5396): At 19.35 one Albatros D.V, SE of Deulemont.
4th victory of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a D271): At 19.40 one Albatros D.V,  W of Armentières.
1th victory of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.40 one Albatros D.V over Bois de Phalempin. Shared victory.
1th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a B173): At 08.25 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville.
9th and 10th victories of Robert Grosvenor(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8408): At 18.05 one Albatros D.V, W of Plessier and at 18.10 a second, E of Hangard Wood.
6th victory of George Johnson(84th Sqn S.E.5a): At 11.30 one DFW C, E of Albert.
4th and 5th victories of Charles Stubbs(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9519): At 11.20 one type C, N of Hangard, shared with Lt Jens Frederick Larson, Lt Hugh Saunders and Lt Hector MacDonald and at 11.50 one DFW C over Bapaume, shared with Lt W.E.Lunnon. 
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Austin Fleming(111th Sqn S.E.5a B6242): By 07.15-07.20 two Albatros D.V over Tul Keram.
5th victory of James Forman(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 15.00 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Albert.
20th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1869): At 17.40 one type C, NW of La Bassée. 
12th victory of Stearne Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7199): By 17.15 one type C, W of Amiens.
9th victory of Roy Brown(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7270): At 08.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Warfusée-Abancourt. Shared with Lt Francis Mellersh.
3th victory of Francis Mellersh(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3326): At 08.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Warfusée-Abancourt. Shared with Capt Roy Brown.
12th victory of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7202): One balloon near Estaires.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
7th victory of Henry Forrest(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C9539): At 17.00 one type C over Vielle Chapelle.
5th victory(and last)of Alexander Clark(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B4895): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V over Lorgies.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
Unconfirmed victory claim by Raoul Lufbery(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28).
4th victory of Paul F.Baer(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 12.17 one Albatros D.Va over Proyart.
2th victory of Charles Biddle(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 11.30 one Halberstadt CL.II over Corbeny.

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#484 Danelov

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:33

Apr 13, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders–Battle of Bailleul(until April 15): Germans gain less than 1/2 mile vs British 34th and 59th Divisons. Ludendorff sacks II Bavarian Corps commander. British 25th Division reoccupies Neuve Eglise, but loses it on April 14 again.
Eastern Front
Finland: Germans take Helsinki for 200 casualties, White Finnish Government says entirely at their request. White Western Army occupies Pori and its railway with Rauma on April 17.
Baltic States: United Diets resolve to form separate state within German Empire.
Kuban: White Volunteer Army repulsed from Ekaterinodar, Komilov killed by Soviet shell, Denikin succeeds and orders retreat north back to Don.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Daemrich(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa)crashed on take-off. Wounded. 
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Gerald Gibbs(17th Sqn S.E.5a B694): At 07.30 one Albatros D.III over Balintse(Macedonian front).
4th victory of Gerald Bell(47th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 07.30 one Albatros D.III, 1500 yds S of Brajkovic. Shared with Lt Charles Green.
1th victory of Charles Green(47th Sqn S.E.5a B30): At 07.30 one Albatros D.III, 1500 yds S of Brajkovic. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell.

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#485 Danelov

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 14:57

Apr 14, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch appointed as Allied supreme CO on Western front.
Flanders: 1st Australian Division repels massed charges; a German field gun destroys 6 MGs. British First Army repulses 7 attacks near Merville.
Southern Fronts
Salonika: Anglo-Greek operations across the Struma temporarily occupying 7 villages(night April 14/15 until April 20)but, due to poor reconnaissance, Bulgars nearly cut off a British battalion (most of 349 casualties) and Greeks lose half 33 casualties to own premature grenades; Bulgars claim 150 British PoWs with 3 MGs.
Sea War
North Sea: U-151(Nostitz)leaves Kiel for US Eastern Seaboard. She re­enters Kiel on July 20, claiming 23 ships sunk of 61,000t(+ 4 mine victims). In all, big U-cruisers carry out 7 transatlantic summer cruises but fail to sink one loaded transport.
Politics
Austria: Foreign Minister Count Czernin resigns, Baron Burian again in post on April 16.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
S/Lt Antoine Arnoux de Maison Rouge(Spa78 Spad XIII)seriously injured in combat. Died in hospital, May 29, 1918.
13th victory(and last)of Omer Demeuldre(Spa84 Spad VII): One two-seater over Leplessier. Shared with Lt De Vaubicourt.
 
By the RAF
 
4th victory of Alan Bott(111th Sqn Nieuport B3595): At 17.55 one type C, NE of Arsum.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
1th victory of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6164). At 08.53 he forced one Pfallz D.IIIa from Jasta 64 to crash land near Gengault, Toul. Pilot Vfw Antoni Wroniecki was wounded and captured became POW. First victory of the 94th Aero Squadron.
1th victory of Alan Winslow(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6184): One Albatros D.Va flown by Unteroffizier Simon from Jasta 64.
 
By the Italian front
 
1th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 41J Albatros D.III 153.157): One Sopwith Camel over Arcade.

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#486 Danelov

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 14:57

Apr 15, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Alpenkorps together with 2 other divisions capture Bailleul and Wulverghem. Plumer evacuates 5 divisons from Passchendaele Ridge. Robillot’s French II Cavalry Corps (3 divisions) arrives near Cassel, 5 infantry divisions follow April 17-18.
Somme: Fierce artillery duel in Luce valley.
Middle East
Caucaus: Turk 37th Division takes Batumi after fighting since April 9(3,000 Georgian PoWs, Enver visits on April 18).
Palestine: Wavell made Brigade-General and CoS of XX Corps.
Sea War
North Sea: 2 Royal Navy minelayers lay deep minefield 10 miles northeast of Laeso; escort destroyers Valentine and Virneira sink 10 German trawlers off Anholt island deep in Kattegat.
Adriatic: Admiral Horthy orders increased security at Pola. Allies begin to lay net barrage from Fano to Otranto(until September 30).
Air War
Britain: CAS Trenchard resigns; succeeded by Maj­or-General Sir F Sykes.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory(and last)of Alan Bott(111th Sqn Nieuport B3595): At 17.00 one type C, SE of Tul Keram.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of George Peters(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): At 11.50 one Albatros D.V over Kalkilieh. Observer was Lt James Traill.

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#487 Danelov

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 13:35

Apr 16, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Passchendaele reoccupied by German Fourth Army. Wytschaete and Meteren(with record c.1,000 ΝΖ PoWs)lost and retaken by Allies. Haig praises 55th Division’s gallantry at Givenchy(April 9-17)ίπ special dispatch.
Artois: Heaνy fighting south of Arras.
Home Fronts
Britain: Military Services Bill passed.
USA: Schwab made Director-General Shipbuilding(4 Εast Coast shipping firms taken ονer on April 11).
Rumania: League of the People Party formed at Jassy, General Averescu leader.
 
By the Germans
 
31th victory of Julius Buckler(Jasta 17 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 16.35 one Salmson 2A2 from Escadrille SAL 225 over Vaux. Both crewmen were killed.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt René Lusseau(Spa79 Spad XIII)KIA.
 
By the RAF
 
16th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 17.40 one type C, N of Hangard Wood.

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#488 Danelov

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:29

Apr 17, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Ludendorff orders Aisne attack preparations by German Crown Prince.
Flanders: German offensive renewed but without decisive effect; Wytschaete and Meteren captured.
First Battle of Kemmel Ridge(until April 19). Belgians take 700 PoWs and 42 MGs northwest of Dixmude.
Somme: Heaνy German mustard gas attack on Villers-Bretonneux.
Sea War
North Sea: Dover Patrol monitors Erebus and Terror shell Ostend.
North Atlantic: 4 Royal Navy drifters sink coastal U-boot UΒ-82 in Northern Channel.
Adriatic: Italian submarine Η5 sunk in error by HM Submarine Η1.
 
By the Germans
 
Obltn Hans-Georg von der Marwitz appointed as CO of Jasta 30.
2th victory of Emil Koch(Jasta 32 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.25 one R.E.8, W of Farbus.
Fritz Danker(Jasta 32 Pfalz D.IIIa 8269/17)badly injured in crash at Guesnain airfield after a test flight. Danker died on Apr 23, 1918.
14th victory(and last)of Georg Schlenker(Jasta 41 Albatros D.Va): At 13.10 one R.E.8(B830)over Hazebrouck.
Ltn Rudolf Matthaei(CO Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa)mourtally wounded in crash at Liéramont aerodrome. He was pulled alive form the wreckage, but died later that night.   
2th victory of Ltn Haevernik(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): One R.E.8.
1th victory of Aloys von Brandenstein(Jasta 49 Albatros D.Va): At 13.40 one Sopwith Camel over Fletre.
8th and 9th victories of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Albatros D.Va): At 15.00 one R.E.8, NE of Nieppe and one Sopwith Camel, NE of Vieux-Berquin.
1th victory of Johannes Jensen(Jasta 57 Albatros D.Va): At 15.00 one R.E.8 over Petit-sec-Bois.
Hermann Martini re-appointed as CO of Jasta 58.
 
By the RAF
 
8th and 9th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4699): By 14.00 two Albatros D.V, SE of Hazebrouck. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
1th victory of Joseph Hallonquist(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2362): At 13.30 one Albatros D.III over Fontanelle(Italian front).
11th victory of Raymond Brownell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3872): At 09.15 one Albatros D.III over Oderzo(Italian front). 
23th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 11.00 one Albatros D.III, E of Vittorio(Italian front).  
15th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 09.40 one Albatros D.V over Borgo(Italian front).
3th victory of Stanley Stanger(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7358): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V over Vittorio(Italian front).
7th victory of Pruett M.Dennett(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1873): At 07.15 one Albatros D.V, 1 mi S of Merville. 
 
By the Italian front
 
26th victory of Julius Arigi(Flik 6 Aviatik D.I 238.30): One Nieuport scout over Singjerc.
31th victory of Godwin Brumowski(Flik 41J Albatros D.III 153.45): One Sopwith Camel over Arcade.
6th victory of Johann Risztics(Flik 42J Albatros D.III): One scout over Montello.
3th victory of Friedrich Hefty(Flik 42J Albatros D.III 153.169): One Sopwith Camel over Montello. 
12th victory of Stefan Fejes(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.128): One Sopwith Camel over Arcade. 
8th victory of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.140): One SAML 2 over Monte Grappa.
2th victory of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.141): One SAML over Monte Grappa.
 
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Alessandro Resch(70a Hanriot HD.1): Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 169.35 from Flik 52D over Valdobbiadene, Albatros D.III 153.152 from Flik 42J and a second(unknown number)over the same location. Shared with Flaminio Avet, Aldo Bocchese and Leopoldo Eleuteri. 
1th and 2th victory of Leopoldo Eleuteri(70a Hanriot HD.1): Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 169.35 from Flik 52D over Valdobbiadene and Albatros D.III 153.152 from Flik 42J over the same location. Shared with Flaminio Avet, Aldo Bocchese and Alessandro Resch. 
1th victory of Flaminio Avet(70a Hanriot HD.1): Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 169.35 from Flik 52D and two Albatros D.III from Flik 42J over Valdobbiadene. Shared with Aldo Bocchese, Leopoldo Eleuteri and Alessandro Resch. 
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Aldo Bocchese(70a Hanriot HD.1): Hansa-Brandenburg Br C.I 169.35 from Flik 52D and two Albatros D.III from Flik 42J over Valdobbiadene. Shared with Flaminio Avet, Leopoldo Eleuteri and Alessandro Resch.

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#489 Danelov

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:30

Apr 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders–Battle of Bethune: Heaνy German attacks from Givenchy tο the Lys, 10 miles gained since April 9; slight German advance at Givenchy νs British 1st Division until April 19.
Somme: Reinforced French 18th division takes 650 PoWs near Castel southeast of Amiens, 500 yards advance with tank support.
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: 4-day British artillery harassing in Lake Doiran sector plus 3 trench raids(April 20 and 22)cost 136 casualties for 100 Bulgars; Italians in Crna bend repel Bulgar attacks(and on April 24).
Italy: Italian II Corps(3rd and 8th Divisions)begins tο entrain(until April 27)for Western Front; comprises 52,826 men as symbol of Αllied unity and affront tο Austria.
Home Fronts
Britain: Third Military Service Act becomes law, lowers age to 17 1/2 and raises it to 50, eyesight criteria lessened.
Ireland: Dublin Mansion House Conference against conscriptiοπ includes Roman Catholic bishops.
Politics
Britain: Lord Derby new British Ambassador tο Paris.
Italy: Prime Minister Orlando announces Italian troops sent tο Western Front. Central Inter-Allied Propaganda Commission begins work at Padua(by October 70 million publica­tions sent tο Austrian Army and beyond cause much desertion).
 
By the Germans
 
Hans Martin Pippart appointed as CO of Jasta 19.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory(and last)of Raymond Brownell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3872): One balloon over Piave River(Italian front). 

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#490 Danelov

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 13:10

Apr 19, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Lull in fighting; minor actions(until April 24). General de Mitry assumes command of French Νorthern Army Detachment(until July 5)which relieves British IX Corps, 6 battered British divisions withdrawn for rest.
Belgium: Lieutenant-General Gillain replaces Lieutenant-General Rucquoy as CoS under King Albert.
Eastern Front
Finland: German troops under Colonel Brandenstein captures Lahti, cutting off 25,000 Red Guards and joins with Whites on April 20. Fighting till Reds surrender until May 2.
Southern Russia: Germans invade Crimea, occupy capital Simferopol on April 24.
Middle East
Armenia: Turk Ι Caucasian Corps breaks Nazarbekov’s 9,000-strong Armenian line(350 casualties)southwest of Kars.
Hejaz Railway: Lieutenant-Colonel Α Dawnay and Lawrence plus 5 armoured cars, 2 aircraft, Egyptian Camel Coy and Bedouin capture Tell-esh­ Shakin Station(54 PoWs, 200 rifles), occupy Ramleh and wreck 80 miles of line; Medina cut off from north.
 
By the RAF
 
1th victory of Herbert Watson(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7406): At 12.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Loos.

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#491 Danelov

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 13:10

Apr 20, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: German gas bombardment of Kemmnel-Ypres with 9 million rounds(2,000t) mustard gas, phosgene and diphenylchlorarsine fired(until April 25)at BEF; 8,470 gassed(43 deaths).
Somme: Skirmishes go in favour of British(until April 22).
Meuse: Germans gain ground at Seicheprey(Woevre)against Franco-Americans, who counter-attack successfully on April 21.
Artois: Pershing visits Canadian Corps.
Eastern Front
Finland: Mannerheim attacks towards Viborg with 24,000 men and 40 guns(until April 29).
Home Fronts
Britain: Milner replaces Derby as War Minister.
Canada: 20-22 year-old men called up.
USA: Sabotage Act.
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Heinrich Wessels(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith Camel or Airco D.H.9 over Leke.
Jasta 4 switch from Albatros D.Va to Fokker D.R.I.
15th victory of Hans Weiss(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.40 one Sopwith Camel, SW of Bois de Hamel.
10th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.00 one Bréguet 14, W of Chauny.
5th and 6th victories of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 14.05 one French balloon, S of Noyon and at 19.00 another ballon , S of Chemin des Dames. Höhn was wounded in action and hospitalized. 
2th victory of Gefr Gebhardt(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): One S.E.5a, W of Vieux Berquin.
5th victory of Wilhelm Zorn(Jasta 60 Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.4 over Ribécourt.
79th and 80th victories(and last)of Manfred von Richthofen(CO JG 1 Fokker D.R.I 425/17): At 18.40 one No.3 Sqn Sopwith Camel(D6439)SW of Bois de Hamel and at 18.43, No.3 Sqn Sopwith Camel(B7393),NE of Villers-Bretonneux.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Jean Bozon-Verduraz(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Hangard-Thennes.
20th victory of Gabriel Guérin(Spa15 Spad VII): One Rumpler C, NE of Montdidier. Shared with S/Lt Antoine Cordonnier.
2th victory of Antoine Cordonnier(Spa15 Spad VII): One Rumpler C, NE of Montdidier. Shared with S/Lt Gabriel Guérin.
1th victory of Alfred Rougevin-Baville(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Moreuil-Sauvillers. Shared with Adj Edmond Pillon.
1th victory of Edmond Pillon(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Moreuil-Sauvillers. Shared with S/Lt Alfred Rougevin-Baville. 
2th victory of Maurice Noguès(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA over Moreuil. Shared with Ltt Bernad de Girval, Adj Marcel Paris and Sgt Marcel Travet.
2th victory of Marcel Paris(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA over Moreuil. Shared with Ltt Maurice Noguès, Ltt Bernad de Girval and Sgt Marcel Travet.
1th victory of Bernard de Girval(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA over Moreuil. Shared with Ltt Maurice Noguès, Adj Marcel Paris and Sgt Marcel Travet.
1th victory of Marcel Travet(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA over Moreuil. Shared with Ltt Maurice Noguès, Ltt Bernard de Girval and Adj Marcel Paris.
1th victory of James Connelly(Spa157 Spad VII): One balloon over Selles. Shared with Sgt Jacob.
 
