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#561 Danelov

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:19

Jun 28, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: Franco-American local counter-attack gains three villages and 1,200 PoWs on edge of Villers-Cotterets forest.
Flanders: Action of La Becque: substantial raid by 5th and 31st divisions of British First Army northwest of Bethune advances nearly 1 mile on 3 1/2-mile front’ 440 PoWs.
France: US Army Chemical Warfare Service created.
Eastern Front
USSR: Sovnarkom decrees nationalization of major industry(c.2,000 firms).
North Russia: Sir E Geddes on visit reports to Prime Minster that 5,000 troops via Archangel can reach Vologda rail junction and join Czechs.
South Russia: Major-General Malleson’s Trans-Caspia Mission leaves Simla(India)for Meshed.
Air War
Western Front: Germans claim 31 Allied aircraft for loss of 2 including record(so far)23 victories in single army(Seventh)sector.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, S of Blankartsee.
4th victory of Reinhold Poss(SFS): At 07.00 one D.H.4(A8023)over Westende.
19th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Longpont.
6th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 09.50 one Spad over Puiffeur.  
1th victory of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Spad, E of Biercy.
11th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 12.30 one Spad XIII over Silly-la-Potterie.
11th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
30th and 31th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.20 one Spad over Billy and at 12.30 one Spad XIII, N of Dampleux. 
17th victory of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.30 one Spad over Longpont.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Eberhard Mohnicke(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): By 09.00-09.05 two Spads.
14 Fokker D.VII delivered to Jasta 12 and Jasta 19.
5th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13, Fokker D.VII): At 21.00 one S.E.5a.
19th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Bois de Mandry.
12th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 07.10 one Spad over Missy-aux-Bois.
23th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 one Sopwith Camel over Morcourt.
12th victory of Otto Rosenfeld(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
13th victory of Franz Ray(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Bristol F.2b over Albert.  
2th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Dommiers.
1th victory of Wilhelm Kohlbach(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Longpont.
7th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 09.15 one balloon over Mesnil.
4th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
3th victory of Alfons Nagler(Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Bapaume.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Gabriel Pallier(Spa15 Spad XIII): One EA, near Montdidier.
4th victory of Gustave Naudin(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Bois de Fay. Shared with Lt Jean Dombray.
2th victory of Jean Dombray(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Bois de Fay. Shared with Adj Gustave Naudin.
3th victory of Roger Poupon(CO Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Ambleny. Shared with Sgt Pierre Morin and Sgt René Francisquet. 
2th victory of René Francisquet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Ambleny. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon and Sgt Pierre Morin. 
1th victory of Pierre Morin(Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Ambleny. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon and Sgt René Francisquet.
7th and 8th victories of René Dousinelle(Spa48 Spad XIII): At 06.15 one two-seater near Versefeuille, shared with Adj Emile Binoche and Mdl Jean Danglade. Then, one EA near Dommiers, shared with Adj Emile Binoche and Brig Jacques Patry of Spa155. 
2th and 3th victories of Emile Binoche(Spa48 Spad XIII): At 06.15 one two-seater near Versefeuille, shared with S/Lt René Doucinelle and Mdl Jean Danglade. Then, one EA near Dommiers, shared with S/Lt René Doucinelle and Brig Jacques Patry of Spa155.
1th victory of Jean Danglade(Spa48 Spad XIII): At 06.15 one two-seater near Versefeuille, shared with S/Lt René Dousinelle and Adj Emile Binoche.
28-06-Adj René Montrion(Spa48 Spad VII, 11 victories)KIA after Drachen attack near Longpart.
2th victory of Jacques Augier de Moussac(Spa49 Spad VII): One two-seater near Héricourt.
8th victory(and last)of Jacques Gérard(Spa65 Spad XIII): One Albatros D, near Chaudun(Aisne).
4th victory of Marcel Henriot(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA near Chaudun(Aisne).
2th victory of Constant Plessis(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA near Valpriez à Bieuxy(Aisne). Shared with Mdl André Giovetty.
2th victory of André Giovetty(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA near Valpriez à Bieuxy(Aisne). Shared with S/Lt Constant Plessis.
1th victory of Georges Priollaud(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA.
4th victory of Jean Pierre de Gaillard(Spa95 Spad XIII ): One two-seater over Dommers.
6th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon over St. Pierre-a-Arnes.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 10.15 one Fokker D.R.I, N of Estaires. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
1th victory of Harold White(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3715): At 10.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Bray.
29th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 12.55 one balloon over Provin.
12th, 13th, 14th and 15th victories of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 11.50 one Rumpler C over Belloy en Santerre, shared with Lt Eric Stephens, at 20.10 one Halberstadt C over Bray-Péronne and by 20.10 one Pfalz D.III over Bray-Péronne and one Albatros D.V over the same location.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6186): By 20.10 two Pfalz D.III over Bray-Péronne and at 20.15 one Fokker D.VII, W of Péronne.
3th and 4th victories of Stanley Puffer(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6000): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII over Belloy and at 20.45 one Pfalz D.III, S of Feuilleres.
2th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): At 12.30 one type C, N of Lignieres.
1th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5961): At 11.50 one Rumpler C over Belloy en Santerre. Shared with Capt Frederick McCall. 
6th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8169): At 08.35 one Albatros D.III, 1 mi W of Pedavena(Italian front).  
24th victory of Gerald Maxwell(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6126): At 20.10 one Fokker D.VII over Dompierre.
12th victory of Cyril Crowe(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1848): At 20.20 one Pfalz D.III over Dompierre.
3th victory of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a B179): At 20.20 one Albatros D.III over Dompierre. 
8th victory of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8101): At 10.30 one Albatros D.III over Cismon(Italian front).
11th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6496): At 06.50 one LVG C over Fricourt.
16th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3718): At 09.15 one Albatros D.V, N of Bapaume. 
3th victory of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C787): At 20.00 one Halberstadt C over Houthulst Forest. Observer was 2th Lt Betram Smyth.
1th and 2th victories of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4720): By 20.00 two Halberstadt C over Houthulst Forest. Observer was Gnr Edward Hoare. 
10th victory of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B163): At 12.00 one DFW C, SW of Furka.
5th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7968): At 09.45 one Albatros D.V over Bois de Tailles.
6th victory of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3381): At 16.40 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
16th, 17th and 18th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 14.55 one LVG C, E of Outtersteene, at 15.05 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Estaires and at 18.40 one Halberstadt C over Wytschaete. 
5th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 16.12 one Fokker D.VII over Merville.
4th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 18.40 one LVG C over Wytschaete.
 
By the USAAS
 
27th and 147th Aero Sqn deployed at Tourquin Aerodrome, Château Thierry sector.
 
By the Italian front
 
Obltn Friedrich Navratil appointed as CO of Flik 3J, based at Romagnano airfield in south Tyrol.
2th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 153.198): One Spad over Zugna.

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#562 Danelov

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:33

Jun 29, 1918
 
Eastern Front
East Siberia: 15,000 Czechs overthrow Vladivostok Soviet.
Southern Fronts
Serbia: Franchet d’Esperey visits Serb front with Crown Prince and Field Marshal Misic and decides Serbs will have the main role in future offensive with 2 French divisions attached.
Trentino: Italian Sixth Army recaptures(until June 30)Mt Val bella, Cols del Rosso and d’Echele with 2,087 PoWs, 8 guns and 82 MGs.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Azeri Tartars with Turk troops attack and defeat 8 Armenian battalions(800 casualties)on heights east of Gök-cay(until June 30).
Politics
France: Government recognizes Czech right to independence and National Council as Allied government(Italy also on June 30); President Poincaré presents flag to first Czech unit(21st Regiment)on Western Front at Darney(Vosges, June 30).
Germany: Vienna ambassador urges press campaign to prepare for German intervention against Austria’s collapse.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, SE of Dixmude.
Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4)flew one of the two Fokker D.VII with BMW engine delivered from Jasta 11 to Jasta 4. Same day, flying one Mercedes powered Fokker D.VII, was shot down by the defensive fire of one Bréguet. After some difficult moment with his parachuted fouled in the falling Fokker ,he succeded in free himself and the parachute opened at the last moment. Rescued, Udet flew another sortie that same afternoon.  
1th victory of Alfred Fleischer(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one Spad from Spa103 over Coulemelle. Pilot Cpl J.Mandry was killed. 
28th and 29th victories of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): By 21.25 one R.E.8, W of Villers Bretonneux and one S.E.5a, W of Villers Bretonneux.
6th victory(and last)of Max Kahlow(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, W of Caix.
8th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
4th victory of Alfons Nagler(Jasta 81 Albatros D.Va): One Spad, S of Bapaume.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Hyppolyte Fabre(Spa38 Spad XIII): One EA over Nogent l'Abbesse.
8th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S8155): One Albatros D, near Bouleuse-Rosnay.
7th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One EA.
Cal Jean Mandray(Spa103 Spad XIII)shot down and KIA near Villers-Turnelles by Alfred Fleischer of Jasta 17.
7th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One scout, N of Rosnay.
N.315 complement: 12 Nieuport 23, 24, 24bis and 27.
 
