Jun 1, 1918
Marne: Germans held between the Oise and Marne(US 3rd Division MG battalion in action, with 5 more divisions arriving including US 2nd)but reach edge of Villers-Cotterets Forest 40 miles from Paris.
Champagne: French lose then regain Fort de La Pompelle, southeast of Reims.
Germany: During June 1,000-2,000 flu cases per German division.
Salonika: During June 10,000 French and 10,000 British withdrawn for Western Front(12 British battalions transferred from June 16); Greek 2nd(Athens Division becomes operational(in line by June 26); 28 Bulgars desert to British in mid month warn of offensive, but cancelled due to mutiny. 80,000t of supplies per week being landed at Salonika(10,109 British casualties in hospital).
Italian Front: Diaz warns his 7 army commanders not to repeat recent AngloFrench Western Front mistakes with their reserves. During June Czechoslovak Division formed.
France: 3 German bombers raid Paris(14 bombs, 28 casualties), single aircraft raids(June 3-7, 15,26)and three more (June 27, 2 lost, 25 casualties).
Macedonia: During June Anglo-French destroy 12 Bulgar aircraft.
Western Front: Germans claim 32 Allied aircraft for loss of 12. Captain P L Weiller made Commander of Groupe des Escs de Grande Reconnaissance(Breguet recon, artillery spotter and bomber units).
Adriatic: In June Germans send 6 seaplanes for courier and postal work.
In June Flu Pandemic begins in India and Britain.
Britain: RFP 108%(February level). Sugar production cut to 25% of 1915 for year. OW Griffith’s Hearts of the World(starring Lillian Gish) opens in London in June.
France: Food rationing cards compulsory. In June Andre Maurois publishes Les Silences of Colonel Bramble.
Germany: Krupp’s Essen Works now has 75,000 men and 23,000 women. During June 1920 conscript class called up.
USA: Food Administrator warns boycotting sauerkraut ("liberty cabbage"). War Secretary Baker authorizes inquiry into conscientious objectors, 130 Memonites jailed.
By the Germans
Fokker D.R.I utilised after June mainly as trainers for the Fokker D.VIII.
4th victory of Georg Weiner(Kest 3): At 06.50 one D.H.4(A7482)over Antullen.
5th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Priez.
18th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 07.40 one Bristol F.2b, NW of Dickebusch.
8th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 16.10 one Sopwith Camel(C8231)over Laventie.
3th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.10 one Spad over Fleury.
6th victory of Johannes Werner(Jasta 14 Fokker D.R.I 583/17): At 12.35 one S.E.5a(D3530)from No.40 Sqn, SE of Lens. Pilot, ace, R.Dallas was KIA.
6th victory of Karl Albert Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 16.40 one Airco D.H.4 over Laventie.
7th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 08.15 one Bréguet 14 over Priez.
Jasta 25 deployed at Kalkova(Macedonia)until the end of the war.
Ltn Wilhelm Rupprecht(Jasta 31 Albatros D.Va)KIA over Laon.
5th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): One S.E.5a over Albert.
1th victory of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): One Bristol F.2b(C4846),S of Albert.
5th victory(and last)of Erich Meyer(Jasta 45 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over Mezy-Marne.
19th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 17.40 one No.74 Sqn S.E.5a(C6443), E of Merville. Pilot, ace, William Cairnes was killed.
01-06-Wilhelm Saint Mont(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down by Edward Mannock from No.74 Sqn. Sain Mont jump in parachute but it tore and was killed.
2th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Cuvilly.
4th victory of Paul Turck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Villers-Cotterêts.
29th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over Soissons.
2th victory of Karl Arnold(Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over Soissons.
4th victory of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad VII over Reims-Silléry.
6th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): One AR2 over Villers-Marmery.
By the Aviation Militaire
9th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Villers-Cotteréts.
4th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad VII): One two-seater near Villers-Cotterêts.
28th, 29th and 30th victories of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): Two Albatros D, one S of Reims, a second over Betheny and one balloon(Drachen)over Reims-Epernay, this last shared with Lt Jean Casale.
9th victory of Jean Casale(Spa38 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Reims-Epernay. Shared with CO Ltt Georges Madon.
2th victory of Abel Dupont(Spa62 Spad VII): One scout.
1th victory of Claude Lafontaine(Spa73 Spad XIII): One two-seater over the French lines, SW of Villers-Cotterets. Shared with Ltt Henri Hirch of Spa151.
