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#521 Danelov

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:24

May 19, 1918
 
Western front
France: Fayolle diary ‘… still discord between Petain and Foch. They … ought to be … one single man’.
Flanders: British raid southwest of Meteren, and northwest of Merville(May 20). French attack near Locre(Kemmel)bags 400 PoWs on May 20.
Air War
Britain: Largest, last and costliest raid on London by bomber aircraft: 28 of 38 Gothas sent(6 lost, 1 crashes), 3 Giants with 600(14.3t)bombs in 1 hour cause 226 casualties(night May 19-20). Anti-aircraft fire destroys 2 Gothas, 88 defence sorties shoot down 3 Gothas in 11 interceptions.
France: Heavy German raids on railways and munition dumps(12,500t ammo destroyed until May 22)by Bogohl 6(and on May 20-21); 935 further British soldiers wounded and nurses killed or injured in 15-plane Gotha raid(1 shot down)on Etaples hospital complex(key rail bridge missed)at night May 19-20, repeated(night May 30-31, 47 casualties)when one span of bridge hit, but alternative soon in use(short traffic breaks on June 30 and July 24).
Sea War
Irish Sea: US destroyers Patterson and Allen depth charge and sink new coastal submarine UB-119 west of Cardigan Bay.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Karl Engelfried(SFS): At 13.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Uitkerke.
11th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.20 one Airco D.H.4 (C6159) over Zonnebeke.
Ltn Richard Plange(Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I 546/17, 7 victories)shot down and KIA near Zillebeke in combat with one Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8.
19th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.50 one D.H.9 over Villers Bretonneux.
Jasta 6 make its first was patrol completely equipped with Fokker D.VII.
10th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one Spad over Harbonnières.
6th and 7th victories of Werner Steinhäuser(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.30 one Bristol F.2b over Hamel and at 20.10 one Airco D.H.9 over Villers Bretonneaux.
3th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.00 one Spad, E of Harbonnieres
2th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.10 one No.49 Sqn Airco D.H.9, NE of Marcelcave.
9th victory(and last)of Karl Schattauer(Jasta 16 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.30 one balloon, S of Furnes. 
5th victory of Erich Schütze(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One AR2, N of Monastir, Macedonia. 
Vzfw Karl Pech(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa, 9 victories)killed in collision at 12.30 with S.E.5a from No.29 Sqn. British pilot, Capt Hugh.G.White survived the crash.
5th victory of Max Kahlow(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 10.15 one No.62 Sqn Bristol F.2b(C4751)forced to land near Proyart.
Karl Bauerfeind(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.IIIa 8023/17)wounded in crash landing after combat with No.62 Sqn Bristol F.2bs.
Ltn Harry von Büllow-Bothkamp appointed as CO of Jasta 36.
9th victory of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel over Chuignolles.
17th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.10 one No.19 Sqn Sopwith Dolphin(C4017)over Wingles. Pilot, ace, Albert Carter was repatriated on Dec 13, 1918.
10th victory of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Albatros D.Va): At 20.30 one No.206 Sqn Airco D.H.9 over Houthem-Kemmel.
23th victory of Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one S.E.5a(C6449)over Bois de Hangard.
26th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): At 18.40 one Spad.
14th victory of Robert von Greim(CO JG 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 10.10 one Bristol F.2b over Guillaucourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of Edwin Parsons(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Mdl Jules Denneulin and Sgt Maurice Chevannes.Uffz Walter Graaf and Sgt Christian Hofele KIA.
1th victory of Jules Denneulin(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Adj Edwin Parsons and Sgt Maurice Chevannes.Uffz Walter Graaf and Sgt Christian Hofele KIA.
1th victory of Maurice Chevannes(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Adj Edwin Parsons and Mdl Jules Denneulin.Uffz Walter Graaf and Sgt Christian Hofele KIA.
Cal Sidney Rankin Drew(Spa31 Spad XIII S3284)KIA near Neuville-Saint-Bernard.
Adj Pierre Baudry(Spa68 Spad XIII)shot down and killed by defensive fire of one Rumpler C. This last, was the same German plane attacked by Maj Raoul Lufbery. 
1th victory of Sgt Dupré(Spa68 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C forced to land(same aircraft attacked by Maj Raoul Lufbery and Adj Pierre Baudry).  
20th victory(and last)of Albert Deullin(Spa73 Spad XIII): One Albatros, E of Montdidier.
1th victory of Arthur Coadou(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA over Grisolles.
8th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): At 19.00 one Rumpler C, SE of Moreuil. Shared with S/Lt Claret de Fleurieu of Spa95.
43th and 44th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XII cannon 37mm): At 09.40 one Albatros over Faverolles and at 10.00 one scout, NE of Montdidier.  
1th victory of Pierre Brugère(Spa103 Spad XIII): One scout, NE of Mondidier.  
4th victory of Andre Barcat(Spa153 Spad VII S3017): One scout over Moreuil. Shared with Mdl Arrault(Spad VII S252). The German aircraft land intact in the French lines near Ailly-sur-Noye. Pilot POW.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
6th victory(and last)of Jan Olieslagers(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 17.40 one Albatros D.V over Woumen.
5th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 09.45 one balloon over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 12.00 one Albatros D.V over Douai. Shared with 2th Lt A.Green, 2th Lt F.Loly, 2th Lt G.Darville and Lt E.Collis. Observer was 2th Lt Ayres.
2th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 12.00 one Albatros D.V over Douai. Shared with 2th Lt A.Green, 2th Lt F.Loly, Capt Albert Waller and Lt Ayres. Observer was Lt E.Collins.
2th victory of Arthur Blake(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 10.15 one Pfalz D.III, E of La Bassée. 
Albert Carter(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin)shot down by Paul Billik, CO of Jasta 52. Paul Carter was captured and became POW. 
12th and 13th victories(and last)of Douglas Cooke(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4749): At 10.25 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires and at 10.30 a second over Laventie. Observer was Lt Stanley Masding.
6th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
4th victory of Victor Groom(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V, S of Calonne. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
2th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4604): At 10.55 one Fokker D.R.I over Merville. Observer was Sgt W.Sansome.
1th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): At 10.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of vieux Berquin. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
22th, 23th and 24th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): At 10.50 one Albatros C, S of Douai and by 18.45 two LVG C, W of Lille. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
7th victory of Reuben Hammersley(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1085): At 12.00 one Pfalz D.III over Proyart.
6th victory of James Dawe(24th Sqn S.E.5a B611): At 08.35 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Albert.
1th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7351): At 16.25 one balloon over Piave de Soligo(Italian front).
7th victory(and last)of Hugh White(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3942): At 11.40 collided with one Pfalz D.III from Jasta 29 over Bailleul. Pilot Karl Pech was KIA. Hugh White survived the crash.
3th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 11.50 one type C, NW of Estaires.
2th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5957): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V, S of Bailleul.
2th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6372): At 06.25 one Aviatik C over Mel. Shared with 2th Lt Charles Catto(Italian front).
1th victory of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6412): At 06.25 one Aviatik C over Mel. Shared with Capt Norman Jones(Italian front).
8th victory of Leonard Payne(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C793): At 11.15 one Albatros D.V, E of Proyart. Observer was Lt C.J.R.Gibson.
8th victory(and last)of Owen Scholte(60th Sqn S.E.5a C5385): At 10.10 one Hannover C over Arras.
13th victory(and last)of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Douai. Observer was Sgt William Norman Holmes.
6th victory of Douglas Savage(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1336): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V over Bray. Observer was Lt E.W.Collis.
18th and 19th victories of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a B7786): At 19.55 one Albatros D.V, E of Oppy and at 20.00 one Pfalz D.III over Brebières. 
3th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6562): At 07.00 one type C, 2 mi SE of Villers-Bretonneux.
7th and 8th victories of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1913): By 07.35-07.40 two Berg D over Borgo(Italian front). 
6th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 16.55 one balloon, NW of Armentières.
3th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6450): At 17.00 one balloon, W of Armentières. 
14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 09.45 one type C over Vauvillers, at 10.00 one Albatros D.V over Wiencourt, by 18.35 a second over Cachy and two more, SE of Villers-Brettoneaux, shared with Lt Hector MacDonald, Lt B.Oliver and 2th Lt E.E.Biccard. 
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Hector MacDonald(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9519): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Villers Brettoneaux and by 18.35 two more over the same area, the second and third victories shared with Capt Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor, Lt B.Oliver and 2th Lt EE.Biccard.  
18th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3371): At 10.15 one DFW C.V near Merville.
13th victory of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): At 10.35 one Pfalz D.III, E of Merville.
17th victory(and last)of Stearne Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7199): At 11.00 one type C, S of Albert.
4th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3327): At 20.35 one Albatros D.V over Marcelcave.
7th victory of  John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel C65): At 17.35 one Albatros D.V, 1 mi S of Woumen.
1th victory of William Gray(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6239): At 17.35 one Albatros D.V, 1 mi S of Woumen. Shared with Capt John Pinder.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
3th victory of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): At 11.35 one Rumpler C, E of Flirey.
Raoul Lufbery(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6179)shot down and killed in interception of one Rumpler, north of Nancy. 
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Karl Urban(Flik 14J Phönix D.I 228.19): One Hanriot HD.1 over Cismon.
3th and 4th victories of Friedrich Lang(Pola NAS Phönix D.I A115): By 15.45-15.50 two Macchi M.5, E of Po Estuary.

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#522 Danelov

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:25

May 20, 1918
 
Eastern front
USSR: Trotsky orders Czechs disarming by arrest or shooting. Central Executive Committee of Bolshevik Party declares war on Kulaks rich peasants).
Finland: Svinhufvud and General Goltz agree on German­ modelled 30,000-strong peacetime army with German troops remaining.
Air War
Adriatic: RAF bomb Cattaro(and on May 28); Italian seaplanes bomb Durazzo and Lagosta Island(occupied on November 4).
Home fronts
Britain: Appeal to shipowners to provide extra emergency rafts. First minimum agricultural wage in force.
Hungary: 2,000 troops of 6th Infantry Regiment at Pees against being sent to Front(especially returned Serb PoWs from Russia)seize arsenal and aided by armed miners but suppressed by 3 Honved regiments.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Ernst Udet appointed as CO of Jasta 4.
13th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.25 one D.H.4 over Warfusée.
21th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel, S of Morlancourt.
13th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.05 one Sopwith Camel over Morlancourt.
8th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one Sopwith Dolphin over Hamel.
3th victory of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one S.E.5a or Sopwith Dolphin over Harnonniéres.
24th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 07.30 one balloon over Ransart, SW of Arras. Last Löwenhardt´s victory with Pfalz D.IIIa.
4th victory of Konrad Schwartz(Jasta 22 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.30 one Spad over Beauvraignes.
6th victory(and last)of Hans Oberlander(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa). At 11.00 one No.40 Sqn S.E.5a(D3938)over Vielle Chapelle.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Edwin Parsons(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Gratibus.
2th victory of Gustave Naudin(Spa26 Spad XIII): At 11.10 one EA over Onvilliers.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Norman Hustings(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3899): At 18.30 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Armentières. 
5th victory of John De Pencier(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4019): At 17.55 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Estaires. 
14th and 15th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V, NE of Merville and at 11.35 a second over Coucou aerodrome. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
25th, 26th and 27th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4747): By 10.45 three Halberstadt C over Lille-Armentières. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
7th and 8th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1209): By 17.00 two balloons over Bailleul. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
1th victory of William John Mostyn(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C901): At 18.50 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Estaires. Observer was Sgt John Jones.
8th victory(and last)of Reuben Hammersley(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1085): At 08.35 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Albert.
6th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1870): At 08.35 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Albert.
6th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 09.50 one DFW C over Kemmel Hill.
30th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.00 one Pfalz D.III near Merville. Shared with G.Lewis, I.Hind, H.Wood, C.Rusden and D.Poler. 
8th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.00 one Pfalz D.III near Merville. Shared with R.Dallas, I.Hind, H.Wood, C.Rusden and D.Poler. 
3th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6372): At 10.40 one Albatros D.III, NE of Asiago(Italian front).  
25th, 26th and 27th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): At 17.00 one DFW C , N of La Bassée, shared with Lt C.R.Chapman and by 17.05 two balloons, S of Steenwerck. 
7th victory of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a C641): At 07.40 one Halberstadt C, SW of Armentières.
26th and 27th victories of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118). At 13.20 one type C over Caix-Guillancourt, shared with 2th Lt H.E.Browne and at 20.30 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Albert, shared with Lt Edward Eaton.  
4th victory of Edward Eaton(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6630). At 20.30 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Albert. Shared with Capt John Gilmour.
Lewis Whitehead(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel)shot down in combat with Fritz Rumey from Jasta 5. 
26th and 27th victories of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V near Levico and at 08.03 a second near Levico(Italian front).  
9th victory of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1913): At 12.00 one Berg D over Valdobiadene(Italian front). 
4th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5220): At 12.00 one Berg D.I over Fontane(Italian front).
1th victory of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6179): At 11.00 one balloon over Seclin. Observer was 2th Lt C.C.Dance.
3th victory of Arthur Jarvis(150th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 12.15 one LVG C over Hudova.
4th victory of George Gossip(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3832): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Ghistelles.
7th victory(and last)of John Gamon(205th Sqn Airco N6004): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Mericombe. Observer was Sgt J.Jones.
7th victory(and last)of Charles Robinson(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7739): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Mericombe. Shared victory. Pilot was FSL J.M.Mason.
5th victory(and last)of William Elliott(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7561): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Mericombe. Shared victory. Observer was 2th Lt P.L.Richards.
4th victory of William Grossart(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7811): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Mericombe. Shared victory. Observer was Lt A.R.Crosthwaite.
4th victory of Robert Chalmers(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9260): At 08.25 one Pfalz D.III over Rosières. Observer was 2th Lt Stanley Hamblin.
3th victory of Cyril Heywood(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9238): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Mericombe. Shared victory. Observer was Sgt SF Langstone.
1th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 07.10 one Albatros D.V over Menin.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1893): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Neuve-Eglise.
1th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D6506): At 07.55 one Pfalz D.III over Kemmel-Neuve Eglise.
 
By the Aviation Section, Signal Corps(ASSC)(USAAS from May 24, 1918)
 
Aviation Section, Signal Corps last day of operations(created Jul 18, 1914).
6th victory(and last)of David Peterson(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One two-seater over Pont-a-Mousson.
 
By the Italian front
 
7th victory of Ferdinand Udvardy(Flik 42J Albatros D.III): One Hanriot HD.1 over Montello.
 
15th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.163) of Flik 42J NW of Sernaglia.
19th victory of Fulco Ruffo di Calabria(91a Spad XIII): At 09.15 one scout over Volpago-Nervesa.

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#523 Danelov

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:25

May 21, 1918
 
Eastern front
Ukraine: Peasant revolts against Germans and Haydamak allies. Sovnarkom starts peace talks with Hetman Skoropadski on May 23.
Middle East
Armenia: Turk 36th and 9th Divisions throw back Nazarbekov’s c.9,000 Armenians from Amamll Station until May 22; Antranik’s 2,000 Armenians make rearguard stand near Jelal-oglu from May 22-23.
Air War
Germany: 7 Handley Page bombers(1 lost)of No.216 Squadron cause two-day plant closure at Oppau chemical works, Mannheim(direct hit on gas main). Rail workshops and locomotives hit at Karthaus. 2 SVA-5s of Italian 87th Squadriglia photograph Zeppelin works at Friedrichshafen(440-mile round trip). 13 F.E.2s of No.100 Sqn dislocate rail traffic at Saarbruecken(night May 21-22).
Britain: Rumpler CVII (Drechsel and Foell)flies daring 375-mile high-altitude undetected photo-reconnaissance sortie over London, returns safely to Tournai base.
 
By the Germans
 
11th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One No.211 Sqn Airco D.H.9 off Mariakerke.
3th victory of Reinhold Poss(SFS): At 08.25 one Bristol F.2b over Mariakerke.
Jasta 10(Albatros D.Va and Pfalz D.IIIa)converted to Fokker D.VII. 
1th victory of Johannes Gildemeister(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.25 one Sopwith Camel, S of Bailleul.
Flg Klaus Sakowski(Jasta 29 Albatros D.Va 5253/17)KIA at 12.03 over La Gorgue. His parachute fails to open after he bailed out.
1th victory of Hans Holthusen(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa). One EA.
4th victory of Hans Viebig(Jasta 57 Albatros D.III OAW): At 20.30 one Sopwtih Camel(D9539)over Steenwerck.
27th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14.
1th victory of Karl Arnold(Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14.
JG 1 moved to Guise airfield.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Vladislav Sondermayer(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Montdidier. Sondermayer was wounded and burned in the combat.
9th victory of William Herisson(Spa75 Spad XIII): One scout, SE of Ypres. Shared with Brig Lacombe.
 
By the RAF
 
1th victory of Kenneth Laing(1th Sqn S.E.5a C9261): At 09.50 one Rumpler C over Merville. Shared with Lt E.M.Forsyth.
3th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8034): At 10.45 one Albatros D.V over Douai. Observer was AM2 l.Vredenberg.
7th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 08.35 one Albatros D.V over Warneton. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
7th and 8th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1213): By 10.15 two Pfalz D.III, SW of Vitry. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher. 
2th and 3th victories of William John Mostyn(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C901): By 10.15 two LVG C , SW of Vitry. Observer was Sgt John Jones.
10th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 12.30 one Albatros D.V over Motta(Italian front).
9th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3540): At 08.40 one Pfalz D.III near Douai.
3th victory of John Elmer Drummond(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C805): At 18.50 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Combles. Observer was 2th Lt L.C.Walmsley.
1th and 2th victories of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C883): At 18.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Carnoy and at 18.53 a second, 1 mi N of Mericourt. Observer was 2th Lt C.S.Bissett.
12th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 09.30 one LVG C over Courcelette.
8th victory of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 10.50 one Halberstadt C, SW of Laventie.
4th victory of Bernard Walkerdine(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1857): At 10.55 one Halberstadt C over Ligny le Petit.
28th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 07.50 one Lloyd C, N of Treviso(Italian front).  
3th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
2th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Armentières.
32th, 33th, 34th, 35th and 36th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): At 09.28 one Hannover C over La Courenne, at 18.15 one Pfalz D.III over Fromelles and at second , S of Hollebeke and by 19.00 two Pfalz D.III more over Hollebeke, one confirmed as Hans Schorn, KIA, of Jasta 16. 
11th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5396): At 19.00 one Pfalz D.III, W of Ypres. 
6th victory of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6474): At 19.05 one Pfalz D.III near Hollebeke. 
4th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6450): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Merville. 
19th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3413): At 05.30 one DFW C.V near Neuf Berquin. Shared with Lt R.Berlyn.
5th victory(and last)of Ronald Berlyn(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3403): At 05.30 one DFW C, E of Vieux-Berquin. Shared with Leonard Rochford. 
4th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3401): At 17.10 one balloon over Pont Ricquen. Shared with Lt Albert Jones and Lt Clement Payton.
4th victory of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7227): At 17.10 one balloon over Pont Ricquen. Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph and Lt Clement Payton.
2th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7849): At 11.20 one balloon over Ploegsteert Wood. Shared with Lt Hugh Maund and Lt G.B.Wootten.
2th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 17.10 one balloon over Pont Ricquen. Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph and Lt Albert Jones.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1893): At 11.00 one balloon over Merville.
 
By the USAAS(USAAS officially from May 24, 1918)
 
8th victory of Paul F.Baer(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 18.50 one Albatros D.Va, W of Ypres. Shared with H.A.Baker, C.H.Wilcox and C.W.Ford.
2th victory of C.W.Ford(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 18.50 one Albatros D.Va, W of Ypres. Shared with Lt Paul F.Baer.
1th victory of Hobart Baker(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 18.50 one Albatros D.Va, W of Ypres. Shared with Lt Paul Baer, C.H.Wilcox and C.W.Ford.

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#524 Danelov

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:29

May 22, 1918
 
Africa
Mozambique: Action of Korewa(24 miles south of Nanungu). Pamforce and NRFF King’s African Rifles just fail to trap Captain Kohl in rocky hills, but take most of his baggage(60 casualties including 11 Germans, 67 shells and 70,000 bullets).
Belgian Congo: Katanga Railway(Bukama­Cape Town)completed.
Air War
France: Single German Gotha bomber of 30 sent bombs Paris(and on May 23). 72 bombs cause 23 casualties.
Germany: 11 F.E.2s and 5 Handley Page bombers attack Kreuzwald electric power station.
Sea War
North Sea: British air raid sinks German destroyer in Zeebrugge(lock gates bombed on May 2).
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Herbert Boy(Jasta 14 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.20 one S.E.5a over Armentières.
3th victory of Paul Rothe(Jasta 14 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one S.E.5a, SE of La Gorgue.
2th and 3th victories of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 24 Pfalz D.IIIa). At 23.35 one Voisin, NE of Erchau and at 23.45 one Caudron over Avrincourt.
Ltn Breuer(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in combat with No.74 Sqn.
Ltn Tonjes appointed as CO of Jasta 62.
2th victory of Herman Schmidt(Jasta 69 Albatros D.Va). One Spad over the German lines. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cal Félix Gibier(Spa12 Spad VII S5815)hit in combat by Ltn Herman Schmidt of Jasta 69. Forced landing and POW.
1th victory of Paul Amédée Reverchon(CO Spa31 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Bouillancourt. Shared with S/Lt François Portron.
1th victory of François Portron(Spa31 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Bouillancourt. Shared with CO Ltt Paul Amédée Reverchon.
4th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad VII S3193): One Albatros D near Malpart. Shared with Adj André Petit-Delchet.
2th victory of André Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S2856): One Albatros D near Malpart. Shared with S/Lt Léon Nuville.
4th victory of François Battesti(Spa73 Spad XIII): One Albatros near Biaches.
8th victory of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One Albatros over Lamotte-en-Santerre. Shared with Sgt Paul Santelli.
 