By th RAF
 
15th and 16th victories of Arthur Fairclough(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8070): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII near Hangard. Shared victory. And at 18.30 a second over the same area. 
2th victory of Harold White(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3786): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII near Hangard. Shared victory.
11th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1084): At 18.50 one Albatros D.V, N of La Quesnel.
14th and 15th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6186): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, S of Maricourt and at 19.40 one Fokker D.VII over Chaulnes.
3th and 4th victories of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): By 19.30-19.32 two Pfalz D.III, NW and E of Fouquescourt.
5th victory of John Elmer Drummond(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C926): At 20.10 one Pfalz D.III over Hangest. Observer was Lt J.A.Galbraith.
30th and 31th victories of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): At 11.25 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Morlancourt and at 20.55 a second, S of Cayeux.
4th and 5th victories of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1962): By 17.35 one Pfalz D.III and one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Bray.
2th victory of Kenneth Watson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8218): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V over Irles.
22th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII near Comines.
4th victory of Wilfred Giles(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6494): At 20.15 one Fokker D.VII over Bailleul-Kemmel.
6th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 20.45 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Wiencourt.
6th victory of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1922): At 20.17 one Pfalz D.III near Kemmel. 
4th and 5th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C787): By 20.10 two Fokker D.VII over Ghistelles. Observer was 2th Lt Betram Smyth. Shared with Capt K.R.Simpson, Sgt Charles Hill, Lt Robert Cullen, Lt Edward Ward, Lt William Wheeler and Lt Thomas Chiltern.
3th, 4th and 5th victories(and last)of Robert Cullen(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8062): By 20.10  three Fokker D.VII, two W of Ghistelles and one over Ghistelles. Observer was Lt Edward Ward. The third Fokker shared with Capt R.R.Simpson, Sgt Charles Hill, Lt Kenneth Smyth, Lt William Wheeler and 2th Lt Thomas Chiltern.
1th victory of William Wheeler(88th Sqn F.2b C774): At 20.10 one Fokker D.VII, NNW of Dixmude. Observer was Lt Thomas Chilterm. Shared with Capt K.R.Simpson, Sgt Charles Hill, Lt Robert Cullen, Lt Edward Ward, Lt Kenneth Conn and 2th Lt Bertam Smyth. 
9th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3858): At 20.10 one Fokker D.VII over Harbonnieres. 
9th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9616): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII over Armentières.
5th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9622): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII over Armentières. Shared with Lt W.W.Gyles.
 
By the USAAS
 
95th Aero Sqn received the first Spad XIIIs. The Squadron also is deployed at Tourquin Aerodrome.
103th Aero Sqn move to Vaucouleurs, where, together with the 13th, 22th and 139th Aero Squadrons it formed the new 2th Pursuit Group.

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#563 Cybermat47

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 11:09

By the RAF
 
16th, 17th and 18th victories of Arthur Cobby(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 14.55 one LVG C, E of Outtersteene, at 15.05 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Estaires and at 18.40 one Halberstadt C over Wytschaete.


Just a quick correction; Arthur Cobby, No. 4 SQN, and all other Australian flying units were part of the Australian Army’s Australian Flying Corps (AFC), not the RAF.
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#564 Danelov

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:40

Jun 30, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Total German casualties since March 21 are 894,853 soldiers.
USA: During June 6 US divisions land in France.
Eastern Front
Russia: By now 517,000 Austro­German PoWs repatriated.
Northern Russia: Murmansk Soviet, led by non-Red ex-stoker, approves working with Allies.
Air War
Britain: In June RAF Nursing Service formed.
Western Front: In June peak French tactical bombing effort in 1918–642t(RAF 674t). Germans claim 505 Allied aircraft for loss of 153 during June.
Sea War
Allied and neutral shipping losses to U-boots in June: 101 ships(49 British with 453 lives)worth 252,637t(162,990t British including 2 ships mined), U-boot figure 110 ships worth 268,505t including 23 ships worth 58,248t in Mediterranean; 3 U-boots sunk. Lowest monthly tonnage loss since August 1916.
 
By the Germans
 
604 Albatros D.Va, 91 Albatros D.V, 82 Albatros D.III and 407 Fokker D.VII in service at the front.
2th and 3th victories of Wilhelm Thöne(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Blankenberghe and a second over Nieuport.
6th victory of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): At 20.40 one D.H.9 over Middlekerke.
1th victory of Hans Goerth(MFJ III Albatros D.Va 7167/18): At 20.40 one Airco D.H.4(A8013)over Mariakerke.
36th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 20.00 one Spad over Faverolles.
32th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one Spad over La Ferté Milon. 
18th and 19th victories of Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one balloon over Fleury and at 15.55 one balloon over Château Thierry.
3th victory of Friedrich Schumacher(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 15.50 one balloon over Château Thierry.
2th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.05 one balloon over Château Thierry.
7th victory of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one Sopwith Camel.
3th victory of Helmuth Steinbrecher(Jasta 46 Pfalz D.IIIa): One Sopwith Camel(D6564), E of Albert.
Hans Viebig(Jasta 57 Albatros D.III OAW)badly wounded, forced to land near Harbonnieres.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th and 5th victories of Roger Poupon(CO Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Chouy shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and a second shared with Sgt Pierre Morin.  
5th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Chouy shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon.
2th victory of Pierre Morin(Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon.
35th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.R.I over Pont-Faverger.
37th victory of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): At 18.45 one Fokker near Moreuil-le-Monthe.
Ltt Bernard de Girval(Spa73 Spad XIII S8352)KIA near Bonneuil-en-Valois.
12th victory of Gilbert Sardier(Spa77 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII of Jasta 13 over Chirmont-Epagny. Shared with S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100 and four pilots of Spabi212. Uffz Henrich Piel aircraft was 373/18.  
5th victory(and last)of Maurice Robert(Spa92 Spad XIII): One EA near Bouleuse.
8th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII of Jasta 13 over Chirmont-Epreny. Shared with four pilots of Spabi212 and S/Lt Gilbert Sardier of Spa77. Uffz Henrich Piel aircraft was 373/18.  
8th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 11.45 one balloon over Marvaux-Rosières.
2th victory of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon over St. Marie-a-Py.
4th and 5th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.50 one balloon over Beauvardes shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich and a second balloon at 17.50 over Courpoil, shared with S/Lt Louis Gros and Adj Paul Petit.
3th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.50 one balloon over Beauvardes. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
1th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.50 one balloon over Beauvardes shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau and St/Lt Michel Coiffard.
4th victory of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Courroil. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Adj Paul Petit.
2th victory of Paul Petit(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Courroil. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard,S/Lt Louis Gros and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 06.39 one balloon over Bovekerke, a second at 08.30 over Gheluvelt and at third at 08.34 over Passchendaele.
 
By the RAF
 
26th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII over Wulverghem.
2th victory of Roger Del’Haye(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3792): At 20.00 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
22th and 23th victories of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 07.30 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Comines and at 07.50 one Pfalz D.III, W of Wervicq. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
19th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C987): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.III over Comines. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
9th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C892): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.III, W of Halluin. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
5th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b A8716): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Menin. Observer was Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
4th victory of Joseph Hallonquist(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6363): At 08.15 one Albatros D.III over Campolongo(Italian front).
4th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8209): At 08.15 one Albatros D.V over Campolongo(Italian front).
30th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 10.45 one balloon over Annay. Shared with Lt Gilbert Grange and Lt A.R.Whitton.
1th victory of Gilbert Strange(40th Sqn S.E.5a D8197): At 10.45 one balloon over Annay. Shared with Capt George McElroy and Lt A.R.Whitton.
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6120): At 08.15 one Pfalz D.III over Bray, at 08.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Maricourt, by 08.45 a second, W of Cappy and a second Pfalz D.III over Caix, at 17.50 a third Pfalz D.III, E of Mametz Wood and at 18.30 one DFW C, W of Proyart. 
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 08.15 one Albatros D.V over Bray, at 08.20 a second over Cappy, at 08.45 a third over Caix, at 09.40 one Fokker D.VII, W of Roye and at 17.45 one Albatros D.V, E of Albert. 
5th and 6th victories of Stanley Puffer(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6000): At 08.15 one Rumpler C over Dompierre and at 09.40 one DFW C, S of Guerbigny.
4th victory of Ernest Davis(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6023): At 20.15 one Albatros D.V, E of Albert.
3th and 4th victories of Harry Watson(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6186): At 08.15 one Pfalz D.III, E of Bray and at 08.45 a second over Bray.
2th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5961): At 08.15 one Pfalz D.III over Bray-Péronne. 
2th victory of William Boger(56th Sqn S.E.5a C9567): At 10.45 one LVG C, E of Legast Wood.
7th victory of Herbert Hegarty(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5992): At 05.10 one Albatros D.V over Rainecourt.
16th and 17th victories of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 18.35 one Albatros D.V over Bray and at 18.40 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Bray.
1th and 2th victories of Oscar Heron(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6492): At 20.35 one Albatros D.V, E of Bray and at 20.40 a second over the same area.  
6th victory(and last)of Harris Clements(74th Sqn S.E.5a C1779): At 13.05 one Rumpler C,  NE of Cassel. 
1th victory of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 07.40 one Albatros D.V near Landau. Observer was Lt Charles Blizard.
10th victory of Cyril Ridley(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7248): At 08.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Pozieres.
44th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 19.05 one Pfalz D III over Houthulst Wood.
13th and 14th victories of Albert Enstone(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6624): By 14.45 two Fokker D.VII, 5 mi N of Blankenberghe and N of the same place.
8th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3359): At 14.30 one Fokker D.VII, off Blankenberghe.
5th victory of George Gossip(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3353): At 14.40 one Fokker D.VII over Zeebrugge.
1th and 2th victories of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1868): At 14.30 one type C over Zeebrugge and at 14.40 one Fokker D.VII over the same area.
 
By the USAAS
 
103th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)deployed at Gengault Aerodrome.
139th Aero Sqn(Spad VII)deployed at Gengault Aerodrome.
2th Pursuit Group(13th, 22th, 49th and 139th Aero Sqn)began operations.
James Beane(22th Aero Sqn)wounded in training. Beane lost two fingers from his left hand and was out of action for six weeks.
10th victory of David Putnam(139th Aero Sqn Spad VII): One Rumpler C over Vieville-en-Haye. First combat of the 139th Aero Sqn. 
 