By the RAF
 
19th victory of Douglas Bell(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C6730): At 17.50 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Villers Brettoneaux.
10th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a C9613): At 09.55 one Pfalz D.III, S of Morcourt.
10th victory(and last)of Harold Redler(24th Sqn S.E.5a D275): At 10.15 one Pfalz D.III over Bayonvillers.
2th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1081): At 10.00 one Pfalz D.III over Morcourt.
6th victory of Cecil Marchant(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9211): At 10.00 one Albatros C over Harnes, shared with 2th Lt Maurice Freehill.
3th victory of Maurice Freehill(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5636): At 10.00 one Albatros C over Harnes, shared with Capt Cecil Marchant.
8th victory(and last)of Kenneth Junor(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1086): At 10.15 one Rumpler C, SW of Paisieux.
15th and 16th victories of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a D289): By 09.45 one Albatros D.V and one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin. 
5th victory of Percy Hobson(84th Sqn S.E.5a B6410): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V, SE of Marcelcave.
2th victory of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3331): At 11.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Clery.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
American 1th Pursuit Group deployed to Champagne. Heavy losses in the next six weeks.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of William Thaw(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 18.12 one balloon over Montaigne, shared with Lt G.E.Turnure and at 18.27 one Scout over Nogent l'Abblesse. 

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:08

100 years ago, Manfred von Richthofen died in pursuit of his would-be 81st victory.
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#493 Danelov

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 14:56

Apr 21, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: Casualties on Somme and in Flanders since March 21 total nearly 250,000 soldiers.
Sea War
Western Mediterranean: Royal Navy ML413 depth charges and sinks Cattaro-bound coastal U-boot UB-71 off Ceuta.
 
By the Germans
 
10th victory(and last)of Karl Gallwitz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.50 one Sopwith Camel, W of Bailleul. 
14th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.15 one Sopwith Camel, S of Armentières.
3th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.10 one Sopwith Camel, E of Armentières.
7th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Albatros D.Va): At 17.20 one Spad over Chiry-Ourscamp.
7th victory of Hans Joachim Wolff(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.50 one Sopwith Camel, S of Hamelet.
10th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.45 one Bréguet 14 over Bussy.
32th victory of Julius Buckler(Jasta 17 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.30 one Bréguet 14 over Mareuil.
1th victory of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 24 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.40 one Spad over Tricot.
Erich Kauffmann(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa)badly wounded in combat. Kauffmann died next day.
5th victory of Friedrich Ehmann(Jasta 47 Pfalz.D.IIIa): At 16.30 one 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel(B6319), SE of Hazebrouck. Pilot, ace Robert Little managed to land safely behind British lines.  
6th and 7th victories of Wilhelm Zorn(Jasta 60 Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith 2 over Carlepont and one S.E.5a, SW of Noyon.
16th and 17th victories of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): Two Spad over Guy.
1th victory of Erich Sonneck(Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Dives.
1th victory of Paul Turck(Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Spad.
Manfred Von Richthofen(CO JG 1, 80 victories)flying Fokker D.R.I 425/17 killed by AAA near Vaux-sur-Somme.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Jean Bozon-Verduraz(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Thory-Rouvrel. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Duret, Adj Adrien Mion and Mdl Max Ouvrard de Linières(All of Spa67).
2th victory of Louis Bucquet(N.3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Contoire-Roye.
2th victory of Alexandre Bouzac(Spa12 Spad VII): One Albatros over Dives. Shared with Adj Robert Decugis.
2th victory of Robert Décugis(Spa12 Spad VII): One Albatros over Dives. Shared with S/Lt Alexandre Bouzac.
Sgt Renaud Bernard de la Frégeolière(Spa 12 Spad VII S3192)wounded in combat.
Sgt Paul Marie(Spa12 Spad VII S5404)killed in flight collision with Cal Douald Edouard Stone.
Cal Douald Edouard Stone(Spa12 Spad VII S5358)killed in flight collision with Sgt Paul Marie. 
2th victory of Joseph Jochaux du Plessix(Spa15 Spad VII): One EA over Ligniéres. Shared with S/Lt Marius Hasdenteufel and Adj André Petit-Delchet, both of Spa57.
16th victory(and last)of Jean Chaput(CO Spa57 Spad VII S4280): One Pfalz D.III, S of Rollot. Shared with S/Lt Pierre Wertheim of Spa84. 
4th victory of Marius Hasdenteufel(Spa57 Spad VII S1569): One scout over Lignières-les-Roye. Shared with Adj André Petit-Delchet and Ltt Joseph Jochaux du Plessis of Spa15.
1th victory of André Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S2856): One scout over Lignières-les-Roye. Shared with S/Lt Marius Hasdenteufel and Ltt Joseph Jochaux du Plessis of Spa15.
3th victory of Jacques Gérard(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater of Schsta 33, W of Etelfay(Somme). Shared with Mdl Georges Lienhard. Gefr August Penske and Gefr Johannes Straub KIA.
3th victory of Georges Lienhard(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater of Schsta 33, W of Etelfay(Somme). Shared with Sgt Jacques Gérard. Gefr August Penske and Gefr Johannes Straub KIA.
2th victory of Adrien Mion(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Thory-Rouvrel. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Duret, Mdl Max Ouvrard de Linières and S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz of Spa3.
2th victory of Marcel Duret(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Thory-Rouvrel. Shared with Adj Adrien Mion, Mdl Max Ouvrard de Linières and S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz of Spa3.
1th victory of Max Ouvrard de Linières(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Thory-Rouvrel. Shared with Adj Adrien Mion, S/Lt Marcel Duret and S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz of Spa3.
4th victory of Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié(Spa78 Spad XIII): One EA over Lassigny(Oise). Shared with Sgt Jean Rouvin.
1th victory of Jean Rouvin(Spa78 Spad XIII): One EA over Lassigny(Oise). Shared with Mdl Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié.
4th victory of Pierre Wertheim(Spa84 Spad VII): One Pfalz D.III, E of Rollot. Shared with Lt Jean Chaput. 
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1095): At 09.15 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Pacaut Wood.
4th and 5th victories of Cecil Clark(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1107 and B4810): At 12.10 one Pfalz D.III over Lompret, shared with Lt Lenneth Mills and at 17.10 one balloon over Laventie.
1th victory of Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a C5374): At 12.10 one Pfalz D.III over Lampret. Shared with Capt Cecil Clark.
4th victory of Acheson Goulding(17th Sqn S.E.5a B690): At 11.15 one DFW C over Barakli-Dzuma. Shared with Lt Leslie Hamilton(Macedonian front).
1th victory of Leslie Hamilton(17th Sqn S.E.5a B694): At 11.15 one DFW C over Barakli-Dzuma. Shared with Lt Acheson Goulding(Macedonian front).
9th victory of Alfred Atkey(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8064): At 14.00 one Pfalz D.III over Aubers. Observer was Lt P.Anderson.
21th victory of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4017): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III near Steenwerck.
4th victory of John De Pencier(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4019): At 14.00 one Albatros D.V near Estaires.
3th victory of Norman Hustings(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3899): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III near Steenwerck.
2th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III near Steenwerck.
1th victory of John Aldridge(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3833): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III near Steenwerck.
7th victory of Douglas Cooke(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4749): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Wervicq. Observer was Lt Henry Crowe.
2th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1232): At 11.10 one Albatros D.V, N of Comines. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
7th victory of George Johnson(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 11.00 one balloon over La Quesnel.
3th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1082): At 11.00 one balloon over La Quesnil.
16th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9153): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V over Acheville.
6th victory of Reginal Maxwell(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6587): At 07.15 one Albatros D.V over Becelaere.
8th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 09.45 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Estaires. Shared with Capt Thomas Purdom. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
7th victory of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 09.45 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Estaires. Shared with 2th Lt William Staton. Observer was Lt Percival Chambers.
4th and 5th victories of Douglas Savage(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1234): At 09.45 one Albatros D.V, W of Lille and at 09.50 one Pfalz D.III over the same area. Observer was 2th Lt Louis Thompson.
2th and 3th victories of Charles Arnison(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4859): By 10.00 two Pfalz D.III over Estaires-Lille. Observer was Lt Samuel Parry.
5th victory of William Cairnes(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.00 one Albatros D.V over Armentières. 
2th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 09.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Steenwerck.
6th victory of Percy Hobson(84th Sqn S.E.5a B6410): At 13.00 one Albatros C, SW of Mézières.
44th victory of Robert Little(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6319): At 15.00 one Pfalz D.III, W of Bailleul. Shortly after, Little was shot down by Friedrich Ehmann(Jasta 47)but managed to land safely behind British lines.
12th victory of Ronald Keirstead(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel N6389): At 12.00 one Rumpler C over Wulpen. Shared with Capt Charles Hickey.  
5th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6350): At 12.00 one Rumpler C over Wulpen. Shared with Capt Ronald Keirstead. 
8th victory(and last)of Roderick McDonald(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1852): At 09.35 one type C, SW of Henin-Lietard.
10th victory(and last)of Roy Brown(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7270): At 11.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Vaux sur Somme.
5th victory of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 10.25 one Albatros C over Beaucourt. Shared with R.Foster and M.Taylor.
4th victory of Francis Mellersh(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6257): At 11.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Cerisy.
2th victory of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7200): At 10.25 one type C over Beaucourt. 
2th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 10.25 one Albatros C over Beaucourt. Shared with O.LeBoutillier and M.Taylor.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 14:57

Apr 22, 1918
 
Sea War
Νorth Sea–Zeebrugge Raid: St George’s Day Raid by British Dover Patrol 3 old cruiser blockships; 9 monitors; 5 cruisers; 7 flotilla leaders, 44 destroyers on Zeebruge and Ostend(night April 22-23)(2 blockships miss). Zeebrugge Raid lasts 1 hour and costs 588 Royal Navy casualties mainly from 900-strong landing party that tries tο storm harbour mole. Obsolescent submarine C3 destroys viaduct linking mole to mainland; 24 CMBs and 60 Minelayers lay flanking smokescreen; 8 Victoria Cross won(King invests them on July 31)and 209 other decorations. Destroyer North Star(35 casualties)sunk, probably by torpedo from Mole, and German destroyer probably torpedoed on inside. Germans dredge in 24 hours 60-feet wide channel round blockships, canal fully open within 3 weeks; coastal U-boot UB-16 uses it on April 24, larger boats diverted to Ostend, but raid a great British morale booster at home and in France.
Adriatic: Destroyer action(night April 22-23)as 4 Austrian ships chased from West of Valona back to Cattaro by 5 British(Hornet suffers 32 casualties)and 1 French.
Air War
Occupied Belgium: D.H.4 bombs Zeebrugge harbour mole(night April 22-23)as diversion for Royal Navy Zeebrugge Raid.
Middle East
Caucasus: Tiflis Diet proclaims independent Τrans-Cauca­sian Federative Republic, which orders ceasefire on April 23.
 
By the Germans
 
16th victory(and last)of Hans Weiss(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.58 one Sopwith Camel over Moreuil Woods.
8th victory of Hans Joachim Wolff(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.00 one Sopwith Camel, N of Moreuil. 
3th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.50 one Spad, NW of Armentières.
5th victory of Ludwig Luer(CO Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 20.20 one Spad over Mézières.
25th victory of Karl Menckhoff(Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): At 18.40 one Spad over Godenvillers.
Hptm Wilhelm Reinhard assumed command of JG 1.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
21th victory of Gabriel Guérin(Spa15 Spad VII): One two-seater over Royancourt.
N.90 renamed as Spa90. Complement was 10 Spad VII and XIII and four Bréguet 14A2. 
36th victory of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 18.05 one two-seater over Assainvillers-le Monchel.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Gerald Gibbs(17th Sqn S.E.5a B694): At 09.45 one DFW C over Tumba(Macedonian front).
12th victory of Arthur Fairclough(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V near Bois du Biez. 
14th and 15th victories(and last)of Frank Weare(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 09.40 two Albatros D.V, E of Merville. Observer was Lt George Hayward.
1th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1136): At 08.40 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville. Observer was Lt Charles George Gass.
25th and 26th victories of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 15.35 one balloon, N of Scarpe River and at 15.40 one balloon, N of Scarpe River.
9th and 10th victories of Geoffrey Hughes(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): By 10.30 two Fokker D.VII over Nieppe Forest. Observer was Capt Hugh Claye.
6th victory of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 16.30 one type C, SE of Wancourt.
Capt Alan Bott(111th Sqn Nieuport, 5 victories)shot down and POW. Imprisoned in Turkey, he escaped four months later.
24th and 25th victories(and last)of Stanley Rosevear(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3363): By 11.10 two Pfalz D.III over Hangard.
16th and 17th victories of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 09.30 one Albatros D.V over Merville and at 09.32 a second over Merville-Estaires.
9th victory of Euan Dickson(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7739): At 16.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes. Observer was AGL V.Robinson.
1th victory of William Elliott(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7561): At 16.20 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes. Observer was AM G.Smith.
6th victory of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 06.10 one type C over Albert. Shared with C.Brock, Merril Taylor and R.Foster. 
5th victory of Cecil Brock(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 06.10 one type C over Albert. Shared with Oliver LeBoutillier, Merrill Taylor and Robert Foster.
3th victory of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 06.10 one type C over Albert. Shared with O.LeBoutillier, Robert Foster and C.Brock.  
3th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 06.10 one type C over Albert. Shared with O.LeBoutillier, Merrill Taylor and C.Brock.  
  
By the Italian front
 
1th victory of Umberto Calvello(260a M.5): One Lohner TL seaplane(R1), W of Gronghera. Shared with Pagliacci and Rivieri. Sfr Alfred Edler von Herbetz and NH Stefan Bauer both captured and unhurt. 

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#495 Danelov

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 14:23

Apr 23, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: Special Haig dispatch reports 102 German divisions engaged since March 21.
Somme: Heavy German attacks at Albert and between Somme and Avre. US 1st Division enters line opposite Cantigny(west of Montdidier)between French IX and VI Corps.
Sea War
North Sea: Last German High Seas Fleet sortie(until April 24). Vain bid from 0500 hours, initially undetected(Scheer eliminates radio traffic), to attack British Norwegian convoys(81 ships off Forth nowhere near Norwegian waters). Hipper finds nothing, sends back battlecruiser Moltke with engine trouble(40 miles southwest of Stavanger). Distress signal(April 24)alerts Room 40 and Grand Fleet’s 35 capital ships(including 4 US battleships)plus 111 cruisers and destroyers put to sea from Rosyth in record 1 1/2 hours. Battleship Oldenburg takes Moltke in tow but she is torpedoed by British submarine E42 on April 25 before she and whole fleet of 17 battleships re-enter harbour.
Politics
Guatemala: Government declares war on Germany.
Austria: Hungarian Prime Minister Dr Werkerle says Emperor’s peace letter had German agreement.
Britain: Major-General Tom Bridges military adviser to Lord Reading in USA.
 
By the Germans
 
Battle for Kemmel Ridge.
2th victory of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): One S.E.5a(C1086)from 56th Sqn over Sailly-Laurette. Pilot, ace, Kenneth Junor was KIA.
Uffz Böhne(Jasta 7 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in combat with S.E.5a from No.74 Sqn.
17th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.30 one Bristol F.2b, W of Morisel.
11th victory(and last)of Heinrich Arntzen(Jasta 50 Albatros D.III OAW): One Bréguet 14.
8th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Zorn(Jasta 60 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over Noyon. Zorn was captured the same day.
Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72)awarded with the Pour le Mérite.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th and 5th victories of Jacques Gerard(Spa65 Spad XIII): One two-seater, N of Ploypon and one EA over Rollot.
2th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Esclainville.
4th and 5th victories of Jacques Gérard(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater, N of Le Ployron(Oise), shared with Mdl Jacques Genty and a second near Rollot(Somme).
1th victory of Jacques Genty(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater, N of Le Ployron(Oise), shared with Sgt Jacques Gérard.  
6th victory of Alexandre Marty(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 11.15 one Hannover CL over Pagny-sur-Meuse.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Cecil Clark(1th Sqn S.E.5a B4810): At 19.20 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Courtrai.
22th and 23th victories of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4017): By 18.20 two Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée, the second shared with Lt Gordon Irving.
13th victory of Arthur Fairclough(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 18.20 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée. 
3th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 18.20 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée. Shared with Maj Albert Carter. 
13th victory of Ronald Mark(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6417): At 14.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Warfusée.
11th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a C9613): At 14.45 one Pfalz D.III, S of Warfusée.
8th victory of George Johnson(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.45 one Pfalz D.III, S of Warfusée.
3th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a D275): At 14.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Warfusée.
3th victory of Earl Hand(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2430): At 09.00 one Albatros D.III, N of Levico.
3th victory of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5238): At 09.00 one Albatros D.III, N of Levico.
11th victory(and last)of Thomas Colvill-Jones(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1126): At 15.50 one Pfalz D.III, W of Bray. Observer was 2th Lt M.J.Moore.
Kenneth Junor(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1086, 8 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Egon Koepsch from Jasta 4. 
8th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a B74): At 18.35 one Albatros D.V over Boiry Notre Dame.
2th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a C5393): At 17.50 one type C over Ervillers.
17th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 18.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Mericourt.
3th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1817): At 18.35 one Albatros D.V over Morlancourt.
6th victory of Hilliard Bell(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5180): At 08.50 one Albatros D.III over Mt.Moscaigh(Italian front).
7th victory of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): One two-seater.
19th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 18.10 one Pfalz D.III, E of Merville.
10th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 16.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Frameville.
7th victory(and last)of Percy Hobson(84th Sqn S.E.5a B6410): At 16.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Framerville.
6th victory of Charles Stubbs(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9519): At 16.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Frameville.
10th victory of Euan Dickson(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7739): At 19.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes. Observer was AGL V.Robinson.
3th and 4th victories of John Gamon(205th Sqn Airco N6004): By 19.50 one Fokker D.R.I and one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Observer was Lt R.Scott.
2th victory of William James Middleton(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8071): At 19.20 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes. Pilot was Lt G.E.Siedle. 
13th victory of Oliver Redgate(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7250): At 19.20 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Hangard. 
5th victory(and last)of Francis Mellersh(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3329): At 13.55 one DFW C, SW of Cerisy.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
5th victory of Paul F.Baer(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 09.55 one Albatros C over St. Gobain. Shared with Lt C.H.Wilcox.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 14:23

Apr 24, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: 2 German divisions with 13 tanks(2 lost)capture Villers­Bretonneux (over 390 PoWs)and threaten Allied junction in Amiens sector. First tank-vs-tank action: a British Mk IV ‘Male’(Mitchell)knocks out German A7V Elfriede(after it disables 2 ‘Females’), which is then captured; 7 British Whippet light tanks(1 lost) run down 400 German infantry.
Eastern Front
Finland: 8,000 Red Guards and 10 guns vainly try to retake Lahti from 800 German troops until April 29.
Manchuria: Colonel Semenov’s White Cossacks defeat 500 armed Hungarian PoWs, drive them towards Chita.
Africa
Mozambique: Kartucol push checked at Mbalama Hill, but Captain Brodie’s reconnaissance party storm observation post and force German retreat on April 25. Rosecol advances on Koronje and Nanungu(April 27-29), Kartucol takes over on April 30.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): At 17.00 Curtiss H12B Flying Boat(8677)over North Hinder.
3th victory of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15): One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8, N of Cachy.
 