By the RAF
 
14th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C856): At 07.05 one type C over Wytschaete-St. Eloi. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills. 
8th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 18.40 one Albatros D.V over Warneton. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
2th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One two-seater over Bailleul. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
28th and 29th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Arras and at 19.15 one DFW C over Armentières. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
9th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C776): At 19.25 one DFW C over Merville-Estaires. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
9th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1213): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V over Hancourt. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher. 
7th and 8th victories of Stanley Wallage(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C795): By 10.30 two Albatros D.V over Hancourt. Observer was Lt A.P.Stoyle.
6th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b A7243): At 10.30 one type D, SE of Arras. Observer was Lt John Umney.
4th victory of William John Mostyn(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C901): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Arras. Observer was Sgt John Jones.
1th victory of Ian Stead(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4706): At 19.20 one Pfalz D.III over Merville-Bailleul. Observer was Sgt C.Williams.
1th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 05.25 one DFW C, N of Steenwerck, shared with Lt L.C.Tims. 
31th victory of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 11.15 one Pfalz D.III, W of Lille.
2th victory of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6372): At 09.20 one two-seater over Levada. Shared with Capt G.Bush(Italian front). 
8th victory(and last)of Alexander Vlasto(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 09.20 one LVG C, W of Estaires. Shared with Victor Yeates, Lt J.R.Cote and Lt N.Bruce.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of John Smith(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6509): By 18.15 two Albatros D.V over Richebourg St. Vaast.
4th victory of Victor Yeates(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 09.20 one type C, W of Estaires, shared with Alexander Vlasto, Lt J.A Cote and Norton Bruce.
11th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): At 08.00 one LVG C , N of Laventie. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
6th victory of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C919): At 08.05 one LVG C, W of Laventie. Observer was Lt Sidney Knights.
1th victory of William Swayze(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4633): At 08.00 one LVG C, 2 mi NW of Merville. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
6th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 11.20 one type C over Bauvin-Carvin.
7th and 8th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 12.45 one Pfalz D.III over Quesnoy and at 18.15 a second over Fromelles.
No.85 Sqn with his new CO, Maj Billy Bishop, deployed at Petit Synthe, France. 
46th and 47th victories(and last)of Robert Little(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3416): At 11.40 one Albatros C over Mory-St. Leger and at 11.45 one DFW C over Morchies.
23th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 11.10 one type C,  NE of Lens. 
12th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 08.00 one type C, NE of Lens. Shared victory.
8th victory of Pruett M.Dennett(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 08.00 one type C, 2 mi NE of Lens. Shared victory.
6th victory(and last)of Herbert Fowler(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 08.00 one type C, NE of Lens. Shared victory.
5th victory of Gerald Cooper(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1538): At 08.00 one type C, NE of Lens. Shared victory.  
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th and 5th victories of Albert Tonkin(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1276): By 07.15 two Albatros D.III over Nablus. Observer was Lt.Carrick Paul.
3th victory of Ross Smith(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1229): At 06.45 one Albatros D.III, N of Nablus. Observer was Lt Walter Kirk.
 
By the USAAS
 
4th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 09.12 one Albatros D.V over Flirey. 
9th victory(and last)of Paul F.Baer(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 09.45 one Albatros D.Va over Laventie.  After scoring his 9th victory, Baer was then shot down by a member of Jasta 18, possibly Gftr Deberitz. Badly injured when his Spad VII crashed near Armentières, he was captured by the Germans.
Lt Ernest A.Giroux(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII)shot down and killed in combat with one Jasta 18 Albatros D.Va flew by Ltn Hans Müller.
 
By the Italian front
 
14th victory of Stefan Fejes(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.142): One Sopwith Camel. 
5th victory of Alexander Kasza(Flik 55J Albatros D.III): One Sopwith Camel, S of Cima Maora.
 
15th victory of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): A two-seater over Quero. Shared with Giorgio Michetti.
3th victory of Giorgio Michetti(76a Hanriot HD.1): One two-seater over Quero. Shared with Silvio Scaroni.
32th victory of Francesco Baracca(91a Spad VII): At 09.50 one Albatros D.III(153.155)of Flik 51 over Borgo Malanotte.
6th victory of Orazio Pierozzi(260a M.5): One Phönix D.I(A.115), W of Rovigno.

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#525 Danelov

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:29

May 23, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Britain: War Cabinet decides to send 560-man military mission to Archangel to train Whites and 600 troops to Murmansk; they decide large scale intervention inevitable on May 29.
USSR: Factory delegates in Moscow call for strike against Soviet Government.
Middle East
Armenia: Silikov retakes Sardarabad and drives Turk 11th Division 30 miles north until May 24 while other Armenian units drive Turk vanguard back to Amamli.
Politics
Costa Rica: Government declares war on Germany.
Sea War
Adriatic: Royal Navy submarine H4 sinks returning coastal submarine UB-52 40 miles south of Cattaro.
Channel: British AMC Moldavia escorting convoy HC1 carrying US troops(only 64 lost)sunk by U-boot.
Secret War
Russia: Lockhart sends Foreign Office Savinkov plan "to murder all Bolshevik leaders on night of Allied landing and form a Government … in reality a military dictatorship".
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory(and last)of Theodor Croneiss(FA 6): One Sopwith scout.
17th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Kruisstraet.
1th victory of Heinrich Seywald(Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8, NW of La Bassée.
Ltn Hans Oberländer(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.III, 6 victories)badly wounded in combat with No.27 Sqn. Retired of operations.
10th victory of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one D.H.9 over Maria-Alter.
2th victory of Roman Schneider(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.50 one Bristol F.2b over Tricot.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Mdl Charles Kühling(Spa15, Spad XIII)KIA in combat with one two-seater near Boulogne-la-Grasse.
3th victory of Roger Brétillon(Spa49 Spad VII): One Albatros D.Va near Hamegicourt. Probably Uffz Richard Jentsch of Jasta 71.
9th victory of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon over Villers Bretonneux. Shared with Mdl Pierre Cardon and Sgt Maurice Rouselle.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory of Harold Hudson(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6356): At 07.25 one Albatros D.III, 1km S of Grigno(Italian front).
7th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6413): At 07.25 one Albatros D.V, 2 km W of Grigno(Italian front).
7th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3915): At 09.45 one type C, SE of Bailleul.
28th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel): One Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières.
Capt George Thomson(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 21 victories)killed in take-off accident at Port Meadow airfield. 
13th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 05.50 one Albatros D.V over Fricourt. Shared with Capt Alfred Saunders.
3th victory of Alfred Saunders(60th Sqn S.E.5a B137): At 05.50 one Albatros D.V over Fricourt. Shared with Capt James Belgrave.
29th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 12.15 one type C, S of Motta(Italian front).  
25th victory of Charles Booker(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1852): One Albatros D.V over Arras-Cambrai. Shared with Samuel Kinkead.
24th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): At 07.40 one Albatros D.V over Arras-Cambrai. Shared with Maj C.Booker.
24th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 06.45 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Lens. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th and 2th victories of Carrick Paul(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4627): At 07.00 one Albatros D.V over Nablus and at 07.15 a second over the same place. Observer was Lt William Weir.
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory of Alvaro Leonardi(80a Hanriot HD.1): One Aviatik C.I(37.56)of Flik 22D over Fossalta. Fw Heintich Brejla unhurt and Oblt Lázar Illics KIA.

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#526 Danelov

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:30

May 24, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: BEF Tank Corps Lieutenant-Colonel JFC Fuller writes ‘Plan 1919’ for Allied tank(4,992 requested)and all­vehicle breakthrough on broad front. Haig receives revised version July 21. Foch agrees in principle August 6.
Flanders: Gas shelling of British at Nieppe forest (Armentières).
Aisne: 12 tanks from German lines unable to cross French ‘Bardooelles Trench’.
Eastern Front
Northern Russia: Major-General Poole lands at Murmansk to organize North Russia Expedition Force, and cruiser USS Olympia joins Royal Navy squadron there.
Air War
Germany: Thyssen blast furnaces and iron/steel works Hagendingen attacked by 8 D.H.9s of No.99 Squadron(which shoot down 1 fighter).
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Hermann Gilly(Jasta 40 Pfalz D.IIIa): One EA.
Ltn Rudolf Stark appointed as CO of Jasta 77.
 
By the RAF
 
11th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 06.45 one Albatros D.III over Tezze(Italian front).
30th and 31th victories of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 10.45 one Albatros D.V near Grigno-Val Sugana and at 10.50 a second near Val Sugana(Italian front).  
10th victory of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6424): At 10.45 one Berg D over Lamon(Italian front).
5th victory of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5190): At 10.45 one Albatros D.III over Monte Coppola(Italian front). 
1th victory of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7358): At 19.05 one LVG C over Stradatta aerodrome(Italian front).
 
By the USAAS
 
Born of Air, Service United States Army, succeded from Jul 2, 1926 by the United States Army Air Corps(USAAC).
 
By the Italian front
 
Ltn Josef Kiss(Flik 55J Albatros D.III, 19 victories)KIA near Lamon. Funeral services for Kiss were underway at Pergine airfield in northern Italy when numerous Allied planes flew over the mourners and dropped a wreath with ribbons and a note. The note read "Our last salute to our courageous foe."

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#527 Danelov

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:31

May 25, 1918
 
Southern Front
Piave: Bersaglieri and Arditi surprise more Austrian Capo Sile positions and repel two counter­attacks(night May 25-26).
Trentino: Alpini attack in Tonale­Adamello region(west of Lake Garda)and capture line of five major peaks commanding upper Val Carnonica.
Eastern Front
USSR: First Congress of Councils of National Economy in Moscow.
Siberia: c.60,000-strong Czech Legion begins revolt against Reds. 
Western Russia: Germans arrest 60 conspirators in Dvinsk.
Middle East
Armenia: Armenian 2nd Cavalry Regiment charge Turks successfully. Dro’s troops hold Bas-Abaran Defile north of Erevan(May 29)against Turk 3rd Regiment of 11th Division.
South Persia: 1,600 British(51 casualties)with 4 guns defeat Saulat’s 4,800 tribesmen(estimated 600-700 casualties)at Deh Shaikh 11 miles west of Shiraz and return there on May 27.
 
By the Germans
 
8th victory of Walter Kypke(CO Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 19.30 one R.E.8 over Beythem.
6th victory of Rudolf Stark(CO Jasta 77 Fokker D.R.I): One R.E.8, W of Gentelles.
 
By the Aviation Militaire 
 
4th victory of Jacques Favre de Thierrens(Spa62 Spad VII): One Rumpler C over Ambrieff. 
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V over Courrières. Observer was 2th Lt Ayres.
10th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1213): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V, W of Carvin. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher. 
4th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 14.15 one type C, S of Estaires.
4th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8275): At 19.40 one Albatros D.V, 1 mi SE of Albert.
4th victory of Alfred Leitch(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1903): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V over Senlis.
1th victory of Eric Brookes(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8291): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V over Albert. 
 
By the USAAS
 
Maj David Peterson assumed command of 95th Aero Sqn.

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#528 Danelov

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:31

May 26, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: 2 German PoWs reveal offensive next day(Operation "Blucher")Duchene’s Sixth Army mans overdense first line from 16:15 hours.
Middle East
Armenia: Battle of Karakilise(until May 28). Nazarbekov, outflanked north and south by Turks, escapes via mountain paths and covers Delljan from west with 5,000 survivors(until May 29).
Sea War
North Sea: US Mine Squadron 1(Captain Reg Belkap’s 19 minelayers with 5,530 mines)arrives at Invergordon to help lay Northern Barrage with 57,000 US-made mines in next 5 months, about 5% explode prematurely. Often 1 minelayer laid over 43 miles in 3 1/2 hours.
North Sea: Grand Fleet cruises off Heligoland Bight minefields while Harwich Force goes through, but no German response. Destroyer Shake­speare mined but towed home by cruiser Centaur.
Channel: Royal Navy patrol yacht Lorna depth charges and sinks coastal submarine UB-74 in Lyme Bay.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Arno Benzler appointed as CO of Jasta 60.
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C842): At 19.45 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières-Lille. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
9th victory of Stanley Wallage(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V, SE of Armentières. Observer was Lt A.P.Stoyle.
5th victory(and last)of William John Mostyn(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C901): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V, SE of Armentières. Observer was Sgt John Jones.
1th victory of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1209): At 19.45 one Albatros D.V, SE of Armentières. Observer was Sgt J.Goodman. 
13th victory(and last)of Harold Hudson(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2362): At 08.45 one Albatros D.III over Fontanella(Italian front).
2th victory of Joseph Hallonquist(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1952): At 08.45 one Albatros D.V, 1 km E of Fontanelle(Italian front).
8th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 18.35 one DFW C, S of Bailleul, shared with Lt Francis Davis and Lt Charles Ross.
3th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.35 one DFW C, S of Bailleul, shared with Capt Reginald Rusby and Lt Charles Ross.
1th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.35 one DFW C, S of Bailleul, shared with Capt Reginald Rusby and Lt Francis Davies.
29th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One type C over Laventie.
20th victory of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a B7786): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V over Erquinghem-Lys.
6th victory of Edward Atkinson(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6861): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V over Erquinghem-Lys. 
6th victory of Harold Eycott-Martin(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7283): At 09.25 one Berg D.I, SW of Feltre(Italian front). 
37th and 38th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a D278): By 19.40 one Pfalz D.III, ½ mi S of Bailleul and one Albatros D.V over the same area.
9th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 19.55 one Pfalz D.III, N of Armentières.
3th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 17.00 one Albatros D.V, E of Bailleul.
 
By the Italian front
 
2th and 3th victories of Amedeo Mecozzi(78a Hanriot HD.1 11435): By 08.40 one two-seater over Maserada and one Albatros D.III over S. Michele. Shared with Capparucci.
16th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III of Flik 42J over Cimadolmo.
18th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad VII): At 08.40 one Albatros D.III(153.220)of Flik 42J over I Ronchi. Shared with Keller, Gastone Novelli and Amadeo Mecozzi.  
7th victory of Gastone Novelli(91a Spad VII): At 08.40 one Albatros D.III(153.220)of Flik 42J over I Ronchi. Shared with Keller, Pier Piccio and Amadeo Mecozzi. 

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#529 Danelov

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:27

May 27, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne–Third Battle of the Aisne(until June 6): German Blücher and Yorck Offensives against Anglo-French on Chemin des Dames. Bruchmueller 4,000-gun bombardment on 24-mile front from 0100 hours. From 0340 hours 25 German divisions attack 4 tired French and 4 weak British divisions on river Aisne between Soissons and Reims, river first reached in under 6 hours. Germans capture Chemins des Dames and Craonne in record advance up to 12 miles destroying 4 divisions. Kaiser Wilhelm Geschuetz(long-range gun)bombard Paris(104 shells until June 11). 1 million German rounds phosgene and diphenyl­chlorarsine vs French troops; 4,980 gassed(71 deaths)until June 5.
Eastern Front
Siberia: Czechs take over Chelyabinsk and refuse to surrender arms at Penza, take town on May 28(400 Red casualties)but evacuate it on May 31.
Finland: Mannerheim resigns as C-in­C over future army organization(excessive German influence), leaves for Stockholm on June 1.
Middle East
Georgia: Independent Republic declared at Tiflis under German protectorate(Colonel Kress), Trans-Caucasian Federal Government dissolved.
Azerbaijan: Tartar National Council proclaims Republic.
Air War
Germany: 12 F.E.2s(1 lost)of No.106 Sqn raid Kreuzwald power station and Metz-Sablon railway. An F.E.2 force-lands in enemy lines, crew escape and rejoin squadron on May 30. 3 Handley Pages attack Mannheim and Kreuzwald(night May 27-28).
Western Front: JG1 and 3, 5 Jagdstaffeln, 14 Schlachtstaffeln, 23 Fliegerabteilungen and 2 Bombengeschwader support Ludendorff’s Aisne offensive after lavish air reconnaissance, 19 planes lost until May 30, mainly to anti-aircraft fire; 3,323 fighter sorties until June 18.
France: 15 German aircraft(1 lost)raid Paris(4 bombs).
Adriatic: British bomb Durazzo, sink Austrian torpedo boat.
 
By the Germans
 
Aisne offensive launched with operation Blücher. First big deployment of Fokker D.VII. 
14th victory of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.15 one Bréguet 14 over Pont Arcy.
Jasta 17 CO Rudolf von Esebeck shot down and killed during an attack on Bréguet bombers near Rambecourt.
11th victory(and last)of Fritz Loerzer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one Spad over Bruys.
Vfw Schiebler(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down and killed in combat.
Heinrich Arntzen(CO Jasta 50 Albatros D.III OAW)severely wounded by AAA. Arntzen lost an eye and was retired of operations.
Ltn Hans von Freden appointed as CO of Jasta 50.
4th victory of Otto Fitzner(CO Jasta 65 Albatros D.Va): At 10.30 one Spad over Apremont.
22th victory(and last)of Rudolf Windisch(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Couvrelles-Lesges. Windisch was shot down over French lines. Make a forced landing but MIA.
2th and 3th victories of Paul Turck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Courvelles and one AR2 over the same location.
1th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Couvrelles.
Ltn Wilhelm Schulz appointed as CO of Jasta 66.
6th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Albatros D.Va): One R.E.8 over Trigny.
2th victory of Rudolf Otto(Jasta 74 Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith 1½ Strutter over Prouilly.
1th victory of Alfons Nagler(Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Trigny.
 
By the Aviation Militaire  
 
8th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Comin-Bourg. Shared with Adj Armand Berthelot.
4th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Comin-Bourg. Shared with Adj Bernard Artigau.
26th and 27th victories of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): Two two-seaters of FlAbt 244 and 252 over Condé-sur-Suippes.
3th victory of André Bosson(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater.
1th victory of Roger Soubeau(Spa76 Spad VII): One EA. Shared with Mdl Hippolyte Cavieux.
1th victory of Hippolyte Cavieux(Spa76 Spad VII): One EA. Shared with S/Lt Roger Soubeau.
9th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa86 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Mont Kemmel. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th, 11th and 12th victories of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 14.25 one type C 1 mi S of Bailleul, at 14.50 a second over Kemmel and at 19.40 one Albatros D.V over Steenwerck.
1th and 2th victories of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a D337): By 14.25 two two-seater, S of Bailleul and the second over Kemmel. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of Ernest Kelly(1th Sqn S.E.5a B130): By 14.25 two two-seater, S of Bailleul and the second over Kemmel. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C6479): By 14.25 two two-seater, S of Bailleul and the second over Kemmel. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of Basil Moody(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1092): By 14.25 two two-seater, S of Bailleul and the second over Kemmel. Shared victories.
20th victory(and last)of Douglas Bell(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C6730): At 12.40 one type C over 57D R32. Shared with Lt Lloyd Hamilton and Lt Will Hubbard. Capt Bell was KIA the same day in a two-seater attack.  
4th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6519): At 12.40 one type C over 57D R32. Shared with Capt Douglas Bell and Lt Will Hubbard.
4th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 12.40 one type C over 57D R32. Shared with Capt Douglas Bell and Lt Lloyd Hamilton.
2th victory of John Aldridge(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3833): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V, E of Arras.
15th,16th and 17th victories of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C889): By 11.25 one Albatros D.V and one Fokker D.R.I,  NE of Armentières and at 11.28 a second Fokker D.R.I,  NE of Armentières.
3th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1114): At 12.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Neuve Eglise. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
30th, 31th and 32th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 20.00 three Pfalz D.III, NE of Lens and over Meurchin. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
4th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5967): At 05.25 one Albatros D.V over Becelaere.
2th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5981): At 11.15 one DFW C, SE of Bailleul.
32th victory(and last)of Roderic Dallas(40th Sqn S.E.5a D2520): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.III over Hantay, E of Billy.
10th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3540): At 20.25 one Pfalz D.III, E of Hulloch.
2th victory of William Gillespie(41th Sqn S.E.5a C5436): At 16.00 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville.
1th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a B38): At 19.15 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Estaires.
9th victory of Leonard Payne(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C877): At 18.15 one Albatros D.V, S of Albert. Observer was Lt C.J.R.Gibson.
21th victory of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a B7786): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V over Cagnicourt.
9th and 10th victories of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 10.00 one Albatros D.V over Ribemont, shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg, Lt Hugh Saunders ald Lt V.C Chapman  and at 11.55 one LVG C over the same area.  
3th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1602): At 11.55 one LVG C over Ribemont.
10th and 11th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 11.00 one Albatros C, NE of Nieppe Forest and at 11.30 one Halberstadt C over Neuf Berquin.
3th victory of Wilfred Giles(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 11.30 one Halberstadt C over Neuf Berquin. Shared with Lt James Ira Jones.
19th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1772): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V, S of Mézières.
48th victory of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 16.32 one type C, E of Passchendale.
Capt Robert Little(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 47 victories)shot down and killed in combat with a Gotha bomber on a night raid. 
6th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): At 19.20 one Albatros D.III over Ostend. 
3th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6379): At 12.00 one LVG C, S of Albert.
22th victory(and last)of William Alexander(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3348): At 08.20 one Pfalz D.III over Bailleul.
5th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7252): At 08.20 one Pfalz D.III over Bailleul. Shared with Lt Clement Payton.
4th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 08.10 one Pfalz D.III over Bailleul. Shared with Lt Lawrence Coombes.
1th victory of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3404): At 19.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Ypres.
 
By the USAAS
 
4th victory of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): At 10.06 one Pfalz D.III over Montsec.
Lt Davis(94th Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed in combat over Montsec. 
Lt Hill(94th Sqn Nieuport 28)seriously wounded in the leg in combat over Montsec. 
1th victory of Edward Curtis(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 17.40 one LVG C.V from FAA 46 near St. Mihiel-Flirey. Shared with A.McLanahan, E. Burford and G.Fisher. Both crew members KIA.
 
By the Italian front
 
27th and 28th victories of Julius Arigi(Flik 6 Aviatik D.I 258.51): By 10.00 two seaplanes, W of Durazzo.