By the Italian front
 
13th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One balloon.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:28

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All entries of the Australian Flying Corps(AFC)revised and actualised.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:26

Jul 1, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: German rifle strength 100,000 below Allied. 1919 class recruits almost used up by July 31.
Britain: 52 British effective divisions now in France. 1st Army Co-operation unit(No.8 Squadron RAF)attached to Tank Corps.
Flanders: Reformed BEF Fifth Army(6 divisions)takes over Bethune­-Merville sector.
Marne: US 2nd Division captures Vaux near Chàteau-Thierry.
Artois: Almost 50,000 Canadian troops celebrate Dominion Day at Tincques, 14 miles west of Arras; Canadian Prime Minister inspects 2 divisions on July 2.
Africa
Mozambique: Action at Nhamacurra(until July 3): At his farthest south, Lettow(25 casualties) smashes 630 Portuguese(528 casualties)and c.300 KAR(223 casualties), holding village sugar factory and rail station along river Likungo. Germans take 542 PoWs, 2 Portuguese guns, 10 MGs, c.350 rifles, clothing, ammo and 300t food. Allied 209 killed including many drowned or eaten by crocodiles. 155 Gold Coast Mounted Infantry sail from Port Amelia for Mussuril Bay of Mozambique Island.
Sea War
British Home Waters: In July Air ASW(anti-submarine warfare)effort now going to convoy escort(310 aircraft and airships) rather than air patrols; 167 U-boots sighted(until November), 115 attacked and only 6 daylight attacks not frustrated.
North Sea: Northern Mine Barrage begins to inhibit return voyages. U-boots forced into mined Norwegian waters. U-86 sinks empty US troop transport Covington.
Adriatic: 5 British aircraft bomb Cattaro with success.
Mediterranean: During July 27 German U-boots but 5 in dock and 2 on Tripolitania supply runs, so average of 8 at sea for duration.
Home Fronts
Britain: RFP up 2% to record 110%. Flu Pandemic Rages. Household fuel and lighting rationing. Midland(Chilwell, Notts)shell factory explosion (134 killed, 150 wounded). National Baby Week(until July 7). In July Sassoon’s second poetry volume Counter-Attack published.
Germany: During July Ruhr metal workers demand 56 not 60 hour week but no serious strikes.
USA: Naval Appropriations Act grants $1.57 billion.
 
By the Germans
 
The Pfalz D.XII began reaching the Jagdstaffeln, primarily Bavarian units.
37th and 38th victories of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF "Red"with BMW engine): At 11.45 one Bréguet 14 over Pierrefont-Morte and at 20.55 one Spad over Faverolles.
28th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
4th victory of Friedrich Schumacher(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one balloon over Cuchery.
2th victory of Werner Niethammer(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(B6369), S of Albert.
6th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith.
Jasta 17 equipped with Fokker D.VII.
10th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 16.45 one Spad over Château Thierry.
4th victory of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
7th victory of Rudolf Stark(CO Jasta 35 Fokker D.R.I): At 10.07 one R.E.8, NW of Arras.  
2th victory of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
14th victory of Franz Ray(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one S.E.5a over Villers Bretonneux.  
7th victory of Franz Piechulek(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.20 one Airco D.H.4 over Ruddevorde.
8th victory of Max Näther(Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 12.50 one Sopwith Dolphin over Guerbigny.
5th victory of Paul Turck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII.
5th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28.
2th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
36th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Breuil. Shared with Ltt Jean Romatet and CO Ltt Pierre Vitoux, both of Spa76.
3th victory of Jean Romatet(Spa76 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Breuil. Shared with CO Ltt PierreVitoux and CO Ltt Georges Madon of Spa38.
1th and 2th victories of Pierre Vitoux(CO Spa76 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Breuil. Shared with Ltt Jean Romatet and CO Ltt Georges Madon of Spa38, and one EA.
20th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100.
8th victory of Henri Péronneau(Spa81 Spad XIII): One two-seater. Shared with Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines.
6th victory of Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines(Spa81 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Reims. Shared with Henri Péronneau.
13th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): At 17.15 one Rumpler C over Monnes-Dammard. Shared with Sgt André Martin and Mdl Miguel Sainz.
2th victory of André Martin(Spa94 Spad VII): At 17.15 one Rumpler C over Monnes-Dammard. Shared with Adj Michel Marinovitch and Mdl Miguel Sainz.
1th victory of Miguel Sainz(Spa94 Spad VII): At 17.15 one Rumpler C over Monnes-Dammard. Shared with Adj Michel Marinovitch and Sgt André Martin.
9th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau of Spa77.
6th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Courmont. Shared with S/Lt Louis Gros and Adj Paul Petit.
5th victory of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Courmont. Shared with S/Lt Micel Coiffard and Adj Paul Petit.
2th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Courmont. Shared with St/Lt Michel Coiffard, St/Lt Louis Gros and Adj Paul Petit.
3th victory of Paul Petit(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Courmont. Shared with St/Lt Michel Coiffard, St/Lt Louis Gros and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 08.05 one Halberstadt C over Messens. Shared with Lt John Bateman and Lt Wallace Smart.
7th victory(and last)of John Bateman(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8254): At 08.05 one Halberstadt C over Messens. Shared with Lt Harold Kulberg and Lt Wallace Smart.
3th victory of Wallace Smart(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1092): At 08.05 one Halberstadt C over Messines. Shared with Lt Harold Kulberg abd Lt John Bateman.
10th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3996): At 14.30 one LVG C, W of Steenwerck. Shared with Lt J. Hardman and Lt J.Aldridge. 
5th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 14.30 one LVG C, W of Steenwerck.Shared with Capt G.Irving  and Lt J.Aldridge. 
3th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5236): At 17.55 one Pfalz D.III near Fleurbaix. 
3th victory of John Aldridge(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3833): At 14.30 one LVG C, W of Steenwerck. Shared with Capt G.Irving and Lt J.Hardman. 
20th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C987): At 18.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Menin. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
18th victory of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 19.40 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
17th victory of Arthur Fairclough(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3669): At 20.40 one Albatros D.V near Hangest. 
3th and 4th victories of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3824): By 11.35-11.40 two Albatros D.V over Hangest.
1th victory of Harry Compton(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3715): At 20.45 one Albatros D.V, NE of Hangest. 
9th victory(and last)of Cyril Lowe(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1293): At 08.50 one LVG C over Méaulte.
8th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 08.30 one LVG C over Méaulte. 
21th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8112): At 10.30 one Berg D.I, S of Pordenone(Italian front).
2th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8859): At 09.15 one Hannover C, NE of Bailleul.
31th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 12.25 one balloon over Harnes.
21th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 19.20 one Albatros D.V, E of Lamotte.
5th victory of Harry Watson(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6186): At 19.35 one type C, E of Adinfer Wood. 
35th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): One type C, E of Neuve Chapelle.
25th victory of Gerald Maxwell(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6126): At 05.40 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Albert. Shared with Capt Cyril Crowe. 
13th and 14th victories of Cyril Crowe(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1848): By 05.40 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Albert and one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Albert, shared with Capt Gerald Maxwell.
8th victory(and last)of Herbert Hegarty(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5992): At 08.40 one Halberstadt C over Bray. 
6th victory of John Griffith(60th Sqn S.E.5a D3503): At 08.45 one Albatros D.V over Lamotte.
32th, 33th, 34th, 35th and 36th victories of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): By 19.10 two Fokker D.VII, SE of Bray, at 19.45 a third over Foucaucourt, at 19,50 one Pfalz D.III over Proyart and at 19.55 one Albatros D.V, SE of Lamotte.
9th victory of Hilliard Bell(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9388): At 09.00 one Pfalz D.III over Coma-Vezzano(Italian front).
18th victory(and last)of John Todd(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1670): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V over Bray.
6th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8237): At 09.20 one Albatros D.V over Bray.
23th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 13.50 one Rumpler C over Tourcoing.  
17th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3718): At 10.25 one Rumpler C near Loupart Wood. 
6th and 7th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C787): By 19.45 two Fokker D.VII, W of Westroosebeke. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
5th victory of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4867): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII, W of Westroosebeke. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin.
1th victory of Richard Gammon(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6264): At 07.20 one Albatros D.V over Metz. Observer was Lt Percival Appleby. 
15th victory(and last)of Albert Enstone(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6624): At 17.10 one Hansa W12 over Middelkerke.
3th victory of Leslie Warren(206th Sqn Airco D.H.9 B7596): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.III over Houthem. Observer was Lt Leonard Christian.
5th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6379): At 20.20 one Fokker D.R.I, E of Albert.
2th victory of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9607): At 19.40 one Albatros D.V over Bray.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th and 7th victories of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): By 16.45 two Pfalz D.III, S of Neuve Chapelle and S of Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
Frank Luke assigned to the 27th Aero Sqn.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:27

Jul 2, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave(Mt Grappa sector): 3 Italian brigades recapture Col del Migio and Mt Solaroli but lose latter to counter-attack. Italian 4th and 54th divisions clear Austrians from between old and new river delta channels, taking 3000 PoWs, 20 guns and 80 MGs unti July 6.
Salonika: Franchet d’Esperey receives Paris directive for local attacks before autumn offensive. Clemenceau soothes British at Supreme War Council over his unilateral action(exchange of C-in-C). British ration strength 162,332 lowest since November 1, 1916.
Sea War
Germany: Kaiser refuses to extend unrestricted U-boot war to US waters, but 3 U-cruisers operate according to prize rules, sink c.100,000t of shipping(June 7–October), 42 steamers and small craft.
Politics
USA: Wilson declares that over 1 million Americans have sailed for France(only 8,165 casualties out of 1,019,115 US troops sent).
Britain: Allied 7th Allied Supreme War Council. Allied Parliamentary Commercial Conference in London on postwar anti­-German trade steps.
Germany: Kaiser and Chancellor at Spa war aims conference veto proposed U­boot blockade of US East Coast, but Soviet Black Sea Fleet remnants to be German-crewed. Ludendorff wants colonies, citizenship and conscription for German-speaking Russians.
France: Pershing attends Canadian Corps’ Dominion Day celebration.
 