By the RAF
 
11th victory of Robert Grosvenor(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8408): At 18.10 one type C over Villers-Bretonneux.
3th victory of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3331): At 18.50 one Pfalz D.III over Warfusée-Abancourt.

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#497 Danelov

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 14:24

Apr 25, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Kemmel Hill captured in 5 hours by 7 German divisions(French defeat), British call it Second Battle. Anglo­Australian night attack by 2 brigades(night April 24-25) recaptures Villers-Bretonneux with 600 PoWs.
Middle East
Armenia: Turks occupy Kars(first time since 1878), find over 212 field and fortress guns.
Persia: Small British column (aided by 4 RAF aircraft) defeats pro-German Sinjabis northeast of Kasr-i-Shirin.
Sea War
North Sea: World’s first dedicated anti-sub hunter-killer submarines(British R1 and R2)launched at Chatham(class of 12 launched by October 5, 1918).
Eastern Atlantic: U-boot sinks sloop HMS Cowslip off Cape Spartel(near Gibraltar).
Adriatic: Royal Navy Air Service aircraft bomb Durazzo.
Britain: First Lord Geddes memo on "The Future of the Russian Fleet".
St George’s Channel: Royal Navy sloop Jessamine depth charges and sinks U-104.
Air War
Britain: Sir W Weir succeeds Rothermere as Secretary of State for Air.
North Sea: 7 German Zeebrugge seaplanes shoot down 1 of 2 Felixstowe flying boats(down another on June 6).
Flanders: 96 German planes fire 60,000 MG rounds and drop 700 bombs on 3 villages in low-level preparation for assault on Kemmel Hill; RAF lose 4 planes to only 1 German.
Home fronts
Britain: Churchill reviews munitions work for Commons; losses since March 21 more than made good; 750,000 women working, doing 90% shell production; 100,000 men released to forces since May 1917. Lord Rothermere resigns from Air Ministry (Sir W Weir succeeds on April 27). Exports prohibited to Russia.
USA: Potato eating urged instead of bread.
Australia: Hughes and Cook made War Conference representatives.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): At 17.55 one Curtiss H12B Flying Boat over Outer Gabbard.
Bruno Feitzmann(MFJ II(Marine Feld Jagdstaffell Pfalz D.IIIa 5942/17)killed in combat with Hanriots from the 9th Escadrille. 
10th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith over Avecapelle.
7th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 14.25 one Sopwith Camel over Nieuvekerke.
10th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): At 18.25 one Sopwith Camel(D1801)over Dommart.
6th victory of Karl Schattauer(Jasta 16 Fokker D.R.I): At 10.50 one R.E.8, E of Reninghelst.
Oblt Dieterle(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in combat with two S.E.5a from No.84 Sqn.
August Meyer(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.IIIa)killed in combat with two S.E.5a from No.84 Sqn.
Ltn Käser(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa 8015/17)made a forced landing. 8015/17 was written off.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
1th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 12.20 one scout over St. Joris.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Cecil Clark(1th Sqn S.E.5a B4810): At 18.50 one Pfalz D.III over Houtham.
3th victory of John Bateman(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 18.55 one Pfalz D.III over Hothem.
2th victory of Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a C5374): At 18.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Becelaere-Dadizeele.
5th victory of Acheson Goulding(17th Sqn S.E.5a B690): At 10.00 one DFW C over Angista. Shared with Lt Arthur Jarvis(Macedonian front). 
1th victory of Arthur Jarvis(17th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4913): At 10.00 one DFW C over Angista. Shared with Lt Acheson Goulding(Macedonian front).
12th victory of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C817): At 19.35 one Albatros D.V, N of Ploegsteert.
7th victory of Cecil Marchant(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): One LVG C, W of Lens, shared with 2th Lt E.Smith and 2th Lt Philip Tudhope.
1th victory of Philip Tudhope(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): One LVG C, W of Lens, shared with Capt Cecil Marchant and 2th Lt E.Smith.
2th victory of Robert Little(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C814): At 17.05 one Rumpler C, E of Harbonnières. Observer was Sgt Walter Beales.
Capt Thomas Colvill-Jones(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 11 victories)MIA. He died from wounds in a POW camp at Limburg. 
18th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 18.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Lamotte.
12th, 13th and 14th victories of Robert Grosvenor(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8408): By 17.00 three Pfalz D.III, E of Wiencourt. 
7th and 8th victories of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8233): At 17.00 one Albatros D.V, E of Wiencourt and at 17.05 one Pfalz D.III over Wiencourt.
5th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8403): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III over Wiencourt.
1th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a D259): At 17.00 one Albatros D.V, E of Abancourt.
Capt Stanley Rosevear(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 25 victories)killed in crash near Arras.
 
By the Italian front
 
2th and 3th victories of Flaminio Avet(70a Nieuport): Two scouts over Conegliano.

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#498 Danelov

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 14:24

Apr 26, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Germans repulsed at Voormezeele south of Ypres(and twice on April 27). French lose and retake Locre village west of Mt Kemmel, repulse another attack oin April 28.
Somme: French Foreign Legion(851 casualties)storms Hangard Wood and holds it against 5 counter-attacks.
Eastern Front
USSR: Bolsheviks protest against German Brest-Litovsk violations.
Finland: 3,000 German troops capture Hameenlinna and meet Finnish Nyland Dragoons on April 27. K.Manner flees Viborg with 3 steamers for Petrograd.
Middle East
Mesopotamia: General Egerton’s 10,500 men(5 columns)wrest Kifri-Tuz Khurmatli from 3,000 Turks(until April 29); 6th Indian Cavalry Brigade charges at Kulawand on April 27, destroying Turk rearguard(200 killed, 565 PoWs and 1 gun captured); 13th Division takes Tuz as 13th Hussars’ charge causes 1,300 Turks with 12 guns and 20 MGs to surrender on April 29.
 
By the Germans
 
Andreas Köhler(Jasta 35 Pfalz D.IIIa 8282/17)shot down by AAA near Vimy-Combles. Köhler became POW and 8282/17 largely intact was recovered by the British.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Jean Rouvin(Spa78 Spad VII)killed in flying accident at d’Auvillers airfield. 
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Gerald Gibbs(17th Sqn S.E.5a B694): At 09.45 one Albatros D over Sueti Vrac(Macedonian front).
2th victory of Arthur Jarvis(17th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4913): At 10.45 one DFW C over Kuakli. Shared with Lt J.J.Boyd Harvey(Macedonian front). 

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#499 Danelov

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 14:25

Apr 27, 1918
 
Western Front
France: First contingent of Italian II Corps arrives.
Eastern Front
USSR: Soviet Central Executive Committee abolishes rights of inheritance. At Petrograd White plotters name Grand Duke Alexis Nikolaievich ruler of Russia.
Home Fronts
India: Delhi War Conference(until April 29).
Britain: Wheat acreage highest since 1882 but only 500,000 bales of cotton(11 weeks supply)left.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
22th victory of Gabriel Guérin(Spa15 Spad VII): One DFW C, N of Moreuil.
Ltt Maurice Noguès(CO Spa73 Spad XIII)emergency landing after engine problems. Pilot wounded and hospitalized. Ltt Robert Gerdès assume command interim next day. 
 
By the RAF
 
14th victory of Oliver Redgate(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7270): At 14.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Villers Brettoneaux. Shared with Lt Robert Foster. 
4th victory of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 14.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Villers Brettoneaux. 
4th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 14.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Villers Brettoneaux. Shared with Lt Oliver Redgate. 
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
Unconfirmed victory claim by Raoul Lufbery(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)

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#500 Danelov

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:41

Apr 28, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Belgian troops repulse raid at Langemarck.
Eastern Front
Finland: Reds shoot 26 White PoWs in Viborg prison. Red Guard night attacks throw back Germans, taking 2 guns, but held at Lahti.
Southern Russia: German troops reach Taganrog, Sea of Azov, in Donetz coal basin.
Home Fronts
Austria: Death of Gavrilo Princip (the assassin of Sarajevo 1914), age 22, in hospital of tuberculosis, Theresienstadt.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Hermann Kunz(Jasta 1F): At 09.45 one balloon over Palestine.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of Edward Patrick Kenny(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4626): At 17.45 one Albatros D.III, S of Nablus. Observer was Lt F.C.Hawley.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:41

Apr 29, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Battle of the Lys ends: 13 German divisions attack at 0540 hours on 10-mile front but only capture Scherpenberg, a knoll 2 miles northwest of Mt Kemmel from French and 2-mile stretch of British-held Salient outpost line, 3 miles south of Ypres. Haig and Plumer contemplate retreat to prepared St Orner line. Ludendorff suspends the offensive at 2200 hours. 
Lorraine: US codebreakers give Doughboys 1/2 hour warning of attack.
Eastern Front
Finland: Mannerheim captures Viborg.
Ukraine: General Groener establishes military dictatorship(Kiev martial law from April 26)under landowner Hetman(ex-Tsarist)General Skoropadski, having arrested anti-German League dissolved Rada.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Heinrich Wessels(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith Camel, SE of Ramskapelle.
7th victory(and last)of Richard Plange(Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.15 one Spad over Westoutre.
7th victory of Karl Schattauer(Jasta 16 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.35 one balloon, SW of Poperinghe.
Heinrich Bongartz(Jasta 36 Fokker D.R.I 575/17)shot down by Capt C.G.Glynn(No.74 Sqn S.E.5a). Wounded, he crash landed near Kemmel Hill. He survived the war.
 
By the RAF
 
8th and 9th victories of Cecil Clark(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1106): At 06.50 one Pfalz D.III over Kemmel-Wytschaete, shared with Lt Percy Clayson and at 11.45 one Albatros D.V over Wytschaete.
7th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1095): At 06.50 one Pfalz D.III over Kemmel-Wytschaete.
3th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a C5392): At 17.35 one Pfalz D.III over Wancourt.
19th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 10.30 one Pfalz D.III, near Hamel.
8th victory of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 19.10 one type C, NE of Querrieu.
3th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a B173): At 11.40 one Albatros D.V, S of Dickerbusch Lake
20th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 11.40 one Fokker D.VII,  S of Dickebusch Lake.
6th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8403): At 19.00 one DFW C, SE of St. Gratien. Shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg, Lt John Todd and Lt V.C.Chapman.
1th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8272): At 19.00 one DFW C, SE of St. Gratien. Shared with Lt Hugh Saunders, Lt John Todd and Lt V.C.Chapman.
10th victory of John Manuel(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3366): At 14.45 one Albatros D.V, NE of Hollebeke.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
1th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6159): At 18.10 one Pfalz D.IIIa from Jasta 64 over Baussant. Shared with J.N.Hall.

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#502 Danelov

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:44

Apr 30, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Ludendorff halts Operation Georgette. OHL decides on major diversionary offensive(Goerz)against French designed to draw Allied reserves south from Flanders. Once achieved, a further heavy attack will be mounted to encompass BEF’s destruction.
France: During April 118,000 US troops sail for France, BEF losses 143,168 soldiers, only 48 of 61 divisions battleworthy.
Eastern Front
USSR: Ex-Tsar and family brought to Ekaterinburg in the Urals.
Finland: Red Western Army cut in half by German-White Guard attacks.
Russia: By now 386,000 Austro­German PoWs returned home. Turkestan Soviet Republic proclaimed.
Middle East
Palestine: Second Trans­Jordan Raid(until May 4): Chauvel’s 13,000 men with 66 guns vs 9,000 Turks and Germans and c.70 guns. 60th Division and NZ Mounted Brigade only take first line of Turk Nimrin position east of Jordan, 3rd ALH (Australian Light Horse, mounted infantry) Brigade captures Es Salt (Turk Fourth Army HQ) but 4th ALH Brigade checked at Jisr-ed-Damieh bridge.
South Persia: Sykes’ Mission: 3,344 British troops and 7,898 South Persia Rifles(292 British-Indian officers and NCOs).
Sea War
Atlantic: U-boot sinks Canadian Pacific liner SS Oronsa.
Irish Sea: Royal Navy convoy sloop Coreopsis gunfire sinks coastal U-boot UB-85 in Northern Channel.
Britain: Since April 27 flights of obsolete D.H.6s on anti­U-boot patrol.
Allied and neutral shipping losses to U-boots in April: 112 ships(67 British with 488 lives)worth 273,355t(215,543t British from all causes); German U-boots figure 134 ships worth 300,069t including 43 ships worth 80,126t in Mediterranean; 6 U-boots sunk.
 
By the Germans
 
986 Albatros D.Va, 131 Albatros D.V, 174 Albatros D.III, 171 Fokker D.R.I, 19 Fokker D.VII and 433 Pfalz D.IIIa in service at the front. 2551 pilots at the front. 
 
By th RAF
 
21th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 11.40 one Albatros C, SE of Dickerbusch Lake. Shared with Lt Henry Dolan.
4th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a B173): At 14.40 one Halberstadt C over Dickerbusch Lake. Shared with Edward Mannock.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
103th Aero Sqn(Spad VII)deployed at Leffrinckouke Aerodrome.

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#503 Danelov

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:45

May 1, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Southern Russia: Germans occupy Sevastopol and seize part of Black Sea Fleet. Hoffmann diary on difficulties of repatriating Austro-German PoWs and 3-4 million Baltic and Polish refugees. During May 2 German divisions transfer to Western Front(until May 10).
USSR: Lenin addresses first May Day rally in Red Square and attends flying display.
Finland: Mannerheim holds victory parade in Viborg.
Home Fronts
Britain: RFP 107% (March level). New War Pensions Warrant issued. Anglo­Australian zinc agreement for 250,000t per year for duration of war plus 1 year. In May record month’s gun production: 1750 pieces with 1275 carriages.
France: 35,000 armaments workers in May Day strike at Saint-Etienne and vicinity.
Turkey: Fist war loan in Constantinople (until May 31 and until Juni 30 outside) raises T17.8m.
Germany: In May Ludendorff Fund for War Wounded opens.
Hungary: General strike, marches in 4 towns despite ban.
Sea War
South Atlantic: During May Brazilian squadron of 2 cruisers, 4 destroyers and a tender sails for European waters, but crew illness delays them at Sierra Leone.
Adriatic: Austrians suppress plot in Tb80 at Pola.
Germany: In May light cruiser Stuttgart converted to carry 3 seaplanes on davits(since January).
Britain: During last of 44 P-Boat type patrol craft launched(since October 1915)serve with Dover Patrol, Portsmouth and Nore commands.
Air War
Occupied Belgium: During May RAF bombs Zeebrugge with 32t of bombs(and on May 2,6,12 with Ostend on May 22)aiming for lock gates. Bruges docks also attacked on May 25 with 36t of bombs.
Britain: In May first flight of super-Handley Page V/1500 ‘Berlin Bomber’ at Belfast, but crashes in June, second prototype tested mid-October and 3 of 255 ordered ready in Norfolk (No 166 Squadron) on Armistice Day.
North Sea: Blackburn Kangaroos of No.246 Squadron at RNAS Seaton Carew(Tees)fly 600 hours on anti-submarine patrols from May 1 to November 11; 12 U-boots sighted, 11 attacked.
Salonika: RAF bomb Bulgar airfields in Vardar valley.
Palestine: No.1 Squadron AFC aircraft forced to land and burnt near Amman. 1 German strafing attack on May 4.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Wilhelm Schwartz appointed as CO of Jasta 13.
 
By the RAF
 
1th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5220): At 08.50 one Albatros D.III over Fonzaso(Italian front).
 
By the Italian front
 
15th, 16th ,17th and 18th victories of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.128): At 09.10 one Sopwith Camel over San Biaggio, at 09.15 one SIA 7b, N of Povegliano, at 14.30-14.35 two balloons over Visnadello and San Biaggio.
13th victory of Stefan Fejes(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.142): One Sopwith Camel over Breda di Piave.
3th and 4th victories of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.141): One Sopwith near Cimadolmo and one balloon over San Biagio.
 
2th victory of Orazio Pierozzi(260a M.5): One Hansa-Brandenburg W18(A.67)over Grado.

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#504 Danelov

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:46

May 2, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Don: Cossacks cable Kaiser for help against Bolsheviks.
Finland: Red Western Army collapses, 20,000 PoWs; 50 guns and 200 MGs.
Southern Fronts
Italy: Foch’s authority extended to Italian Front.
Sea War
Atlantic: U-boot sinks transport Tuscani (211 of 2,400 US troops lost)7 miles north of Rathlin island.
Channel: Dover Barrage sinks coastal U-boot UB-31 and on May 8 also UC-78.
Home Fronts
Germany: Prussian Landtag votes 235-183 against equal suffrage; pro-equal suffrage meetings banned on May 25.
USA: Montana bans German language teaching and textbooks, half states curtail German by summer, much book burning.
 