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#530 Danelov

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:27

May 28, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme–Battle of Cantigny: First AEF offensive operation, by US 28th Infantry Regiment(3,874 men; 823 casualties), 1st Division captures village and beats off 3 counter­attacks by German 82nd Reserve Division(c.1,000 casualties)until May 29.
Aisne: Germans now have 40-mile wide, 15-mile deep bridgehead across Aisne, also cross the Vesle. Ex-BEF GHQ liaison officer General des Vallieres, French 151st Division Commander, killed by German machine-gun at Juvigny. Allied stand at Vregny plateau and heights of St Thierry as 3 reserve divisions arrive. German officer reports ‘regrettable excesses … serious drunken­ness’.
Southern Front
Italian Front: Diaz informs Foch and CIGS Sir H Wilson that he has postponed his own offensive(towards Valsuguna)to deal with imminent Austrian one.
Middle East
Armenia declares independence. 
Air War
Germany: 10 D.H.9s of No.99 Sqn attack rail targets at Bensdorf.
Western Front: Germans capture Magneux airfield on Aisne with all its aircraft. A second French bomber group joins Aisne air battle.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.45 one Sopwith Camel over Hazebrouck.
6th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one balloon, S of Chavigny.
1th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.15 one AR2 over Soissons.
Jasta 24 equipped with Fokker D.VII. The unit retired his last Albatros and Pfalz.
Obltn Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa)lightly WIA in the hand and nose. Hospitalized.
3th victory of Emil Koch(Jasta 32 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.45 one S.E.5a over Eterpigny.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Friedrich Ehmann(Jasta 47 Pfalz.D.IIIa): By 20.20 two S.E.5a, NW of Vlamertinghe.
18th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.50 one No.64 Sqn S.E.5a over Locon. 
29th victory of Rudolf Berthold(JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Nieuport 27 over Soissons.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
10th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 08.15 one EA near Courtemanche.
8th victory of Charles Quette(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater over the French lines.
4th victory of André Bosson(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater over Fismes. Shared with Adj Léon Blanc, Adj Laurent Veau and Sgt Abel Dupont.
3th victory of Léon Blanc(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater over Fismes. Blanc was KIA over Fismes the same day.
2th victory of Laurent Veau(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater over Fismes. Shared with Sgt André Bosson, Adj Léon Blanc and Sgt Abel Dupont.
1th victory of Abel Dupont(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater over Fismes. Shared with Sgt André Bosson, Adj Léon Blanc and Adj Laurent Veau.
6th victory of Eugène Camplan(Spa65 Spad VII): One two-seater of SchSta 5,W of Dampleux(Aisne). Crew POW.
1th victory of Jean Romatet(Spa76 Spad VII): One LVG C forced to land at Longpont. Crew POW.
1th victory of Thomas Cassady(Spa163 Spad VII): One LVG C over Savigny. Shared with Lt William Ponder and Cpl Dequeker.
1th victory of William Ponder(Spa163 Spad VII): One LVG C over Savigny. Shared with Lt Thomas Cassady and Cpl Dequeker.
 
By the RAF
 
13th and 14th victories of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1849): By 06.35 two DFW C over Meteren-Bailleul and Meteren-Vieux Berquin.  
3th and 4th victories of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 06.35 one two-seater over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 one DFW C over Meteren-Berquin. Shared victories.
3th and 4th victories of Ernest Kelly(1th Sqn S.E.5a B130): At 06.35 one two-seater over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 one DFW C over Meteren-Berquin. Shared victories.
3th and 4th victories of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C6479): At 06.35 one two-seater over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 one DFW C over Meteren-Berquin. Shared victories.
3th and 4th victories of Basil Moody(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1092): At 06.35 one two-seater over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 one DFW C over Meteren-Berquin. Shared victories.
2th and 3th victories of Ernest Owen(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8512): At 06.35 one DFW C over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 a second over Meteren-Vieux Berquin. Shared victories. 
2th and 3th victories of Kenneth Laing(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8504): At 06.35 one DFW C over Meteren-Bailleul and at 07.00 a second over Meteren-Vieux Berquin. Shared victories.
11th and 12th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4631): By 11.00-11.05 two type C over La Bassée. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
1th victory of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4894): At 11.00 one type C over Merville-La-Bassée. Observer was Sgt Hubert Cecil Hunt.
14th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 06.00 one Fokker D.VII over Maricourt.
9th victory of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 09.05 one DFW C over Neuve Eglise, shared with Lt Charles Ross and Lt H.M.Hutton.
3th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5981): At 09.05 one DFW C over Neuve Eglise, shared with Capt Reginald Rusby and Lt H.M.Hutton.
2th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 11.20 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin.
1th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3563): At 11.15 one Pfalz D.III over Neuf Berquin.
4th victory of Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1089): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Armentières. 
3th victory of John Turnbull(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3955): At 11.15 one Pfalz D.III over Douai.   
2th and 3th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a B38 and D3927): At 11.45 one Pfalz D.III over Oppy-Gavrelle and at 14.15 a second over Estaires.
30th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One Albatros D.V, N of Laventie. 
14th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 05.10 one LVG C over Albert. 
7th and 8th victories of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C919): At 19.45 one Rumpler C over La Creche-Steenwerck and at 19.50 one Fokker D.VII over Menin-Armentières. Observer was Lt Sidney Knights.
7th and 8th victories of Edward Atkinson(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6861): At 07.50 one Albatros D.V over Bapaume-Bancourt and at 08.55 one Halberstadt C over Bapaume-Bancourt. 
5th victory of Bernard Walkerdine(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1857): At 07.55 one Albatros D.V over Pont Ricqueul.
7th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7347): At 09.55 one Pfalz D.III over Bois de Tailleux.   
5th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8272): At 09.30 one Albatros D.V, N of Lamotte.
5th victory(and last)of Edward Eaton(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6630): At 09.55 one Pfalz D.III over Bois de Tailleux.
12th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5396): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III. 
10th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8403): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V, S of Wiencourt.  
6th victory of Hector MacDonald(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6455): At 13.30 one Albatros D.V, S of Villers Brettoneaux.
3th and 4th victories of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a D259): By 09.20 two Albatros D.V, SE of Warfusée.
1th victory of Cecil Wilson(84th Sqn S.E.5a D8223): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V, S of Weincourt.
49th and 50th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): By 15.55 two Albatros D.V, SW of Cortemarck. 
8th victory of Acheson Goulding(150th Sqn S.E.5a B690): At 15.00 one DFW C, E of Vardarhohe. Shared with Lt Frederick Travers.
3th victory of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn S.E.5a B688): At 15.00 one DFW C, E of Vardarhohe. Shared with Capt Acheson Goulding.
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 09.25 one Albatros C over Bois de Rate. 
139th Aero Sqn arrived at Vaucouleurs aerodrome.

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#531 Danelov

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:55

May 29, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne: Germans capture Soissons, Fere-en­Tardenois, Vregny plateau and heights south of the Vesle, cross river Ourcq French forced off "Paris Line". Duchene tells Clemenceau his army "simply marching to the rear".
Flanders: Germans repulsed near Mt Kemmel.
Eastern Front
USSR: Central Executive Committee decrees partial conscrip­tion for Red Army and forms Supreme Revolutionary Tribunal. Martial law in Moscow; Lenin sends Stalin to Tsaritsyn to organize food supplies.
Finland: Government forms special 5-man courts to try Reds(67,000 convicted, 265 executed); 11,783 Red PoWs die of disease until August.
Air War
Germany: Half of 12-strong formation of No.99 Sqn return with engine trouble, rest bomb Metz-Sablon railways.
Western Front: 4 French Spad fighter patrols(1 lost)first encounter new Fokker D.VII and claims five as shot down.
 
By the Germans
 
12th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.9, SW of Nieuwscapelle.
12th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad over Soissons.
Paul Bäumer(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII)wounded in crash. Bäumer come back to service on September on this year.
Obltn Otto Kissenberth(CO Jasta 23, 20 victories )seriously injured when he crashed in a captured Sopwith Camel. Retired of operations.
14th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.30 one Spad, S of Soissons.
11th ,12th, 13th, 14th and 15th victories of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Pfalz D.IIIa): By 16.00-16.15 five balloons over Dixmude-Poperinghe and Poperinghe-Hazebrouck.
2th victory of Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.50 one balloon, W of Nieppe Wood.
2th victory of Raven von Barnekow(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 21.00 one S.E.5a, N of Bailleul.
3th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One balloon, NW of Albert.
30th and 31th victories of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad XIII and at 18.40 one Bréguet 14.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
11th victory of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 18.15 one EA near Faverolles.
8th victory of Jean Bozon-Verduraz(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Faverolles-Etelfay.
1th victory of Eugène Prouvost(Spa12 Spad VII): One EA.
14th and 15th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): One ballon(Drachen)near bois de Bole and one Albatros D.V near Ville-en-Tardenois, shared with S/Lt Gilbert Sardier.
9th victory of Gilbert Sardier(Spa77 Spad XIII): One Albatros D.V near Ville-en-Tardenois. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau.
Sgt André Gehin(Spa77 Spad XIII)KIA in combat near Fère-en-Tardenois by Obltn Rudolf Berthold, CO of JG 2. 
5th victory of Gustave Daladier(Spa93 Spad VII): One balloon over Vauxillon.
1th victory of Pierre Ducornet(Spa93 Spad VII): One Pfalz.
Sgt Rémy Morel(Spa153 Spad VII S5727)MIA in Nanteuil-le-Haudoin sector. 
 
By the RAF
 
15th and 16th victories of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 16.30 one Albatros D.V over Merville-Neuf Verquin and at 16.45 one Halberstadt C, 1 mi E of vieux Berquin.  
18th victory of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C889): At 18.25 one Fokker D.R.I over Bac St Maur.
15th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V over Bac St. Maur. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills. 
9th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V over Bac St. Maur. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
5th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3931): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
4th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6137): At 16.30 one Albatros D.V over Merville.
3th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 19.40 one Albatros D.V, W of Armentières.
5th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 13.05 one DFW C over Estaires-La Gorgue. 
12th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): At 19.15 one LVG C over Aubigny. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
22th victory of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1880): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over La Bassée-Boyelles.
5th victory of Alfred Leitch(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1903): At 08.50 one Albatros D.V, SW of Albert.
3th victory of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a C9584): At 20.55 one Albatros D.V near Lille-Roubaix. 
39th and 40th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): At 19.25 one Albatros D.V, NE of Armentières and at 20.05 a second near the same location.
20th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 18.50 one Albatros D.V, SE of Fricourt.
2th victory of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.30 one type C over Armentières.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of George Peters(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): At 08.15 one Rumpler C, NE of Nablus, shared with Lt E.C.Stooke and Lt William Weir. Observer was Lt James Traill.

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#532 Danelov

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:55

May 30, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: Staff officer notes "Foch apparently does not think the war can be finished this year. DH(Haig)thinks it can and should".
Marne: Germans reach river Marne in strength, capturing Chateau-Thierry and Dormans and advance on Compiegne but 8 Allied divisons arriving including US 3rd Division. French retire from river Ailette. British form Gater’s Force(until June 19)from 21st Division remnants. Foch gives Petain reserve Tenth Army(Maistre)from Picardy.
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: Combat of Skra di Legen: At 0455 hours Greek Crete and Archipelago divisions(2,659 casualties)storm fortified Bulgar 49th Regiment salient, rocky outwork of their line 10 miles west of the Vardar, in a morning behind Anglo-French creeping barrage and after diversionary operations since May 28; 1,812 Bulgar-German PoWs(800 killed), 50 MGs and 60 mortars taken. Brilliant limited military success of great political value in Greece for Venizelos, makes war fashionable. Bulgar afternoon and night counter­attacks fail.
Air War
Germany: 16 D.H.4s attack Thionville; direct hits on officers’ billet(10 casualties), rail station, tracks and rolling stock.
France: 6 German bombers raid Paris(and on May 31). 17 bombs cause 6 casualties.
Western Front: Banks in Sopwith Camel of No.43 Sqn destroys Friedrichshafen night bomber; RAF bomb towns behind German lines.
Italian Front: Trentino: 35 RAFs Sopwith Camels bomb(1t)and strafe (9,000 rounds)Austrian huts north of Val d’Assa.
North Sea: 5 German seaplanes(from Borkum)destroy Yarmouth-based flying boat(3 PoWs including US NCF Ensign J.J Roe).
Secret War
Air War: Italian Voisin lands air observer Lieutenant Camillo de Carlo behind Austrian lines for 3 months; he discovers date of Piave offensive.
 
By the Germans
 
Last Pfalz D.IIIa produced. Production shifted to Pfalz D.XII. 
Fokker D.R.I production ended. Only 320 had been manufactured.
1th victory of Wilhelm Thöne(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Spad.
4th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villers-Cotterêts.
20th and 21th victories of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One D.H.9 over Dernancourt and one Sopwith Camel over Ribécourt.
16th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 14.35 one Bréguet 14 over Grand Rozoy. 
9th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Spad over Beauvardes.
9th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
5th victory of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): One balloon, N of Vic.
14th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Cuts-Charlepont.
4th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.40 one Bréguet 14 over Souvy, NW of Montgobert.  
4th victory of Emil Koch(Jasta 32 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.30 one S.E.5a over Hébuterne.
12th victory of Franz Ray(Jasta 49 Albatros D.Va): At 15.30 one Sopwith Dolphin over Nieppe Forest.
3th victory of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.35 one S.E.5a from 85th Sqn over Nieppewald. Pilot, ace Edwin Benbow was killed.
24th and 25th victories(and last)of Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): At 13.05 one Spad over Lassigny. Pütter was awarded with Pour le Mérite same day.
3th victory of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Fokker D.R.I): One AR2 over Bligny.
16th and 17th victories(and last)of Walter Böning(Jasta 76 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel(D1793)over Contalmaison and a second over Bray.
2th victory of Alfons Nagler(Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One Spad XI over Romigny.
25th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
19th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Dannevoux.
3th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad VII): One balloon(Drachen)near Fère-en-Tardenois. Shared with Mdl Jacques Lostalot.
1th victory of Jacques Lostalot(Spa37 Spad VII): One balloon(Drachen)near Fère-en-Tardenois. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet.
5th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad VII S3193): One balloon(Drachen), E of Saponey. Shared with Asp Jean Dubois de Gennes.
4th victory of Jean Dubois de Gennes(Spa57 Spad VII S3326): One balloon(Drachen), E of Saponey. Shared with S/Lt Léon Nuville. 
9th victory of Charles Quette(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros C over the French lines.
1th victory of Constant Plessis(Spa65 Spad VII): One EA near Beauzard.
Cne Henri Decoin appointed as CO of Spa77. 
Cne Pierre Mouronval(Spa77 Spad XIII)shot down in combat with Ltn Walter Blume of Jasta 9. Land in enemy territory, wounded and POW.
Capt Robert Sarkis(Spa84 Spad VII)shot down by ground fire near Beauvardes. Sarkis,wounded, became POW. 
2th victory of Fernand Guyou(Spa93 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Crouvy-Vrigny. Shared with Capt Moreau, S/Lt Duchaussoy and Adj Breton.
5th and 6th victories of Auguste Lahoulle(Spa154 Spad XIII): Two Fokker D.VII. Shared with Mdl Xavier Moissinac.
5th, 6th and 7th victories(and last)of Xavier Moissinac(Spa154 Spad XIII): One EA shared with S/Lt de Miman and two Fokker D.VII shared with Auguste Lahoulle.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of Ernest Kelly(1th Sqn S.E.5a B1301): At 14.30 one Albatros D.V, N of la Gorgue. 
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Albert Waller(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A8018): By 20.30-20.50 two Fokker D.VII over Bac St.Maur. Observer was 2th Lt Basil Blackett.
16th and 17th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): By 17.20 one Albatros D.V, NE of Lille and one Pfalz D.III over Wez Macquart. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills. 
33th and 34th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 19.40 two Pfalz D.III over and S of Armentières. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
7th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C961): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Observer was Lt John Umney.
1th victory of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3824): At 10.45 one Albatros C, S of Albert. Shared with Lt H.E.Faulkner.
6th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6159): At 15.20 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
6th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 13.20 one type C over Beaucamp. 
31th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
4th victory of Maurice Freehill(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5636): At 19.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Estaires.
2th victory of Philip Tudhope(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1671): At 19.30 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
10th victory of Leonard Payne(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C877): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V over Bray. Observer was Lt Arnold Ansell.
13th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): At 13.40 one type C over Arras-Cambrai. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
11th and 12th victories of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): By 11.10 two Albatros D.V over Albert-Bruay, the first shared with Lt Sydney Liversedge. 
12th and 13th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 15.05 one LVG C, E of Bailleul and at 20.35 one Halberstadt C,  SE of Bois du Beiz.
6th victory(and last)of William Cairnes(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6443): At 15.15 one Albatros D.V over Steenwerck. 
5th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6491): At 15.40 one Albatros D.V over Steenwerck. 
51th, 52th and 53th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 15.42 one type C over Roulers, at 15.45 one Albatros D.V over Roulers and at 19.53 another Albatros D.V, 0.5m NW of Armentières. 
7th victory of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6027): At 20.40 one Pfalz D.III over Nieppe.
Edwin Benbow(85th Sqn S.E.5a)shot down and killed by Hans-Eberhardt Gandert from Jasta 51. 
12th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3827): At 12.10 one type C over Achiet le Petit. 
25th and 26th victories of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): At 10.55 one Albatros D.V, SE of Albert and at 19.55 another Albatros D.V over Achiet le Grand. 30-05-13th and 14th victories(and last)of Maxwell Findlay(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9589). At 10.15 one type C, NE of Albert and at 19.55 one Albatros D.V over Achiet le Grand.
3th victory of Robert McLaughlin(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7191): At 19.55 one Albatros D.V over Achiet le Grand.
14th victory of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3376): At 18.10 one Albatros D.V over Fournes-en-Weppes.
2th victory of Ronald Sykes(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6378): At 18.10 one Fokker D.R.I over Fournes en Weppes.
7th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V. NW of Méaulte. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of George Cox(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D3451): At 15.15 one Pfalz D.III over Bapaume.
7th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 16.50 one Albatros D.V over Estaires.
5th victory of Garnet Malley(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D6806): At 16.57 one balloon over Estaires.
3th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D8116): At 16.50 one Albatros D.V over Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
6th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 07.38 one Albatros C over Jaulny. Last victory of Rickenbacker with Nieuport 28. 
2th victory of James Meissner(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6144): At 07.55 one Albatros D.V, E of Thiaucourt. Meissner colliding with an Albatros during a fight, but again he was able to get his damaged N6144 down safely.
1th victory of Harold Buckley(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 08.00 one two-seater over Apremont-Jaulny. Shared victory.
30-05-Lt Casgrais(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down over enemy territory. Casgrais, captured became POW.  
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory of Cosimo Rennella(78a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III over Lovadina.

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#533 Danelov

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:47

May 31, 1918
 
Western Front
Battlefield debut of French Renault FT-17 light tank: 30(3 lost)in Retz Forest helps stem German advance as do 4 more divisions. During May 250,000 US troops sail for France, record of 9 divisors land.
Air War
Western Front: Air-to-air combat over river Aisne costs 12 German and 17 French aircraft. Total Allied May losses 362 aircraft and 24 balloons. German non-combat loss 175 aircraft and 201 in action.
Germany: 10 RAF D.H.4s bomb Karlsruhe(78 casualties)and stop factory production for 1 hour.
Sea War
Atlantic: Empty US transport President Lincoln sunk by U-90.
North Sea: British destroyer Fairy(convoy escort) sinks after ramming and destroying UC-75.
During May Allied and neutral shipping lost to U­boots: 112 ships(59 British with 407 lives lost)worth 294,019t(192,432 British including ship mined). U-boot figure 139 ships worth 296,558t including most successful 1918 month in Mediterranean, 56 ships worth 122,7175t of which 12(9,923t)to Austrians. Record of 14 U-boots sunk(3 in Mediterranean).
Home Fronts
Turkey: Great 27-hour fire at Constantinople causes 520,000 Turkish Pounds damage. Maximum prices abolished, trade made free.
Britain: War Savings certificates reach 2 million. In May Labour Ministry creates Appointments Department for officers. May’s 197,274t new merchant shipping a record.
Belgium: Cooreman succeeds Baron de Broqueville as Prime Minister.
USA: War Secretary can conscript conscientious objectors for unpaid farm work.
France: Paris munition plants: "Morale of the workers is excellent".
 
By the Germans
 
131 Albatros D.V and 928 Albatros D.Va in service at the front. 
24th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.00 one Bréguet 14, SW of Soissons.
15th victory(and last)of Viktor von Pressentin von Rautter(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.55 one Bréguet 14, SE of Soissons. Von Rautter was shot down and KIA moments after scoring his final victory.
7th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.40 one S.E.5a over Nieppe Wood.
Ltn Edouard Stratmann(Jasta 9 Fokker D.R.I)shot down in combat with Spa48. POW.
4th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad over Bois de Burbillon.
24th victory of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Bréguet 14 over Rémy.
11th and 12th victories(and last)of Otto Esswein(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.05 one Spad over Mortfontaine and at 17.10 a second over the same area.
2th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.06 one Spad over Rémy Forest. 
3th victory of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.05 one Spad, SW of Longpont.
Ltn Erich Kaus(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in combat.
2th victory of Helmuth Steinbrecher(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel(C8217), S of Albert.
28th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Soissons.
2th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Remigny.  
14th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.VII): At 19.45 one Spad over Bonneserle.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
12th victory(and last)of Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 10.45 one two-seater near Montdidier. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet.
4th victory of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII): At 10.45 one two-seater near Mondidier. Shared with Sgt Frank Baylies.  
3th victory of Claude de Dreux(Spa12 Spad VII): One EA over Romigny.Shared with Adj Claudius Philibert.
3th victory of Claudius Philibert(Spa12 Spad VII): One EA over Romigny.Shared with S/Lt Claude de Dreux.
5th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Grottes.
6th victory of Gilbert de Guingand(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.R.I of Jasta 9, S of Soissons. Ltn Edouard Stratmann POW.
1th victory of Emile Quilès(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Fokker near Bergny.
5th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S699): One Albatros C over Eterpilly. Shared with Ltt Georges Mazimann and S/Lt Jean Fraissinet.
4th victory of Jean Fraissinet(Spa57 Spad VII S5467): One Albatros C over Eterpilly. Shared with Ltt Georges Mazimann and S/Lt Marcel Noguès.
2th victory of Georges Mazimann(Spa57 Spad XIII S2509): One Albatros C over Eterpilly. Shared with S/Lt Jean Fraissinet and S/Lt Marcel Noguès.
5th victory of Jacques Favre de Thierrens(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros D.V over Lassigny-Ivord. Shared with Adj Paul Tissier of Spa78.
Ltt Roger Goubeau(Spa76 Spad VII)KIA near Coeuvres.
1th victory of Paul Tissier(Spa78 Spad XIII): One EA over Lassigny(Oise).
Ltt Gilbert Arnoux de Maison Rouge(Spa78 Spad XIII)KIA over Soissons.
10th victory of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon over Villers Bretonneux. Shared with Mdl Pierre Cardon and Sgt Maurice Rouselle.
6th victory of Gustave Daladier(Spa93 Spad VII): One Fokker D.R.I over Chadun.
9th and 10th victories of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C of FlAbt 264 forced to land by the French lines, near fôret de Villers-Cotterets, Uffz Hippolyt Kaminski KIA and Ltn Bake POW and one Fokker D.R.I over the French lines, near Taversive.  
6th victory(and last)of Lionel de Marmier(Spa 112 Spad VII): One EA over Lassigny. 
 