By the Germans
 
39th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 08.15 one 27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28(N6347)over Bezu-St.Germaine. Pilot, 2th Lt Walter B.Wanamaker was wounded and captured, became POW.  
33th and 34th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one Nieuport 28 over Bennes and at 08.15 a second over Courchamps.
20th victory(and last)of Friedrich Fredrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.20 one Nieuport 28 over Etrepelly.
7th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 10.45 One Sopwith Dolphin(D3671)over Contay.
8th victory of Carl Degelow(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one S.E.5a over Kruisstraat.
3th victory of Konrad Brendle(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Chezy.
11th victory of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one Bristol F.2b over Ypres.  
8th victory of Franz Piechulek(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one Bristol F.2b, NE of Wervicq.
6th victory of Otto Fitzner(CO Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): At 10.57 one Salmson 2A2 over Fresnes.
3th victory of Roman Schneider(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 08.55 one Spad XIII from Spa159.
 
By the RAF
 
27th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 11.10 one Hannover C over Ploegsteert Wood.
11th victory of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3996): At 05.30 one Fokker D.R.I near Estaires. 
4th victory of John Aldridge(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3833): At 05.30 one Fokker D.R.I near Estaires. 
3th victory of David Smith(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C859): At 08.45 one Pfalz D.III, SW of Ypres. Observer was 2th Lt John Hills.
10th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 10.30 one Halberstadt C, W of Houthem.
1th victory of Robert Holme(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6155): At 20.35 one Fokker D.VII over Merris. 
32th and 33th victories of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a D6122 and E1318): At 10.22 one DFW C, N of la Bassée and at 21.00 a second, NW of Pacaut Wood. 
11th victory of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 12.20 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Lens. 
22th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6125): At 20.20 one Albatros D.V over Lamotte.
5th victory of Ernest Davis(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6023): At 20.20 one Pfalz D.III,  E of Caveux. 
6th victory(and last)of John Elmer Drummond(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C926): At 08.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of Soyecourt. Observer was Lt J.A.Galbraith.
5th and 6th victories of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C883): At 07.45 one Pfalz D.III over Foucaucourt and at 08.40 a scond over Soyecourt. Shared with Lt N.Y.Lewis, Lt H.Buckner and Lt E.D.Shaw. Observer was 2th Lt G.J.Maynard.
6th, 7th and 8th victories of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1279): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III over Villers-Brettoneaux, at by 10.50 two more over Bois de Pierret. 
37th victory of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): At 20.27 one Pfalz D.III over Caix-Cayeux.
8th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8204): At 20.25 one Pfalz D.III over Proyart.
4th victory of Eric Brookes(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8291): At 20.27 one Pfalz D.III over Bayonvillers.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
19th and 20th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1929): At 15.35 one balloon over Bac St.Maur and at 16.00 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of La Bassée.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th and 2th victories of Donald Hudson(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): By 07.15 two Fokker D.VII near Vervilly. Shared victory. 
3th and 4th victories of John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): By 07.15 two Fokker D.VII near Vervilly. Shared victory. 
1th Lt Edward Elliott(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 10.
2th Lt Walter B.Wanamaker(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6347)shot down in combat with Jasta 4. Wanamaker, wounded, was captured and became POW.
1th victory of Ralph O'Neil(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII over Château Thierry. Shared victory. 1th 147th Aero Sqn victory.  
1th victory of Kenneth Porter(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII over Château Thierry. Shared victory.
 
By the Italian front
 
7th victory(and last)of Orazio Pierozzi(260a M.5): K-boat(K394)near Caorle.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 21:36

Jul 3, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Allied Supreme War Council approve Northern Russia intervention with 1,200 more British troops and French colonial battalion(Allied-Murmansk Soviet defence agreement on July 7).
Middle East
Turkey: Death of Sultan Mohammed V aged 73 at Yildiz, brother Moham­med VI succeeds.
Air War
Britain: First Sopwith "Cuckoo" torpedo plane delivered to Torpedo Aeroplane School, Scotland for operational training.
Western Front: Hermann Goering takes command of JG 1(at ex-French airfield of Beugneaux, southeast of Soissons, since July 1)with Udet as his aide after commander Reinhard dies in crash. 
Mannock takes over No.85 Squadron despite flu attack during leave.
 
By the Germans
 
Wilhem Reinhard killed in test flying the Dornier-Zeppelin D.I prototype.
1th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Noroy.
40th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 08.25 one Spad, E of Laveraine.
7th and 8th victories of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 08.20 one Breguet 14 over Neuvron and at 08.23 one Spad over Dompierre.  
29th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
Obltn Otto Schmidt appointed as CO of Jasta 5.
12th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 08.00 one Spad, E of Courtieux.
19th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
3th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 near Nouvron.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Adj Jacques Gerard(Spa65 Spad XIII S8341, 8 victories)KIA near Missy in combat with Jasta 6.
Adj Georges Lienhard(Spa65 Spad XIII)KIA near Chaudun in combat with Jasta 6. 
Sgt Jean Marie de Laubier(Spa77 Spad VII)KIA in combat near Nouvron by Ltn Werner Preuss of Jasta 66.
 
By the RAF
 
22th and 23th victories of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3927): At 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bayonvillers and at 19.15 a second, E of Bayonvillers. 
5th, 6th and 7th victories of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3567): By 19.10-19.15 three Pfalz D.III, E and over Villers-Bretonneux.
4th victory of William Gillespie(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1895): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Lamotte.
3th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a C5359): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, E of Lamotte. 
38th and 39th victories(and last)of John Gilmour(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8118): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, SW of Villers-Brettoneaux and at 19.20 a second, S of Wiencourt.
9th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8204): At 20.25 one Pfalz D.III over Beaucourt.
8th victory of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1817): At 19.18 one Pfalz D.III over Aubercourt. Shared with Lt D.M.John.   
7th victory(and last)of Alec Reid(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1922): At 12.15 one Pfalz D.III near Bruges-Thielt. 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:05

Jul 4, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: Actions of Hamel and Vaire Woods: US troops, brigaded with British, in action for first time. Tank-aided(62 Mk V tanks, 3 lost Australian Corps(Monash, 775 casualties)and 1,000 men of 33rd US Division(134 casualties)capture Hamel south of Somme in model 93-minute all­arms operation(600-gun creeping barrage)on 3 1/2 mile front to 1 1/2-mile depth; 1,472 PoWs; 2 guns; 171 MGs and 26 mortars taken. Australians advance 2,000 yards northeast of Villers-Bretroneux(July 5).
Champagne: Foch and Petain bring in reserves to meet impending German offensive(confirmed by PoWs and deserters on July 5). GQG 2eme Bureau(Intelligence)correctly says German main effort will be on Marne.
Marne: US I Corps(Liggett)relieves French III Corps west of Château Thierry.
Air War
North Sea: 7 German Zeebrugge seaplanes damage 4 Felixstowe flying boats(1 shot down), down another British seaplane(July 18).
Western Front: RAF drop 100,000 rounds ammo to Australian machine-gunners, capturing Hamel on Somme, first air supply in mobile battle; 5 RAF aircraft lost to 5 German fighters and a balloon.
Politics
USA: At Mt Vernon Independence Day celebration Wilson proclaims Allies’ 4 great aims: 1) "Destruction of arbitrary power"; 2) national self­determination; 3) national morality to be like individual’s; 4) peace organization to prevent war.
Britain: Churchill main speaker at Anglo-Saxon Fellowship, Central Hall, Westminster.
Neutrals
Holland: British government waive right of search on East Indies convoy.
 
By the Germans
 
8th and 9th victories of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): By 18.10-18.20 Felixtowe F.2A N4297 and N4540, SE of North Hinder. 
2th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad, NW of la La Ferté Melon.
6th victory(and last)of Reinhard Treptow(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport 27, NE of Lopatnica, Serbia.
24th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one Sopwith Camel(B3858),SW of Cerisy.
8th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villers-Cotterêts.
2th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one balloon over Comblizy.
15th victory of Franz Ray(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 10.05 one S.E.5a over Villers Bretonneux.  
4th victory of Aloys von Brandenstein(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one Sopwith Dolphin over Cherisy.
12th victory of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one Sopwith Camel over Armentières.
4th victory of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Albatros D.Va): At 10.30 one R.E.8, S of Hamel.
6th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Villers-Cotterêts.
4th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Villers-Cotterêts.
35th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one Sopwith Camel(D6494)over Estrées.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Louis Chartoire(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 17.30 one two-seater over Romigny. Shared with Adj Pierre Deley and Mdl Alain Gerbault. 
1th victory of Pierre Deley(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 17.30 one two-seater over Romigny. Shared with S/Lt Luis Chatoire and Mdl Alain Gerbault.
1th victory of Alain Gerbault(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 17.30 one two-seater over Romigny. Shared with S/Lt Luis Chatoire and Adj Pierre Deley.
9th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad VII S8185): At 19.10 one balloon(Drachen)over Lhéry. Shared with Adj André Petit-Delchet.
4th victory of Andre Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S4790): At 19.10 one balloon(Drachen)over Lhéry. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Nogués.
 