By the Germans
 
15th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith Camel(C8296)over Villers Bretonneux.
11th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Albatros D.Va): At 14.15 one Sopwith Camel(D6546)over Morcourt.
18th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.30 one No.56 Sqn S.E.5a(C1796), N of Montauban.
Ltn Hans Weiss(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I 545/17, 16 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Merril Taylor from No.209 Sqn.
Ltn Edgar Scholz(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I 591/17, 6 victories)killed in take off accident at Cappy airfield.
Ltn Eberhard Mohnicke appointed as CO of Jasta 11.
11th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.15 one Bréguet 14 over Noyon-Roye.
1th victory of Karl Schmückle(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 17.50 one two-seater, SW of Staubecken.
Ltn R.Determeyer(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa 8338/17)shot down in combat with No.1 Sqn S.E.5a flown by Capt H.A Rigby. Determeyer was seriously wounded.
1th victory of Hermann Juhnke(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 18.15 one No.46 Sqn Sopwith Camel near Locon, flown by 2th Lt H.C.Hickey.
Edler von Braun(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in combat with Henry Hay from Spa86.
Phillip Jopp(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down near Mondidier at 20.00 by SousLt André Barcat from Spa153. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 13.20 one Rumpler C near Assainvilliers.
3th victory of Jean Fraissinet(Spa57 Spad VII S5467): One Aviatik C near Domart-sur-le-Luce.
3th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S699): One Albatros D near Mailly-Raineval.
7th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa86 Spad XIII): One Pfalz D.III over Morlancourt.
Ltt Gonzague Pavret de la Rochefordière appointed as CO of Spa94.
2th victory of Andre Barcat(Spa153 Spad VII S3017): One Pfalz over Montdidier. Shared with Lt Auguste Lahoulle, S/Lt Louvat and Sgt Morel.
4th victory of Auguste Lahoulle(Spa154 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, E of Montdidier. 
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1095): At 13.50 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Bailleul. 
4th victory of John Bateman(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 13.25 one LVG C over Houthulst. Shared with Lt Kenneth Mills.
4th victory of Harry Rigby(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1113): At 13.50 one Pfalz D.III, E of Bailleul.
3th victory of Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a C5374): At 13.25 one LVG C over Houthulst. Shared with Lt John Bateman.
1th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9297): At 16.15 one DFW C over Arras. Shared with William Tipton.
1th victory of William Tipton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6519): At 16.15 one DFW C over Arras. Shared with Lt Will Hubbard.
24th victory of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4017): At 17.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Armentières. 
22th victory(and last)of John Leacroft(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 17.45 one Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières.
14th victory of Arthur Fairclough(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V, S of Armentières. Shared with Lt Arthur Blake. 
4th victory of Norman Hustings(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3899): At 17.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Armentières.  
1th victory of Arthur Blake(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3843): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V, S of Armentières. Shared with Lt Arthur Fairclough.  
7th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 10.40 one Albatros D.V over Valdobbiadene(Italian front).
4th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6413): At 10.35 one type C over Valdobbiadene(Italian front).
26th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 14.50 one Albatros D.V over Brebieres.
4th victory of Earl Hand(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2430): At 10.35 one Albatros D.III over Mt.Chiesa.
8th victory of Cecil Marchant(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9211): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires, shared with 2th Lt John Smith.
4th victory of John Smith(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1575): At 17.00 Pfalz D.III over Estaires, shared with Capt Cecil Marchant.
7th victory(and last)of Louis Jarvis(56th Sqn S.E.5a D257): By 11.25 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Martinpuich. 
6th victory of Louis Jarvis(56th Sqn S.E.5a D257): At 11.25 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Martinpuich. Shared with 2th lt C.Parry. 
6th victory of Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a B183): At 11.25 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Martinpuich.
3th victory of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 11.25 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Marrtinpuich. 
20th and 21th victories of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 11.50 one type C over Miramount Wood and at 12.05 a second over Villers-Brettoneaux.
4th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1817): At 11.55 one type C over Villers-Brettoneaux.
2th victory of Lewis Whitehead(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1876): At 13.25 one type C over Cerisy-Lamotte. 
3th victory of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6424): At 11.45 one Albatros D.V(153.176)over Levico(Italian front).
1th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a D5399): At 14.50 one Albatros D.V, E of Abancourt.
20th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel). At 10.10 one type C. N of Albert. Shared victory.
9th victory(and last)of Anthony Spence(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7278): At 10.10 one type C, N of Albert. Shared victory.
8th victory of Cyril Ridley(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7248): At 12.50 one Pfalz D.III, E of Villers Brettoneaux.
5th victory of Hazel Wallace(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6359): At 10.10 one type C, N of Albert. Shared victory.
1th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6421): At 10.10 one type C, N of Albert. Shared victory.
15th victory of Oliver Redgate(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7270): At 12.15 one Fokker D.R.I, 1 mi S of Cerisy. 
13th and 14th victories of Stearne Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7199): At 18.15 one one Albatros D.V over Brie and at 18.45 a second over Cayeux. 
5th victory of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3326): At 12.00 one Fokker D.R.I, 1 mi S of Cerisy. Ace Hans Weiss from Jasta 11 was KIA.
3th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3327): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V over Cayeaux.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of Paul McGinness(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4849): At 07.40 one type C over Ras Momsar. Observer was Lt F.C.Hawley.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
1th victory of James Meissner(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6144): At 12.03 one Hannover CL over Regnaville. Fabric from the top wing of his Nieuport ripped away in a dive, but he managed to land without further damage.
 
By the Italian front
 
13th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One scout over Cimadolmo.

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#505 Danelov

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 13:29

May 3, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: Germans fire 10,000 rounds(15t)mustard gas at US 1st Division opposite Cantigny, 693 gassed(4 deaths).
France: Major-General James W McAndrew AEF(American Expedition Force) Chief of Staff.
Eastern Front
Finland: Whites occupy Kouvola. White ministers meet Mannerheim at Haapamaeki.
Middle East
Palestine: Allenby orders retreat from Es Salt(until May 4); British back over Jordan minus 1,649 casualties but plus 981 PoWs and 29 MGs captured. EEF railway reaches Beersheba.
Georgia: British military mission leaves Tiflis for Vladikavkas.
Air War
Germany: D.H.4s of No.55 Squadron seriously damage goods statin rail tracks and rolling stock at Thionville.
Western Front: RAF claim 36 German aircraft, Germans admit loss of 22 for 33 Allied.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Heinrich Haase(Schlasta 8): At 16.57 one Spad, S of Gratibus.
8th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.45 one Sopwith Camel over Nieppe, SE of Bailleul.
4th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.50 one Bréguet 14 over Chuignes.
7th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.50 one Spad, W of Pozieres.
1th victory of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.20 one Bréguet 14 over Cayeux.
6th victory of Paul Aue(Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.15 one B.F.2b(C814)over Proyart.
3th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 18.50 one Airco D.H.9 over Fontaine-Les Cappy.
Erich Just(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I 110/17)shot down in combat with 24th Sqn S.E.5a over Proyart. Wounded,  Just returned to service by July 1918.
33th victory of Julius Buckler(Jasta 17 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 21.00 one balloon over Tricot.
3th victory of Karl Albert Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.30 one Airco D.H.4 or D.H.9, E of Steenwerck.
4th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 19.30 one Airco D.H.9(6101)of 98th Sqn over Vieux Berquin. Lt R.A.Holiday and 2th Lt C.B.White KIA.
14th and 15th victories of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 14.00 one Sopwith Camel(B7357)over Estaires and at 18.30 one No.19 Sqn Sopwith Dolphin(C3828), N of La Bassée. Pilot G.Chadwick wounded and POW. 
18th victory of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Juvigny.
22th victory of Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Albatros D.Va): At 10.25 one Spad XIII, SE of Mailly.
1th victory of Jasta 80(Fokker D.VI).
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 17.25 one two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet. Ltn Willi Karbe and Ltn Erich Meuche KIA.
1th victory of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 17.25 one two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Sgt Frank Baylies. Ltn Willi Karbe and Ltn Erich Meuche KIA.
1th victory of Charles Bacqué(Spa23 Spad XIII): One EA over bois de Brieulles-sur-Meuse.
Sgt Désire Maberau(Spa26 Spad VII S3802)shot down and KIA near Moreuil by Ltn Karl Galetschky of Jasta 48.
SLt Omer Demeuldre(Spa84 Spad VII, 13 victories)MIA in the area Montmidier.
4th victory of Maurice Robert(N.92 Nieuport 27): One Rumpler C.IV over the French lines. Shared with Mdl Jean Javaud. German crew POW.
1th victory of Jean Javaud(N.92 Nieuport 27): One Rumpler C.IV over the French lines. Shared with Adj Maurice Robert. German crew POW.
12th victory(and last)of Marcel Hugues(Spa95 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Sgt Fleury.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
9th victory of Andre de Meulemeester(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 11.35 one type C over Schoorbakke.
5th victory of Jan Olieslagers(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 17.50 one Fokker D.VII over Westende.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of Harry Rigby(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1113): At 07.35 one Fokker D.R.I over Wytschaete.
4th victory of Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a C5374): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.III over Steenwerck. Shared with Lt Ernest Owen.
1th victory of Ernest Owen(1th Sqn S.E.5a B504): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.III over Steenwerck. Shared with Lt Kenneth Mills.
13th victory of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C817): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V over Gheluvelt.
10th and 11th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4699): By 10.55 two Albatros D.V, S of Ploegsteert Wood and Le Touquet. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
8th and 9th victories of Douglas Cooke(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4749): At 17.20 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Hollebeke and at 17.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Ypres. Observer was Lt Henry Crowe.
14th victory(and last)of Ronald Mark(24th Sqn S.E.5a C5367): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Marcelcave. Shared with Capt Cyril Lowe.
12th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a C9613): At 18.35 one Fokker D.R.I over Le Quesnel.
4th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a D275): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Marcelcave. Shared with Lt Ronald Mark.
7th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 16.10 one Albatros D.III, 2 km SE of Mansue(Italian front).
6th victory of Richard Dawes(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7359): At 09.15 one Aviatik C over Mt.Santo(Italian front).
5th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6413): At 10.40 one type C over Conegliano(Italian front).
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a B8374): By 12.20-12.30 two Fokker D.R.I over Frelinghem and at 12.35 one LVG C, 1 mi WSW of Poperinghe.  
5th victory of George Lingham(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1785): At 11.35 one Pfalz D.III over Vieux Berquin.
17th and 18th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9153): At 12.30 one LVG C, S of Bailleul and at 13.00 one Halberstadt C, NW of Don, shared with 2th Lt Victor Yeates.
4th victory of Alexander Vlasto(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2522): At 13.30 one Pfalz D.III over Fleurbaix.
1th victory of Victor Yeates(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1637): At 13.00 one type C, NW of Don, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren.
7th, 8th and 9th victories of Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a B183): At 09.40 one Rumpler C, S of Pozieres, by 09.45 two Rumpler C over Montauban. Shared with Capt Edward Atkinson and Lt W.Irwin.
4th and 5th victories of Edward Atkinson(56th Sqn S.E.5a B8494): At 09.55 one Rumpler C over Montauban. Shared with Lt Trevor Durrant and Lt W.Irwin and at 10.15 a second, SE of Bapaume. Shared with Lt Trevor Durrant and Lt W.Irwin. 
1th and 2th victories of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a C5435): At 09.55 one Rumpler C over Montauban. Shared with Capt Edward Atkinson and Lt T.Durrant and at 10.15 a second, SE of Bapaume. Shared with Capt Edward Atkinson and Lt T.Durrant.
9th and 10th victories of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4619): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V, 2 mi S of Armentières and at 11.40 one type C, 1 mi SE of Ploegsteert. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
8th and 9th victories of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1216): By 11.00 one Albatros C, N of Merville and one Albatros D.V, S of  Armentières. Observer was Lt Percival Chambers.
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Charles Arnison(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4859): By 11.15-11.17 three Albatros D.V, E of Armentières. Observer was Lt Samuel Parry.
5th victory(and last)of Hugh Nangle(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1245): At 10.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt T.C.Cooper.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C779): By 11.45-12.00 three Albatros D.V, N of Armentières. Observer was Lt Sidney Knights.
2th and 3th victories of Ernest Morrow(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C796): By 11.20 two Albatros D.V, S of Armentières. Observer was Lt Horace Merritt.
9th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a B74): At 16.45 one Pfalz D.III over Vitry en Artois.
4th victory of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a B58): At 10.55 one Rumpler C over Mercatel. Shared with Lt Bernard Walkerdine.
1th victory of Bernard Walkerdine(64th Sqn S.E.5a C6447): At 10.55 one Rumpler C over Mercatel. Shared with Phillip Scott Burge.
3th victory of Lewis Whitehead(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1876): At 06.45 one Hannover C over Heilly. Shared with 2th Lt S.W.Crane. 
7th victory of Hilliard Bell(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5180): At 11.50 one Albatros D.III over Ormelle(Italian front).
3th victory William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6476): At 12.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Ploegsteert.
1th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 12.50 one Albatros D.V over Ploegsteert.
22th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 18.55 one LVG C, S of Merville. Shared with Lt H.Dolan, Lt H.Clements and Lt A.Kiddie.
5th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a B173): At 18.55 one LVG C, S of Merville. Shared with Capt E.Mannock, Lt H.Clements and Lt A.Kiddie.
2th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.55 one LVG C, S of Merville. Shared with Capt E.Mannock, Lt H.Dolan and Lt H.Clements.
2th victory of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.55 one LVG C, S of Merville. Shared with Capt E.Mannock, Lt H.Dolan and Lt A.Kiddie.
18th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 11.10 one type C, 1 mi NE of Lens.
7th and 8th victories of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): By 11.40 two Fokker D.R.I over Neuve Eglise-Armentieres. 
6th victory of Harold Beamish(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3855): At 11.35 one Fokker D.R.I near Neuve-Eglise.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Euan Dickson(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9237): By 15.42-15.45 three Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Rosières, the third as shared victory. Observer was AGL V.Robinson.
5th and 6th victories of John Gamon(205th Sqn Airco N6004): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Shared victories. Observer was Lt R.Scott.
3th and 4th victories of William James Middleton(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8071): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Rosières. Pilot was Lt G.E.Siedle.
2th and 3th victories of William Elliott(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 N6009): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Shared victories. Observer was 2th Lt J.A.Whalley. 
1th and 2th victories of Cyril Heywood(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9238): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Shared victories. Observer was Sgt SF Langstone.
1th and 2th victories of William Grossart(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7811): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Shared victories. Observer was Sgt P.L.Richards.
1th and 2th victories of Robert Chalmers(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D8401): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Rosières. Shared victories. Observer was 2th Lt Stanley Hamblin.
1th victory of Leslie Warren(206th Sqn Airco D.H.9 B7596): At 18.55 one Albatros D.V, S of Merville. Observer was Lt O'Brien.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of Allan Brown(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1149): At 07.00 one type C, SW of Suweilah, shared with Lt G.V.Oxenham and Lt H.A.Letch. Observer was Lt Gardfield Finlay.
1th victory of Eric Cummings(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B168): At 11.30 one Fokker D.R.I. over Meteren.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
2th Lt Charles W.Chapman(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed by ObLtn Erwin Wenig of Jasta 80. 
2th victory of David Peterson(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 10.40 one Scout over Amenencourt.
 
By the Italian front 
 
19th victory of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.141): One Spad 1, SE of Spresiano.
 
4th victory of Flaminio Avet(70a Hanriot HD.1): One Phönix D.I(228.42)from Flik 63J over Zenson.
5th victory(and last)of Antonio Amantea(71a Spad VII): One EA over Monte Spitz/Tonezza.
2th victory of Giorgio Michetti(76a Hanriot HD.1): One scout over Sernaglia.
4th victory of Alessandro Buzio(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(169.78)of Flik 16D over Asolone. Shared with Censi, Donati, Nannini and Ticconi. Kpl Franz Leo Sigl unhurt and Oblt Franz Weintritt WIA.
1th victory of Romolo Ticconi(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(169.78)of Flik 16D over Asolone. Shared with Buzio, Censi, Donati and Nannini. Kpl Franz Leo Sigl unhurt and Oblt Franz Weintritt WIA.
31th victory of Francesco Baracca(91a Spad VII): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.28)of Flik 19 over Grave di Papadoli. Shared with Guido Nardini.
4th victory of Guido Nardini(91a Spad VII): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.28) of Flik 19 over Grave di Papadoli. Shared with Francesco Baracca.

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#506 Danelov

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 13:30

May 4, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Allied positions in Locre and south of Ypres sectors heavily shelled.
Eastern Front
Austria: Officials seize German food from Rumania and Ukraine.
Russia: Russo-Ukrainian armistice signed at Kovenevo.
Siberia: Novonikolayevsk Soviet arrests Czech Captain Gajda.
Finland: Whites take Kotka and 3 Red evacuation ships (4,000 PoWs, 3B guns and mortars, 50 MGs).
Home Fronts
Austria: Emperor closes Reichsrat. 
France: 440 Renault FT-17 tanks delivered, only 216 with units.
 
