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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
 
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.

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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(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 of Hans Oberländer(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.IIIa): One 40th Sqn S.E.5a.
 
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
 
5th victory of Arthur Cobby(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1893): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Neuve-Eglise.
1th victory of Elwyn King(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6506): At 07.55 one Pfalz D.III over Kemmel-Neuve Eglise.
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. 
6th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1870): At 08.35 one Pfalz D.III over Chaulnes-Albert.
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). 
1th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C62): At 07.10 one Albatros D.V over Menin.
 
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.
JG 1 moved to Guise airfield. Jasta 10(Albatros D.Va and Pfalz D.IIIa)converted to Fokker D.VII. 
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(Jasta 72 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14.
 
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.
6th victory of Arthur Cobby(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1893): At 11.00 one balloon over Merville.
9th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3540): At 08.40 one Pfalz D.III near Douai.
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).  
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 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 Today, 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
 
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
 
2th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One two-seater over Bailleul.
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.
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. 
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 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 Today, 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
 
17th victory of Josef Jacobs(Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Kruisstraet.
Hans Oberländer(Jasta 30 Pfalz D.III)wounded in combat. 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): One Bristol near 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
 
1th and 2th victories of Carrick Paul(1th 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.
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 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 Today, 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 RAF
 
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). 
 
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 Today, 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(Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): One R.E.8 over Beythen. 
6th victory of Rudolf Stark(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
 
4th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 14.15 one type C, S of Estaires. 
 
By the USAAS
 
Maj David Peterson assumed command of 95th Aero Sqn.

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#528 Danelov

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Posted Today, 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 RAF
 
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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