By the RAF
 
28th victory of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 20.45 one Fokker D.VII over Salome.
4th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3788): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III over Esterelles. 
3th victory of Roger Del’Haye(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3792): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III over Esterelles.
9th, 10th  and 11th victories of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 16.20 one Albatros D.V, W of Veldhoek, at 16.30 a second, W of Veldhoek and at 16.40 a third,  NE of Zillebeke Lake. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
19th victory of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII over Noyelles, N of Seclin. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
18th victory of Arthur Fairclough(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8074): At 10.20 one Pfalz D.III over Hamel. 
21th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a D3444): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII over Cerisy.
12th and 13th victories of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1084): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Bayonvillers and at 09.01 one Fokker D.VII over Bayonvillers.
9th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.35 one Rumpler C, W of Armentières.
3th and 4th victories of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a D3915): At 12.50 one LVG C, E of Neuf Berquin and at 12.55 one Pfalz D.III, W of Estaires.
24th and 25th victories of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6154): By 13.30 two Fokker D.VII over Proyart. Shared with Lt Ernest David. 
23th and 24th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6065): At 13.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Proyart and at 14.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Harbonnières. 
7th victory(and last)of Stanley Puffer(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6000): At 06.55 one balloon over Mericourt. 
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Ernest Davis(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6023): By 13.30 two Fokker D.VII over Proyart. Shared with Capt Frederick McCall. 
6th victory(and last)of Harry Watson(41th Sqn S.E.5a C8879): At 07.10 one LVG C over Bayonvillers. 
2th victory of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1948): At 14.30 one Hannover C over Herleville.
10th victory(and last)of Hilliard Bell(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9388): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.III, W of Asiago(Italian front).
4th victory of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6150): At 20.30 one Pfalz D.III over La Bassée. Observer was 2th Lt C.C.Dance.
1th victory of Roy Dodds(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6150): At 20.30 one Pfalz D.III over La Bassée. Observer was 2th Lt John Bernard Russell.
11th victory(and last)of Cyril Ridley(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7248): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt.
45th, 46th and 47th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 20.55 one Fokker D.VII over Hollebeke, at 21.30 two DFW C, NE of Dixmude. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6190): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII over Capinghem.
 
By the Italian front
 
14th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One balloon over Oderzo.

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#570 Danelov

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 15:16

Jul 5, 1918
 
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin’s speech to 5th Congress of Soviets interrupted by Left Socialist Revolutionary(Russian peasant party, expelled July 9).
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Bicherakov’s 1,200 Cossacks, 6 guns and 4 Duncars land at Alyat(sailed from Enzeli on July 3)40 miles south of Baku, arrive at Kurdamir(July 8, Duncars in action July 9-19).
Home Fronts
Austria: Over 250,000 military deserters, many in armed bands with MGs and even artillery.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One Sopwith Dolphin, S of Memel. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
20th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28 over Courchamps.
5th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28 over Courchamps. 
16th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 21.20 one Bristol F.2b(C791)over Guillemont.
30th victory of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 21.45 one Spad, S of Cournay.
5th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport 24, SE of Prilep, Macedonia.
Obltn Wolfgang Plüschow(Jasta 31 Albatros D.Va)killed in collision over Euba, Chemnitz.
Stefan Meir(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)killed during a test flight.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
21th and 22th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)and one scout.
Ltt Benjamin Bozon-Verduraz appointed as CO of Spa94.
10th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). 
9th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Hauvine. Shared with Sgt Robert and Cpl Lac.
7th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 05.48 one balloon(Drachen)over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with Adj Paul Petit and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
4th victory of Paul Petit(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 05.48 one balloon(Drachen)over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
3th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 05.48 one balloon(Drachen)over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with Adj Paul Petit and S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
N.315 retired his Nieuports(23, 24, 24bis and 27)and take in charge 16 Spads(4 VII and 12 XIII). 
 
By the RAF 
 
19th victory(and last)of Arthur Fairclough(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3669): At 10.30 one Rumpler C, SE of Mezieres. Shared with Lt A.B.Sinclair. 
34th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 11.50 one DFW C over Lestrem. 
25th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6000): At 20.15 one Pfalz D.XII, S of Cappy. 
8th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3567): At 07.10 one Pfalz D.III, E of Hangest.
3th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7380): At 18.15 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Astica, near Casotta(Italian front). 
3th victory of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1948): At 10.50 one Albatros D.V, NE of Lamotte.
26th victory(and last)of Gerald Maxwell(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6126): At 20.30 one Fokker D.VII over Dompierre.
4th victory of Cyril Heywood(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9238): At 19.56 one Pfalz D.III, S of Bray. Observer was 2th Lt E.A.Dew.
 
By the USAAS
 
2th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One Fokker D.VII over Château Thierry. Shared with Lt W.Heinrichs and Lt J.L.Mitchell. 
2th victory of Ralph O'Neil(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 09.30 one Pfalz D.III over Château Thierry. Shared with Francis Simonds. 
1th victory of Francis Simonds(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 09.30 one Pfalz D.III over Château Thierry. Shared with Lt Ralph O'Neil.

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#571 Danelov

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 15:16

Jul 6, 1918
 
Eastern Front
USSR: German Ambassador Count Mirabach murdered at Moscow by Left Socialist Revolutionary bomb. Left Socialist Revolutionary rebel against local Reds, besiege Lenin in Kremlin("Comrade, can we hold out until morning?") and in Petrograd. Savinkov rebels against Reds at Yaroslav north of Moscow(until July 21)but Red Army retakes town using artillery and gas.
Siberia: Vladivostok declared under Allied protectorate. President Wilson unilaterally suggests 12,000 Japanese troops for East Siberia to rescue Czechs.
Trans-Caspia: Anti-Red ‘Turkestan Union’ obtain 2 million roubles from British Colonel Redel at Meshed which General Malleson reaches on July 16, sends 250 troops to border (July 19-24).
Southern Fronts
Albania: Italian offensive(until July 14). Ferrero’s XVI Corps(53 battalions)with 300 guns(+ 2 Royal Navy monitors)attacks north of its Valona entrenched camp and to east, crosses river Vojusa and General Nigra’s cavalry capture Fieri(July 8), 20 miles northeast, and Austrian Brigade HQ of Berat(July 10). 10-mile advance on on 60-mile front also gains 2000 PoWs, 26 guns and 6 aircraft for 850 casualties, but malaria subsequently creates havoc; French 57th Division conform in Devoli valley taking 700 PoWs.
Air War
Albania: RAF drop 3t bombs and fire 3,000 MG rounds in support of Italian offensive(1 D.H.9 lost)but fail to hit Kuchi bridge(hit twice on July 8).
USA: First flight of first Americanized Handley Page 0/400 bomber.
Sea War
Northern Adriatic: Italian submarine F12 torpedoes and sinks Austrian U-20 off Tagliamento estuary.
 
By the Germans
 
10th victory of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): Submarine C25 by the Thames Estuary.
Ltn Werner Junck(CO Jasta 8, Fokker D.VII)wounded in action. Command assumed by Joachim de la Camp.
Obltn Erich Löwenhardt re-appointed as CO of Jasta 10.
2th victory of Eugen Siempelkamp(Jasta 29 Pfalz D.XII): At 12.50 one Sopwith Camel(D9361)of 210th Sqn over Estaires. Lt W.J.Saunders POW.
3th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Bezu.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Paul Prince(Spa57 Spad XIII S9548): One two-seater, S of Bligny. Shared with Cal Alfred Peyrouze.
1th victory of Alfred Peyrouze(Spa57 Spad XIII S2846): One two-seater, S of Bligny. Shared with Adj Paul Prince.
 
By the RAF
 
35th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 05.40 one Hannover C, NE of Arras.
1th victory of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): At 05.45 one Hannover C over Drocourt.
2th victory of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C2960): At 08.45 one EA over Metz. Observer was Lt Charles Blizard.
13th victory of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3387): At 11.55 one Pfalz D.III over Lestrem.
 
By the Italian front
 
2th and 3th victories of Bela Macourek(Flik 6F Aviatik D.I 238.51): One D.H.9, SE of Fjeri and one Caproni Ca.3 over Mi Foli.

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#572 Danelov

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 08:27

Jul 7, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: Australians advancing in hills north and south of the river(59th Battalion refuses to advance on July 8).
Austria: 1st and 35th Austrian divisions arrive on Western Front.
Eastern Front
Volga: Stalin cables Lenin, demands full military powers.
Siberia: Czechs defeat Reds near Chita and occupy Irkutsk on July 8.
Air Ar
Flanders: German night bombing of ambulance park at La Panne(Yser)kills 43 female drivers.
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Hans Goerth(MFJ III Albatros D.Va 7167/18): One Airco D.H.9 over Nieuport.
20th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(C8279), NE of Warfusée.
8th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 11.15 One Sopwith Camel(D3329) from No.209 Sqn near Hamel. Pilot, Lt Merril Taylor was KIA. 
11th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.28 one Nieuport 28, S of Soissons Ferme.
6th victory of Franz Brandt(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.12 one Nieuport 28 over Soissons.
3th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.15 one Nieuport 28 over Soissons.
13th victory(and last)of Otto Rosenfeld(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28.
9th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport.
22th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 07.20 one Airco D.H.9 over Sailly-sur-Lys.
Ltn Max Näther appointed as CO of Jasta 62(Albatros D.Va).
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Maurice Delépine(Spa62 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII over vallée de l’Ourcq.
3th victory of Marie Lecoq de Kerland(Spa82 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.R.I over St. Pierre d’Aigle. Shared with S/Lt Flers and Sgt Ventre.
3th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.R.I over Corcy.
8th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 09.00 one balloon(Drachen)over Courcelles-Sapincourt. 
 