By the Germans
 
1th and 2th victories of Reinhold Poss(SFS): By 19.10-19.15 two Sopwith seaplanes over Nieuport.
1th victory of Gerhard Hubrich(SFS): At 19.10 one Sopwith Camel over Nieuport.
5th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.55 one Spad, S of Etinehem.
2th victory of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.50 one Bréguet 14 over Champien.
5th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 19.30 one S.E.5a(C1793)from No.24 Sqn over Mametz.
3th victory of Robert Hildebrand(Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.00 one Bréguet 14, S of Ham.
4th victory of Karl Albert Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.55 one Sopwith Camel over Grand-sec-Bois.
12th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.00 one Spad XIII, SE of Montdidier.
6th victory(and last)of Arthur Rahn(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.50 one Spad over Piennes. 
8th victory(and last)of Fritz Kieckhäfer(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.45 one R.E.8 over Festubert. Severely wounded in combat, Kieckhäfer was hospitalized. Died Jun 7, 1918. 
12th victory of Karl Odebrett(CO Jasta 42 Albatros D.Va): At 19.35 one Spad over Montdidier.
Jasta 47(Pfalz D.IIIa)moved to Lomme airfield, near Lille.
19th victory of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Carlepont.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of Antoine Cordonnier(Spa15 Spad VII): One EA, NE of Montdidier.
18th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over bois de Brieulles-sur-Meuse.
S/Lt Lucien Gauthier(Spa62 Spad VII)hit in mission and land in enemy territory. POW.
33th and 34th victories of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Boussicourt(Somme)and a second, S of Marquivillers(Somme).
1th victory of Richard Mewius(Spa77 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Faverolles-Montdidier.
Brig Louis Laraud(Spa77 Spad VII)KIA in combat near Champien by Ltn Arthur Rahn of Jasta 19. 
Cpl Thomas Buffum(Spa77 Spad VII S3411)hit in combat by Ltn Hans Pippart of Jasta 19. Land by the enemy lines and POW.
3th victory of Léon Bourjade(N.152 Nieuport 27): At 11.35 one balloon over Geberschweiler.
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Gerald Gibbs(17th Sqn S.E.5a B694): At 10.40 one DFW C over Marian Aerodrome. Shared with Lt Leslie Hamilton(Macedonian front).
2th victory of Leslie Hamilton(17th Sqn S.E.5a B691): At 10.40 one DFW C over Marian Aerodrome. Shared with Capt Gerald Gibbs(Macedonian front).
9th victory of George Johnson(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Bray-Dompierre.
4th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1082): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III over Bray-Dompierre.
2th victory of James Dewhirst(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6282): At 10.30 one Berg D.I,  2 ½ mi W of Feltre(Italian front).
19th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9153): At 18.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Bullecourt, shared with Lt Roy McConnell and Lt H.L.M.Dodson. 
3th victory of Roy McConnell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1643): At 18.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Bullecourt, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren and Lt H.L.M.Dodson.
4th and 5th victories of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6424): At 09.45 one Albatros D.V(153.210)over Vidor and at 09.50 a second(153.182)over the same location(Italian front).
3th and 4th victories of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2497): By 09.45 two Albatros D.III over Vidor and Moriago-Vidor(Italian front). 
2th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5220): At 09.45 one Albatros D.III over Conegliano(Italian front).
21th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1869): At 19.30 one Pfalz D.III, SE of La Bassée. 
7th victory of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 15.55 one Pfalz D.III, E of Villers-Bretonneaux. 
5th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 15.55 one Pfalz D.III, 1 mi S of Hamel. 
 
By the Italian front
 
7th victory(and last)of Johann Risztics(Flik 42J Albatros D.III): One Sopwith, N of Cornuda.
6th victory(and last)of Andreas Dombrowski(Flik 68J Albatros D.III 153.195): One Sopwith Camel over Montbelluna. The same day, Dombrowski crash landed his aircraft when he was shot down by Gordon Apps of 66th Sqn.
Obltn Karl Patzelt(Flik 68J Albatros D.V, 5 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Gerald Birks of No.66 Sqn.
 
8th and 9th victory(and last)of Giovanni Nicelli(79a Nieuport 27): At 08.50 one EA over Montello and at 10.25 one scout over the same place.
2th, 3th and 4th victories(and last)of Umberto Calvello(260a M.5): Two Hansa Brandenburg W.18 seaplanes and one AGO seaplane over Trieste. Shared with Federico Mantinengo, Rivieri, Jannello and Pagliacci.
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Federico Martinengo(260a M.5): Two Hansa Brandenburg W.18 and one AGO over Trieste. Shared with Umberto Calbello, Rivieri, Jannello and Pagliacci.

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#507 Danelov

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 13:30

May 5, 1918
 
Western Front
Artillery duels and widespread skirmishing.
France: Foch orders army commanders and higher not to yield ground for defence in depth.
Somme: British advance at Morlancourt between Ancre and Somme.
Eastern Front
USSR: Trotsky approves in principle re-routing Czech 2nd Division(still west of Omsk)via Archangel.
Finland: Last Red Guards surrender in Kymi Valley; 9,000 PoWs; 57 guns and 120 MGs; c.280 Reds shot(until May 15) despite orders.
Africa
Mozambique: Rosecol takes over Pamforce advance. Action of Nanungu in Kireka Mountains (30 miles west of Koronje and 160 miles south of Lake Nyasa): Lettow’s 404 men (107 casualties) beat c.800 KAR from NRFF (c.211 cas including 106 PoWs), but both sides retire during night (until May 8).
Sea War
North Sea: U-boot sinks sloop HMS Rhododendron.
 
By the Italian front
 
Giovanni Nicelli(79a Nieuport 27, 9 victories)killed in action.

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#508 Danelov

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 13:30

May 6, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Germans raid French positions south of Locre.
Aisne: 3 British divisions enter line to rest(until May 15).
Eastern Front
Southern Russia: Hoffmann diary "OHL and Eichhorn are … driving the Ukraine back into the arms of Great Russia". Russian ships shell German troops in Mariupol on Sea of Azov, General Haller’s Poles fight Germans at Kaniow. Denisov’s Anti-Soviet Cossacks capture Novocherkassk(reinforced by Drozdovski’s 900 Whites on May B)call Krug(Assembly)for the Salvation of the Don on May 11.
Sothern Front
Salonika: British coy trench raid(81 casualties)west of Lake Doiran uses body shields, blows up pillbox (night May 6-7).
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.15 one R.E.8 over Mericourt.
13th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.30 one Spad XIII, NW of Montdidier.
10th victory of Hermann Becker(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad XIII from Spa57, N of Montdidier. Pilot, ace Jean Chaput was killed. 
4th victory of Robert Hildebrand(Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.30 one Bréguet 14 over La Fère.
3th victory of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.10 one Bréguet 14 over Friere.
2th victory of Karl Schmückle(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 15.15 one balloon, SW of Noyon.
5th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Albatros D.Va): At 17.00 one Bréguet 14 over Pimprez.
4th victory of Erich Meyer(Jasta 45 Albatros D.Va): At 16.50 one Bréguet 14 over Cuts.
13th victory of Robert von Greim(CO JG 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.00 one Sopwith, N of Hamel.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Edwin Parsons(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater, W of Montdidier.
Ltt Paul Amédée Reverchon appointed as CO of Spa31.
Ltt Jean Chaput(Spa57 Spad VII S4284, 16 victories)shot down and killed in combat near Montdidier by Ltn Hermann Becker of Jasta 12. 
4th victory of Eugène Camplan(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater near d'Etelfay(Somme). Shared with Ltt Louis Verdier-Fauvety and Mdl André Giovetty. 
2th victory of Louis Verdier-Fauvety(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater near d'Etelfay(Somme). Shared with Adj Eugène Camplan and Mdl André Giovetty. 
1th victory of André Giovetty(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater near d'Etelfay(Somme). Shared with Ltt Louis Verdier-Fauvety and Adj Eugène Camplan.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of George Bulmer(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4888): At 10.25 one Pfalz D.III over Fresnoy. Observer was Lt H.E.Elsworth.
1th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Roeux. Observer was Lt John Umney.
20th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.00 one DFW C near St. Venant, shared with Capt Cecil Marchant, 2th Lt John Smith, 2th Lt Victor Yeates and 2th Lt H.T.W.Marwaring.
9th victory(and last)of Cecil Marchant(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.00 one DFW C near St. Venant, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2th Lt John Smith, Lt Victor Yeates and 2th Lt T.W.Marwaring.
5th victory of John Smith(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.00 one DFW C near St. Venant, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, Capt Cecil Marchant, Lt Victor Yeates and 2th Lt T.W.Marwaring.
2th victory of Victor Yeates(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.00 one DFW C near St. Venant, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, Capt Cecil Marchant, 2th Lt John Smith and 2th Lt T.W.Marwaring.
Capt William Wells(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 10 victories)DFW.  
8th victory of William Duncan(60th Sqn S.E.5a B567): At 19.15 one Albatros D.V over Guillaucourt. Shared with 2th Lt John Griffith. 
4th victory of John Griffith(60th Sqn S.E.5a D3503): At 19.15 one Albatros D.V over Guillaucourt. Shared with Capt William Duncan. 
23th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 09.20 one Fokker D.R.I near Gheluvelt.
2th victory of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a C1587): At 09.50 one DFW C, N of Cerniste.
9th victory of Cyril Ridley(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7248): At 19.20 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Albert.
6th victory of John Paynter(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7254): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V over Wenduyne.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
Autorized creation of emblems for aviations units and ordered all squadrons to create an official insignia to be displayed on each side of an aircraft fuselage.

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#509 Danelov

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:46

May 7, 1918
 
Western Front
Heavy rain on Flanders, Artois and Somme fronts. Canadian Corps withdrawn into reserve(until July 15); 5,690 casualties since March 21 although only Canadian Cavalry Brigade in major battle.
Eastern Front
Peace of Bucharest between Rumania and Central Powers: Bulgaria gets all land lost in 1913, Central Powers to control Danube estuary, 1/3 Army to be demobilized at once; indefinite military occupation (Mackensen C-in-C in May 11).
Middle East
Mesopotamia: General Cayley occupies burning and famine­stricken Kirkuk(until May 8), 600 Turks sick and 3 damaged planes taken but evacuated with 1,600 refugees(May 11-24)due to supply difficulties.
Secret War
USSR: Sidney Reilly(MI1c)arrives in Moscow and tries to see Lenin.
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Friedrich Hengst(Jasta 64 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.05 one Nieuport 28 over Vieville.
4th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2, S of Cornillet. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Cecil Clark(1th Sqn S.E.5a B4810): At 16.45 one type C, S of Dickebusch.
5th victory(and last)of Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1849): At 16.45 one type C, 1 mi E of Kemmel. Mills was wounded this day. 
10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1164): By 18.45-18.50 five type D, NE of Arras. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 18.45-18.50 three fighters, E of Arras. Observer was 2th Lt Anthony Thornton.
6th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1112): At 15.25 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Zillebeke Lake. 
9th victory of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8233): At 19.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Bray sur Somme.
11th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4157): At 17.40 one Rumpler C over Gheluvelt. Shared victory. 
1th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6228): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Albert Tonkin(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1276): At 15.15 one Rumpler C over Jenin, shared with Capt Ross Smith and Lt Ernest Mustard and by 15.35 two Albatros D.III over Tul Keram. Observer was Lt.R.A.Camm. 
2th victory of Ross Smith(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1229): At 15.15 one Rumpler C over Jenin, shared with Lt Albert Tonkin and Lt R.A.Camm. Observer was Lt Ernest Mustard.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
James Hall(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28),loss part of the fabric of his upper wing and finally was shot down by the AAA. Captured , Hall became POW.
2th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 08.05 one Pfalz D.III from Jasta 64 over Pont-a-Mousson. 

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#510 Danelov

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:47

May 8, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Southern Russia: Germans occupy Rostov-on­Don.
USSR: Red Army forms General Staff under Lenin’s friend Major-General Bonch-Bruevich with 5 fronts.
Air war
Britain: Trenchard accepts command of Independent Air Force for bombing Germany.
Salonika: 6 RAF aircraft drop 4,500lb bombs(in 72 sorties)on Bulgar Drama airfield, 24 aircraft bomb rail stations and dumps on May 13-14; 27 aircraft bomb Hudova airfield (repeated on May 21, 23, 29, 30); probable 8 Bulgar aircraft shot down in May.
Sea war
Mediterranean: Royal Navy convoy sloop Wallflower depth charges and sinks veteran U-32 attacking convoy 40 miles northwest of Malta.
Adriatic: 4 Austrian destroyers fail to land raiding party to cut coast railway north of Pescara(night May 8-9).
Politics
Nicaragua: Government declares war on Germany and Austria.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Albin Bühl(MFJ IV Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.9 over Nieuport.
5th victory of Gustav Schneidewind(Jasta 1(F)Palestina): One balloon.
9th and 10th victories of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.20 one S.E.5a(C6408)over St.Eloi and at 14.20 one Sopwith Camel(C8298)over Steenwerk.
Jasta 26(Fokker D.R.I)pilots Loerzer, Buder, Classen and Lange surprise five No.74 Sqn S.E.5a strafing troops on the ground. Four S.E.5a were claimed but actually No.74 Sqn loss three fighters and two others were severely damaged.
10th victory of Fritz Loerzer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Zillebeke lake.
3th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.12 one S.E.5a over Gheluvelt.  
2th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.37 one S.E.5a over Becelaere.
2th victory of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.45 one S.E.5a, S of Zillebeke Lake.
20th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Albatros D.Va): At 08.15 one Airco D.H.9 over Zillebeke Lake.
4th victory of Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp(Jasta 36 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.35 one S.E.5a(B4890)over Kemmel. Pilot Capt Cecil Clark of No.1 Sqn became POW.
9th victory of Otto Rosenfeld(Jasta 41 Albatros D.Va): At 11.50 one S.E.5a over Strazeele.
26th, 27th and 28th victories of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.30 one S.E.5a over Auchenvillers, a second at 12.32 and a third at 12.35 over the same area.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Adj Henri Renault(Spa86 Spad VII)shot down and killed by mistake by one Australian S.E.5a over Bray-Dunes.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
2th and 3th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 07.10 one balloon over Zarren and at 09.55 a second over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
Capt Cecil Clark(1th Sqn, S.E.5a, 10 victories)shot down in combat with Harry von Büllow-Bothkamp of Jasta 36. Clark was wounded and became POW.
25th victory of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4017): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V, SE of Bailleul. 
4th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V, SE of Bailleul. Shared with Maj Albert Carter. 
12th and 13th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4699): At 08.45 one Albatros D.V, SE of Bailleul and at 09.30, one Fokker D.R.I, E of Dranoutre. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
10th victory of Douglas Cooke(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4749): At 16.50 one Fokker D.R.I over Comines-Wervicq. Observer was Lt Henry Crowe.
3th, 4th, 5th and 6th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 13.20 one Albatros D.V, SE of Wervicq and by 16.40 three Fokker D.R.I over Comines-Wervicq. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
1th victory of Victor Groom(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 16.45 one Fokker D.R.I, NW of Wervicq. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
6th victory of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): At 18.45 one DFW C over Cuincy, NW of Douai. Observer was 2th Lt Charles Gass.
6th victory of George Bulmer(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4888): At 10.15 one Pfalz D.III over Brebieres. Observer was 2th Lt Percy Williams.
4th victory of Stanley Wallage(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C795): At 19.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
2th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): At 10.05 one type C, SE of Arras. Observer was Lt John Umney.
2th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1162): At 10.15 one type C over Arras. Observer was Sgt L.Kendrick.
3th and 4th victories of John Pugh(25th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7913): By 08.10-08.20 two Pfalz D.III over Thorout. Observer was 2th Lt W.Dixon.
14th victory of Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a B8374): At 09.40 one Pfalz D.III over Sailly-en-Ostrevent.   
2th and 3th victories of Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1089): At 09.35 one Pfalz D.III over Dury-Vitry and at 10.15 a second over Vitry.
27th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 17.45 one Pfalz D.III near Brebieres.
1th victory of Reed Landis(40th Sqn S.E.5a B189): One Pfalz D.III.
21th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): At 19.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Laventie. 
24th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 19.20 one type C near Annone-Cessalto(Italian front).  
1th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6406): At 18.25 one type C near Bailleul-Nieppe.
11th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1813): At 11.15 one Albatros D.V over Meurchin.
3th victory of Herbert Fowler(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8266): At 11.15 one Albatros D.V over Provin. 
3th victory of Gerald Cooper(208th Sqn Sopwtih Camel D1873): At 11.15 one Albatros D.V over Provin. 
3th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1867): At 11.15 one Albatros D.V over Provin.
Capt Roderick McDonald(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 8 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 43 over Provin.  
13th victory of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3394): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V over Armentieres.
5th victory of Frederick Hall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6351): At 10.55 one Pfalz D.III over Bac St. Maur. 
3th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7252): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
7th and 8th victories of John Paynter(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7254): By 19.50 two Albatros D.V over Wenduyne.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
6th and 7th victories of Paul F.Baer(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 10.28 one two-seater over Mont Kemmel and at 17.38 one scout over Mont Kemmel.