By the RAF
 
1th victory of Wallace Smart(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1092): At 08.50 one Albatros D.V over Dranoutre.
5th and 6th victories of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 07.00 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Estaires and at 08.00 one Albatros D.V, SW of Armentières.
3th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared with Lt Lewis Ray. 
3th victory of Arthur Blake(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3840): At 08.00 one Pfalz D.III, W of Armentières. 
1th victory of Lewis Ray(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4129): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Shared with Lt James Hardman.  
18th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 07.40 one Pfalz D.III, SW of Armentières. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills.
10th and 11th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 18.50 one Pfalz D.III over Bois Grenier and at 18.55 one Albatros D.V over Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt George Kemp.
4th and 5th victories of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4762): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V, SW of Armentières and at 18.50 one Pfalz D.III, N of Comines. Observer was Sgt D.A.Malpas and Lt Ernest Hardcastle for the second victory.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1122): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III, at 08.00 one Albatros D.V, S of Merville and at 18.55 a second,  NW of Armentières. Observer was AM1 Arthur Newland with AM1 S.W.Melbourne for the third victory. 
2th and 3th victories of John Colbert(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1168): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III, E of Estaires and at 18.50 a second over Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt P.W.Wilson.
35th and 36th victories of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 10.30 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
8th victory of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C961): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III over Laventie. Observer was Lt John Umney.
2th victory of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4835): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V over Neuve Chapelle. Observer was Lt James McDonald. 
1th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b A7243): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Armentières. Observer was Sgt John Jones. 
15th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 17.30 one Albatros D.V over Becquigny.
7th victory of James Dawe(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1081): At 17.30 one Pfalz D.III over Becquigny. 
12th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7383): At 18.30 one type C over Folline(Italian front).
10th victory(and last)of Reginald Rusby(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5970): At 16.55 one Fokker D.R.I, W of Bailleul.
32th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One Pfalz D.III, N of Estaires.
23th and 24th victories(and last)of James Slater(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.40-19.42 two Pfalz D.III over La Bassée.
9th and 10th victory(and last)of Edward Atkinson(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6861): At 06.20 one Pfalz D.III, E of Merris, and at 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over La Bassée.
10th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1860): At 06.25 one Albatros D.V, NW of Steenwerck.
6th victory(and last)of Bernard Walkerdine(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1857): At 10.50 one Albatros D.V over Monchy le Preux.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Charles Bissonette(64th Sqn S.E.5a): By 19.40 two Albatros D.V over La Bassée.
16th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 06.50 one Albatros D.V, W of Feltre(Italian front). 
2th victory of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6424): At 09.30 one Berg D.I, SE of Nerversa(Italian front).
13th and 14th victories of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 10.00 one Albatros D.V, SE of Albert and at 18.00 a second over the same area.  
1th victory of Kenneth Watson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8218): At 17.50 one Albatros D.V, SE of Bapaume.
41th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III, N of Wytschaete.
14th and 15th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 19.10 one Pfalz D.III over Ploegsteert Wood and at 19.45 a second over Comines.
13th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5396): At 19.50 one Pfalz D.III, W of Ploegsteert Wood.  
21th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 12.45 one Albatros D.Vnear Hangst.
54th and 55th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 15.05 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Armentières and at 20.15 a second,  2m N of Estaires. 
2th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 19.50 one Albatros D.V over Ostend. Observer was Sgt Thomas Proctor.
25th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 11.10 one Fokker D.R.I over Merville. 
9th victory of Pruett M.Dennett(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1854): At 11.10 one Fokker D.R.I over Merville. Shared with W.Jordan, R. Johns and John McDonald. 
10th victory(and last)of Oliver LeBoutillier(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 19.20 one Albatros D.V over Vauvillers.  
5th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6369): At 08.20 one LVG C over Ovillers.
16th victory of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3399): At 11.30 one Fokker D.R.I, 2 mi S of Estaires.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
8th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 16.57 one balloon over Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): At 08.05 one Rumpler C from FAA 242 near Lironville.
27th Aero Sqn and 147th Aero Sqn joined the 1th Pursuit Group.

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#534 Danelov

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:48

Jun 1, 1918
 
Western Front
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.
Southern Fronts
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.
Air War
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.
Home Fronts
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.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:48

Jun 2, 1918
 
Western Front
USA: Pershing to ask for 250,000 men per month in June and July.
Marne: French counter-attacking between the Ourcq and Marne, recapture Faverolles on June 3.
Air War
Germans claim 38 Allied aircraft for loss of 17.
Sea War
At Allied Supreme War Council Admiral Revel says with pride no major Italian warship has left harbour for 6 months and no losses incurred. US Navy has 150 warships in European waters.
 
By the Germans
 
13th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Spad off Middelkerke.
11th victory of Bertram Heinrich(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Spad, S of Dixmude.
Horst Sawatzki(MFJ I Albatros D.Va 4635/17)shot down in combat.
25th victory of Ernst Udet (CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.50 one Bréguet 14, NW of Neuilly.
22th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): At 17.10 one Sopwith Camel over Hangard.
14th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.11 one Sopwith Camel(D6562), S of Hangard.
17th and 18th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 17.35 one Spad XIII over Cugny and at 21.00 one Breguét 14 over Troesnes. 
10th victory of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Spad XIII, W of Ploisy.
9th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.55 one Sopwith Camel(D6621)over Oudekapelle.
25th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one Spad over La Croix. 
8th victory of Werner Steinhäuser(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one Spad, S of Troesnes.
15th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.R.I): At 13.30 one Bréguet 14,  SW of Soissons.
Ltn Henrich Seywald appointed as CO of Jasta 23.
Obltn Hermann Göring(CO Jasta 27)awarded with Pour le Mérite.
2th victory of Alfred Hübner(Jasta 36 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.00 one Airco D.H.4 over Aveluy Wood.
2th victory of Aloys von Brandenstein(Jasta 49 Albatros D.Va): At 07.10 one D.H.4(A7882), W of Gran-Sec-Bois.
4th victory of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one S.E.5a from No.1 Sqn, SW of Bailleul. 
5th victory of Arno Benzler(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater over Coulommes.
3th victory of Friedrich Hengst(Jasta 64 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 16.15 one Nieuport 28, N of Montsec.
30th and 31th victories of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Spad and one Sopwith Camel over Foret de Laigue.
15th,16th and 17th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one Spad, S of Bonnes, at 20.30 one Bréguet 14 over Buisson-de-Borny and at 21.00 one Spad over La Ferté Milon.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Claudius Philibert(Spa12 Spad VII): One EA.
2th victory of Pierre Burello(Spa23 Spad VII): One balloon(Drachen)over Ivoiry-Epinoville.
31th and 32th victories of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): At 06.00 one EA, S of Reims and a second N of Reims.
5th and 6th victories of David Putnam(Spa38 Spad XIII): One Albatros C over Villers-Cotterêts, shared with Adj Gustave Daladier and Adj Fernand Guyou, both of Spa93 and a second over Fère-en-Tardenois.
5th victory of André Bosson(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros over Fère-en-Tardenois.
3th victory of Abel Dupont(Spa62 Spad VII): One scout over Fère-en-Tardenois.
Cne Maurice Rebreget(Spa62 Spad VII)shot down and KIA by Vfw Alfred Hübner of Jasta 36.
7th victory of Gustave Daladier(Spa93 Spad VII): One two-seater. Shared with Mdl Fernand Guyou.
3th victory of Fernand Guyou(Spa93 Spad VII): One two-seater. Shared with Adj Gustave Daladier.
3th victory of Auguste Baux(Spa103 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Moreuil. 
1th victory of Louis Coudouret(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Albatros near Carlepont. Shared with Sgt Robert Hoeber.
1th victory of Robert Hoeber(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Albatros near Carlepont. Shared with S/Lt Louis Coudouret.
5th victory(and last)of Andre Barcat(Spa153 Spad VII S3017): One balloon, E of Thory. Shared with Mdl Georges Halberger. 
1th victory of Georges Halberger(Spa153 Spad XIII S2260): One balloon, E of Thory. Shared with S/Lt Andre Barcat.
3th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): One balloon over Igny l’Abbesse. Shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau.
1th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): One balloon over Igny l’Abbesse. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington.
 
By the RAF
 
18th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 09.40 one Albatros D.V, N of Pacaut Wood.  
37th and 38th victories(and last)of Alfred Atkey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1253): By 10.15 two type C, NE of Lens. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
13th and 14th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C929): By 10.30 two Pfalz D.III, NE of Lens. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
9th and 10th victories of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C961): By 10.15 two type C, E of Lens. Observer was Lt John Umney.
4th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C901): At 10.50 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Lens. Observer was Sgt John Jones.
3th and 4th victories of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4835): By 10.15 one Albatros D.V and one type C, SE of La Bassée. Observer was Lt James McDonald.
16th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 11.15 one SS D.III over Contoire.
7th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1870): At 11.15 one fighter type D.III over Davenescourt.
4th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a B8240): At 08.15 one type C over Bailleul-Armentières, shared with Lt Camille Lagesse.
4th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 08.15 one type C over Bailleul-Armentières, shared with Lt Cristoffel Venter.
33th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One Albatros D.V, E of Laventie.
14th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): At 19.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Pozieres. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
7th victory(and last)of Douglas Savage(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C953): At 19.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Pozières. Observer was Sgt William Norman Holmes.
6th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8272): At 19.00 one Albatros D.V over Mézières.
45th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): At 15.40 one Pfalz D.III, 2 mi S of Mt. Kemmel. 
57th victory of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières. 
3th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 19.35 one Albatros D.V over Middlekerke-Ostend. Observer was Sgt Thomas Proctor.
27th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 12.15 one Albatros D.V, N of Lestrem. 
10th victory(and last)of Pruett M.Dennett(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1853): At 12.15 one Albatros D.V, N of Lestrem. Shared with W. Jordan, R. Johns and J. McDonald. Pruett M.Dennett was killed in action same day.
8th victory of John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel C65): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III over Moorslede Shared with Lt William Gray.
2th victory of William Gray(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3409): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III over Moorslede Shared with Capt John Pinder.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Henry Forrest(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C9539): At 08.05 one Pfalz D.III over Estrées and at 09.00 a second over Albert.
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B184): By 08.05 two Pfalz D.III, 15 mi E of Villers Brettoneaux and at 08.30 a third, 10 mi E of Villers Brettoneaux.
2th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D3962): At 19.05 one Pfalz D.III over Clery. Shared with Lt W.Q.Adams, Capt Francis Smith and Lt H.E.Hamilton.
2th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.05 one Pfalz D.III over Clery. Shared with Lt W.Q.Adams, Capt Adrian Cole and Lt H.E.Hamilton. 
 
By the USAAS
 
27th Aero Sqn(Nieuport 28)began combat operations.  
1th victory of Frank Hunter(103th Aero Sqn Spad VII): At 17.25 one two-seater over Mont Kemmel.
147th Aero Sqn(Nieuport 28)began combat operations. The squadron was based at Toul Gengault Aerodrome.

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#536 Danelov

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:54

Jun 3, 1918
 
Western Front
Churchill visits BEF GHQ, Paris and Front until June 13. Fierce fighting between Soissons and Noyon. French retake Choisy Hill for 5th time. After 30-mile advance Germans reach the Marne: US 2nd and 3rd Divisions block the advance at Château­Thierry, "Retreat hell! We just got here" attr to Captain Lloyd S Williams USMC, Belleau Wood. Franco-American troops eliminate German Jaulgonne bridgehead(100 PoWs). Petain organizes reinforced French cordon round Aisne salient.
Aisne: Legion stiffens French defence northwest of Villers-Cotterets(night June 5-6 until around June 14). 27 Allied divisons have arrived since May 28.
Eastern Front
Japan: Government approves Allied intervention in Siberia.
East Siberia: White Trans-Baikal Cossack Colonel Semenov retreats on Borsia after defeating Reds, similarly captures Gurks, 93 miles northeast on June 6, but retreats on June 10.
Middle East
Georgia: 2 German battalions from Crimea(217th Division) land at Poti.
Palestine: Limited imports allowed through Egypt.
Air War
Britain: Distinguished Flying Cross(DFC)instituted.
Palestine: RAF raid Amman(and on June 4, 11 and 18).
Sea War
West Atlantic: U-boots sink 9 ships off New Jersey. SS Pinar del Rio sunk off Maryland on June 8.
Politics
Britain, France and Italy support national aspirations of Poles, Czechs and Yugoslavs.
Churchill first time flies to France, sees Haig and front until June 13.
Secret War
Western Front: "Le radiogramme de la victoire": French intercept German Eighteenth Army ammo delivery message, hints at Montdidier offensive(June 9).
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Christian Kairies(SFS): One Airco D.H.9(C6274)over Zuidschoote.
13th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad.
19th and 20th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one Bréguet 14 over Epaux-Bezu and at 19.35 a second over Fêre-en-Tardenois.
4th victory of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one Bréguet 14 over Epaux-Bezu.
10th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 16.30 one balloon over Wattines.
26th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad over Dammard.
5th victory of Otto Fitzner(CO Jasta 65 Fokker D.VII): One Spad, S of Heudicourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Pierre Burello(Spa23 Spad XIII S1927)shot down by Ltn Otto Fitzner, CO of Jasta 65. Burello became POW.  
Sgt Marc Pontet(Spa37 Spad VII)forced landing at enemy territory near Soissons. Captured and POW.
Adj Henri Proton(Spa65 Spad XIII)seriously injured in flying accident at Champaubert airfield. Died in hospital Jun 4, 1918. 
Xavier Moissinac(Spa154 Spad XIII, 7 victories)killed in action over Colles-les-Conde.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1631): At 20.30 one Albatros D.V over Adinfer Wood.
2th victory of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3824): At 17.40 one Pfalz D.III over Montdidier.
17th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 11.20 one Albatros C, SE of Marcelcave. Shared with 2th Lt James Dawe. 
8th victory(and last)of James Dawe(24th Sqn S.E.5a B611): At 11.20 one LVG C, SE of Marcelcave. 
13th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1911): At 15.00 one Albatros D.III, 5 km E of Motta aerodrome(Italian front).
8th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8103): At 15.00 one Berg D.I, SW of Motta aerodrome(Italian front).
7th victory of Richard Dawes(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6412): At 09.05 one Albatros D.V over Campo(Italian front).
1th victory of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3872): At 09.05 one Albatros D.V over Feltre(Italian front).
10th victory of William Duncan(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5992): At 20.15 one LVG C over Contalmaison.
3th victory of George Tod(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1921): At 13.05 one Pfalz D.III over Villers-Bretonneux.
32th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 08.30 one Brandenburg C near Fiume-Feltre(Italian front).  
10th and 11th victories of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8233): By 20.10 two Fokker D.R.I, E of Montdidier. 
1th and 2th victories of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4173): By 18.35 one Albatros D.V and one Fokker D.R.I over Péronne.
1th and 2th victories of Arthur Vigers(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4159): By 18.35 one Fokker D.R.I over Bray and one Albatros D.V over Bray-Herbecourt.
6th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6369): At 20.00 one Pfalz D.III over Fignieres.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One two-seater over Dieulouard. 

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#537 Danelov

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:55

Jun 4, 1918
 
Eastern Front 
North Russia: 150 Royal Marines land at Pechenga.
Baltic States: Lithuania proclaims royal constitution, Duke of Wurttemberg accepts throne(elected August 31).
Middle East
Turkey: Government sign peace with Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians.
Persia­: Dunsterville at Kazvin, leaves with Anglo-Russian force on June 5; 1,000 motorized troops and 2 guns with 500 vans forming at Hamadan(2 Duncars arrive on June 6).
Air War
France: Dover Patrol given 82nd Wing(7 squadrons)for continued bombing of Belgian coast. Germans bomb Dunkirk airfields(nights June 4-5, 5-6); 200 bombs from 24 aircraft disable 52 RAF aircraft on June 6 and 7 and force Couderkerque airfield’s abandonment.
North Sea: Large 50-minutes seaplane action off Terschelling Island, 2 of 5 RAF planes lost after action with 10 German seaplanes(1 washed ashore).
Western Front: Commander Vuillemin’s 120 French bombers(GB6 and GB9)break up German Ninth Army attack east of Retz Forest. Germans claim 18 Allied aircraft for loss of 1.
Home Fronts
France: Clemenceau to Chamber "I shall fight before Paris … in Paris … behind Paris.", wins vote 337-110.
Britain: Men of 18 generally lose military service exemption.
Secret War
Russia: Lockhart to British Foreign Office: "If you do not intervene within … days or weeks … we shall have lost a golden opportunity".
 
By the Germans
 
7th victory of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): One Felixtowe F.2A(N5433)off Terschelling.
4th victory of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One AR2, NE of Villers Bretonneux. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
14th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Fresnes.
3th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 18.45 one Spad over Longpont.  
5th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 20.40 one Spad over Faverolles.
1th victory of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 17.25 one Spad 2, W of Dammard.
7th victory(and last)of Karl Albert Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 15.20 one R.E.8 over Canversure.
3th victory of Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 17.15 one balloon over Steenbecque.
8th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 08.30 one balloon over Château Thierry.
6th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 16.40 one Spad over Coulcombs.
6th victory of Arno Benzler(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad over Marfaux.
5th victory of Wilhelm Schulz(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Château Thierry.
2th victory of Erich Sonneck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Château Thierry.
1th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Château Thierry.
18th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.VII): At 17.25 one Spad over Dammard.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
10th victory(and last)of Charles Quette(Spa62 Spad VII): One two-seater.
6th victory of Jacques Favre de Thierrens(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros D.V over Soissons. Shared with Sgt André Bosson.
6th victory of André Bosson(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros D.V over Soissons. Shared with S/Lt Jacques Favre de Thierrens.
1th victory of Emile Damidaux(Spa62 Spad VII): One Pfalz D.III.
17th and 18th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two balloons(Drachens). Shared with S/Lt Gilbert Sardier.
10th and 11th victories of Gilbert Sardier(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two balloons(Drachens). Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau. 
 
By the RAF
 
58th and 59th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 11.28 one Albatros D.V, 3m off Nieuport and at 11.37 a second over Leffinghe. 
28th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel B1889): At 18.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville.
13th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Merville. Shared with Capt William Jordan.

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#538 Danelov

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:55

Jun 5, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: Third Battle of the Aisne ends with Germans exhausted and overextended in new bulge.
Air War
France: Independent Force formed(officially on June 6)under Trenchard begins operations from Nancy. Organized as 8th Brigade RAF, initially with 4 squadrons(grew to 9); Nos 216(Handley Pages), 55(D.H.4), 99 (arrived May 3)and 100 (F.E.2). Only the Handley Pages and D.H.4s have strategic range and high performance, but 74 attacks made in June.
Western Front: Germans claim 31 Allied aircraft for loss of 7, air fighting diminishes until June 9.
Sea War
Mediterranean: Armed boarding steamer HMS Snaefell sunk by U-boot.
Home Fronts
Hungary: Count Tisza tells Diet Dual Monarchy must be extended(anti-government riots on June 22).
USA: Second Registration adds 750,000 21 year olds to draft list.
Britain: Madsen(US)machine-gun debate in House of Commons. Robertson GOC-in-C Home Forces.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): At 18.32 one Sopwith Camel, E of Avekapelle.
26th victory of Ernst Udet (CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 12.00 one Spad, S of Buzancy.
21th, 22th and 23th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 11.35 one Spad over Villamont, at 17.35 one Bréguet 14 over Fére-en-Tardenois and at 20.25 one Spad over Chezy-en-Orxois.
11th and 12th victories of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 11.40 one Spad over Vierzy and at 20.25 a second over La Ferté Milon. 
3th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 17.35 one Bréguet 14 over Soissons.
19th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.20 one Sopwith Camel, W of Bailleul. 
27th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one Spad over Château Thierry. 
7th and 8th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one balloon, N of Villers-Cotterêts and at 20.10 one balloon, N of Villers-Cotterêts. 
6th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one Spad over Château Thierry. 
1th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.45 one balloon over Château Thierry.
4th victory of Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one S.E.5a(C6416)over La Bassée.
2th victory of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 12.05 one Bristol F.2b, N of Violaines.
9th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 one balloon, SW of Château Thierry.
19th victory of Hermann Göring(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII 278/18): At 10.00 one unknown type over Vivieres.
7th victory(and last)of Helmut Dilthey(CO Jasta 40 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.50 one balloon over Poperinghe.
2th victory of Hermann Gilly(Jasta 40 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.55 one balloon over Poperinghe.
2th and 3th victories of Hermann Juhnke(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 13.00 one S.E.5a over Bailleul and at 18.40 one Bristol F.2b over Lestrem.
1th victory(and last)of Paul Reimann(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): Reimann was killed in collision with one of the No.20 Sqn Bristol F.2b.
3th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 14.45 one balloon over Cuvilly.
6th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Schulz(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Château Thierry.
32th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over St.Leger.
32th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9, N of St. Juste. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Mdl André Félix Gustave Antoine Duriez(Spa26 Spad XIII)killed in flying accident near Chaussée-sous-Bois-d’Ecu. 
7th victory of David Putnam(Spa38 Spad XIII): One Albatros D.V over Fère-en-Tardenois. 
4th victory of René Dousinelle(Spa48 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Soissons.
S/Lt Charles Quette(Spa62 Spad VII N5603, 10 victories)KIA, over Vierzy, S of Soissons.
Sgt André Bernard(Spa62 Spad VII)hit in photo-reconnaisance mission near Vierzy and forced landing in enemy territory. POW.
36th victory of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): One two-seater, W of Château-Thierry(Aisne).
11th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Faverolles. Shared with S/Lt André Martenot de Cordoux. 
6th victory of André Martenot de Cordoux(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Faverolles. Shared with Adj Michael Marinovitch. 
4th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.00 one balloon over Trigny. Shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau and S/Lt Louis Gros.
2th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.00 one balloon over Trigny. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington and S/Lt Louis Gros.
3th victory of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.00 one balloon over Trigny. Shared withS/Lt Paul Waddington and Mdl Paul Barbreau.
2th victory of James Connelly(Spa157 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Adj Viguier and Sgt Baugham. 
2th victory of Thomas Cassady(Spa163 Spad VII): One Albatros D.V over Epieds.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
6th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 06.40 one balloon over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
4th victory of Kenneth Laing(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1898): At 08.45 one type C, SW of Bailleul.
6th victory of John De Pencier(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3902): At 12.10 one Fokker D.R.I., NE of Arras. Shared with Lt Arthur Blake. 
4th victory of Arthur Blake(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 12.10 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Arras. Shared with Capt John de Pencier. 
15th and 16th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C929): By 10.30 two Albatros D.V, S of Laventie. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
11th and 12th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b A7243): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V, S of Laventie and at 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, NE of La Bassée. Observer was Sgt John Hall.
11th and 12th victories(and last)of Edwin Claude Bromley(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C961): By 10.30-10.36 one Halberstadt C and one Albatros D.V, S of Laventie. Observer was Lt Charles Gass.
5th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C929): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, NE of La Bassée. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
18th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 08.05 one balloon over Moreuil.
5th victory(and last)of John Pugh(25th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7913): At 09.30 one Rumpler C, E of Albert. Observer was Lt S.C.Eschmann.
Lt Hugh Elliott(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 5 victories)killed in flying accident at Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland.
15th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 19.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Proyart. 
11th victory(and last)of William Duncan(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5992): At 09.25 one balloon over Irles.
15th and 16th victories of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): By 16.45-16.50 two Pfalz D.III over Douai and NW of Douai. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
23th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 12.35 one Rumpler C, 2000 yds W of Moreuil. Shared with Lt Walter Southey.
3th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a D5399): At 12.35 one Rumpler C, 2000 yds W of Moreuil. Shared with Capt Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor.
1th and 2th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn F.2b C787): By 2015 two Albatros D.V over Messines. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
20th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): One LVG C near La Bassée.
4th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6379): At 08.00 one LVG C, SE of Villers Brettoneaux.
17th victory(and last)of Alfred Carter(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3399): At 10.10 one Fokker D.R.I, 2 mi E of Bailleul.
5th victory of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3381): At 10.00 one balloon over Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
6th victory(and last)of Douglas Campbell(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6158): At 10.20 one Rumpler C over Mailly. Shared with Lt James Meissner. Campbell was wounded in this combat and sent to USA to recover. Returned to France on Nov 8, 1918.
3th victory of James Meissner(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6144): At 10.20 one Rumpler C over Louvigny. Shared with Douglas Campbell. 