By the RAF
 
2th victory of Harry Compton(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3810): At 19.00 one Pfalz D.III, N of Proyart.
5th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8209): At 10.45 one Albatros D.V over Pederiva(Italian front).
12th victory(and last)of Gwilym Lewis(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3511): At 09.25 one LVG C near Lens. Shared with Lt Ivan Hind. 
26th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6877): At 12.15 one Albatros C, W of Montdidier. Shared with Lt William Gillespie. 
5th victory(and last)of William Gillespie(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1895): At 12.15 one Albatros C over La Boissiere. Shared with Capt Frederick McCall. 
5th victory(and last)of James Child(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1975): By 09.00 one LVG C over Val d'Assa(Italian front). 
3th victory of Charles Steele(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7909): At 11.30 one Pfalz D.III, SW of Proyart. Observer was Lt Arnold Ansell.
7th victory(and last)of John Griffith(60th Sqn S.E.5a D5992): At 11.40 one DFW C over Achiet le Grand.
1th victory of Robert Whitney(60th Sqn S.E.5a B186): At 11.45 one DFW C over Achiet le Grand.
5th victory(and last)of Wilfred Giles(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6494): At 11.20 one LVG C over Bailleul.
53th and 54th victories of Edward Mannock(85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): By 20.20 two Fokker D.VII over Doulieu.
9th and 10th victories of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): By 20.20 two Fokker D.VII over Doulieu-Steenwerck.
29th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1844): At 19.40 one Fokker D.R.I, E of la Bassée. 
Lt Merrill Taylor(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 7 victories)shot down and KIA over Hamel in combat with Ltn Franz Büchner, CO of Jasta 13. 
5th victory of Maurice Cooper(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B3326): At 11.40 one Albatros D.V over Middelkerke. Shared victory.
1th victory of Charles Sims(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9672): At 11.40 one Albatros D.V over Middelkerke.
 
By the USAAS
 
13th Aero Sqn take in charge new Spad XIII´s.
1th victory of Hamilton Coolidge(94th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 09.50 one Rumpler C over Bennes. Shared with Lt James Meissner.
 
By the Italian front
 
22th, 23th and 24th victories of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1): By 09.00 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(69.68)of Flik 45D over Cima Eckar, one Albatros D.III(153.240)of Flik 9J over Valbella, this second shared with Romolo Ticconi. Zgsf Oswald Bielotter KIA and one Phönix D.I(128.19)of Flik 14J over Casoni.
4th victory of Romolo Ticconi(76a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III(153.240)of Flik 9J over Valbella, shared with Silvio Scaroni. Zgsf Oswald Bielotter KIA.

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#573 Danelov

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 14:31

Jul 8, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: French advance east of Viliers-Collerets, taking 346 PoWs.
Flanders: British X Corps relieves last French corps.
Eastern Front
USSR: Left Socialist Revolutionary’s in Moscow disarmed by Colonel Vatsetis’ loyal Red Latvian riflemen whom Lenin visits after Red Guards mistakenly fire at his car.
Southern Front
Piave: First American wounded in Italy is 18-year-old American Red Cross canteen driver Ernest Hemingway severely wounded at Fossalta di Piave with Arditi by Austrian heavy mortar; he receives Croce de Guerra and is hospitalized at Milan.
Sea War
Adriatic: British monitors give gunfire support to Franco­Italian advances in south Albania.
Black Sea: German naval staff meeting has acute problems trying to crew ex-Russian Fleet. Ludendorff opposes any gifts to Ukraine or Bulgaria(July 10)gets Kaiser approval(July 12)to put 1 dreadnought, 5 destroyers and submarines into German service.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Herbert Boy(Jasta 14 Fokker D.VII): At 21.00 one S.E.5a over Carvin.
13th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Spad, S of Louatre.
12th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Bréguet 14 over Hartennes.
7th victory of Franz Brandt(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.10 one two-seater, SW of Oigny.
3th victory of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Nieppe Wald.
23th and 24th victories of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 08.30 one Bristol F.2b over Lergies and at 08.50 one No.32 Sqn S.E.5a(C1089)over Annoevillin. Pilot, ace Arthur Claydon was killed.
Hermann Göring assumed command of JG 1.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Antoine Cordonnier(Spa15 Spad VII): One EA over Vierzy.
Sgt Dudley Tucker(Spa15, Spad VII)KIA near Chaudun-Vierzy.  
21th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Boinville-en-Woëvre.
8th victory of Jean Bouyer(Spa49 Spa XIII): At 09.07 one Rumpler C near Burnhaupt. Shared with Adj Paul Hamot.
2th victory of Paul Hamot(Spa49 Spad XIII): At 09.07 one Rumpler C near Burnhaupt. Shared with Adj Jean Bouyer.
8th victory of Léon Nuvillel(Spa57 Spad XIII S2791): One two-seater, N of Tinqueux.
10th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Iviory.
5th and 6th victories of Del Antonine Gaston Vial(Spa152 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Genevieve and one EA.
2th victory of William Ponder(Spa163 Spad XIII): One EA over Sommepy. 
 
By the RAF
 
4th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7815): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Hénin-Lietard. Observer was Lt William Miller.
11th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 09.30 one Hannover C over Messines.
5th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8859): At 19.10 one LVG C, NE of Neuf Berquin.
Capt Arthur Claydon(32th Sqn S.E.5a, 7 victories)KIA near Carvin, shot down by Paul Billik, CO of Jasta 52. 
36th and 37th victories of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 09.25 one Hannover C, E of Monchy, shared with Lt Gilbert Grange and Lt Indra Roy and at 10.45 a second, 3 miles E of La Bassée.
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): At 06.45 one Hannover C over Drocourt, at 09.25 a second E of Monchy, shared with Capt George McElroy and Lt Gilbert Strange and at 10.25 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Douai. 
2th victory of Gilbert Strange(40th Sqn S.E.5a B191): At 09.25 one Hannover C, E of Monchy. Shared with Capt George McElroy and Lt Indra Roy.
36th and 37th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6418): At 05.30 one Fokker D.VII over Fromelles, shared with Lt Roy McConnell and a second, SE of Merville.  
4th victory of Roy McConnell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9407): At 05.30 one Fokker D.VII over Fromelles, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren.
18th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7899): At 07.10 one Fokker D.R.I, NW of Carvin. 
2th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b B1339): At 07.15 one Fokker D.R.I, NW of Carvin. Observer was 2th Lt William Hodgkinson.
8th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1958): At 07.20 one Fokker D.VII over Seclin.
30th and 31th victories of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1844): At 07.50 one Fokker D.R.I over Meurchin-Epinoy and at 08.00 one Pfalz D.III over Mettalergique Works. 

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#574 Danelov

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 14:31

Jul 9, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Volga: Red Eastern Front C-in-C Colonel Muraviev(militant Left Socialist Revolutionary)rebels at Kazan, sails down Volga to Simbirsk with 1,000 men.
East Siberia­: General Horvath declares himself Provisional Ruler at Grodekovo northwest of Vladivostok.
Sea War
USA: Henry Ford launches first "Eagle Boat" patrol vessel. 60 of 100 ordered built, PE1 commissions October 28, 1918.
Britain: Government announces that home­ward-bound shiping loss rate since January 1 over 1 %.
Northern Adriatic: Austrian U-19 mined off Caorle, beaches and later plundered by Austrian troops.
Politics
Germany: Rear-Admiral Hintze Foreign Minister on Kuehlmann’s resignation(July 8, Hintze formally appointed July 20).
Austria: Central Powers’ Salzburg economic conference.
 
By the Germans
 
22th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, NE of Albert.
5th victory of Joachim von Busse(CO Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 10.25 one S.E.5a, SW of Dickerbusch.
1th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Spad, E of Kemmel.
1th victory of Heinrich Henkel(Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 07.15 one balloon.
Ltn Helmut Dilthey(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII, 7 victories)shot down and KIA over Lille in combat with Airco D.H.9 of No.107 Sqn.
Ltn Carl Degelow appointed as CO of Jasta 40.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Edouard Kauffmann(Spa79 Spad XIII): One EA near Ressons-sur-Matz. Shared with Adj Paul Lesec.
1th victory of Paul Lesec(Spa79 Spad XIII): One EA near Ressons-sur-Matz. Shared with Ltt Edouard Kauffmann.
 
By the RAF
 
Maj James McCudden(56th Sqn, S.E.5a, 57 victories)killed when his aircraft stalled after take off and crashed to the ground. 
4th victory William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 12.05 one Fokker D.R.I, W of Moncheaux. 
11th victory(and last)of Wilfred Young(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.25 one DFW C over Merris. Shared victory. 
13th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 20.50 one Fokker D.VII over Oostnieuwkerke. 
20th victory of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 11.00 one DFW C, N of La Bassée. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
9th victory(and last)of George Bulmer(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4888): At 11.00 one type C, N of Bois de Phalempin. Observer was 2th Lt James McDonald.
1th and 2th victories of T.W.Martin(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7896): At 11.00 one Albatros D.V, N of La Bassée and at 11.30 a second, W of Steenwerck. Observer was Sgt John Hall. 
22th and 23th victories of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8239): At 14.50 one Albatros D.III over Calliano and at 14.55 one type C over the same area(Italian front).
30th victory of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 10.50 one Pfalz D.III, NW of La Bassée.
11th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B6945): At 08.00 one Rumpler C over Angista.
32th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1844): At 11.50 one DFW C over Richebourg St. Vaast. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
21th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 19.40 one AGO C, NE of Gravelin.
 