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#511 Danelov

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:47

May 9, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: German attacks in La Cytte-Voormezeele sector.
Somme: French success at Grivesnes northwest of Montdidier.
Southern Front
Piave: Lieutenant Carlo Sabatini and 4 Arditi lead Italians onto Mt Corno (Vallarsa valley) and retain it with 100 PoWs against counter­-attacks on May 11.
Sea war
Channel: Troop transport Queen Alexandra rams and sinks coastal U-boot UB-78 north of Cherbourg.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Gustav Schneidewind(Jasta 1(F)Palestina): One balloon.
6th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.15 one Airco D.H.9(A4494)over Wiencourt.
16th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14, N of Villequier.
8th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one R.E.8, E of Cachy.
Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I)shot down in combat with No.209 Sqn. Janzen survived the crash and returned to service.
19th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 19.50 one S.E.5a over Hamel.
11th victory of Hermann Becker(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad XIII, SW of Faverolles. 
5th victory of Günther Schuster(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 10.05 one S.E.5a(D5966)of No.29 Sqn, SW of Laventie. 2th Lt T.Ratcliffe KIA.
5th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 16.15 one Sopwith Camel(D1790)of No.43 Sqn, SE of Lestrem. LT S.Birch POW.
7th victory of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Bristol F.2b over Corbie.
16th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.55 one No.2 Sqn Armstrong Wirthworth F.K.8 over Neuve Chapelle. 
7th and 8th victories of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Albatros D.Va): By 18.40 one Bristol F.2b over Houthulst Forest and one Sopwith Camel over Ypres.
2th victory of Ludwig Beckmann(Jasta 56 Albatros D.Va): At 19.00 one Sopwith Camel over Vikkebusch.
4th victory of Carl-August von Schoenebeck(Jasta 59 Fokker D.R.I): At 14.20 one Sopwith Camel over Warlencourt. 
Jasta 71(Albatros D.Va)claimed its first victories.
13th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.00 one Sopwith Camel, W of Morlancourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
8th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII). At 19.30 one Halberstadt CL.II over Braches-Gratibus. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet.
2th victory of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII) At 19.30 one Halberstadt CL.II over Braches-Gratibus. Shared with Sgt Frank Baylies.
René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII)six victories in one day for a total of 42 victories. Four two-seaters and two Albatros D.V of Jasta 48 between 16.00 and 18.56 in the areas S of Moreuil, Montdidier and Harlecourt-Braches. Offz Otto Kutter and Ltn Ernst Schulze of Jasta 48 KIA over Montdidier.  
 
By the RAF
 
11th and 12th victories of John Chick(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4845): By 12.20 two Pfalz D.III, S of Albert. Observer was Lt Eric Gilroy.
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b C792): By 12.20 three Pfalz D.III over Albert-Combles. Observer unknown.
4th victory of Herbert Gould(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8000): At 11.50 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires. Observer was Capt M.S.E.Archibald.
1th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 10.30 one Albatros C over Plouvain.
14th victory of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C817): At 11.25 one Albatros D.V, E of Warneton.
1th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4851): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V, W of Comines. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
1th victory of David Smith(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 16.50 one Fokker D.R.I, SW of Merris. Observer was 2th Lt Francis Ralph.
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 09.40 three type D over Lille and at 18.40 two Pfalz D.III, N of Douai. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
7th, 8th, 9th and 10th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1164 and B1162): By 08.40 three Pfalz D.III, N of Douai. Observer was 2th Lt A.V.Bollins and at 09.40 one fighter, SE of Lille with 2th Lt Anthony Thornton as observer.
3th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): At 18.40 one Pfalz D.III, N of Douai. Observer was Lt John Umney.
3th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1164): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III, N of Douai. Observer was Sgt L.Kendrick.
1th victory of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C840): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III, N of Douai. Observer was Lt H.E.Elsworth.
5th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1082): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V over Hangard Wood.
5th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a D275): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Hangard Wood.
9th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V, S of Caldonazzo(Italian front).
27th and 28th victories of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 15.10 one Albatros D.V, S of La Gorgue and at 15.20 one balloon, NE of La Gorgue.
5th victory(and last)of Earl Hand(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2430): At 10.40 one Albatros D.III over Vazzolo(Italian front).
22th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin.
6th victory of John Smith(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1575): At 12.00 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Lestrem, shared with Lt H.L.M.Dodson.
5th victory of Alexander Vlasto(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2522): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin.
7th, 8th and 9th victories(and last)of Charles Napier(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4750): By 15.40 three Fokker D.R.I over Wiencourt-Mericourt. Observer was Sgt Walter Beales.
10th victory of Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a B183): At 10.50 one Rumpler C over Achiet le Grand. Shared with Capt Edward D.G.Galley. 
7th and 8th victories of Charles Arnison(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4859): Two Pfalz D.III, S of Herlies and NE of La Bassée. Observer was Lt Horace Merritt.
4th and 5th victories of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1860): By 10.40-10.42 one Rumpler C over Boiry and one Halberstadt C over the same location.
3th and 4th victories of Charles Bissonette(64th Sqn S.E.5a C9517): By 10.42 one Halberstadt C over Monchy and one Pfalz D.III over Boiry.
22th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 13.00 one type C, NE of Albert. 
2th victory of Alfred Leitch(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8280): At 19.50 one Pfalz D.III over Wiencourt.
1th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6562): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V over Lamotte.
1th victory of George Tod(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1921): At 19.40 one Albatros D.V, E of Villers-Bretonneux.
11th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 15.10 one Albatros D.V, W of Villers-Brettoneaux aerodrome.
10th victory of Maxwell Findlay(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6431): At 13.15 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume.
6th victory of James Forman(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 13.15 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume.
1th victory of Robert McLaughlin(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3884): At 13.15 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume.
19th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 11.30 one Pfalz D.III, 1 mi N of La Bassée.
7th victory of Harold Beamish(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3385): At 11.40 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Herlies.
4th victory of Herbert Fowler(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8266): At 13.45 one Albatros D.V over Phalempin. Shared with Lt G.A.Wightman. 
8th victory of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Bray.  
14th and 15th victories of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3394): At 11.45 one Rumpler C over Bailleul, shared with Capt E.S.Arnold and Capt Solomon Joseph and at 16.15 one Albatros C, 1 mi N of Aubers.
6th victory of Frederick Hall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 16.15 one Albatros C, N of Aubers. Shared with Capt Alfred Carter and Capt E.S.Arnold..
2th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6228): At 14.45 one Albatros C over Bailleul. Shared with Capt Alfred Carter and Capt E.S.Arnold.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
2th victory of George Peters(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): At 15.15 one type C over Jenin. Observer was Lt Garfield Finlay.
8th victory of Henry Forrest(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C9539): At 19.00 one DFW C over Ervillers.
1th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C9496): At 17.50 one Pfalz D.III over Marcoing. Shared with Lt J.A.Adam. 
 
By the Italian front
 
Obltn Kurt Nachod(Flik 20, 5 victories)badly injured in a crash on the night. He died from his injuries two days later.

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#512 Danelov

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:34

May 10, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: British capture front line trench northwest of Albert.
Argonne: 1,000 German projectors fire 8t phosgene on French positions; 187 gassed (20 deaths).
Meuse: German gas attack(500 projectors)on US 26th Division in St Mihiel-Toul sector.
Lorraine: German gas attack(1,000 projectors)on French north of Parroy.
Middle East
Mesopotamia: 6th Indian Cavalry Brigade, armoured cars and 24 Ford vans drive Turk 2nd Division north of river Little Zab 70 miles from Mosul.
Air War
Occupied Belgium: 7 Handley Page bombers(1 lost)bomb Ostend in support of Royal Navy raid.
North Sea: Zeppelin L-62 blows up after attack by British flying boat.
Sea War
North Sea: British blocking attack on Ostend(49 casualties, 3 Victoria Cross)night May 9-10; war-weary cruiser Vindictive(laden with concrete)sunk in harbour entrance but only at 25° angle to pier.
Eastern Atlantic: 6 U-boots attempt to attack convoys(until May 25), only 2 succeed, 30 convoys pass through group’s area.
Britain: Geddes proposes to Italian Ambassador Imperial an Allied Mediterranean ‘admiralissimo’, eg Jellicoe, to settle command differences as on land, Lloyd George cables Clemenceau(May 13), Anglo-French agreement(May 17)but scheme founders at Supreme War Council(June 2)due to prolonged Italian objections.
 
By the Germans
 
7th and 8th victories of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 16.40 one Bristol F.2b over Cuignes and at 20.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Rosières.
17th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One S.E.5a(D5993), E of Hamel.
9th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.50 one Sopwith Camel over Cherisy.
8th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.50 one Sopwith Camel over Chipilly.
2th and 3th victories of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.50 one Sopwith Camel SW of Caix and at 20.00 one D.H.4 over Chaulnes.
20th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Chaulnes.
9th victory of Hans Joachim Wolff(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel,  S of Sailly-Laurette. 
5th victory of Werner Steinhäuser(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel, N of Cerisy.
1th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel over Cerisy. 
12th victory of Joseph Veltjens(Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.45 one Spad of Spa94 over Braches.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
9th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 17.25 one two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet and Mdl Georges Clément.
3th victory of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 17.25 one two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with Sgt Frank Baylies and Mdl Georges Clément. 
1th victory of Georges Clément(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 17.25 one two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with Sgt Frank Baylies and Mdl André Dubonnet.
Ltt Maurice Sulphart(Spa 12 Spad XIII)killed in ground collision with Brig Edmond Charlier at Tille airfield.
Brig Edmond Charlier(Spa 12 Spad VII)killed in ground collision with Ltt Maurice Sulphart at Tille airfield.
Ltt Jacques Ortoli appointed as CO of Spa57.
Adj Pierre Chan(Spa94 Spad XIII)KIA near Contoire in combat with Jasta 15.
 
By the RAF
 
3th and 4th victories of Robert Little(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C841): At 15.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Suzanne and at 15.55 a second over Maricourt. Observer was Lt H.F.Lumb.
4th victory of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V, S of Bray. 
1th victory of Alfred Saunders(60th Sqn S.E.5a C5450): At 17.35 one Pfalz D.III over Bapaume-Péronne.
11th victory(and last)of Geoffrey Hughes(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 18.35 one Rumpler C over Combles-Péronne. Observer was Capt Hugh Claye.
23th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V, N of Villers-Brettoneaux.Shared victory.
5th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V, N of Villers-Brettoneaux. Shared with Capt John Gilmour, Lt H.J.Spreadbury, Lt W.F.Scott-Kerr and 2th Ltns Maurice Newham and H.E.Browne.
1th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V, N of Villers Brettoneaux. Shared with Capt John Gilmour and 2th Ltns Thomas Williams, H.Brown, W.F.Scott-Kerr and H.Spredbury.
8th victory of Hilliard Bell(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5180): At 09.30 one Albatros D.III over Mt.Meatta(Italian front).
5th victory of Harold Eycott-Martin(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7283): At 10.50 one Albatros D.V, SW of Caldonazzo(Italian front). 
12th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 14.10 one Rumpler C, SE of Bray.
1th Lt Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a)wounded in action. Back in operations in June.
6th victory of Acheson Goulding(150th Sqn S.E.5a B28): At 08.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of Livunovo. Shared with Lt Charles Green.
3th victory of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B688): At 08.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of Livunovo. Shared with Capt Acheson Goulding.
21th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6297): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V, NE of Villers Brettoneaux.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of Gregory Blaxland(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B571): At 18.10 one DFW C over Morcourt. 
 
By the Italian front
 
21th and 22th victories of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): At 06.40 one Bristol F.2b over Levico and one Scout over Barcarola.

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#513 Danelov

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:45

May 11, 1918
 
Middle East
Hejaz Railway: Arab regulars(+ 3 RAF planes)capture Jerdun Station with 140 PoWs, but another attack cut short by Turk train arriving on May 17. Nasir destroys 2 stations to north(May 23-24)without loss. Partial Arab success against bridges 80 miles northwest of Medina on May 23.
Persia: Dunsterville cables Baghdad that Baku’s seizure possible, leaves Hamadan for Kazvin and Tehran visits(May 12­-18).
Armenia: Peace Conference resumes at Batumi, Turk delegates arrive(May 6)and demand Aleksandropol’s evacuation within 24 hours(May 14). Ludendorff gets Chancellor’s agreement to sending a few battalions from Crimea to Caucasus.
Air War
Western Front: First "Liberty Plane" (US-built D.H.4) reaches AEF.
Adriatic: First of 12 RAF raids on Cattaro(only 4 Austrian Phoenix fighters, Italians bomb on May 12)and 7 on Durrazo(until August 31). U-boat Commander at former requests 2 squadrons of German fighters.
Sea War
Eastern Atlantic: Royal Navy submarine E35 torpedoes and sinks U-154, 150 miles off Cape St Vincent.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Karl Albert Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.25 one S.E.5a over Bailleul.
1th victory of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.25 one S.E.5a over Bailleul.
6th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.35 one Sopwith Camel(B7480)of No.4 Sqn over Armentières. 2th Lt O.C.Barry KIA.
6th victory of Friedrich Ehmann(Jasta 47 Pfalz.D.IIIa): At 18.35 one S.E.5a over Messines. 
Otto Aeckerle(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa 5916/17)shot down and killed over Deulemont by Edward Mannock from No.74 Sqn.
3th victory of Hermann Stutz(CO Jasta 71 Albatros D.Va): At 11.15 one Salmson 2A2, S of Frommingen.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Léon Bourjade(N.152 Nieuport 27): At 08.35 one balloon over Willer. Shared with Cpl Vallot, Cpl Bebely and Cpl Marsaudon.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory(and last)of Harry Rigby(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1113): At 17.15 one Albatros D.V over Bailleul.
2th victory of Herbert Watson(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7406): At 18.05 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Armentières.
25th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 10.45 one Albatros D.V near Torre di Mosto(Italian front).  
6th victory of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7358): At 16.45 one Albatros D.V over Torre di Mosto(Italian front).
3th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5220): At 10.50 one Albatros D.III over Torre di Mosto(Italian front).
24th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1112): One Pfalz D.IIIa(5916/17) from Jasta 47, NE of Armentières. Pilot Otto Aeckerle was killed. 
7th victory of Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 17.40 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Armentieres. 
11th victory(and last)of William Fry(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4131): One Fokker D.R.I over Bray. 
20th victory of William Alexander(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3348): At 19.25 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
4th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7252): At 19.25 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
8th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3351): By 14.45 one Albatros D.V. Shared with Lt John Greene.
5th and 6th victories of John Greene(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3357): By 14.45 two Albatros D.V, 4 mi N of Westende and N of Westende. 
 
By the Italian front
 
23th victory of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): At 10.15 one Sopwith Camel over Feltre.

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#514 Danelov

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:45

May 12, 1918
 
Air War
Western Front: Mannock’s S.E.5a flight of No.74 Squadron destroy 6 of 8 German fighters encountered, Mannock scores over 20 victories during May including 3 Pfalz D.III and a Hannover two-seater(May 21).
Sea War
St George’s Channel: White Star liner and troopship Olympic(46,359t)rams and sinks U-103 after she summons 4 others to intercept convoys(coastal U-boot UB-72 sunk at Royal Navy submarine D4).
Eastern Atlantic "Invasion of St Kilda". U-19 (Spiess) shells remote Scottish Western Island’s only settlement; then lands armed party to shoot sheep.
Adriatic: Italian destroyers sink transport from Austrian convoy off Durazzo.
Mediterranean: British transport Omrah sunk by U-boot off Cape Spartivento(Sardinia); transports Leasowe Castle(99 lives lost; May 26)and Missir(44 lives lost; May 29)similarly sunk off Alexandria.
Politics
Germany: Kaiser and Emperor Charles sign Austro-German Waffenbund at Spa(including economic cooperation especially in Ukraine; Charles agrees to major offensive in Italy; one draft of ‘Charles’ journey to Canossa’ extends political treaty to January 1, 1940.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Wilhelm Lehmann appointed as CO of Jasta 5.
1th victory of Wilhelm Leusch(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad over Berry-au-Lac.
1th victory of Raven von Barnekow(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 19.00 S.E.5a(B7731)from No.74 Sqn, S of Dickebusch. Pilot, ace, Henry Dolan was killed.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
9th victory of Armand de Turenne(CO Spa12 Spad XIII): One Albatros over Guerbigny. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Dhôme of Spa81.  
4th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S699): One scout near Lassigny.
7th victory of Marcel Dhôme(Spa81 Spad XIII): One Albatros over Guerbigny. Shared with CO Lt Armand de Turenne of Spa12.
N.152 full equipped with Spad VII and Spad XIII and renamed Spa152.
 
By the RAF
 
25th, 26th and 27th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1112): By 18.20 two Albatros D.V, N of Wulverghem and one Pfalz D.III over the same area.
Lt Henry Dolan(74th Sqn S.E.5a B7731, 7 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Raven von Barnekow from Jasta 20. 
5th victory of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6474): At 18.25 one Pfalz D.III, N of Wulverghem.
2th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6406): At 18.22 one Albatros D.V, N of Wulverghem.
2th victory of Wilfred Giles(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6414): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V, N of Wulverghem.
22th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1906): At 20.00 one type C, ESE of Calonne. 

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#515 Danelov

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:45

May 13, 1918
 
Air War
Italian Front: 11 Austrian aircraft destroyed.
Sea War
Adriatic: Italian tracked naval torpedo motorboat Grillo(foiled May 6-7)crawls into Pola harbour, is discovered and scuttled to avoid capture, but Austrians raise her and build 2 similar craft(unfin­ished at Armistice). Early pair of Italian naval "tanks" scuttled similarly(April 13). MAS raid on Trieste also fails(night May 14-15). British destroyer Phoenix sunk by Austrian U-27 in Otranto Straits.
Black Sea: On Moscow’s orders 14 Soviet destroyers sail from Sevastopol for Novorossisk, escaping Germans as do 4 more and 2 dreadnoughts(night May 14)under fire but Germans seize predreadnoughts and smaller vessels including ex-Turk cruiser Medjidieh.
Home fronts
France: To unions’ surprise 40,301 Paris munition workers strike against war, 105,131 in 53 factories by May 14. Government impose news blackout, back to normal on May 21.
USA: War labor Policies Board appointed.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Wilhelm Schulz(Jasta 41 Albatros D.Va): At 16.20 one Airco D.H.4 over Heiteren.
 