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#539 Danelov

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:31

Jun 6, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne–Battle of Belleau Wood(until June 25): US 2nd Division and 4th US Marine Brigade counter-attack west of Chateau-Thierry and capture Vaux, Bouresches and Belleau Wood(1,087 killed; 7,000 wounded). Crown Prince orders consolidation of line won. British recapture Fligny village height southwest of Reims until May 7. Clemenceau sacks d’Esperey from Northern Army Group, but sends him to Salonika on June 11. Allied Supreme War Council settles Haig-Foch tussle over reserves. Franco-US forces recapture Veuilly-La Poterie and Vinly.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin accepts German ultimatum for Black Sea Fleet’s return to Sevastopol.
Volga:Stalin arrives in Tsaritsyn by train with 2 armoured cars and 400 Red Guards.
Air War
Germany: 6 Handley Pages and 10 F.E.2s attack Thionville and Metz railways(night June 6-7).
Western Front: RAF 9th Brigade(200 aircraft, squadrons sent on June 3)reinforces 1,000 French aircraft in fierce air fighting over Roye, Montdidier and Noyon.
Sea War
North Sea: Dutch hospital ship Koeningen Regentes(4 lives lost)repatriating PoWs between England and The Hague sunk by U-boot.
 
By the Germans
 
27th victory of Ernst Udet (CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.40 one Spad, S of Faverolles.
9th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.25 one balloon,  S of Dromans. 
16th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 19.50 one S.E.5a, SW of Montdidier.
2th and 3th victories of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.05 one No.27 Sqn Airco D.H.4 over Assainvillers and at 19.50 one S.E.5a, SE of Montdidier.
1th victory of Joachim von Ziegesar(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.40 one Airco D.H.9 over Maignelay. 
1th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.40 one No.27 Sqn Airco D.H.4 over Ferrieres. 
Ltn Karl Mendel(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII, 7 victories)shot down and KIA near Estaires after combat with S.E.5a of No.29 Sqn.
Ltn Rudolf Windisch(ex CO Jasta 66, 22 victories-POW-MIA)awarded with Pour le Merite.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
20th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Ornes.
33th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Rosnay-Gueux.
7th victory of Gilbert de Guingand(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Catigny. Shared with Adj René Montrion.
9th victory of René Montrion(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Catigny. Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand.
6th victory of Jacques Gérard(Spa65 Spad VII): One EA, near Longpoint(Aisne).
11th victory of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen), NW of Soissons. Shared victory. 
7th victory(and last)of Alexandre Marty(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 08.15 one two-seater over Saint Die.
Sgt Louis Durin(Spa92 Spad XIII)downed and POW.
5th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Le Charmel. Shared with Mdl Schuster, Sgt Quizille and Adj Vidal.
 
By the RAF
 
19th and 20th victories of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 07.40 one Albatros D.V over Ploegsteert Wood and at 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Ploegsteert  
4th victory of Ernest Owen(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8512): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
7th victory of John De Pencier(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 07.15 one DFW C over Vieux Berquin. Shared victory.
7th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 07.15 one DFW C over Vieux Berquin. Shared victory.
3th victory of Finlay McQuistan(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3902): At 07.15 one DFW C over View Berquin. Shared victory.
1th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4129): At 07.15 one DFW C over View Berquin. Shared victory.
6th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6452): At 11.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Mézières.
5th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V over Moreuil. 
5th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5953): At 18.00 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Estaires, shared with Lt Arthur Reed.
5th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3359): At 17.55 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires-Bailleul.
5th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5969): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, N of Hazebrouck.
2th and 3th victories of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5970): At 10.35 one type C, N of Estaires and at 18.00 one Pfalz D.III, NW of Estaires, shared with Lt Charles Ross.
15th, 16th and 17th victories(and last)of Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a B8374): At 05.50 one Pfalz D.III over Romagnes, shared with Lt J.W.Trusler, and by 18.45-18.50 two Fokker D.VII over Mondidier. 
4th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1841): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Champien.
3th victory of Maurice Le Blanc-Smith(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1794): At 10.35 one Fokker D.VII, S of Roye.
46th and 47th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): At 15.40 one Fokker D.VII, E of Ypres and at 19.45 one Pfalz D.III, 2 mi W of Roulers. Shared victory.
9th victory of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III, W of Roulers. Shared victory.
6th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III, 2 mi W of Roulers. Shared victory.
4th victory of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III, 2 mi W of Roulers. Shared victory. 
24th and 25th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 10.10 one balloon NW of Proyart and at 10.25 a second, N of Bray. 
13th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3827): At 09.50 one Rumpler C over Amiens-Clery. 
2th and 3th victories of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6179): By 16.20 two Fokker D.VII, SW of Ham. Shared with 2th Lt C.H.Henderson, 2th Lt C.E.Eddy, Lt I.W.Leiper and Pvt J.Buffery. Observer was 2th Lt C.C.Dance.
3th victory of George Gardiner(150th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1598): At 11.30 one Albatros D.III near Mravinca.
7th victory of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6369): At 08.30 one LVG C over Cappy.
11th victory of John Manuel(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3410): At 08.25 one type C over Doulieu. Shared with Lt William Jenkins.
5th and 6th victories of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3401): At 07.50 one type C over Neuf Berquin and at 08.25 a second over Vieux Berquin, shared with Lt K.T.Campbell.
2th victory of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D5950): At 08.25 one type C over Doulieu. Shared with Capt John Manuel.
Capt John Paynter(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 10 victories)died of wounds received when the Germans bombed his aerodrome.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D8116): At 16.30 one balloon, N of Sailly.
 
By the USAAS
 
103th Aero Sqn(Spad VII)deployed at Crochte Aerodrome.
 
By the Italian Front
 
20th and 21th victories of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.128): One Spad 1 over Salettuol and one Sopwith Camel over Noventa di Piave.
5th victory of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.141): At 12.20 one Spad over Salettuol.

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#540 Danelov

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:31

Jun 7, 1918
 
Eastern Front
USSR: First Congress of Red Military Commissars.
Northern Russia: 250 Royal Marines land at Kern on White Sea. Lenin orders Murmansk Soviet to oppose Allies.
Siberia: Czechs occupy Omsk.
Don: By now Germans have occupied Bataisk south of Rostov.
Air War
Germany: 13 D.H.s attack rail targets at Conz and Thionville; No.55 Squadron unable to reach primary target(Koblenz clouded over), as on June 8 and 13.
Sea War
Mediterranean: Most of first 36 US submarine chasers arrive with tender Leonidas at Corfu, having crossed Atlantic under own power. First hunt until June 9 of 37 hunts; Commander believes 19 kills achieved, actually none.
 
By the Germans
 
28th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.00 one Spad, E of Villers-Cotterêts.
23th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.R.I): One S.E.5a(B611)over Rosieres.
24th victory of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 07.10 one Spad 2 over Montgobert.
13th victory(and last)of Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 07.05 one Spad, E of Villers-Cotterêts. 
17th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Airco D.H.9,  S of Noyon.
4th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Sopwith Camel, S of Noyon.
10th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 14.35 one balloon,  SW of Château Thierry.
3th victory of Alfred Lenz(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): One D.H.9 over Méry.
25th victory of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 08.25 one Spad over Foret de Laigne.
Ltn Rudolf Stark appointed as CO of Jasta 35.
1th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Château Thierry.
Ltn Siegfried Büttner appointed as CO of Jasta 61.
4th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Montigny.
5th victory of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Beine.
8th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): One Brèguet 14 over Prosnes.
7th victory of Wilhelm Hippert(Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): One AR2 over Beaumont-sur-Vesle.
3th victory of Rudolf Otto(Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villers-Marmery.
Ltn Otto Fuchs appointed as CO of Jasta 77.
3th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Fleury la Riviere. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
10th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C, NE of Château- Thierry.
10th victory of René Montrion(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Vezaponin. Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand and Adj Edmond Cailloux.
8th victory(and last)of Gilbert de Guingand(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen) near Vezaponin. Shared with Adj René Montrion and Adj Edmond Caillaux.
3th victory of Edmond Caillaux(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Vezaponin. Shared with Adj René Montrion and S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand.
5th victory(and last)of Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié(Spa78 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.R.I, captured at St-Leu-d'Esserent(Oise). Boiseaumarié was wounded this day. Out of operations until Aug 17, 1918.
6th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Aougny. Shared with Mdl Schuster and Sgt Quizille.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory(and last)of Norman Hustings(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3899): At 10.15 one Albatros D.V, E of Henin-Lietard.  
19th victory of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Rosières.
7th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6452): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Rosières.
3th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1081): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Rosières.
14th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1911): At 08.15 one type C, 12 km SE of Motta(Italian front).
8th victory of Richard Dawes(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6412): At 09.30 one Albatros D.III over Piovena(Italian front).
5th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6372): At 17.40 one DFW C over Arsiera(Italian front).
3th victory of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3872): At 09.35 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Cismon(Italian front). 
2th and 3th victories of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8102): At 09.30 one Albatros D.III over San Marino and at 09.35 one Albatros D.III over Collicella(Italian front). 
2th and 3th victories of Alfred Haines(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1975): By 07.42 two Albatros D.III over Arsiera(Italian front).
34th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières. 
24th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9594): At 11.45 one Fokker D.R.I, 1 mi SE of Lestrem.
21th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 12.00 one Fokker D.R.I near La Bassée.
2th victory of Leslie Warren(206th Sqn Airco D.H.9 B7596): At 11.50 one EA over Bac St.Maur. Observer was 2th Lt Penny.
9th victory of John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel C65): At 18.05 one Albatros D.V, E mi S of Dixmude.

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#541 Danelov

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:32

Jun 8, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Volga: Czechs take Samara, White Komuch(‘Committee of Members of the Constituent Assembly’)Government established.
Northern Russia: Soviet Government orders Allied forces to leave; 3,000 troops ordered north from Petrograd while Moscow and Nolga workers and peasants called up on June 14.
Middle East
Turkey: Government recognizes independent Armenia and Georgia with peace treaties; Armenia to let Turk troops through. Ludendorff refuses to recognize treaties on June 10 and 11.
Palestine: 7th Indian Division(267 casualties)storms two low hills 1 mile from sea, taking 110 PoWs and 7 MGs.
Arabia: Arab raid on Hejaz Railway near Toweira(105 miles northwest of Medina), take Kalaat-el-Almar, 200 miles north of Medina on June 28.
Air War
Germany: Ludendorff receives Air Force expansion plan for July 1, 1918­ til April 1 1919, he approves 300 more planes per month(to 2,300)but actual production average 1,088.
No.104 Squadron(arrived May 20)joins RAF strategic bombing campaign with 10-plane attack on Metz-Sablon railways; fighter interceptions(1 shot down)and heavy, accurate anti-aircraft fire over objective.23 D.H. sorties flown vs Hagendingen(June 8, 9 and 13); cement works badly damaged.
Sea War
Britain: US Ambassador’s wife launches 26,000t carrier HMS Eagle(ex-Chilean dreadnought Almirante Cochrane redesigned by end 1917 as first ‘island type’ carrier)at Newcastle.
North Sea: Areas A and C of Northern Barrage begun.
 
By the Germans
 
10th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.10 one balloon over Rosnay. 
10th victory of Otto Rosenfeld(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
Ltn R.Erlewein(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down and killed in combat with British fighters.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Maurice Arnoux(Spa49 Spad VII): At 09.46 one balloon(Drachen)near Tagsdorff. 
 
By the RAF
 
19th and 20th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): By 17.20-17.25 two Pfalz D.III, SE of Comines. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
7th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C892): At 17.20 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Wervicq. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
6th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3359): At 19.30 one type C, E of Merville.
8th and 9th victories of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9394): By 08.00 one Phönix D.I over Mt.Tomba and one Hansa-Brandenburg D.I near the same location(Italian front).
17th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C874): At 17.45 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Bray. Observer was Lt John Gordon.
4th victory of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One Albatros D.III, E of Couckelaere. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
2th victory of Allan Brown(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b A7200): At 07.00 one type C, SE of Amman. Observer was Lt H.A.Letch.
 
By the Italian Front
 
16th victory of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): At 06.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.40)of Flik 11F over Cismon.

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#542 Danelov

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:32

Jun 9, 1918
 
Western Front
Fourth Germans Offensive vs French on River Matz(until June 14) between Noyon and Montdidier(also known as First Battle of Lassigny)begins with midnight barrage which French pre-empt by 10-minutes thanks to deserter intelligence. Germans fire 750,000 rounds(15,000t)mustard gas, phosgene and diphenylchlorarsine: 3,918 gassed(32 deaths)until June 15. Hutier attacks with 11 divisions from 0300 hours, advances 6 miles, takes 8,000 PoWs, mauls 3 divisions and continues at night.
France: Clemenceau sacks Generals Duchene(Degoutte replaces him in command of Sixth Army on June 10), Maud’huy and Chretien (corps commanders) for Aisne failure.
Southern Fronts
Albania: French Annamites(Vietnamese)and Albanian Tirailleurs take Austrian-held Mt Kamia(7,054 ft)and two villages(night June 8-9)southwest of Lake Ochrid in 5­6-mile advance on 20-mile front(June 8-14), taking 400 PoWs and 10 guns for 50 casualties.
Salonika: General Guillaumat(recalled on June 6 by Clemenceau without consulting Allies)leaves in haste and secrecy for Paris.
Air War
Western Front: RAF 9th Brigade with c.200 aircraft and French 1st Air Division with 600 aircraft(forerunner of 1939-45 tactical air forces)intervene in Noyon-Montdidier ground battle. Germans claim 38 Allied aircraft for loss of 5.
 
By the Germans
 
Battle of the Matz.
4th victory of Hans von Freden(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 08.15 one Spad over Cerney-Reims.
15th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad over Dampleux.
Ltn Johann Janzen(Jasta 6 Fokker D.R.I, 13 victories)shot down in combat with Spads. Janzen was captured and became POW.
11th victory of Rudolf Francke(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9.
11th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one Bréguet 14, W of Villers Allerend.
9th and 10th victories(and last)of Werner Steinhäuser(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad over Cravacon and at 12.00 a second over St. Bandry.
6th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad over Longpont.
2th victory of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Spad over Tartures. 
First Fokker D.VIIs delivered to Jasta 13.
7th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): At 11.57 one Spad over Dreslincourt.
1th victory of Werner Niethammer(Jasta 13 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Ribécourt.
18th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one AR2, S of Méry.
1th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Pritsch(CO Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Salmson 2A2 near Montigny. 
4th victory of Alfred Lenz(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(D1844).
26th and 27th victories of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): By 10.15 two Spad over Moreuil-Ellincourt.
20th victory of Hermann Göring(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII 324/18): At 08.45 one Spad.
1th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
8th victory of Hans-Georg von der Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa 4203/17): One No.210 Sqn Sopwith Camel over Ploegsteert Wood. Pilot Lt Marsden became POW.
1th victory(and last)of Kurt Katzenstein(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa 4203/17): One No.210 Sqn Sopwith Camel.
2th victory of August Delling(Jasta 34 Fokker D.R.I): At 21.00 one Sopwith Camel(B5244)over Marqueglise.
1th victory of Friedrich Poeschke(Jasta 53 Fokker D.VII): At 07.50 one Bristol F.2b over Orval. 
4th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One AR2 over Ville Dommange.
19th victory of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad over Dommieres.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Jean Dumas(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over l'Aisne.
6th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad XIII): One DFW C over bois de Chaux.
Ltn Alexandre Marty(Spa90 Spad XIII, 7 victories)killed in action near Plainfaing
12th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): At 10.10 one two-seater over St. Paul-aux-Bois. 
Slt Victor Esperon du Tremblay(Spa159 Spad XIII)wounded in combat.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
7th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 09.22 one balloon over Zonnebeke.
 
By the RAF
 
21th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 06.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch.  
7th and 8th victories of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C8842): At 06.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch and at 07.30 one two-seater,  N of Merville. 
6th and 7th victories of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1106): At 06.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch, as shared victory and at 07.20 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
5th victory of Ernest Owen(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8512): At 06.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch. Shared victory.
5th victory of John Bateman(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 06.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch. Shared victory.
5th victory(and last)of Kenneth Laing(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1898): At 06.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Dickebusch. Shared victory.
5th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2491): At 11.00 one Albatros C over 57D R32. Shared with Lt Adrian Franklyn.
4th victory of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6627): At 11.00 one Albatros C over 57D R3. Shared with Lt Will Hubbard.
2th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4057): At 09.45 one DFW C over Neuf Berquin. 
17th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C892): At 09.15 one Pfalz D.III over Comines. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
14th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 09.45 one Pfalz D.III over Comines-Houthem. Observer was Pbr F.J.Ralphs.
Capt Walter Tyrrell(32th Sqn S.E.5a, 17 victories)KIA by ground fire from the trenches.
7th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5959): At 06.25 one DFW C over Mézieres. 
1th victory of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7171): At 07.15 one type C, E of Zandvoorde.
16th and 17th victories of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 10.45 one Hannover C over Arras and at  10.50 a second over the same area. Both victories shared with Capt Alfred Saunders.
4th and 5th victories of Alfred Saunders(60th Sqn S.E.5a B137): At 10.45 one Hannover C over Arras and at 10.50 a second over the same area. Both victories shared with Capt James Belgrave.  
2th and 3th victories of William Swayze(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1238): By 10.40 two Pfalz D.III, NW of Cambrai. Observer was 2th Lt E.M.Nicholas. 
7th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8119): At 08.00 one type C, E of Morlancourt. 
33th and 34th victories of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 10.20 one Hansa-Brandenburg D near Levico and at 10.25 a second over the same area(Italian front).  
17th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 07.10 one Albatros D.V, S of Sebastiano(Italian front).
11th victory of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8101): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V over Levico(Italian front).
5th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1841): At 14.10 one Fokker D.VII over Conchy.
48th and 49th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.05 one Albatros C, S of Mt. Kemmel. Shared with Lt. H.Clements and Lt A.Kiddie and at 08.10 a second, S of Mt. Kemmel. Shared with Capt Wilfred Young.
10th victory of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.10 one Albatros C, S of Mt. Kemmel. Shared with Capt Edward Mannock. 
7th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.05 one Albatros C, S of Mt. Kemmel. Shared with Capt E.Mannock, H.Clements and W.Young.
5th victory of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.05 one Albatros C, S of Mt. Kemmel. Shared with Capt E.Mannock, A.Kiddie and W.Young. 
2th victory of Charles Wilcox(103th Sqn Spad VII): One two-seater over Wulverghem. Shared with Charles Merrick. 
1th victory of Charles Merrick(103th Sqn Spad VII): One two-seater over Wulverghem. Shared with Charles Wilcox. 
4th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9582): At 12.00 one DFW C, SE of Arras.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6369): At 11.30 one LVG C over Proyart, shared with Lt Cedric Edwards and at 11.35 a second, S of Morcourt.
4th and 5th victories of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6371): At 08.30 one LVG C over Mericourt and at 11.30 a second over Proyart, shared with Lt Joseph Siddall.
12th and 13th victories(and last)of John Manuel(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3410): By 08.20-08.35 two Pfalz D.III, NE of Ploegsteert Wood.
7th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D7155): At 08.30 one Pfalz D.III over Ploegsteert Wood.
 