By the USAAS
 
95th Aero Sqn moved to Saints Aerodrome.
147th Aero Sqn moved to Saints Aerodrome.

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#575 Danelov

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 18:17

Jul 10, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne: French troops reoccupy Courcy, north of river Ourcq.
Eastern Front
USSR: 5th Congress of Soviets adopts RSFSR Constitution.
Volga­: Vatsetis named new Red Eastern Front Commander.
North Caucasus: Denikin’s Volunteer Army defeats Red Army(until July 14).
Siberia­: British government announce 25th Middlesex Regiment sailing from Hong Kong to Vladivostok.
Middle East
Armenia: Kress wires Berlin from Tiflis that Armenians threatened with extermination. Hindenburg cables Enver "as a Christian" to let 500,000 starving go home(July 29).
Persia: RAF plane flies to Urmia, arranges ammo convoy supply(July 22)for Christian Assyrian Jelus beset by Turks.
Sea War
Atlantic: U-boot sinks Cunard liner Carpathia(5 lives lost)west of Ireland.
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): One balloon, S of Varennes.
1th victory of Wilhelm Sommer(Jasta 39 Albatros D.Va): One AR2 over Thillois.
Ltn Max Gossner appointed as CO of Jasta 77.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
9th victory of Léon Nuvillel(Spa57 Spad XIII S2791): One LVG C, near Baslieux-lès-Fismes.
11th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 10.55 one two-seater over Basilieux. Shared with Sgt Gaudry and S/Lt Charles Nuville.
N.315 renamed as Spa315. Escadrille equipped with 4 Spad VII and 12 Spad XIII. Ltt Raoul Etienne remained as CO. 
 
By the RAF
 
12th and 13th victories of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7919): By 09.20 two Fokker D.VII, E of Zillebeke Lake. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
21th, 22th and 23th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): By 09.30 three Pfalz D.III over Armentières-Lille. Observer was 2th Lt James Scaramanga.
13th and 14th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1040): By 09.15-09.20 two Fokker D.R.I, SE of Lille. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
7th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): At 09.45 one Fokker D.R.I over Lille. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
3th victory of T.W.Martin(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7896): At 10.00 one Pfalz D.III over Lille. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory(and last)of Quentin Roosevelt(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One scout, W of Beuvardes. 

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#576 Danelov

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 17:57

Jul 11, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Rupprecht seriously considers postponing Operation Hagen because of influenza epidemic. Australian Lys sector trench raid near Merris(captured July 29).
Marne: French deserter informs Germans that Allied tank-led offensive imminent.
Lorraine: First of 4 US radio stations(at Toul)starts to monitor German traffic. First AEF field code in service(July 15), 9 more by Armistice.
Eastern Front
USSR: Red Simbirsk Province Chairman ambushes and kills Muraviev, but Whites rise at Arzamas, Murom, Rostov (Yaroslav Province) and Rybinsk.
Baltic States: Prince William of Urach(Württemberg)accepts the title of Mindove II, King of Lithuania, from Council of State (Taryba).
Southern Fronts
Saloniki: At Supreme War Council General Guillaumat says Balkans autumn offensive will succeed, Greeks had entered war to regain East Macedonia, Clemenceau(July 18)instructs d’Esperey to continue preparations.
Middle East
Palestine: Lawrence at Allenby’s HQ told outline of Palestine September offensive. Allenby informs CIGS that it will be mid-September(July 12), replies no winter reinforcements from France (July 20).
Sea War
Atlantic: US supply ship Westover(10 lost)sunk in European waters.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Eugen Siempelkamp(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Airco D.H.9(D5647)of No.107 Sqn over Molembaix. Lt A.T.Simmons and Lt F.F.Blight POW.
1th victory of Ltn Nebelthau(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Airco D.H9(C2182)of No.107 Sqn, N of Marquain. 2th Lt J.D.Cook and 2th Lt H.H.Ankrett KIA. 
1th victory of Gustav Wachwitz(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.20 one Airco D.H.9(C2883)of No.107 Sqn. Lt R.A.Arnott and 2th Lt H.R.Whitehead POW.
Ltn Carl-August von Schoenebeck appointed as CO of Jasta 33.
2th victory of Adolf Gutknecht(CO Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 20.35 one Airco D.H.9, W of La Bassée.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cne Pierre Jaille appointed as CO of Spa73.
4th and 5th victories of Marie Lecoq de Kerland(Spa82 Spad XIII): Two EA.
 
By the RAF
 
38th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 05.50 one Hannover C, W of Vitry.
4th victory of Arthur Jarvis(150th Sqn S.E.5a): At 07.00 one Albatros D.V, NW of Furka. Shared with Lt J.A.Beeny and Lt W.Ridley.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
8th and 9th victories of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): By 04.15-04.20 one Rumpler C, SE of Estaires and one Pfalz D.III, N of Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory of Edgar Tobin(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 07.55 one two-seater, E of Thiaucourt. Shared with Lt E.B.Jones.

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#577 Danelov

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:06

Jul 12, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: French capture Castel-Auchin Farm, northwest of Montdidier. Foch asks Haig to be ready to attack in Flanders from La Bassee canal north to liberate Bethune mining district. Haig demurs citing "water-logged" terrain, counter­proposes early advance "east and southeast of Amiens, so as to disengage that town and the railway". Foch agrees and reveals that Debeney(French First Army)is "studying an offensive with the same objective". Petain letter to Haig: "I have the honour to request a more complete participation of the British Army in the burdens … weighing on my armies for 3 1/2, months: either by … at least 3 divisions or by an attack launched before 18 July on a suitable part of the front." Ludendorffs 5th offensive postponed to July 15.
Sea War
Pacific: Japan’s first dreadnought 21,900t Kawachi blown up by magazine explosion in Tokuyama Bay, 700 killed.
Politics
Haiti: Government declares war on Germany.
Australia: Prime Minister Hughes says no return of German Pacific Island.
Home Fronts
Germany: Colonel Bauer note to Ludendorff "We will win if the Homeland no longer stabs the Army in the back".; repeats the view to Duesseldorf Industry Club on July 20.
Britain : "Propaganda is advertising …", by Northcliffe.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
9th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.55 one Albatros over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
5th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.55 one Albatros over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau.
4th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 06.55 one Albatros over Courcelles-Sapincourt. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington and St/Lt Michel Coiffard.
 
By the RAF
 
12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th victories of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9394): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V over Feltre, by 08.05 one Phönix D.I over Feltre, by 08.05 one Hansa-Brandenburg D.I over the same location, at 08.10 a second Phönix D.I over Feltre and by 08.10 one Hansa-Brandenburg D.I over the same location(Italian front).
4th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8113): At 09.45 one LVG C over Mt.Cismon(Italian front). 
1th and 2th victories of Alan Rice-Oxley(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8240): By 08.05 one Hansa-Brandenburg D over Col Fassole(Feltre)and one Phönix D over Feltre(Italian front).
 
By the Italian front
 
Offizierstellvertreter Karl Urban(Flik 14J Phönix D.I, 5 victories)killed in flying accident.
4th victory of Roman Schmidt(Flik 30J Phönix D.I 128.12): One SAML over Monte Tomba.
 
5th victory(and last)of Alessandro Resch(70a Hanriot HD.1): One Albatros D.III (153.259)from Flik 30J over Grappa.
25th and 26th victories(and last)of Silvio Scaroni(76a Hanriot HD.1 7517): At 08.10 one unknown fighter type over Monte Santo, shared with Cesare Magistrini and one Albatros D.III(153.259)of Flik 30J over Monte Tomatico. Scaroni, in this combat, was severely wounded in the stomach, regained consciousness at about 2400 ft, cross the river Piave and crash in a dry river bed near Monte Grappa. Rushed to hospital, he was fortunate to survive.   
6th victory(and last)of Cesare Magistrini(91a Spad VII): At 08.15 a unknown fighter type over Monte Santo.

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#578 Danelov

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:07

Jul 13, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Petain fixes Mangin’s D-day as July 18. General Haller made C-in-C Polish Army(1 regiment).
Aisne: British XXII Corps transferred south to Ardre Sector.
Eastern Front
Turkestan: White railway­men massacre Tashkent’s Cheka chief and bodyguard in Ashkabad, but Red Guards repulse drive on Tashkent(July 24).
Southern Fronts
Greece: French General Gramat appointed as CO of Greek Army.
 
By the Germans
 
15th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): At 21.35 one Spad off Westende.
2th victory of Eduard Blaas(MFJ III Albatros D.Va): At 18.05 one Airco D.H.9 over Wendyne.
Ltn Hermann Becker appointed as CO of Jasta 12.
6th victory of Joachim von Busse(CO Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one S.E.5a, N of Bailleul.
Ltn Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII)WIA.
7th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 09.45 one balloon over Lahoussoye.
3th victory of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Pont Noyelles.
9th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Erquighem.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Cecil Brock(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1835): At 07.10 one type C. Shared with Lt A.Hamilton. 
8th victory(and last)of John De Pencier(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII near Bois de Biez. 
6th victory of John MacKereth(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6349): At 07.25 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Pordenone. Shared with Capt Joseph Hallonquist and Lt A.R.Strang.(Italian front).
5th victory(and last)of Joseph Hallonquist(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6363): At 07.25 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Pordenone. Shared with Lt John Mackereth and Lt A.R.Strang.(Italian front).
6th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8859): At 05.15 one balloon, E of Bailleul.
39th and 40th victories of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 06.45 one Hannover C, W of Estaires, shared with Lt Gilbert Strange, Lt F.H.Knobel and Lt Indra Roy and at 20.05 one Pfalz D.III over Vitry.
5th and 6th victories of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): At 06.45 one Hannover C, W of Estaires, shared with Capt George McElroy, Lt Gilbert Strange and Lt F.H.Knobel and at 20.05 one Pfalz D.III over Vitry-Brebières.
3th and 4th victories of Gilbert Strange(40th Sqn S.E.5a B191): At 06.45 one Hannover C, W of Estaires, shared with Capt George McElroy, Lt F.H.Knobel and Lt Indra Roy and at 20.05 one Pfalz D.III, E of Brebieres.
37th and 38th victories of William Barker(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 07.05 one Brandenburg D near Conegliano-Godega and at 07.08 one Albatros D.V, 1km S of Godega aerodrome(Italian front).  
9th victory of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7358): At 07.05 one Berg D over Cismon, S of Godega(Italian front).
3th victory of George Dixon(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6923): At 20.30 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
10th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 21.15 one Albatros C, W of Merville.