By the RAF
 
11th victory of Harold Hudson(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6356): At 08.45 one Rumpler C, E of Quero(Italian front).
6th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6413): At 08.45 one type C, E of Quero, Piave(Italian front).
4th,5th, 6th and 7th victories of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5238): By 06.15 two Albatros D.III over Coldarco, at 06.20 a third over Costa and at 06.40 a fourth over Brenta-Rocca(Italian front).
1th victory of Francis Bowles(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2426): At 06.30 one LVG C over Frison. Shared with Lt Ernest Masters(Italian front).
1th and 2th victories of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2379): At 06.20 one Albatros D.III over Costa and at 06.30 one LVG C over Frison(Italian front).
11th victory(and last)of Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a B183): At 06.05 one LVG C, SW of Beaucourt. 
7th victory of Acheson Goulding(150th Sqn S.E.5a B28): At 08.00 one Albatros D.III over Livanovo. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell.
5th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B695): At 08.00 one Albatros D.III over Livanovo. Shared with Capt Acheson Goulding.
 
By the Italian front
 
14th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.189) of Flik 68J over Arcade.

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#516 Danelov

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:37

May 14, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: German attack on mile front southwest of Morlancourt; Australians counter-attack.
Eastern Front
Siberia: Czech 1st Division first clashes with Bolsheviks at Chelyabinsk(east of Urals)and seizes town.
USSR: Lenin’s Report on Foreign Policy to Central Executive Committee of Bolshevik Party and Moscow Soviet.
Baltic States: Kaiser proclamation declares Lithuania free and allied to Germany.
Home Fronts
Canada: Prime Minister refuses farmers’ sons conscription exemption plea(10,226 drafted until November 22).
Britain: Compulsory anti-submarine warfare training for Merchant Navy officers.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Max Mertens(Jasta 7 Pfalz D.IIIa): One balloon, N of Ypres.
15th and 16th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 16.40 one balloon, N of Ypres and at 16.45 a second, NW of Ypres. 
21th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Albatros D.Va): At 19.15 one Sopwith Camel, N of Kemmel Ridge.
1th victory of Karl Christ(Jasta 28 Albatros D.Va): At 18.20 one Sopwith Camel(D1818), SW of Erquighem.
6th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): One 4th Sqn AFC Sopwith Camel. Lt O.C.Barry was killed.
1th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One balloon, W of Albert.
9th victory of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Albatros D.Va): At 21.20 one Sopwith Camel over Kemmel.
5th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Albatros D.Va): One AR2, S of Brimont.
1th victory of Roman Schneider(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 15.30 one AR2 over Courcelles.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Spa92 complement: 15 Spad VII and XIII.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1102): At 17.35 one Albatros D.V over Dickerbusch.
2th and 3th victories of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9297): By 17.35 two DFW C over Vaux.
6th victory of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8000): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Merville. Observer was Capt F.T.R.Kempster.
7th and 8th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Wervicq and at 18.50 a second over Zillebeke. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
2th and 3th victories of Victor Groom(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4764): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Zillebeke Lake and at 18.50 one type C, SW of Polygon Wood. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
2th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2B C859): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Wervicq-Zillebeke. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
5th victory of Herbert Hegarty(60th Sqn S.E.5a B190): At 07.30 one Albatros C over Moreuil.
20th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqd Sopwith Camel B7220): At 19.50 one LVG C, N of La Bassée.
7th victory(and last)of Frederick Hall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3385): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.III over Ypres-Zillebeke. 
3th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3406): At 20.05 one Albatros D.V over Ypres-Zillebeke.
1th and 2th victories of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7227): At 19.45 one Halberstadt C over Ypres and at 20.00 a second over Ypres-Roulers.
 
By the Italian front
 
4th victory of Federico Martinengo(260a M.5): One AGO over Pola. Shared with Orazio Pierozzi, Jannelo and Balleri.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Orazio Pierozzi(260a M.5): One Hansa Brandenburg W18(A.70)over Pola, a second(A.85)over the same area and one AGO over Pola. shared this last with Federico Martinengo, Jannelo and Balleri.

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#517 Danelov

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:37

May 15, 1918
 
Western Front
Artillery duels(until May 16)and skirmishes.
Somme: US 1st Division ordered to capture Cantigny.
Aisne: 28 German assault divisors begin concentrating opposite Chemin des Dames(1,800 trains used).
Eastern Front
Finnish Civil war ends with Whites entering demolished and evacuated Russian Fort Ino.
Volga: Anarchists and Socialist Revolutionary(Russian peasant party) demonstrate in Tsaritsyn.
Middle East
Armenia: Vehip Pasha resumes Turk offensive and occupies Aleksandropol.
Mesopotamia: British cease reconnaissance of Fat-ha, 45 miles north of Tikrit.
Home Fronts 
France: Bonnet Rouge trial ends with editor Duval sentenced to death(executed July 17)for receiving c.£40,000 from Germans.
Britain: Exports to US need British War Mission’s approval.
Italy: G Villa replaces General Dallolio(resigned)as Munitions Minister.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Hermann Kunz(Jasta 1F). One R.E.8 over Palestine.
10th victory(and last)of Hans Schüz(FA 2): One R.E.8 over Palestine.
9th and 10th victories of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I). At 12.15 one Sopwith Camel, S of Aubercourt and at 17.05 one Bréguet 14 over Harbonnières.
12th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I). At 18.15 one Bristol F.2b over Contalmaison.
9th,10th and 11th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I). At 12.05 one Sopwtich Camel, E of Demuin, at 15.15 one Bristol F.2b SE of Caix and at 18.20 a second over Orvillers.
6th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I). At 12.50 one Airco D.H.4, N of Hamel.
4th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I). At 10.30 one D.H.9 over Aveluy.
21th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 13.25 one Airco D.H.9 over Mametz.
4th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.15 one Sopwith Camel, NW of Albert.
10th victory(and last)of Hans Joachim Wolff(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.10 one Bristol F.2b, W of Guillaucourt.
2th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.15 one Bristol F.2b, SE of Guillaucourt. 
4th victory of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Quesnoy.
20th victory of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2 over Trosly-Loire.
ObLtn Walter Ewers(CO Jasta 77, Fokker D.R.I, 8 victories)KIA over Villers-Bretonneaux.
10th victory of Hans Böhning(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Spad XIII from Spa154 flown by SLt Matrat. The Spad, near intact was recovered by the Germans. Matrat wounded, died later.   
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th victory of Jean Bozon-Verduraz(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near d’Assainvillers. Shared with Mdl Edouard Moulines.
1th victory of Edouard Moulines(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near d’Assainvillers. Shared with S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz.
3th victory(and last)of Jacques Sabattier de Vignolle(GC18): One scout over Montdidier-Dompierre.  
7th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad VII): One Rumpler C over Thory. Shared with Lt Andre Barcat of Spa153.
3th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad VII): One two-seater over Gamelin. Shared with Ltt François Laporte. Crew POW.
1th victory of François Laporte(Spa15 Spad VII): One two-seater over Gamelin. Shared with Adj Armand Berthelot. Crew POW.
9th victory of Xavier de Sevin(Spa26 Spad XII): At 12.25 one two-seater over Assainvillers. Shared with S/Lt Benjamin de Tascher and Adj Julien Antoine.
1th victory of Benjamin de Tascher(Spa26 Spad XII): At 12.25 one two-seater over Assainvillers. Shared with Cne Xavier de Sevin and Adj Julien Antoine.
1th victory of Julien Antoine(Spa26 Spad XII): At 12.25 one two-seater over Assainvillers. Shared with Cne Xavier de Sevin and S/Lt Benjamin de Tascher.
1th victory of Jean Dombray(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Rubescourt. Shared with Ltt Emile Letourneau.
1th victory of Emile Letourneau(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Rubescourt. Shared with Ltt Jean Dombray.
3th victory of Jacques Favre de Thierrens(Spa62 Spad VII): One LVG C, S of Laon.
35th victory of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): One two-seater near d’Erchau(Somme). Shared with Adj Eugène Camplan.
5th victory of Eugène Camplan(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater near d’Erchau(Somme). Shared with Ltt Charles Nungesser.
2th victory of Max Ouvrard de Linières(Spa67 Spad XIII): One scout near Dompierre. Shared with Cne Jacques Sabattier de Vignolle(CO GC18).
5th, 6th and 7th victories of Gilbert Sardier(Spa77 Spad XIII): Three Albatros D.V over Montdidier, the first shared with Lt Henri Decoin and Sgt André Gehin and second and third with Sgt André Gehin.
1th, 2th and 3th victories of André Gehin(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two Albatros D.V over Montdidier, the first shared with Sgt Gilbert Sardier and Lt Henri Decoin and the second and third with Sgt Gilbert Sardier.
1th victory of Henri Decoin(Spa77 Spad XIII): One Albatros D.V over Montdidier. Shared with Sgt Gilbert Sardier and Sgt André Gehin. 
3th victory of Robert Franc(CO Spa79 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Grisolles.
Cpl Joseph Vittet and Sgt Jean Grimal(Spa79 Bréguet 14)KIA near Guiscard.
7th victory of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon. Shared with Sgt Gabriel Guérin.
7th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C forced to land near d’Esserteaux, S of Amiens. Aircraft destroyed. Ltn Fricke and Ltn von Büllow POW. 
2th victory of Camille Pietri(Spa103 Spad XIII): One EA near Moreuil.
3th victory of Andre Barcat(Spa153 Spad XIII S3017): One Rumpler C over Thory intercepted at 5000m altitude. Shared with Adj Bernard Artigau of Spa15.
4th victory of Xavier Moissinac(Spa154 Spad XIII): One EA over Assainvillers.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
4th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 08.07 one balloon over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
13th, 14th, 15th and 16th victories(and last)of John Chick(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b C797): At 06.00 one type C over Brebieres, at by 17.20-17.22 two Fokker D.R.I and one Pfalz D.III, SE of Albert. Observer was Lt Eric Gilroy.
8th victory(and last)of Charles Robson(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4673): At 17.20 one Fokker D.R.I over Mametz. Shared with John Aspinall.
6th victory(and last)of John Aspinall(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4882): At 17.20 one Fokker D.R.I over Mametz. Shared with Charles Robson. Cap John Aspinall was shot down and killed in the same combat.
26th and 27th victories of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4132): By 18.25 one Fokker D.R.I over Quesnoy and one Fokker D.VII over Wervicq.  
9th and 10th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Lille and at 11.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Comines-Ypres. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
20th and 21th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 10.20 two Pfalz D.III, NW of Lille. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
5th and 6th victories of Stanley Wallage(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C795): By 10.40-10.45 two DFW C over La Bassée. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
4th victory of Hugh White(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3937): At 19.55 one Albatros D.V over Bailleul. 
4th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 15.05 one type C, SE of Merris.
28th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 07.15 one Albatros C, E of La Bassée.
5th victory of Alfred Hemming(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1071): At 16.20 one type C over Fournes au Werres. 
23th and 24th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): By 12.45 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
6th and 7th victories of Alexander Vlasto(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2522): By 12.45 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
3th victory of Victor Yeates(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6565): At 12.50 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
Capt Charles Napier(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 9 victories)KIA over Lamotte.
7th and 8th victories of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a C1056): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V over Arras-Cambrai Road and at 19.50 a seecond over Croisilles.
7th victory of Owen Scholte(60th Sqn S.E.5a C5385): At 12.20 one Rumpler C over Lamotte.
10th victory of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1216): At 17.45 one type C over Pozieres. Observer was Lt Percival Chambers. 
9th victory(and last)of Charles Arnison(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4859): At 17.45 one type C over Albert-Ayette. Observer was Lt C.D.Wells.
4th victory of Lewis Whitehead(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1876): At 08.45 one Albatros D.V, SE of Villers-Brettoneaux. 
3th victory of Alfred Leitch(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8280): At 20.10 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Albert.
2th victory of George Tod(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1921): At 08.40 one Albatros D.V, SE of Villers-Bretonneux.
10th victory(and last)of Harry Robinson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8217): At 07.00 one Pfalz D.III over 57D R4.
2th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8266): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.III over Achiet le Petit. Shared with Lt G.C.Morris.
1th victory of Robert Cullen(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C780): At 06.35 one Albatros D.V over Ghistelles. Observer was Lt Edward Ward.
6th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B28): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V over Hudova. Shared with Lt Frederick Travers.
2th victory of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn S.E.5a B688): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V over Hudova. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell.
24th victory of Charles Booker(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1852): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume. Shared victory.
22th and 23th victories of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume. Shared victory. And at 17.45 a second Albatros D.V, E of Albert.
11th victory of Maxwell Findlay(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3884): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume. Shared victory.
7th victory of James Forman(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3393): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume. Shared victory.
6th and 7th victories of Hazel Wallace(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5479 and B6421): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume as shared victory and at 17.45 a second, E of Albert.
2th and 3th victories of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5749): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume-Mory, shared victory and a second at 17.45, E of Albert.
2th victory of Robert McLaughlin(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3884): At 06.45 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume-Mory. Shared victory.
21th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 10.50 one DFW C, 1 mi E of Pont du Hem. Shared with Frederick Britnell.
15th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3353): At 11.40 one DFW C.V, N of Estaires. Shared with Lt C.F.Brown.
9th victory of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): At 11.45 one LVG C over Salome. Shared victory.
8th victory of Harold Beamish(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3855): At 11.45 one LVG C near Salome. Shared victory.
3th victory of Frederick Britnell(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7251): At 10.50 one DFW C.V, 1 mi E of Pont du Hem. Shared with Capt A. Whealy.
4th victory of William Elliott(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7561): At 10.20 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Observer was 2th Lt H.P.Bennett. 
3th victory of William Grossart(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7811): At 10.30 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes. Observer was Sgt P.L.Richards.
16th victory(and last)of Oliver Redgate(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3370): At 10.15 one Albatros D.V over Belloy-Pozieres. 
15th victory of Stearne Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7199): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III, E of Rosières.
6th victory of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3329): At 10.15 one Albatros D.V over Belloy-Pozieres. 
1th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): At 10.15 one Albatros D.V over Belloy-Pozieres.
Frederick Hall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel)killed in collision with another Sopwith Camel. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Garnet Malley(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel C8261): At 17.00 one type C over Bac St.Maur.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
3th and 4th victories of David Peterson(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): By 12.05 two Rumpler C over Thiaucourt.

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#518 Danelov

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:38

May 16, 1918
 
Eastern front
USSR: Red Army revolt at Saratov on Volga.
Southern Russia: General Krasnov elected Ataman of Don Cossacks(replaces Popov)seeks arms and recognition from Germans in Ukraine 15 million roubles; 12,000 rifles; 46 guns and 89 MGs by July).
Austria: Emperor Charles sacks Filed Marshal Böhm-Ermolli for rowing with Germans, General Krauss from Italy takes over Ostarmee. 
Finland: Mannerheim leads 16,000 White Army victory parade through Helsinki(Germans only observers).
Air War
Germany: Air battle over Saarbruecken: 12 D.H.4s(1 shot down, crew killed)shoot down 3 fighters. Direct hits on rail targets(61 casualties).
Western Front: French Aviation Res designated 1st Air Division under General Duval reporting to Petain.
Home fronts
Britain: Penalties on excess food profits.
USA: Sedition Act amends 1917 Espionage Act, stiff penalties for insulting US. Overman Act expands Presidents’ war powers on May 20.
Austria: Subject Nationalities Congress in Prague: right-wing Czech Christian Democrats demand independence under federal monarchy(May 22).
 