By the Italian Front
 
6th victory(and last)of Alexander Kasza(Flik 55J Phönix D.II 422.14): One Bristol F.2b, E of Acqua Viva.
 
19th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad VII): At 07.35 one two-seater over Moriago.

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#543 Danelov

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:52

Jun 10, 1918
 
Western Front
Noyon-Montdidier: Germans gain another 2 miles, Humbert withdraws 38th and 15th divisions 6 miles south to north of Laigue Forest(northeast of Compiegne). Foch urges Fayolle to launch Mangin’s counter-stroke without delay.
Middle East
Caucasus: Turk 9th Caucasian Division clashes with German­Georgian force at Vorontsovka, south of Tiflis and drives it back.
Air War
Occupied Belgium: RAF No.214 Squadron Handley Pages bomb Thourout rail junction, Bruges docks and steelworks, Zeebrugge lock and canal(night June 10-11).
Britain: 469 anti-aircraft guns ready for action with 622 searchlights manned by 6,136 gunners out of 13,405 personnel in home air defence.
Sea War
Adriatic: 2 Italian MAS boats attack and MAS 15(Rizzo)capsizes and sinks Austrian battleship Szent Istvan(89 die)off Premuda Island despite 7 escort torpedo boats; Austrian Fleet(3 other battleships)abandons sortie to Lower Adriatic for smashing Otranto Barrage.
North Sea: Harwich Force begins nightly sweeps into Heligoland Bight despite British mine risk.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Hans Kirschstein appointed as CO of Jasta 6.
20th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.45 one Sopwith Camel, S of Poperinghe. 
4th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 16.35 one balloon.
3th victory of Franz Büchner(Jasta 13, Fokker D.VII): One Spad, S of Vauxaillion.
1th victory of Willi Laabs(Jasta 13, Fokker D.R.I). One No.32 Sqn S.E.5a. Pilot 2th Lt B. Hooper was killed. 
2th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 20.10 one Spad over Plessis Brion. 
Ltn Paul Lotz appointed as CO of Jasta 44.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Georges Halberger(Spa153 Spad XIII S2260): One two-seater over Ressons-sur-Matz. Shared with Lamasse(Spad XIII S2268).
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
8th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 07.47 one balloon over Ploegsteert.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory(and last)of George Lingham(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1785): At 19.25 one Albatros D.V over Cuvilly, W of Ressons.
6th victory of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V over Roye. Shared with Capt Charles Steele, 2th Lt Harold Oaks and Lt John Drummond. Observer was 2th Lt G.Dixon.
4th victory of John Elmer Drummond(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V over Roye. Shared with Capt Charles Steele, Capt Frank Ransley, 2th Lt Harold Oaks,  2th Lt N.Y.Lewis and Lt E.D.Shaw. Observer was 2th Lt L.C.Walmsley.
3th victory of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C883): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V over Roye. Shared with Capt Charles Steele, Capt Frank Ransley and Lt John Drummond. Observer was 2th Lt C.S.Bissett.
2th victory of Charles Steele(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 17.45 one Albatros D.V over Roye. Shared with Capt Frank Ransley, Lt Harold Oaks and Lt John Drummond. Observer unknown.
18th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 14.20 one LVG C, NE of Feltre(Italian front). 
3th and 4th victories of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1913): At 06.10 one Berg D.I over Giarom-Cismon and at 06.25 one Albatros D.III over Seren(Italian front).
6th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1841): At 07.05 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Rollot.
3th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2351): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V over Mesnet, E of Montdidier.
7th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7153): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Kemmel.
Capt John Manuel(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 13 victories)killed in collision with another Sopwith Camel.
 
By the USAAS 
 
First Spad VII assigned to 139th Aero Sqn. Remaining planes arrived within a week.

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#544 Danelov

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:30

Jun 11, 1918
 
Western Front
Noyoni-Montdidier: Mangin’s 4 divisions and US 2nd and 3rd Division launch flank counter­attack at 1130 hours without prelim shelling but with 163 tanks(73 lost)and air support, retakes 3 villages, 1,000 PoWs and 19 guns before resistance stiffens.
Somme: Australian 2nd Divison "peaceful penetration" secures 300 PoWs. Monash submits plan for Hamel’s recapture on June 21.
Middle East
Germany: OHL telegram threatens to withdraw all German troops and officials from Turkey if Turk advance in Georgia not halted. Enver threatens to resign, but Seeckt patches up quarrel in July.
Air War
Western Front: Allied close air support for Mangin’s counter-stroke leads to heavy air battles; RAF bombing in error causes 8 French wounded and 75 horses killed. Germans claim 40 Allied aircraft for loss of 19 until June 12.
Home Fronts
Turkey: Military and political press censorship abolished to promote Pan-Turanianism and aid attacks on Allies.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Robert Hildebrand(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): One Sopwith Camel over Montdidier.
4th victory of Franz Büchner(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
1th victory of Kurt Hetze(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad of Spa94. 
19th and 20th victories of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 15.25 one Airco D.H.9, W of Courcelles and at 15.50 one Airco D.H.9, W of Tricot.
5th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one Sopwith Camel over Méry.
Hein Kleineberg(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa 1306/18)hit during combat, landed his fighter at Shoondikje, Netherland, where both he and the Pfalz were interned.
15th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one Bréguet 14, S of Crepy.
33th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Sopwith Camel over Faverolles.
33th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One EA. 
29th and 30th victories of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Engelbelmer and one EA over the same location.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of Gustave Naudin(Spa26 Spad XIII): At 16.45 one EA over Mortemert-Rollot.
5th and 6th victories of René Dousinelle(Spa48 Spad XIII): Two Halberstadt C, NW of Rémy and near Fanières. First shared with Adj Emile Binoche and the second with Cpl Alexandre Mercier.
1th victory of Emile Binoche(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt C, NW of Rémy. Shared with S/Lt RenéDousinelle. 
1th victory of Alexandre Mercier(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt C near Fanières. Shared with S/Lt RenéDousinelle.
1th victory of Jacques d’Indy(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Reims-Fécamp.
Ltt Gonzague Pavret de la Rochefordière(CO Spa94 Spad XIII)KIA over Mortemer-Mery-Lataule in combat with Jasta 13.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1841): At 16.00 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Rollot.
3th victory of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1922): At 16.00 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bus.
26th and 27th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 13.50 one Albatros D.V, 5 mi E of Montdidier and at 14.30 one Pfalz D.III, N of Cayeux.
2th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6882): At 13.45 one Albatros D.V over Montdidier. 
40th and 41th victories of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): By 18.35 two Pfalz D III, E of Outtersteene and the second, W of Armentières.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Ross Smith(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1229): At 06.15 one two-seater, N of Tulkeram. Shared with Lt E.G.C.Stooke and Lt L.P.Kreig. Observer was Lt Walter Kirk.

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#545 Danelov

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:30

Jun 12, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: German Seventh Army attacks with 5 divisions west of Soissons(until June 13)but gains minimal against French troops with 197 tanks, Ludendorff calls off Operation Gneisenau.
Noyoni-Montdidier: Mangin again attacks, gains up to 3,200 yards at heavy cost, but Germans blunted and Clemanceall’s critics silenced.
Middle East
Georgia: Germans occupy Tiflis.
Northern Persia: Anglo­Russian force(1,200 Cossacks; 4 guns; c.100 Hussars; 2 Duncars and 2 RAF planes)disperses 3,000-4,000 German­-advised Jangali tribesmen at Manjil Bridge, northwest of Kazvin; Colonel Bicherakov soon reaches Enzeli on Caspian Sea.
Air War
Western Front–First US day bombing mission: Breguet 14s of 96th Aero Squadron bomb Dommary-Baroncourt rail yards.
Macedonia: 4 RAF aircraft shoot down at least 3 of 8 hostile aircraft encountered, 2 more collide.
 
By the Germans
 
First Fokker D.VII delivered to MFJ I. 
14th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.9 off Ostende.
Gerhard Schulze(MFJ I Albatros D.Va 7337/17)shot down and KIA. 
21th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 13.15 one Sopwith Camel, NE of Rémy.
6th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 13.15 one Sopwith Camel, NE of Rémy.
4th victory of Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Bréguet 14 over Méry.
3th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 13.15 one Sopwith Camel over Compiegne. 
15th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One S.E.5a(D3960)over Lagny.
3th victory of Raven von Barnekow(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 13.00 Sopwith Camel(B5646)from No.4 Sqn(AFC)near Meteren. Pilot Lt W.S.Martin was killed.
Ltn R.Helten(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down and killed in combat with Sopwith Camels from 4th Australian Sqn.
4th victory of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 21.30 one Spad over Mechemont-Thourotte.
Ltn Fritz Loerzer(CO Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII, 11 victories)shot down and POW.
3th victory of August Delling(Jasta 34 Fokker D.R.I): One Bréguet 14 over Roye.
Obltn Kurt Grasshof(CO Jasta 38)mortally wounded in combat with a British aircraft. Grasshoff was shot in the abdomen but was able to land his damaged Albatros D.Va. However he died several hours later and was buried at a cemetery near the Vardar River.
20th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Reinhard(JG 1 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
34th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
34th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Fismes.
4th victory of Jacques Roques(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Resson-sur-Matz. Shared with Sgt Emile Quilès.
2th victory of Emile Quilès(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Resson-sur-Matz. Shared with Adj Jacques Roques.
5th victory of François Battesti(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA.
 
By the RAF
 
21th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 19.10 one Pfalz D.III, E of Zillebeke Lake. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
10th victory of George Johnson(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII over Hangest.
5th victory of Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1089): At 16.30 one Fokker D.VII over Cuvilly.
4th victory of John Turnbull(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3955): At 13.00 one Albatros D.V over Guerbigny.   
4th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6120): At 13.45 one type C over Caix.
1th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6023): At 13.00 one Albatros D.V over Guerbigny.
11th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a B74): At 12.30 one Albatros C over Festubert.
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Maurice Le Blanc-Smith(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1794): At 10.00 one Albatros D.V, N of Courcelles, at 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, W of Tricot and at 19.50 another Albatros D.V over the same location.
6th and 7th victories of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B695): By 08.00-08.05 two Albatros D.V, SSE of Parduvica.
4th victory of George Gardiner(150th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1586): At 08.05 one Albatros D.V, SSE of Pardovica. Shared with Lt Charles Green.
13th victory(and last)of Ronald Keirstead(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel N6389): At 15.30 one Pfalz D.III, N of Middelkerke. 
7th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): At 15.30 one Pfalz D.III over Nieuport Pier.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
8th, 9th, 10th and 11th victories of Roy Phillipps(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): By 10.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Gury and a second, S of Connectencourt and at 11.30-11.45 one LVG C, S of Marqueglise and one Fokker D.VII over Goumay.
5th victory of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a B184): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III, N of Bussy.
1th and 2th victories of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 11.50 one balloon, NE of Estaires and at 12.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of Estaires.  

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#546 Danelov

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:29

Jun 13, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Italian Front: Preliminary Austrian diversionary attack by 2 divisions("Avalanche Action")in Tonale Pass(Trentino, west of Lake Garda)fails by early afternoon.
Air War
Germany: Air battle over Trier: 2 fighters shot down by D.H.4s(1 shot down)of No.55 Squadron; direct hit on iron foundry.
Sea War
Bristol Channel: U-boot sinks AMC HMS Patia.
North Sea: Cruiser Conquest mined off Harwich but towed to Sheerness. Sister ship Centaur mined in Heligoland Bight but steams 250 miles stern first to reach Humber(June 14-15).
 
By the Germans
 
29th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I 593/17): At 17.45 one Spad, NW of Faverolles.
4th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I): At 05.45 one Spad over Roren.  
5th victory of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 06.30 one Spad over Château Thierry.
10th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over St.Pierre Aigle.
5th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 16.05 one Spad.
3th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.30 one Spad over Villers-Cotterêts.
2th and 3th victories of Kurt Jacob(Jasta 36 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad, N of Chavigny and one balloon over Rethenil.
5th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Neuve-Maison Ferme.
5th victory of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 43 Albatros D.Va): At 09.50 one S.E.5a(B8508), SW of Aubers.
26th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.20 one Spad over Dommiers.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near de la Boissière. Shared with Sgt Maurice Chevannes.
2th victory of Maurice Chevannes(Spa3 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near de la Boissière. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet.
10th victory of Armand de Turenne(CO Spa12 Spad XIII): At 17.15 One Pfalz D.III over Bezuet-Soissons.  
1th victory of Fernand Massicot(Spa12 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Chateau-Thierry. Shared with Brig Henri Rabeau.
1th victory of Henri Rabeau(Spa12 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Chateau-Thierry. Shared with Sgt Fernand Massicot. Rabeau was hit in combat same day and made a crash landing. Unhurt.
Mdl André Delannoy(Spa 37 Spad XIII)hit in combat and wounded. Landed in enemy territory. POW.
8th victory of Pavel Argeyev(Spa124 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Puisiex-Beaumont.
 
By the RAF
 
22th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 20.35 one Pfalz D.III near Passchendaele.  
Capt Herbert Hamilton(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 7 victories)killed in a crash at Tadcastle when his Sopwith Camel(C158)lost a wing. 
19th victory(and last)of Wilfred Beaver(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C889): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V, NW of Armentières.
6th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1122): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V,  NNW of Armentières. Observer was Lt Walter Noble. 
6th victory of Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1089): At 06.00 one Albatros D.V over Couchy.
8th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5959): At 10.35 one DFW C over Orvillers. Shared with John Turnbull. 
5th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6120): At 09.50 one DFW C over Bois de Champien.
5th victory(and last)of John Turnbull(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 10.35 one DFW C over Orvillers. Shared with Capt Frederick McCall.   
1th victory of William Boger(56th Sqn S.E.5a C9567): At 11.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Le Sars.
18th victory(and last)of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5988): At 04.45 one type C, E of Albert. J. Belgrave was shot down and KIA same day.
1th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6459): At 10.15 one DFW C, SE of Zillebeke Lake.
28th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 08.00 one balloon, E of Contoire.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of Carrick Paul(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4627): At 04.30 one Rumpler C, N of Nablus. Observer was Lt William Weir.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory of John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One Albatros D.V over Lorry. Shared with Lt K.Clapp and Lt E.W.Rucker. First 27th Aero Sqn victory.
Lt Plyer(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down in combat. Plyer was captured and became POW.
4th victory of James Meissner(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6144): At 08.00 one Hannover CL over Thiaucourt. Shared with Lt Taylor and Winslow. Last Meissner victory with Nieuport 28. 

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#547 Danelov

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:30

Jun 14, 1918
 
Western Front
Battle of the Matz ends: French defensive victory. First extensive use of mustard gas by Allies(French)causes 265 casualties. Foch instructs Petain to plan offensive west of Soissons, Mangin makes 8 successful local attacks(until July 5). OHL reaffirms its cherished "final" offensive in Flanders(codename Hagen). But first Allied reserves must be drawn south by Operation Reims(Marneschutz, ordered on June 18). Bruchmueller’s "siege train" to redeploy quickly from Reims to Flanders(Rupprecht to attack 15 days later). French Intelligence predicts "a continuation of the thrust towards Amiens.. (or) a continuation of the attacks in the direction of Paris by … the Oise and Marne … not before July 15". Guillaumat replaces Dubail as Military Governor of Paris and potential Petain replacement.
Flanders: British night raid along La Bassee Canal succeeds.
Eastern Front
USSR: Soviets expel Right Socialist parties.
Southern Russia: Don­Kuban Cossack Agreement. 10,000 Russians fight Germans at Taganrog.
Middle East
Northwest Persia: 2000 Turk troops re­occupy Tabriz.
 
By the Germans
 
16th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Laversine. 
30th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.R.I 593/17): At 20.00 one Spad, N of Pierre-Aigle. Last Udet victory with Fokker D.R.I.
25th and 26th victories of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one balloon over Villers-Cotterêts and at 09.15 one Spad over the same area.
11th and 12th victories of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.10 one Sopwith Camel(D6420)and at 20.15 one Sopwith Camel(D6597)over Drelincourt.
6th victory of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one Sopwith Camel.
16th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Spad over Villers-Cotterêts.
11th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one Spad, N of Villers-Cotterêts.
1th victory(and last)of Busso von Alvensleben(Jasta 21 Pfalz D.IIIa): One French balloon near Crépy-en-Valois. Von Alvensleben was wounded and came down in Allied lines. He died as POW the next day at Villers-Cotterêts.
1th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Villers-Cotterêts.
2th victory of Fritz Anders(CO Jasta 73 Pfalz DR.I): One Spad over Tinqueux.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Jean Romatet(Spa76 Spad VII): At 19.15 one EA over Reims.
9th victory of Pavel Argeyev(Spa124 Spad XIII): One two-seater.
3th victory of Georges Halberger(Spa153 Spad XIII S2260): One Fokker D.VII over St. Pierre-Aigle. Shared with S/Lt Emile Brantonne(Spad XIII S2758). Brantonne engine failed after the combat and he make a forced landing.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C786): At 15.30 one LVG C, E of Albert. Observer was Sgt W.Lauder.

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#548 Danelov

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:30

Jun 15, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Clemenceau forms Committee for defence of Paris at Bombon(Foch attends); location of Allied GHQ since June 5.
Southern Fronts
Second Battle of the Piave(until June 24): Austrians(codename "Radetsky")pre­empted on Asiago sector by Italian barrage for 4 hours before Austrian guns open at 0300 hours(shell shortage and no phosgene gas given by Germans). Infantry attack at 0700 hours. Austrian Eleventh Army penetrates British(3 frontline battalions surprised)and French lines but stopped by early afternoon, repulsed by counter-attack leaving 1,500 PoWs and 7 guns. In Mt Grappa sector Austrian XXVI Corps captures 5 features and I Corps takes part of Mt Solaroli salient, maximum penetration 3300 yards, but Italian Fourth Army counter-attacks make progress. An agitated Emperor Charles(in imperial train at Merano)rings Field Marshal Boroevic at noon "The Army of Tyrol is defeated, the troops have lost all that they had gained and have been driven back to the line of departure".
Piave: Code name "Albrecht", Austrian Isonzo Army crosses Lower Piave under smokeshell and fog cover on a 20-mile front gaining 3 small bridgeheads and laying one bridge; Sixth Army crosses onto Montello Ridge, securing bridgehead, takes 4,000 PoWs and up to 2 miles but unable to link with Isonzo Army and its bridges and boats hit by RAF planes. More troops cross during night.
Air War
Italian Front: Top Italian ace Francesco Baracca scores his last 2 victories(last a two-seater among 25 escorts). 653 Allied aircraft(including 33 Sopwith Camels who break one pontoon bridge)attack and help remove Austrian Piave bridgeheads(until June 22).
Hejaz Railway(Arabia): RAF bomb El Kutrani station, 30 miles east of Dead Sea South end.
 
By the Germans
 
Jasta 4 retired all Fokker D.R.I and equipped with Fokker D.VII.
All Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I. unserviceable. The unit waiting delivery of Fokker D.VII.
Ltn Franz Büchner appointed as CO of Jasta 13.
4th victory of Raven von Barnekow(Jasta 20 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.10 one S.E.5a, E of Ypres. 
5th victory of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 21.30 one Spad over Le Fretoy.
2th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
Jasta 34 equipped with Fokker D.VII.
Jasta 35 equipped with some Roland D.VIa.
34th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Spad of Spa94 over Rethondes. Pilot, Cal Jean-Marie Martre POW.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
8th and 9th victories of David Putnam(Spa38 Spad XIII): One two-seater of SchSta 22 over La Neuvilette and one balloon(Drachen)over Mercy.
S/Lt Gilbert Deguingand(Spa48 Spad VII): Shot down by AAA over enemy territory. Join unhurt friendly territory.
12th victory(and last)of Adrien Leps(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen).
1th victory of Jean-Marie Martre(Spa94 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII near Moulin-sosus-Touvant. Martre was hit and shot down in the same combat by Obltn Karl Menckhoff, CO of Jasta 72, and became POW.
 
By the RAF
 
23th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 13.15 one balloon, S of Estaires.  
9th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 13.35 one balloon,  S of Estaires. 
2th Ltn Ernest Kelly(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 6 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Fokker D.R.I, S of Laventie. 
3th victory of Arthur Jarvis(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7354): At 07.45 one balloon over Comba(Italian front).
3th victory of Joseph Hallonquist(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6363): At 08.00 one Albatros D.III over Feltre(Italian front).
3th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8111): At 08.05 one Albatros D.V, W of Feltre(Italian front).
2th victory of Stanley Puffer(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): At 12.10 one Albatros C, SE of Bray.
9th victory(and last)of Richard Dawes(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6412): At 07.45 one Aviatik C over Mt.Campo-Poselaro(Italian front).
4th victory of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9392): At 07.45 one Aviatik C over Mt.Camp-Poselaro(Italian front).
2th victory of Francis Bowles(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5181): At 13.30 one type C over Ponte di Piave(Italian front). 
28th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): At 20.35 one type C, SE of Guillancourt.
2th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1960): At 21.00 one DFW C over Brache. 
19th and 20th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 05.50 one LVG C, S of Feltre and at 08.20 one Albatros D.V over Feltre(Italian front). 
7th victory of Harold Eycott-Martin(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9390): At 08.20 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Feltre aerodrome(Italian front).
60th victory of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 18.55 one Pfalz D.III, E of Estaires. 
8th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 09.15 one Albatros D.V over Marinopolje. Shared with Capt G.M.Brawley and Lt Leslie Hamilton.
3th victory of Leslie Hamilton(150th Sqn S.E.5a B28): At 09.30 one Albatros D.V over Dragotin. Shared with Capt Walmsley and Lt W.Williamson.
42th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 20.40 one Fokker D.VII over Ervillers.
6th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7148): At 18.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Kemmel.
10th victory of John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel C65): At 17.45 one Hannover C over Poperinghe. Shared with Lt A.R.Talbot and Lt C.P.Sparkes.
 
By the Italian Front
 
25th victory of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): One Sopwith Scout over Rocca.
22th victory of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.270): One balloon over Breda di Piave. 
15th victory of Stefan Fejes(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.?): One Spad over Arcade.
 
