May 19, 1918
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.
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).
Irish Sea: US destroyers Patterson and Allen depth charge and sink new coastal submarine UB-119 west of Cardigan Bay.
By the Germans
11th victory of Karl Bolle(Jasta 2 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.20 one Airco D.H.4 (C6159) over Zonnebeke.
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.
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 29th Sqn. British pilot, Capt Hugh.G.White survived the crash.
5th victory of Max Kahlow(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.IIIa): 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 F.2bs.
9th victory of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel over Chuignolles.
17th victory of Paul Billik(Jasta 52 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 11.10 one 19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin(C4017)over Wingles. Pilot, ace, Albert Carter was repatriated on Dec 13, 1918.
10th victory of Paul Strähle(Jasta 57 Albatros D.III OAW 2385/17): At 20.30 one 206th 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(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
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 from Jasta 52. Paul Carter was captured and became POW.
2th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4604): At 10.55 one Fokker D.R.I over Merville.
1th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): At 10.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of vieux Berquin.
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.
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).
13th victory(and last)of Thomas Purdom(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Douai.
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.
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.