16th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): One Pfalz D.III near d’Epieds.
1th victory of Gustave Lagache(CO Spa78 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Compiègne(Oise).
5th victory of André Martenot de Cordoux(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Longpont-Parcy.
7th victory of Pavel Argeyev(Spa124 Spad XIII): One LVG C.
Mdl Cousin(Spa153 Spad XIII S2213)damaged in combat and crash landing. Pilot wounded.
4th victory of David Putnam(Spa156 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Le Godat.
By the RAF
17th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
6th victory of Charles Lavers(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1110): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared victory.
6th victory(and last)of Ernest Kelly(1th Sqn S.E.5a B733): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared victory.
5th and 6th victories of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8512): By 19.40 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières-Ploegsteert Wood.
5th victory of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1106): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared victory.
2th victory of Wallace Smart(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1092): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared victory.
16th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C892): At 06.30 one Pfalz D.III over Comines. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
12th and 13th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): By 06.30 two Pfalz D.III over Comines. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
6th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C976): At 12.00 one Pfalz D.III from Jasta 52, N of Merville. Pilot Wilhelm Saint Mont jump in parachute but was killed. Observer was Sgt W. O’Neil.
5th and 6th victories of Victor Groom(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4764): By 06.30 two Pfalz D.III, NW of Comines. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
11th and 12th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C929): By 19.15 one Albatros C and one Albatros D.V over Erquinghem. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
2th and 3th victories of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C961): By 19.15 two Pfalz D.III over Erquinghem. Observer was 2th Lt John Umney.
2th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7351): At 07.45 one Albatros D.V over Susegana-Sarano(Italian front).
Maj Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3530, 32 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Johannes Werner from Jasta 14(Fokker D.R.I).
4th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6372): At 09.45 one Albatros D.V over Feltre(Italian front).
3th victory of James Dewhirst(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7360): At 09.45 one Albatros D.V, S of Feltre(Italian front).
4th and 5th victories of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C786): By 18.05 two Albatros D.V, N and over Lamotte. Observer was 2th Lt G.Dixon.
42th, 43th and 44th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): By 16.30 three Pfalz D.III near Estaires.
16th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 07.40 one Pfalz D.III, E of Dickerbusch Lake.
14th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5396): At 19.45 one Pfalz D.III, E pf Dickerbusch.
7th and 8th victories of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 04.30 one Hannover C over Estaires and at 05.00 a second over Robecq.
Capt William Cairnes(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6443, 6 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Paul Billik, CO of Jasta 52.
22th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 12.35 one balloon, SE of Fricourt.
56th victory of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 20.10 one Pfalz D.III over La Gorgue.
3th and 4th victories of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a C6472): By 20.10 two Pfalz D.III over La Gorgue.
1th victory of Elliot Springs(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1885): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.III over La Gorgue.
1th victory of George Turnure(103th Sqn Spad VII): One balloon over Armentières.
7th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 15.05 one Siemens-Schuckert D.III over Casandale.
4th and 5th victories of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B695): By 15.07-15.08 two Albatros D.III over Casandale.
4th victory of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn S.E.5a B690): At 15.10 one Albatros D.V over Bogdanci.
26th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 11.10 one Albatros D.V, NE of Lens.
6th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7153): At 14.45 one type C, 3 mi S of Bailleul. Shared with Lt Clement Payton.
5th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7148): At 14.45 one type C, 3 mi S of Bailleul. Shared with Lt Lawrence Coombes.
9th and 10th victories(and last)of John Paynter(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7254): By 14.20 two Pfalz D.III over Bruge. Shared victories.
9th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3400): At 14.15 one Rumpler C over Steene.
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
9th victory of Henry Forrest(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C9539): At 19.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Chuignes.
2th victory of Eric Cummings(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B195): At 09.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Pozières.
2th victory of George Cox(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D3451): At 19.30 one Pfalz D.III over Chignes.
1th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D3962): At 19.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Estrées.
9th and 10th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 09.20 one balloon, N of Estaires and at 09.35 one Albatros D.V over Estaires.
6th victory(and last)of Garnet Malley(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D6600): At 15.30 one Pfalz D.III over Bac St.Maur.
By the USAAS
1th Pursuit Group formally organized with 27th, 94th, 95th and 147th Aero Squadrons.
By the Italian front
24th victory of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): One Sopwith Camel over Visone.