17th victory of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): At 06.20 one EA over Montello. Shared with Giorgio Michetti.
4th victory of Giorgio Michetti(76a Hanriot HD.1): One 06.20 EA over Montello. Shared with Silvio Scaroni.
6th victory(and last)of Cosimo Rizzoto(77a Spad VII): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Ponte di Piave.
5th victory of Ernesto Cabruna(77a Spad VII): One Albatros D.III(153.211)of Flik 51J over Tezze.
4th victory of Antonio Riva(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 10.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Montello/Nervesa. Shared with Amadeo Mecozzi.
4th victory of Amedeo Mecozzi(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 10.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Montello/Nervesa. Shared with Antonio Riva.
17th and 18th victories of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.113)over Moriago and one scout over Montello. 
33th and 34th victories(and last)of Francesco Baracca(91a Spad XIII): At 12.30 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.116)of Flik 32D, E of Saletto and at 12.45 one Albatros D.III(153.266)of Flik 51, S of Biagio di Collalta.
20th victory(and last)of Fulco Ruffo di Calabria(91a Spad XIII): At 07.10 hours one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Grave di Papadopoli. Shared with D’Urso.
14th victory of Ferruccio Ranza(91a Spad XIII): At 09.10 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(269.23)of Flik 44D over Fagaré.
6th victory(and last)of Guido Nardini(91a Spad XIII): At 09.15 one Albatros D.III over Moriago.
4th victory of Michele Allasia(5a Sez Spad XIII): One EA over Fontigo.

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#549 Danelov

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:31

Jun 16, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave: British 48th Division(922 casualties)after 4 counter-attacks has taken 728 PoWs and buried 576 Austrian soldiers. In Mt Grappa sector Italian Fourth Army restores its line except for 2 peaks, releasing 200 Italian PoWs and c.12 guns. Austrian Army Group Conrad losses 35,026 soldiers. Italian Eighth and Third Army counter­attacks recover some ground including 4 villages south of the Piave. Heavy rain, Italian and RAF attacks and lack of bridging equipment(due to shortage of horses)hinder river crossings.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Armenians capture Karamarian(120 miles west of Baku)but fail to advance farther south.
South Persia: Action of Ahmadabad(west of Shiraz). British spoiling attack inflicts 500 casualties on 3,200 tribesmen; Shiraz crisis over by June 21.
Africa
Mozambique: Lettow’s main body enters Alto Molocque(220 miles west of Mozambique), captures 75,000lb food and valuable maps.
Morocco: French Oued­Inouen line repulses repeated tribal attacks.
 
By the Germans
 
17th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Bus.
Ltn Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7)received Fokker D.VII 365/18.
11th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 17.05 one balloon, NE of Bethune.
12th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.00 one balloon over Vendresse.
7th victory of Paul Aue(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 06.45 one balloon over Villers-Cotterêts.
6th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one balloon.
13th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 18.55 one Sopwith Camel.
Kurt Wüsthoff appointed as CO of Jasta 15.
22th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one Airco D.H.4 over Erches.
7th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one Airco D.H.4 over Roye.
5th victory of Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Airco D.H.4 over Braches.
11th victory of Otto Rosenfeld(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Caudron R.11.
5th victory(and last)of Hans Viebig(Jasta 57 Albatros D.III OAW): At 09.00 one Bristol F.2b(C788)over Popincourt.
1th victory of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Albatros D.Va): At 09.00 one balloon over Houdencourt.
5th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 10.02 one balloon over Amienois.
3th victory of Erich Sonneck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Villers-Cotterêts.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cne Louis Milliat appointed as CO of Spa68.
1th victory of Henri Bergé(Spa92 Spad VII): One EA, N of Taissy. Shared with Adj Constantin Miserolle. 
1th victory of Constantin Miserolle(Spa92 Spad VII): One EA, N of Taissy. Shared with Ltt Henri Bergé.
7th victory of Auguste Lahoulle(Spa154 Spad XIII): One scout, SW of Taissy.Shared with S/Lt Henot.
 
By the RAF
 
2th victory of David Smith(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Comines. Observer was 2th Lt Francis Ralph.
9th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 20.00 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Combles. 
6th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6125): At 20.10 one Fokker D.VII over Grevillers.
21th and 22th victories of Gerald Maxwell(56th Sqn S.E.5a B8402): At 05.20 one type C over Hamlincourt and at 07.30 one type C over Wancourt.
50th and 51th victories of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5845): By 07.45 two Pfalz D.III, 3 mi S of Zillebeke Lake. 
1th victory of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6149): At 20.00 one Pfalz D.III over Beaucourt.
61th and 62th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 20.20 one type C, E of Armentières and at 20.28 one Albatros D.V over Armentières. 
8th victory of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6027): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III over Neuve-Eglise.
1th victory of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6859): At 12.30 one balloon over Kruiseik.
15th victory(and last)of Edwin Hayne(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 06.10 one DFW C over Estaires. Shared with W.Sidebottom, F.Brown, R.Stone and E.S. Kirkpatrick.
1th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7185): At 06.10 one DFW C over Estaires. Shared with Hayne, F.Brown, R. Stone and E. S. Kirkpatrick.
 
By the Italian Front
 
32th victory of Godwin Brumowski(Flik 41J Albatros D.III 153.209): One balloon over Spresiano.
9th victory of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.140): One balloon over Breda di Piave.
 
5th and 6th victories of Mario Fucini(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 10.30 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Pilonetto, shared with Antonio Riva and Venier and at 10.45 one Albatros D.III(153.222)from Flik 41J over Nervesa. 
5th victory of Antonio Riva(78a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.61)of Flik 387D over Fontigo.

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#550 Danelov

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:31

Jun 17, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave On Lower Piave Austrian XXIII Corps expands largest bridgehead but still short of Meolo in Italian second line; XXIV Corps makes gains on Montello, but 20 bridges insufficient for supplies, heavy rain makes river rise nearly 3ft (night june 17-18) and breaks nearly all of them.
Salonika: General Franchet d’Esperey arrives to be Allied C-in-C (June 18) tells new subordinates ‘I expect from you savage vigour’; Paris directive drawn up (June 22).
Sea War
North Sea: Sopwith Camel from carrier HMS Furious forces German seaplane down for destruction after two bombing raids on the ship.
Western Mediterranean: Royal Navy convoy escorts sloop Lychnis and trawler Partridge sink Moraht’s U-64(45 ships or 132,166t sunk since 1916) with gunfire between Sardinia and Sicily.
Home Fronts
Britain: Men born 1895-97 called up excluding shipbuilders and shale oil miners. Imperial War Conference told soldier’s grave will cost £10(Italy grants land June).
Austria: Partial Vienna strike and riots against reduced bread ration(until June 21).
Hungary: Troops cause over 24 casualties in Budapest MAV Machine-Factory claiming pay increase(June 20)capital’s workers walk out(until June 27).
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Paul Achilles(SFS): At 16.30 one D.H.9(A7935).
14th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII.
7th victory(and last)of Johannes Werner(Jasta 14 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Sopwith Dolphin over Loos.
Kurt Wüsthoff(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII, 27 victories)shot down in combat with No.23 and No.24 Sqn over Cachy. Wüsthof became POW.
Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII)shot down by S.E.5a. Survived and return to service.
2th victory of Wilhelm Leusch(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad, W of Roye.
2th victory of Rudolf Rienau(Jasta 19 Fokker D.R.I): One Spad, W of Roye.
21th victory of Hermann Göring(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII 278/18): At 08.30 one Spad.
8th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 08.30 one Spad over Ambleny.
5th victory of Franz Brandt(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): By 08.30 one Spad.
Obltn Hans-Georg von der Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa)wounded in action. Returned to service by Jul 25, 1918.
3th victory of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one balloon over Maingelay.
4th victory of August Delling(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one No.41 Sqn S.E.5a near Villers Bretonneaux. Pilot, ace John Turnbull was KIA.
Jakok Tischner(Jasta 35 Roland D.VIa 1206/18)crash in landing damaging his aircraft and Pfalz D.IIIa 8132/17.
6th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 15.00 one balloon over Allonville.
6th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Lt Frank Baylies(Spa3 Spad XIII, 12 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Fokkers D.R.I of Jasta 19 near Crèvecoeur-Lassigny.
11th victory(and last)of René Montrion(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt CL.II near Chaudun. Shared with Adj Edmond Caillaux and Adj Jacques Roques.
5th victory(and last)of Jacques Roques(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt CL.II near Chaudun. Shared with S/Lt Gilbert de Guingand.
4th victory(and last)of Edmond Caillaux(Spa48 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt CL.II near Chaudun. Shared with Adj René Montrion and Adj Jacques Roques. 
3th victory of Pierre Gaudermen(Spa68 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Lt. R. Sinclaire.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Charles Lavers(1th Sqn S.E.5a B733): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Ploegsteert. Shared victory. 
8th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3799): At 09.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières. 
1th victory of Roger Del’Haye(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3792): At 09.20 one Fokker D.R.I over Lens.
18th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C987): At 07.45 one Fokker D.VII over Boesinghe, shared with Capt William Thompson and Pbr F.J.Ralphs. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
15th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 07.45 one Fokker D.VII over Boesinghe, shared with Capt Dennis Latimer and Lt Tom Noel. Observer was Pbr F.J.Ralphs.
8th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C892): At 07.15 one Pfalz D.III over Houthem. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
7th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1122): At 07.25 one Pfalz D.III over Houthem. Observer was Lt Walter Noble.
20th victory(and last)of Ian McDonald(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII over Cachy. Shared with Capt George Johnson, 2th Lt Horace Barton and Lt C.E.Walton.
11th victory(and last)of George Johnson(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII over Cachy. Shared with Capt Ian McDonald, Lt Horace Barton and Lt C.W.Walton.
8th and 9th victories of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1870): By 12.00 two Fokker D.VII over Villers-Brettoneaux.
6th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII over Cachy. Shared with I.McDonald,G.Johnson and C.E.Watson. 
7th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 09.15 one Albatros C, E of Merville. 
4th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 09.15 one Albatros C, E of Merville.
7th and 8th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a C8879): At 09.15 one balloon over Chuignes and at 09.45 one Pfalz D.III, E of Combles.  
Lt John Turnbull(41th Sqn S.E.5a, 5 victories)shot down and killed in combat with August Delling from Jasta 34 near Chuignes. 
3th victory of Philip Tudhope(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1671): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII over Estaires.
52th victory of Edward Mannock(74th Sqn S.E.5a C5845): At 09.45 one Hannover C over Armentières.
12th victory of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 09.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes, shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg.
3th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6890): At 09.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Chaulnes. Shared with Capt John Sorsoleil and Lt A.Matthews.
63th, 64th and 65th victoires of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 10.25 one type C between Staden and Hooglede, at 10.50 a second, S of Sailly-sur-le-Lys and at 10.55 one Albatros D.V over Laventie. 
2th victory of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6859): At 06.30 one type C, E of Bailleul.
2th victory of Elliot Springs(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6851): At 06.45 one two-seater S of Merris.
8th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 08.30 one LVG C over Ailly-sur-Noye. Shared with Lt R.D.Gracie. 
3th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3410): At 15.00 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Zillebeke Lake.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
11th and 12th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): By 19.50 two Pfalz D.III, E of Laventie.
5th and 6th victories of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D9422): By 19.50 two Pfalz D.III, E of Laventie.
 
By the USAAS
 
Quentin Roosevelt arrived a the 95th Aero Sqn(Nieuport 28)as remplacement pilot.  

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#551 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:55

Jun 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne: Mudra relieves F Below in command of First Army, latter takes over new Ninth Army at Soissons(until August 6).
Champagne: French repulse German attack from Sillery to Trigny 7 miles west of Reims(and on Bligny on June 22 that costs 392 Italian casualties).
Southern Fronts
Piave: Slight Austrian Montello gains near Nervesa rail bridge. Italian 1st Division takes 500 PoWs from Lower Piave San Dona bridgehead, but its reinforced occupiers take 6,500 PoWs around Campolunga(until June 19).
Sea War
Black Sea: Russian dreadnought Svobodnaya Rossiya(ex-Imperatritsa Ekaterina)destroyed by Reds to avoid capture by Germans. Destroyer Kerch torpedoes her at Novorossisk where 7 destroyers and torpedo boats scuttle themselves(Kerch scuttles at Tuapse on June 19). Dreadnought Volya, 3 destroyers, 2 torpedo boats and AMC return to Sevastopol as Germans request for internment, but c.464 German sailors gradually take them over.
Home Fronts
Bulgaria: Prime Minister Radoslavov(since 1913)resigns at Tsar Ferdinand’s bidding, Malinov replaces to placate unrest.
Germany: OHL demands military service for all men 15­60, War Minister opposes on June 24. Reichstag deputies increased and act for proportional representation.
Britain: Commons votes £500 million credit(£7,342 million grand total; £6,8 million per day; loans to Allies £1,370 million).
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Moulin sous Touvent.
2th victory of Max Mertens(Jasta 7 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.20 one Sopwith Camel, S of Dickebush Lake.
12th victory of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): At 09.50 one Sopwith Camel over Ypres-Comines.
4th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.35 one Spad over Ressons. 
8th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.55 one S.E.5a over Villers-Bretonneux.
17th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 10.45 one Spad over Villers-Cotterêts.
1th victory of Ltn Lauscher(Jasta 31 Albatros D.Va): At 10.20 one AR2 over Hochberg.
5th victory of Johann Pütz(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one S.E.5a over Hamel.
5th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 40 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.30 one S.E.5a(C8870)over Vieux Berquin.
2th and 3th victories of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Albatros D.Va): By 14.50 two balloons over Chevrieres and Rethondes.
35th and 36th victories of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one S.E.5a(C1123)over Villers Brretonneux and at 11.55 a second, S.E.5a(D259)over Villers Brretonneux.
15th victory of Robert von Greim(CO JG 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Bristol F.2b over Suzanne.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cne Roger Poupon appointed as CO of Spa37.
1th victory of Henri Prêtre(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Le Fretoy.
10th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa86 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Chavancon.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a B8504): At 08.25 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Estaires.
7th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 08.15 one type C over Merville.
5th victory of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 08.50 one Albatros D.V over Suzanne. 
2th and 3th victories of Eric Brookes(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8291): By 09.30 one Fokker D.R.I and one Albatros D.V over Morcourt.
17th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1117): At 12.30 one DFW C, N of Bailleul.
2th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6459): At 08.10 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Zillebeke Lake.
7th victory of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 10.55 one Fokker D.VII over Villers-Bretonneux. 
5th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1871): At 10.55 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Warfusée.
4th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8399): At 10.55 one Fokker D.VII over Abancourt.
66th and 67th victories of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): By 10.45 two Albatros D.V, NE of Ypres.
3th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a B7870): At 04.50 one type C near Voormezeele. Shared with Lt Alec Reid.
3th victory of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6859): At 04.50 one type C near Voormezeele. Shared with Capt Arthur Randall..
3th victory of Elliot Springs(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6851): At 10.05 one two-seater over Menin.
14th and 15th victories of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3827): By 08.40 one Rumpler C over Donville and a second, SSW of Arras. 
9th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 07.50 one Albatros D.V, N of Paljorca.. Shared with Capt Acheson Goulding.
9th victory(and last)of Acheson Goulding(150th Sqn S.E.5a B163): At 07.50 one Albatros D.V, N of Paljorca. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell.
8th victory of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B695): At 08.30 one Albatros D.V over Smokvica.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 10.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Neuve-Chapelle Laventie.

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#552 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:56

Jun 19, 1918
 
Eastern Front
USSR: Petrograd workers mobilized by Reds.
Baltic States: Germans remove Polish administrator Michalkiewicz from Vilna.
Volga: Czechs capture strategic Syzran rail crossing. White demos in Kozlov and Tambov, far southeast of Moscow.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Italian Eighth Army counterstroke at 1530 hours on Montello with 10 divisions against 3 Austrian divisions and extra artillery divisions regains Nervesa only to lose it again on June 20; General Vaccari leads his XXII Corps in person. Boroevic sees Emperor Charles at Spilimbergo on the Tagliamento, Arz can offer no reinforcements, munitions or supplies.
Sea War
North Sea: Harwich Force north of Heligoland Bight foiled from launching seaplane attack(3 other abortive attempts in May)but shoots down 1 attacking German seaplane.
 
By the Germans
 
After oficial test Pfalz D.XII aproved and recommended for production.
21th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.25 one R.E.8, E of Zwartelen. 
3th victory(and last)of Max Mertens(Jasta 7 Pfalz D.IIIa): One balloon near Hazebrouk. Mertens, was shot down and killed same day by S.E.5a from No.74 Sqn.
Ltn Alois Heldmann appointed as CO of Jasta 10.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
S/Lt Auguste Vasilesco(Spa37 Spad XIII)killed in flying accident at Louvres.
 
By the RAF
 
13th and 14th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): By 20.20 two Fokker D.VII, SE of Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
15th and 16th victories of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): By 08.45 two Berg D.I over Caldonazzo(Italian front).
6th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a E1263): At 19.35 one balloon, NE of Estaires.
10th and 11th victories of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9394): By 09.35 two Albatros D.V over Camporovere and over Mt.Meatta(Italian front).
9th victory of Thomas Williams(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8208): At 09.40 one Albatros D.V over Borgo(Italian front).
6th victory of Awdry Vaucour(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1975): At 10.15 one type C over Postiama(Italian front). 
4th, 5th and 6th victories of James Dewhirst(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1910): By 09.35 two Albatros D.III over Mt.Verena and a third over Asiago(Italian front). 
3th and 4th victories of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1974): At 09.33 one Albatros D.V over Mt.Meatta and at 09.35 a second over Asiago(Italian front).
68th, 69th, 70th, 71th and 72th victories(and last)of Billy Bishop(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): By 09.58 three Pfalz D.III, E of Ploegsteert,at 10.00 another E of Ploegsteert and at 10.10 one type C over Ploegsteert-Neuve Eglise.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory of Ross Smith(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1229): At 06.05 one two-seater over Jericho-Domie. Observer was Lt Walter Kirk.
13th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III over Nieppe Forest.
2th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 14.55 one balloon, E of Estaires.
 
By the Italian front
 
33th, 34th  and 35th victories(and last)of Godwin Brumowski(Flik 41J Albatros D.III 153.209): At 15.45 one ballon near Passarella. Later one two-seater, S of Candelu and one Ansaldo S.V.A.5 over Montello. 
23th victory of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.270): At 18.30 one two-seater, S of San Biaggio.
 
5th victory(and last)of Amedeo Mecozzi(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 11.20 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I over Susegana. Shared with Moresco.
Maj Francesco Baracca(91a Spad VII, 34 victories)shot down and KIA while strafing enemy lines.

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#553 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:56

Jun 20, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave: Boroevic cables Austrian High Command "As the Monarchy … has loyally fulfilled its duties as an ally … and cannot face the risk of remaining perhaps disarmed, I propose to withdraw … behind the Piave"; Emperor gives permission. Boroevic plans to retreat at night only. Italians decide shelling bridges better than mass attacks.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Turk 5th Caucasian Division(6,000 men)arrives at Ganja(Russian Elizavetpol)to be core of Enver’s ‘Army of Islam’(18,000 under Enver’s 28-year-old half-brother Nuri Pasha). A regiment marches to support Azeri Tartars on June 26.
Palestine: British restore civil law courts in occupied territory.
Africa
East Africa: General Northey made Gouverneur and C­in-C British East Africa. Brigade-General Hawthorn takes over NRFF. Kartucol halts for supplies at Vacha farmhouse.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.10 one Bréguet 14, N of La Ferté Milon. 
4th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Spad over Makova, Macedonia.
22th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): At 18.50 one Sopwith Camel(D3405), W of Cerisy.
2th victory of Karl Christ(Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Sopwith over Ablaincourt.
7th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Salmson 2A2 over Chezy.
Vfw Bergmann(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)shot down by defensive fire of a French Sopwith 1A2 from Escadrille SOP.270. 
12th victory of Hans Böhning(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): By 19.12 one French Sopwith 1A2 from Escadrille SOP.270 over Autheuil. 
 
By the RAF
 
Capt William Pearson(32th Sqn S.E.5a, 7 victories)killed in flying accident.
5th victory of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9392): At 10.40 one Albatros D.III over Nerversa(Italian front). 
29th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): At 17.15 one Pfalz D.III over Morlancourt.
3th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1960): At 12.45 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Bray.
9th victory of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B695): At 10.15 one DFW C over Palmis.
 
By the Italian front
 
8th victory(and last)of Ferdinand Udvardy(Flik 42J Albatros D.III 153.165): One Hanriot HD.1 over Nervesa.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Friedrich Hefty(Flik 42J Albatros D.III 153.169): By 10.45 one two-seater over Susegana and a second over Montello.
24th, 25th and 26th victories of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.270): One scout over Montello, one two-seater over the same location and a second, near Susagana.
10th victory of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.140): One scout over Montello.
 
6th victory of Ernesto Cabruna(77a Spad VII): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(329.39)of Flik 22D over San Donâ.
6th and 7th victories of Antonio Reali(79a Nieuport 27): At 18.35 one scout and one EA over Susegana/Montello.

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#554 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:57

Jun 21, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave: Further Italian infantry assaults on Lower Piave bridgehead until June 22. Austrian wounded and non-essential troops evacuated(night June 21-22). Italians claim 12,000 PoWs to date.
Home Fronts
Ireland: Irish Home Rule and conscription abandoned by British government.
Britain: Government wins Clapham(South London) by-election.
Austria: Emperor Charles refuses Prime Minister Seidler’s resignation.
 
By the Germans
 
13th victory(and last)of Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): One No.210 Sqn Sopwith Camel(B7227)near Menin. Pilot 2th Lt Carr became POW.
Ltn Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII 365/18)with wingman Kurt Schönfelder in large combat with 2th Lt Carr(No.201 Sqn Sopwith Camel B7227).
5th victory of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): At 18.15 one Sopwith Camel(B6326)from No.54 Sqn over Gapaard. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cpl Paul Mulot(Spa77 Spad VII)killed in flying accident at Cerqueux.
 