By the Germans
 
Fedor Hübner(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I 546/17)shot down by No.209 Sqn Sopwith Camels. Hübner became POW.
18th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I). One S.E.5a(C1847), SW of Courcelette.
12th and 13th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 14.40 one Bristol F.2b(C4859)over Sailly-le-Sec and 21.10 one S.E.5a(B183)over Contalmaison.
5th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.27 one Sopwith Camel, NW of Dickebusch.
4th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one R.E.8 over Vlamertinghe.
8th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Albatros D.Va): At 18.00 one Spad, SE of Elincourt. 
22th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 15.45 one Spad over Maricourt.
2th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.30 one S.E.5a, S of Bois de Vaire.
Ltn Hans Joachim Wolff(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I, 10 victories)shot down and killed in combat with No.24 Sqn near Lamotte.
20th(and last)victory of Otto Kissenberth(CO Jasta 23 Sopwith Camel(Captured): At 10.55 one S.E.5a over Tilly-Neuville.
2th victory of Max Gossner(Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): At 10.50 one S.E.5a over Hamblain.
7th victory of Hans-Georg von der Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa 4203/17): One No.208 Sqn Sopwith Camel over Lorgies. Pilot Lt W.E.Cowan became POW.
6th victory(and last)of Ludwig Luer(CO Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 10.50 one Spad over Montdidier.
1th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 11.00 one Spad XIII over Trignieres.
21th victory of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Thiescourt.
1th victory of Richard Rübe(Jasta 67 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2.
2th victory of Hasso von Wedel(Jasta 75 Albatros D.Va): At 16.15 one balloon over Mansbach.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
16-05-7th victory of Jean Bozon-Verduraz(Spa3 Spad XIII). One two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with Mdl Edouard Moulines and Sgt Louis Risacher.
16-05-2th victory of Edouard Moulines(Spa3 Spad XIII). One two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz and Sgt Louis Risacher.
16-05-1th victory of Louis Risacher(Spa3 Spad XIII). One two-seater near Faverolles. Shared with S/Lt Jean Bozon-Verduraz and Mdl Edouard Moulines.
16-05-2th victory of Edwin Parsons(Spa3 Spad XIII). One two-seater near Ménil-St-Georges.
16-05-S/Lt Charles Albanel(Spa3 Spad XIII)hit in combat and land in friendly territory. Returned to unit next day.
16-05-10th victory of Xavier de Sevin(Spa26 Spad XII). At 10.45 one Albatros C, NE of Montidier. Shared with S/Lt Jacques Puget. 
16-05-1th victory of Jacques Puget(Spa26 Spad XIII). At 10.45 one Albatros C, NE of Montidier. Shared with Cne Xavier de Sevin.
16-05-8th victory of Gilbert Sardier(Spa77 Spad XIII). One ballon(Drachen). Shared with Sgt Francis Guerrier.
16-05-1th victory of François Guerrier(Spa77 Spad XIII). One balloon(Drachen). Shared with Sgt Gilbert Sardier.
16-05-2th victory of Emile Frick(Spa78 Spad VII). One EA over 3th Army sector. Shared with Sgt Robert Petit.
16-05-1th victory of Robert Petit(Spa78 Spad VII). One EA over 3th Army sector. Shared with Sgt Emile Frick.
16-05-3th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad VII). At 11.00 one two-seater over Nomeny. Shared with Lt Dencausse. 
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8041): At 13.50 one Fokker D.R.I over Neuf Berquin. Observer was Capt F.T.R.Kempster.
28th victory(and last)of Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4132): At 11.10 one type C over Bucquoy. Shared with Lt James Hardman.
2th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 11.10 one type C over Bucquoy. Shared with Maj Albert Carter.  
7th victory of George Bulmer(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4888): At 10.45 one balloon, 1 mi NE of Neuf Berquin. Observer was 2th Lt Percy Williams.
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1213): By 10.05 two Pfalz D.III over Douai, S of Douai and at 10.15 a third over the same area. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
4th and 5th victories of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): By 10.05-10.15 two Pfalz D.III over Douai. Observer was Lt John Umney.
13th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D279): At 06.15 one Albatros D.V over Foucaucourt.
4th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6417): At 19.15 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Proyart. 
3th victory of Conway Farrell(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1099): At 19.15 one Albatros D.V over Foucaucourt.
1th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3359): At 09.30 one type C over Merville.
29th victory of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 17.45 one LVG C near Croisilles.
Capt Trevor Durrant(56th Sqn S.E.5a, 11 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Fokker D.R.Is, NE of Albert.  
9th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a B151): At 16.15 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume.
6th victory of Herbert Hegarty(60th Sqn S.E.5a B190): At 08.45 one LVG C over Fampoux. Shared with Lt John Griffith.
5th victory of John Griffith(60th Sqn S.E.5a D3503): At 08.45 one LVG C over Fampoux. Shared with Capt Herbert Hegarty.
2th victory of Alfred Saunders(60th Sqn S.E.5a C5450): At 16.15 one Albatros D.V over Beaulencourt.
17th victory of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a B7786): By 09.40 one Albatros D.V, SW of Brebieres. 
5th and 6th victories of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a): By 09.40 one Albatros D.V, SW of Brebières and a second over the same location.
2th and 3th victories of Bernard Walkerdine(64th Sqn S.E.5a C6470): By 09.30-09.40 two Albatros D.V over Brebieres.
2th victory of Maurice Le Blanc-Smith(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel): One scout, S of Arras-Cambrai road.
28th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1112): At 11.00 one Pfalz D.III, SW of Houthoulst Forest.
7th and 8th victories of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8403): At 07.45 one Albatros D.V over Chipilly and at 18.05 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Herleville.
2th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a D5399): At 16.20 one Fokker D.R.I, NNW of Abancourt.
2th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a D259): At 18.05 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Herleville.
8th victory of James Forman(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3392): At 19.20 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Albert.
22th and 23th victories of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 11.20 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée and at 11.35 one type C over Estaires.
9th victory of Harold Beamish(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3855): At 11.20 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée.
4th victory of Frederick Britnell(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7251): At 11.20 one Pfalz D.III, N of La Bassée. 
16th victory of Stearne Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7199): At 16.15 one Fokker D.R.I, W of Corbie. Shared with Lt Merril Taylor and Lt Wilfrid May.
9th victory of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 09.40 one LVG C over Bayonvillers. Shared with Capt Robert Foster. 
7th victory(and last)of Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3329): At 16.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Corbie.Shared with S.Edwards and W.May.
6th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 09.40 one LVG C over Bayonvillers. Shared with Capt Oliver LeBoutillier.  
2th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): At 16.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Corbie. Shared with Capt Stearne Edwards and Lt Merril Taylor.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
7th victory of Roy Phillipps(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C5441): At 06.15 one Pfalz D.III near Bapaume.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
Captain David Peterson transferred to the 95th Aero Sqn(Nieuport 28).

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#519 Danelov

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:36

May 17, 1918
 
Air War
Germany: Metz-Sablon main station, goods sheds and train hit by 12 D.H.4s of No.55 Squadron(c.90 casualties). Later, 1 Handley Page and 10 F.E.2s(2 lost)attack Thionville(much damage, 35 killed)and Metz­Sablon(night May 17-18).
Sea War
Western Mediterranean: French convoy escort Ailly sinks UC-35(destroyed 42 ships worth 65,569t)with gunfire off Sardinia, Germans believe Q­ship the killer.
Home Fronts
Ireland: c.150 Sinn Fein leaders arrested for plotting night May 17-18; only Michael Collins and Cathal Brugha escape, but no prosecutions.
Britain: All men born 1898 or 1899 called up. Compulsory meatless day abolished. President of Board of Trade estimates half industry on war work, output below pre­-war.
 
By the Germans
 
11th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.15 one S.E.5a, E of Foucaucourt.
2th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one Spad over Frameville.  
19th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One S.E.5a over Puzieux.
14th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.10 one Bréguet 14 over Cappy.  
7th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.15 one Bréguet 14, E of Cachy.
5th victory of Johannes Werner(Jasta 14 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one S.E.5a over Floris.
8th victory of Karl Schattauer(Jasta 16 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.40 one balloon, NW of Ypres. 
14th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.25 one Sopwith Camel(B6408)of 203th Sqn, W of Neuf Berquin. 2th Lt E.R.Prideaux KIA.
7th victory of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 12.20 one S.E.5a(C6404)of 74th Sqn over Morbecque. Lt L.W.Nixon KIA.
4th victory of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 43 Albatros D.Va): At 09.15 one S.E.5a, SW of Lorgies.
3th victory of Marat Schumm(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 10.45 one S.E.5a over Le Parc.
1th victory of Wilhelm Saint Mont(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): One S.E.5a.
Ltn Henrich Zürn(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va)KIA, N of Mondidier. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory of Charles Quette(Spa62 Spad VII): One EA over Laon.
1th victory of Laurent Veau(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater. 
1th victory of Pierre Pendariès(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Moreuil. 
1th victory of Napoléon Gaillard(Spa77 Spad XIII): One Albatros D.Va of Jasta 62, N of Mondidier. Ltn Heinrich Zürn KIA. 
4th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad VII): At 18.00 one balloon over Juville. Shared with Mdl Jean Pezon.
1th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad VII): At 18.00 one balloon over Juville. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi.
2th victory of Gilbert Loup(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Pfalz D.III near Mondidier. Shared with Mdl Henri Drouilh.
1th victory of Henri Drouilh(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Pfalz D.III near Mondidier. Shared with Sgt Gilbert Loup.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
10th victory of Andre de Meulemeester(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 10.30 one type C over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
Capt Harry Rigby(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 6 victories)retired of operations after health problems.
5th victory of Norman Hustings(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4043): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III near Armentières. 
2th victory of Finlay McQuistan(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3902): At 10.45 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
11th victory of Douglas Cooke(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 08.15 one Albatros D.V, E of Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
3th and 4th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): By 08.15 two Albatros D.V over Armentières, E of Armenières. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
8th victory of George Bulmer(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4888): At 12.00 one type C, SE of Douai. Observer was 2th Lt Percy Williams.
5th victory of Hugh White(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5970): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Merville. 
9th victory of William Duncan(60th Sqn S.E.5a C9536): At 11.10 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume.
11th and 12th victories of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1216): By 10.45 one Fokker D.VII and one type C over Armentières. Observer was Lt Percival Chambers.
5th victory(and last)of Lewis Whitehead(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1876): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V,  NE of Villers-Brettoneaux. 
29th and 30th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 11.20 one Pfalz D.III, S of Bailleul and at 14.30 one Albatros C, NE of Ypres.
3th and 4th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): By 09.30 one Hannover C over Merville-Estaires and one Albatros C over Merville.
13th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V over Hangest.
9th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8403): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Hangest.  
2th victory of Hector MacDonald(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6465): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V over Hangest.  
1th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 07.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Middelkerke. Observer was 2th Lt G.W.Lambert.
12th victory of Maxwell Findlay(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3884): At 19.00 one Albatros D.V, SE of Arras.
8th victory of Hazel Wallace(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7191): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V over Albert.
16th and 17th victories of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqd Sopwith Camel B7197). At 11.15 one Pfalz D.III, N of Estaires-Beaupre and at 11.30 a second, NE of Estaires. Shared victory.
10th victory of Harold Beamish(203th Sqd Sopwith Camel B3855): At 11.20 one Albatros D.V, S of Merville. Shared victory. 
10th victory of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): At 11.50 one DFW C over Steenwerck.
3th victory of Robert Chalmers(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9255): At 16.05 one Albatros D.V, W of Chaulnes. Observer was 2th Lt Stanley Hamblin.
3th victory of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3365): At 11.05 one Rumpler C, NE of Bailleul. Shared with Capt Herbert Patey.
1th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3391): At 11.05 one Rumpler C, NE of Bailleul. Shared with Lt Albert Jones.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
5th victory of David Peterson(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 21.00 one LVG C.VI from FAA 46b over St.Mihiel. First victory of the 95th Aero Sqn. 
3th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6169): At 18.24 one Albatros D.V over Ribécourt. Rickenbacker had wing problems but succeded in return to the airfield.
Lt B.Lodgett(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)killed in crash a few miles from the field, after engine failure.
 
By the Italian front
 
Ltn Franz Gräser(Flik 61J Albatros D.III, 18 victories)shot down and killed in action in combat with Antonio Chiri over Treviso. 
 
5th victory of Flaminio Avet(70a Hanriot HD.1): At 09.58 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (229.30)over Maserada. Shared with Mario Fucini and Cosimo Rennella.
5th victory of Cosimo Rennella(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 09.58 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (229.30)over Maserada. Shared with Flaminio Avet and Mario Fucini.
4th victory of Mario Fucini(78a Hanriot HD.1): By 09.15 one EA over Maserada. 
4th victory of Antonio Chiri(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 10.15 one Albatros D.III(153.221)over Pero. Ltn Franz Grässer(Flik 61J Albatros D.III, 18 victories)was killed in this combat shot down by Guido Nardini and Cesare Magistrini.
6th victory of Gastone Novelli(91a Spad VII): At 10.15 one Albatros(153.221)of Flik 61J over Pero. Ltn Franz Gräser KIA. Shared with Guido Nardini and Cesare Magistrini. 
5th victory of Guido Nardini(91a Spad VII): At 10.15 one Albatros D.III(153.221)of Flik 61J over Pero. Ltn Franz Gräser KIA. Shared with Gastone Novelli and Cesare Magistrini.
5th victory of Cesare Magistrini(91a Spad VII): At 10.15 one Albatros D.III(153.221)of Flik 61J over Pero. Ltn Franz Gräser KIA. Shared with Gastone Novelli and Guido Nardini.

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#520 Danelov

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:36

May 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: Australians capture Ville-sur-Ancre and take 360 PoWs (night May 18-19).
Middle East
Mesopotamia: CIGS agrees to postpone Tigris operations till mid­September, railway to be extended to Tikrit.
Armenia: Turk 12th Division attacks south of river Aras against Gen Silikov’s 6,000-7,000 Armenians with 28 guns(until May 19)occupying Igdir while 5th Division captures two passes on Tiflis road (May 19).
Air War
Germany: First British retaliatory raid on a German city: 33 bombs from 6 No.55 Squadron D.H.4s kill 110 people at Cologne(some panic on streets), which returning repulse 2 German formations, shoot down 2 fighters. Considerable building damage(est. RM 340,000).
Adriatic: Austro-Italian seaplane combats west of Pola.
Sea War
Western Mediterranean: Heavily damaged(by carrier Empress seaplane escorting convoy off Gibraltar)U-39 forced into Cartagena(Spain)where interned for duration of war(UC-56 likewise at Santander on May 24). French destroyer Catapulte sinks in collision with British SS Warrimoo off Bone, Algeria.
Home Fronts
Ireland: Lord French proclamation re pro-German conspiracy(Government blue book on May 24).
France: Metal workers strikes "until peace"(until May 28) in Loire Department; 3 infantry battalions, 9 cavalry squadrons, 560 gendarmes tied down. Mainly peaceful until police officers wounded on May 23. Clemenceau’s deputy PPS Barnier arrives on May 24; 43 union leaders arrested night May 25-26 and 73 workers drafted.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(FA 10): One Spad over Autrey.
3th victory of Georg Weiner(Kest 3): At 09.40 one Spad, SW of Armaucourt. 
12th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.40 one D.H.4 over Aubercourt.
20th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad over Moreuil.
15th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I): At 07.00 one Bréguet 14, E of Caix. 
23th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa). At 07.45 one Sopwith Camel over Beaucourt.
5th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa). At 07.30 one balloon over Ransart.
Ltn Robert Hildebrand appointed as CO of Jasta 12.
Joseph Veltjens appointed as CO of Jasta 15 for the first time.
13th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.55 one Bréguet 14 over Cauny.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa). At 11.50 one Sopwith Camel(D3390)of 210th Sqn, NW of Lestrem and at 11.55 a second(D3391)of the same unit over the same area. Lt J. Hollick KIA and Lt M.F. Sutton wounded and POW. 
Obltn Robert Blumenbach appointed as CO of Jasta 31.
8th victory of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel, S of Morlancourt.
2th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel, SE of Albert.
Lomme airfield(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa)raided by No.206 Sqn. Pfalz D.IIIa 1259/18 was destroyed, three other damaged and three mechanics were wounded. 
2th victory of Wilhelm Stör(Jasta 68 Albatros D.Va): One Bristol F.2b over Le Quesnel.
 
By the Aviation Militaire 
 
1th victory of Henri Paumier(CO Spa37 Spad XIII): One Albatros D.
7th victory of Jean Bouyer(Spa49 Spa VII): One EA near Burnhaupt. Shared with Mdl Paul Hamot.
1th victory of Paul Hamot(Spa49 Spa VII): One EA near Burnhaupt. Shared with Adj Jean Bouyer.
2th victory of Edmond Pillon(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Montdidier.  
Mdl Robert Petit(Spa78 Spad VII)KIA over the German lines.
8th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa86 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Langemarck.
4th victory of Del Antonine Gaston Vial(N.315 Nieuport 24): At 09.20 one scout, W of Soulz.
 
By the RAF
 
3th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6519): At 08.00 one Albatros C over 57C S17.
2th victory of William Tipton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 08.00 one Albatros C over 57C S17. Shared with Lt Lloyd Hamilton.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 07.00 one Pfalz D.III over Comines, at 11.40 a second, NE of Nieppe Forest and at 11.45 a third over Merville. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
5th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): By 11.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of Merville. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
1th victory of John Colbert(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1168): At 11.40 one Pfalz D.III, N of Neuf Berquin. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
1th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 11.40 one Fokker D.R.I, SW of Nieppe. Observer was AM1 Arthur Newland.
6th victory of Hugh White(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3942): At 11.40 one Pfalz D.III, W of Estaires. 
5th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3915): At 11.50 one Pfalz D.III, E of Merville.
2th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3937): At 11.50 one Pfalz D.III, W of Estaires.
29th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 12.00 one Rumpler C over Lille.
2th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5181): At 07.15 one Albatros D.III over Poncegno, W of Borgo(Italian front). 
18th victory of Keith Park(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C808): At 18.40 one Pfalz D.III over Bray. Observer was 2th Lt G.J.Maynard.
10th and 11th victories of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a B151): At 11.15 one DFW C over Carnoy and at 11.30 one Albatros D.V over Carnoy.
24th and 25th victories of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8278): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Bray and at 10.30 one type C, E of Lamotte.
6th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1817): At 10.30 one type C, W of Wiencourt.  
2th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8264): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V over Bray-Albert.
31th Victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 08.25 one Albatros C over Steenwerck.
5th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 12.50 one Albatros C over Nieppe.
15th and 16th victories(and last)of Robert Grosvenor(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8408): At 11.30 one Albatros D V over Chaulnes and at 12.00 one type C, NE of Moreuil. 
2th and 3th victories of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4867): By 07.30-07.35 two Albatros D.V, N of Langemarck. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin.
2th victory of Robert Cullen(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C780): At 08.00 one Albatros D.III over Zandvoorde. Observer was Lt Edward Ward.
45th victory of Robert Little(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7220): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin. Shared with Edwin Hayne.
11th and 12th victories of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin, shared with Robert Little and at 10.40 one Pfalz D.III over Merville-Estaires.
11th victory(and last)of Harold Beamish(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3855): At 11.20 one Rumpler C near Merville. Shared with Lt John Breakey.
14th victory(and last)of Euan Dickson(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9238): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V, W of Chaulnes. Shared victory. Observer was AGL V.Robinson.
6th victory(and last)of Horace Debenham(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1781): At 12.00 one Pfalz D.III over Merville. 
5th victory of Herbert Fowler(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8266): At 11.50 one Albatros D.V S of Merville. 
4th victory of Gerald Cooper(208th Sqn Sopwtih Camel D1919): At 11.50 one Pfalz D.III, S of Merville. 
21th victory of William Alexander(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3348): At 20.05 one Pfalz D.III over Bac St.Maur.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
2th victory of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): At 11.35 one Rumpler C over Bonzee-en-Woëvre.

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