By the RAF
 
Lt Harold Redler(No.24 Sqn, 10 victories)killed in crash in a D.H.9 with ace Ian Hendenson at Turnbery, Ayshire-Scotland. 
17th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): At 12.10 one Berg D.I over Villa Canton(Italian front).
Capt Ian Henderson(No.56 Sqn, 7 victories)killed in crash in a D.H.9 with ace Harold Redler at Turnbery, Ayshire-Scotland.
35th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 09.00 one Albatros D.V near Motta(Italian front).  
12th victory(and last)of Gerald Birks(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8101): At 09.10 one Albatros D.V over Motta(Italian front).
6th and 7th victories of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9410): At 09.05 one Albatros D.V over Sola di La-Oderzo and at 18.20 a second over Motta(Italian front). 
18th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 20.15 one LVG C over Ploegsteert Wood.
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.141): One Sopwith over Piave River. 
26th victory of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): One Sopwith Camel over Val Stizzone.
 
18th victory of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Aviatik D.I(115.31)of Flik 68J over Mandre.
5th victory(and last)of Alessandro Buzio(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Aviatik D.I(115.31)of Flik 68J near Mandre. Shared with Silvio Scaroni. 
7th victory of Ernesto Cabruna(77a Spad VII): At 07.30 one balloon over Ceggia. Shared with Molino.
10th, 11th and 12th victories of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(269.22)of Flik 65 over Susegana and two unknown type two-seaters over the same area, shared with Reali and Toffoletti.
8th and 9th victories of Antonio Reali(79a Nieuport 27): By 19.49 two EA near Ponte della Priula.
19th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One balloon, S of Pietro. 

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#555 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:57

Jun 22, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: British Third Army night raid on trenches at Bucquoy including first night action by British tanks(night June 22-23), 5 support c.150 infatrymen of 62nd Division.
Eastern Front
South Russia: Denikin’s White Volunteer Army(9,000 men; 21 guns; 3 armoured cars)begins Second Kuban campaign, captures Torgovaya and Shabilevskaya rail stations, isolating Red Kuban Group and cutting Tsaritsyn railway(June 25). Russian Eastern Railway manager, General Horvath(HQ Harbin, Manchuria) appeals for Allied help.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Austrian Sixth and Isonzo Armies begin recrossing river secretly(night June 22-23).
 
By the Germans
 
28th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.45 one Bréguet 14 over Beauvardes. 
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory(and last)of Harold Eycott-Martin(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7283): At 15.55 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Bassano(Italian front).
 
By the Italian front
 
20th victory of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III from Flik 42J over Falzé.

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#556 Danelov

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:58

Jun 23, 1918
 
Eastern Front
North Russia: British ‘Syren’ and ‘Elope’ forces(600 men under Major-General Maynard) join North Russian Expedition Force at Murmansk; Maynard and 30 men head down Murmansk Railway(June 27), seize it to Soroka(June 29-30)sending back 3 Red troop trains.
Volga: Civilian Voroshilov put in command of 1,000-strong Red Tsaritsyn Group(probably by Stalin).
Siberia: White Provisional Siberian Government formed at Omsk, general mobilization soon proclaimed.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Italian Eighth Army reoccupies Nervesa at 1300 hours and then whole of Montello; Third Army captures 2,000 PoWs in Candelu-Zenson sector(Middle Piave).
Air War
Italian Front: First capture of intact Austrian Berg D.I fighter(best Austrian combat type), forced to land at Treviso by Italian fighters.
Home Fronts
Germany: 580 LK II light tanks ordered from Daimler, none ever delivered before armistice.
 
By the Germans
 
31th and 32th victories of Ernst Udet (CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one Bréguet 14 over La Ferté Milon and at 20.15 one Bréguet 14 over Crouy.
13th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Spad, W of Fossoy.
7th victory of Alois Heldmann(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Spad over Epaux. 
1th victory of Friedrich Schumacher(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Spad over Fossoy.
5th victory(and last)of August Delling(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Airco D.H.4 over Morlancourt-Méaulte. 
Ltn Fritz Thiede appointed as CO of Jasta 38(Hudova, Macedonia).
7th victory of Arno Benzler(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Spad over Champfleury.  
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Jean Fraissinet(Spa57 Spad VII S8466): One Halberstadt C, S of Reims.
Sgt Albert Voisin(Spa62 Spad VII S7231)hit by Ltn Alois Heldmann of Jasta 10. Forced landing in enemy territory. POW.
3th victory of Thomas Cassady(Spa163 Spad VII): One Halberstadt CL.II over Ferte Gaucher.Shared with Sgt M.Guillet and Sgt S.Lederlin.
 
By the RAF
 
24th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 06.00 one type C ½ mi NW of Lestrem. 
10th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 06.00 one two-seater, NW of Lestrem. Shared victory.
8th victory of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1894): At 06.00 one two-seater, NW of Lestrem. Shared victory.
6th victory of John Bateman(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 06.00 one Pfalz D.III, ½ mi NW of Lestrem.
17th and 18th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C929): By 20.45 two Pfalz D.III over La Bassée. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
15th and 16th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): By 20.15 two Fokker D.VII, E of La Bassée. Observer was 2th Lt James McDonald.
18th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): At 11.45 one Albatros D.III, N of Nervesa(Italian front).
10th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B6925): At 07.45 one Albatros D.V over Rupel Pass. Shared with Lt Leslie Hamilton.
4th victory of Leslie Hamilton(150th Sqn S.E.5a B28): At 07.45 one Albatros D.V over Rupel Pass. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell.
1th victory of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3338): At 07.10 one LVG C over Martinpuich. Shared with Lt W.J.Armstrong.
8th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3387): At 20.00 one Fokker D.VII, 3 mi SW of Armentières.
1th victory of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7153): At 12.15 one Pfalz D.III, E of Zillebeke Lake.
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Michele Allasia(5a Sez Spad XIII): One EA over Falzé.

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#557 Danelov

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:30

Jun 24, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Russia: Left Socialist Revolutionaries(Russian peasant party)resolve on terrorism against Germans in Russia.
Siberia: Czech newspaper says Legion advance guard of Allied Armies on reformed Eastern Front.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Last Austrian troops recross the river. Italian Third Army clears Austrian bridgehead at its Capo Sile mouth. 2,193,659 Allies with 7,081 guns in 57 divisions(36 in line)hold 188 miles of front(British and French divisions 4 miles each).
Middle East
Britain: War Cabinet Eastern committee debates Persian situation, gives India control of South and East Persia, Trans-Caspia and Turkestan operations.
Palestine: 261,990 Allies(ration strength)with 438 guns vs 131,000 Turco-Germans with 523 guns.
Mesopotamia: 212,131 British with 310 guns vs estimated 29,500 Turks with 112 guns.
Air War
Western Front: 8 squadrons of RAF day and night bombers attack German communications in La Bassee­-Ypres area, 106t of bombs dropped until July 6.
Sea War
USA: US Navy and Marines Corps now 450,093 men strong, larger in manpower than Royal Navy.
 
By the Germans
 
18th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Saponay.
33th victory of Ernst Udet (CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one Bréguet 14 over Montigny.
27th victory(and last)of Hans Kirschstein(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Bréguet 14 over Oulchy le Château.
All Jasta 12 Fokker D.R.I. retired.
Jasta 13 full equipped with Fokker D.VII.
4th victory of Kurt Jacob(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 09.25 one Spad, S of Château Thierry.
20th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.20 one No.62 Sqn Bristol F.2b, S of Merignies.
11th victory of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Albatros D.Va 7401/17): At 07.30 one Airco D.H.9, E of Mondidier.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad XIII S2791): One Rumpler C of FlAbt 229 over Bézannes-Villes-aux-Noeuds. Shared with Adj André Petit-Delchet. Uffz Rudolf Schubert and Ltn Walter Vaditz KIA.
3th victory of André Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S4790): One Rumpler C of FlAbt 229 over Bézannes-Villes-aux-Noeuds. Shared with Ltt Léon Nuville. Uffz Rudolf Schubert and Ltn Walter Vaditz KIA.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
9th and 10th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): By 06.45 one balloon over Warneton and one Hannover CL over Ploegsteert.
 
By the Italian front
 
19th victory of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): A 12.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.112)of Flik 2D over Onigo. Shared with Giorgio Michetti.
5th victory(and last)of Giorgio Michetti(76a Hanriot HD.1): A 12.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.112)of Flik 2D over Onigo. Shared with Silvio Scaroni.
3th victory of Giulio Lega(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.112)of Flik 2D over Onigo.
13th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): At 19.45 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.67)of Flik 4D over Ponte alla Priula.

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#558 Danelov

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:05

Jun 25, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne: Battle of Belleau Wood ends: US 2nd Division and US 4th Marine Brigade(5,200 casualties)capture objective 5 miles west of Château-Thierry.
Air War
Germany: Karlsruhe bombed by D.H.9s(1 lost, forced landing)of No.104 squadron; many houses and workshops damaged. 1 aircraft hit by flak and lost; 2 fighters shot down; 5 Handley Pages damage permanent way at Metz-Sablon.
Home Fronts
USA: First of 45 Japan-built ships arrives. Now 5,810 US Army dentists, 58 at outset.
Britain: General Smith-Dorrien Gouverneur of Gibraltar.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One R.E.8. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
34th and 35th victories of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one Spad over Longpont Woods and at 18.50 a second over Chavigny Ferme. 
24th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a(C1800)W of Albert.
14th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.40 one balloon over Rocheswald.
15th and 16th victories of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one Bristol F.2b , E of Albert and at 20.00 one Sopwith Camel(B7278), E of Villers Bretonneux.
Ltn Fritz Hilberger(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII)KIA near Chaulnes. 
23th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 18.50 one Bréguet 14 over Roye.
Ltn Wilhelm Schulz(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII)shot down and KIA, S of Dormans. 
Jasta 40 received his first Fokker D.VII.
6th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 20.25 one Sopwith Camel over Zandvoorde.
2th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one Spad 2 over Fleury.
21th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 18.26 one S.E.5a over Doulieu.
2th and 3th victories of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): Two Spads.
Ltn Wilhelm Schulz(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII, 6 victories)KIA over Dormans.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory of Charles Nuville(Spa57 Spad XIII): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, S of Dormans. Shared with S/Lt Marius Hasdenteufel.
6th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S8155): One scout over bois de Belleau.
7th victory of Léon Nuvillel(Spa57 Spad XIII S2791): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII of Jasta 37, S of Dormans. Shared with S/Lt Marius Hasdenteufel. Ltn Wilhelm Schulz KIA.
5th victory(and last)of Marius Hasdenteufel(Spa57 Spad VII S7262): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII of Jasta 37, S of Dormans. Shared with Ltt Léon Nuville. Ltn Wilhelm Schulz KIA.
7th victory of Jacques Gérard(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA near Chaudun(Aisne).
5th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 17.40 one balloon(Drachen)over Goin. Shared with Mdl Jean Pezon.
2th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad VII): At 17.40 one balloon(Drachen)over Goin. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi and Adj Maurice Bizot.
45th, 46th and 47th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 18.00 one Halberstadt C over Contoire and at 18.15 two Fokker D.VII over Villers-aux-Erables and Montdidier.    
5th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over St. Etienne-a-Arnes.
 
By the RAF
 
4th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 07.15 one Pfalz D.III over Comines. 
8th victory of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6452): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII over Contalmaison.
4th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1081): At 11.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Contalmaison.
19th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): At 09.00 one Albatros D.V over Godega(Italian front).
10th victory of Thomas Williams(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8208): At 10.10 one Berg D.I over Udine(Italian front).
4th victory of Arthur Jarvis(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8170): At 10.10 one Hansa-Brandenburg D.I or Berg D.I over Udine. Shared with Capt Thomas Williams and Lt G.G.Constanduros(Italian front).
7th victory(and last)of Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1089): At 18.15 one type C over Fleurbaix-Laventie.
7th victory(and last)of Awdry Vaucour(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1910): At 11.35 one type C, 3 mi E of Treviso(Italian front).
19th and 20th victories(and last)of Keith Park(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C940): At 11.25 one Rumpler C over Wiencourt and at 11.30 one DFW C over Bayonvillers. Observer was 2th Lt H.Knowles.
8th victory of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C786): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt-Rosières. Observer was 2th Lt L.W.Davies.
4th victory of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C883): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt-Rosières. Observer was 2th Lt G.J.Maynard.
36th victory of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 09.10 one Brandenburg D near Susegana(Italian front).  
19th and 20th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 12.15 one Halberstadt C over Steenwerck and at 12.30 one Fokker D.VII over Estaires.
13th victory of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1874): At 13.30 one Pfalz D.III over Chipilly.
4th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6890): At 13.30 one Pfalz D.III over Chipilly.
4th and 5th victories of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6859): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V near Nieppe and at  19.15 one type C, Near Voormezeele. 
4th victory of Elliot Springs(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6851): At 16.10 one two-seater, E of Kemmel.
5th victory of George Gardiner(150th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1586): At 18.20 one type C, E of Cestovo. Shared with Capt G.Brawley.
 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
14th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 19.35 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires-Laventie.
7th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel C8300): At 19.40 one AGO C over Bac St.Maur.
 
By the USAAS
 
7th victory(and last)of Harold Hartney(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 18.40 one Albatros D.V near Lorry.
2th victory of John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 18.40 one Rumpler C near Lorry. 
 
By the Italian front
 
20th and 21th victories of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.202)of Flik 42J over Mareno, shared with Lega, Mondini and Ticconi and by 10.30 one unknown scout  type over the same location, shared with Lega and Ticconi.
4th and 5th victories of Giulio Lega(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.202)of Flik 42J over Mareno, shared with Mondini, Scaroni and Ticconi and by 10.30 one unknown scout  type over the same location, shared with Scaroni and Ticconi.
2th and 3th victories of Romolo Ticconi(76s Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.202)of Flik 42J over Mareno, shared with Lega, Mondini and Scaroni and by 10.30 one unknown scout  type over the same location, shared with with Lega and Scaroni.
21th victory(and last)of Flavio Baracchini(81a Hanriot HD.1): One scout over Motta di Livenza. Shared with Corti.

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#559 Danelov

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:21

Jun 26, 1918
 
Air War
Germany: 11 of 20 DHs(1 D.H.4, 2 D.H.9s lost)attack factories and railways at Karlsruhe; a D.H.9 of No.104 Squadron loses its way, violates Swiss border and is brought down by anti-aircraft fire(crew interned). 3 Handley Pages bomb Mannheim, Saarbrücken and Boulay airfields(night June 26-27).
Sea War
North Sea: British Harwich shore­controlled minefield sinks UC-11.
Home Fronts
Britain: London Labour Conference(until June 28)ends political truce. Prime Minister appeals to women to help harvest.
USA: Sugar rationing, 3lb per head per month(reduced to 2lb on July 26).
Germany: Ludendorff angrily rejects Colonel Thaer’s idea that he be Chancellor or dictator.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Willi Rosenstein(Kest 1b): One D.H.4 over Hagenau/Karlsruhe.
25th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, E of Bouzincourt. Ltn Edward Eaton of No.65 Sqn was killed.
Ltn Wilhelm Lehmann(CO of Jasta 5)KIA.
22th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 20.15 one No.210 Sqn Sopwith Camel over Menin. Pilot Lt Boothman was KIA. 
Kurt Schönfelder(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII, 13 victories)shot down and killed near Bousbecque in combat with Sopwith Camels from No.210 Sqn.
2th victory of Friedrich Schumacher(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.25 one balloon over La Ferté Milon.
Werner Steinhäuser(Jasta 11 Fokker D.R.I, 10 victories)shot down and killed over Neuilly in combat with one French Spad two-seater.
5th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
7th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
First eight Fokker D.VII delivered to Jasta 43.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of Maurice Arnoux(Spa49 Spad VII): At 09.10 one balloon(Drachen)near Ferrette.
S/Lt Marius Hasdenteufel(Spa57 Spad VII S7262, 5 victories)killed in flying accident at Villenauxe airfield.
10th victory of Pavel Argeyev(Spa124 Spad XIII): One two-seater.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8090): At 19.00 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Observer was Lt Francis Ralph.
9th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 17.45 one Hannover C, SE of Mt.Kemmel.
28th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 06.55 one DFW C, 500 yds SE of Annay.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Alfred Leitch(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1903): By 20.30 two Pfalz D.III, E of Albert.
Edward Eaton(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 5 victories)killed in action, NE of Albert. Shot down by Fritz Rumey of Jasta 5.
43th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 20.00 one Fokker D.VII over Bussy, N of Noyon.
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th victories of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3387): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII, 1 mi W of Armentières, shared with Lt Kenneth Unger and Lt Ivand Sanderson. By 19.45 a second and two Pfalz D.III shared with the same pilots.
8th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9616): At 19.25 one LVG C, 2 mi N of Armentières.
2th, 3th, 4th and 5th victories of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7153): By 19.20 four Fokker D.VIIs 1 mi W of Armentières.
4th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9622): At 19.20 one Halberstadt C, W of Armentières.
1th, 2th, 3th and 4th victories of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9608): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII, W of Armentières. Shared with L.Coombes and I.Sanderson. By 19.45 one Fokker D.VII and two Pfalz D.III over Ypres-Dickerbusch. Shared with L.Coombes and I.Sanderson.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
15th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 18.05 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Armentières.
8th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel C8300): At 18.10 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Armentières.
3th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 18.05 one Pfalz D.III near Armentières.

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#560 Danelov

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:18

Jun 27, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Italy: US 332nd Infantry Regiment lands at Genoa, enters line end of September. Badoglio promoted general for his able staff role in the Piave battle. Foch writes to Diaz urging offensive in mountains, repeats request on July 13.
Air War
Germans claim 39 Allied aircraft for loss of 9.
Germany: 27 DHs(1 lost)attacked by fighters over Thionville(4 shot down).
Sea War
Eastern Atlantic: U-86(Patzig)sinks brightly lit from Canada homeward­bound British hospital ship Llandovery Castle 116 miles off Fastnet Rock(southwest Ireland); 283 die, all excluding 1 lifeboat with 20 survivors. Last hospital ship sinking in which Patzig, rare U-boat commander of both world wars, to fire on survivors.
North Sea: 4 Royal Navy destroyers fight 8 German without result.
 
By the Germans
 
2th and 3th victories of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One D.H.9 over Blankenberghe and one Sopwith Camel over Wenduyne.
5th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one balloon over Villers-Cotterêts.  
26th and 27th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Dolphin(D3691)near Somme and one Sopwith Camel over Bray-sur-Somme.
15th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 21.33 one Sopwith Camel over Thiepval.
15th and 16th victories of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad over La Ferté Milon and at 13.00 one Spad over Neuilly.
29th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Spad over Dommieres.
17th and 18th victories of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 19.05 one Bristol F.2b over Villers Bretonneux and one S.E.5a.
8th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one R.E.8.
18th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 12.02 one Spad over Crezancy.
1th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 13.00 one Spad over Zussiares.
Ltn Franz Brandt appointed as CO of Jasta 26.
3th victory of Kurt Ungewitter(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII). At 19.40 one balloon over St. Just.
1th victory of Ltn Weber(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.10 one Sopwith Camel(B8249)of No.73 Sqn over Hantay. Lt F.S.Ganter KIA.
Ltn Josef Müller(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.IIIa)KIA at 11.35, SE of La Bassée.
7th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over La Creue.
3th victory of Hermann Gilly(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Sopwith Dolphin over Armentières.
1th victory of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one S.E.5a, N of Hantay.
Ltn Helmut Steinbrecher(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa)succesfully parachute from his stricken aircraft, hit by Capt Edward Barfoot Drake of No.209 Sqn. First parachuted pilot in the history.
3th victory of Aloys von Brandenstein(Jasta 49 Albatros D.Va): At 09.50 one R.E.8 over Mericourt.
4th victory of Hermann Juhnke(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 14.05 one Airco D.H.4 over Nieppe Forest.
6th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 09.51 one balloon over Ailly.
37th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 19.06 one Bristol F.2b over Villers Bretonneux. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S8155): One two-seater, W of Passy-Grigny. Shared with Adj Jean Boquentin.
1th victory of Jean Boquentin(Spa57 Spad XIII S9530): One two-seater, W of Passy-Grigny. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Noguès.
19th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen).
1th victory of Lucien Cayol(Spa84 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen).
1th victory of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with Adj J.Vidal.
48th and 49th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 08.10 one Halberstadt C over Morisel and at 08.15 a second, NW of Moreuil. 
 
By the RAF
 
25th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 04.27 one LVG C, E of Meteren. Shared victory.
11th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 04.27 one LVG C, E of Meteren. Shared victory
9th victory of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1894): At 04.27 one LVG C, E of Meteren. Shared victory.
9th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3696): At 18.00 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires. 
4th victory of Finlay McQuistan(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 18.00 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
17th victory of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 18.50 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
10th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1084): At 19.25 one Pfalz D.III over Chipilly.
7th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII over Chipilly. 
20th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): At 20.45 one type C over Piazza(Italian front).
8th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6874): At 14.15 one Halberstadt C, W of Armentières.
1th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8859): At 09.25 one Halberstadt C, E of Estaires.
10th and 11th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 20.15 one Halberstadt C over Goyencourt and at 20.40 one Pfalz D.III over Bray. 
9th and 10th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6120): At 20.15 one Halberstadt C over Goyencourt and at 20.40 one Pfalz D.III over Bray.
3th victory of William Gillespie(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1895): At 20.10 one Albatros D.V, SE of Albert.
9th victory(and last)of Frank Ransley(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C808): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lamotte. Observer was 2th Lt L.W.Davies.
5th victory(and last)of Robert Little(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C841): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lamotte. Observer was 2th Lt E.Vickers.
23th victory of Gerald Maxwell(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6126): At 19.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Péronne.
15th victory of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 20.45 one Albatros D.V, ½ mi E of Lakes at Albert.
4th and 5th victories of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8268): At 20.30 one Albatros D.V, E of Albert and at 20.40 one Pfalz D.III over the same location. 
21th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 11.30 one Hannover C over La Couture.
14th victory(and last)of John Victor Sorsoleil(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 09.45 one Pfalz D.III, 2.5 mi E of Villers Brettoneaux.
8th victory of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D333): At 09.30 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Villers-Bretonneux. 
5th victory of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1931): At 09.15 one type C over Erquinghem.
12th victory of Albert Enstone(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel N6347): At 07.15 one type C over Nieuport.
11th victory of John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel C65): At 10.20 one Fokker D.VII, off Blankenberghe.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of Allan Brown(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1149): At 06.45 one AEG C over Kutrani. Observer was Lt Garfield Finlay.
4th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 16.20 one LVG C, W of Sailly sur la Lys.

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