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#579 Danelov

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 14:08

Jul 14, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne: 27 German PoWs(chiefly Alsatian)reveal to French Fourth Army timings of impending Champagne-Marne offensive.
Champagne and Marne: Germans gas shell US 3rd Division with 7,500 rounds(15t)mustard gas and phosgene; 600 gassed(9 deaths); US 26th Division at Château-Thierry endures 10,000 rounds(20t)mustard gas and phosgene(until July 17); 518 gassed(no deaths).
Southern Fronts
Trentino: Field Marshal Conrad resigns from active service(especially due to Hungarian protests at Piave failure), is made Count and Colonel of all the Guards; General Krobatin(Tenth Army)takes over his Tyrol army group.
Middle East
Palestine–Action of Abu Tulul: 5800 Turks and Germans(1,000 casualties including 475 Germans and 540 PoWs, 6 MGs lost)attack 2,500 Anzacs and Indian cavalry(c.200 lancers cause 192 Turk cavalry casualties east of Jordan), unsupported Germans repelled for 70 ALH(Australian Light Horse mounted infantry)casualties(189 total).
Air War
Western Front: 9 RAF squadrons fly to reinforce French in Champagne despite rainstorms, lose 15 aircraft in action(until July 17).
Sea War
Mediterranean: Coastal submarine UB-105 sinks French transport Djemnah(442 lost)off Cyrenaica. British Australia­bound SS Barunga(ex-German SS Sumatra)sunk by U-boot.
Home Fronts
Britain: National rationing for sugar(until November 29, 1920), butter(until May 30, 1920), margarine(until February 16, 1919)and lard(until December 16, 1918), national bacon and ham rationing discontinued on July 29. Local jam, cheese and tea rationing for 500,000 to 17.5 million people since early 1918.
 
By the Germans
 
35th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.15 one Bréguet 14 over Verdilly. 
25th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
10th and 11th victories of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.35 one S.E.5a, SE of View Berquin and at 09.40 a second, W of Merville.
4th victory of Hermann Gilly(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Vieux Berquin.
4th victory of Willi Rosenstein(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one S.E.5a, SE of Vieux Berquin.
5th victory of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2 over Vassient.
Ltn Fritz Pütter appointed as CO of Jasta 68.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Spa57 complement: 10 Spad VII and XIII.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
14th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 09.30 one balloon over Passchendaele.
 
By the RAF
 
29th victory(and last)of Percy Clayson(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1114): At 17.35 one Fokker D.VII over Neuf Berquin-Estaires.
21th and 22th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C987): By 09.00 two Fokker D.VII, SE of Ypres, shared with Lt August Iaccaci and 2th Lt Ronald Turner. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
10th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII,  SE of Ypres, shared with Capt Dennis Latimer and Lt Tom Noel. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
10th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D5963): At 05.30 one Halberstadt C, NE of Estaires.
2th victory of Robert Holme(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6155): At 09.50 one balloon over 30R242.
41th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 07.30 one Hannover C, N of Drocourt.
17th victory of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9394): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V over Tresche-Potzo(Italian front).
5th victory of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1974): At 09.45 one type D over Mt.Cismon(Italian front).
3th victory of Alan Rice-Oxley(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9392): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V over Cogolo(Italian front).
21th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7387): At 08.20 one Albatros D.V, W of Feltre(Italian front). 
7th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8268): At 07.00 one Albatros C, E of Bailleul.
55th victory of Edward Mannock(85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): At 08.35 one Fokker D.VII, N of Merville.
4th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1928): At 08.35 one Pfalz D.III, N of Merville.
4th victory of George Dixon(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6923): At 08.55 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
22th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 07.18 one balloon over Estaires-La Bassée.
1th victory of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1927): At 07.15 one AGO C over Laventie.
 
By the USAAS
 
Quentin Roosevelt(95th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 )shot down and killed over Chamery after combat with Vzfw Emil Gräper from Jasta 50.

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#580 Danelov

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 14:08

Jul 15, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Fourth Battle of Champagne(until July 18)and Second Battle of the Marne(until August 4). 
Ludendorff launches his fifth offensive since March 21(codenamed Friedensturm)against French and 9 US divisons from east of Reims to the Marne. Seventh, First(watched by Kaiser)and Third Armies(0435-0530 hours)attack with 43 divisions on 50-mile front after 4-hour barrage (0010 hours, pre-empted by French from 2330 hours on July 14), Germans advance rapidly to the Marne at Fossoy. German fire 500,000 rounds(9,000t)mustard gas, phosgene and diphenylchlororsine; 2,600 gassed(47 deaths) until July 18.
Petain’s "recoiling buffer method of defence"(Liddell Hart)absorbs initial attack’s 2­mile impetus in lightly-held forward zone and awaits wearying, entangled attackers on a strong rear position. East of Reims German 21-division offensive fails on a 25-mile front north of Roman Road; 20 German tanks in sector all knocked out by French guns. More success achieved west of Reims vs Italians(8th Division annihilated)and 2 French divisions.
Foch countermands Petain’s 1000 hours order to Fayolle postponing July 18 attack. German 10th and 36th Divisions’ try to force Marne crossing against reinforced US 38th Infantry Regiment. Outnumbered 3:1, pounded by 336 German guns and with both flanks dangling, 3600 Americans stand firm in savage hand-to-hand fighting. 8 German divisions achieve 9-mile, 13-mile deep bridgehead astride Dormans to east.
Paris Gun, in new emplacement near Fere-en-Tardenois, fires 14 shells at French capital(until July 19).
Air War
Western Front: 225 French bombers(25 lost)in 20-30 formations drop 44t bombs on makeshift German Marne bridges. Constant air attacks(until July 20)till Germans evacuate bridgehead. Germans shoot down 37 Allied aircraft for loss of 9.
Politics
USA: US Treasury estimates Allies have 303 million people and $495 billion wealth vs Central Powers’ 147 million people and $134 billion.
Britain: British War Cabinet to inform Berlin that British Army will continue to use paper-cored bullets(instead of aluminium)as fully legal and not like "dum-dums". Ex­Empress Eugenie to Colonel Vernier "This League of Nations, what folly!".
Austria: Count Burian peace memo published.
 
By the Germans
 
Second Battle of the Marne.
21th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 14.30 one Sopwith Camel(D1778) over Dormans.
6th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28 over Château Thierry. 
6th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII). At 10.45 one balloon over Bois de Breuil.
12th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII). At 12.10 one Spad, S of Mareuil.
36th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII). At 13.07 one Sopwith Camel, N of Dormans.
Ltn Friedrich Friedrichs(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII 309/18, 21 victories)killed in accident. His Fokker take fire when the incendiary bullets he used for attacking balloons exploded. As he baled out , his parachute was caught on the tailplane of the burning Fokker.  
6th victory(and last)of Günther Schuster(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Suippes.
16th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII, Nw of St. Menehould.
20th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 06.32 one Spad 2, SW of Pourcy.
14th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 06.30 one Bréguet 14, SW of Pourcey.
4th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.55 one Bréguet 14, E of Bourcheres.
2th victory of Oblt Blumenbach(Jasta 31 Albatros D.Va): At 07.50 one AR2 of No.26 Sqn , SE of Prosnes-Baconnes. Crew MIA.
5th and 6th victories of Kurt Jacob(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 14.20 one Sopwith Camel, S of La Capelle and at 17.35 one Caudron R.11 over Festigny.
5th victory of Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 14.10 one Nieuport 28 over Marne.
8th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 14.38 one balloon over Lahoussoye.
4th and 5th victories of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 16.40 one Spad over Comblizy and at 16.50 a second over the same place.
1th victory of Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one balloon over Dormans.
3th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 14.45 one Spad 2 over Champfleury.
9th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 15.00 one Spad XIII over Prosnes.
3th and 4th victories of Martin Johns(Jasta 63 Fokker D.VII): Two Spad.
Ltn Konrad Schwartz appointed as CO of Jasta 66.
7th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
36th and 37th victories of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): Two Spad, one over Bony. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
11th victory of Armand de Turenne(CO Spa12 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Château-Thierry. Shared with Asp Victor Herlemont.  
1th victory of Victor Herlemont(Spa12 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII over Château-Thierry. Shared with CO Ltt Armand de Turenne.  
6th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One DFW C near Laval-sur-Tourbe.
10th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad XIII S2791): At 04.55 one Albatros C forced to land near Fleury-la-Rivière. Shared with S/Lt Jean Fraissinet and Adj Raymond Vanier.
6th victory of Jean Fraissinet(Spa57 Spad XIII S9551): At 04.55 one Albatros C forced to land near Fleury-la-Rivière. Shared with S/Lt Léon Nuville and Adj Raymond Vanier.
1th victory of Raymond Vanier(Spa57 Spad XIII S9577): At 04.55 one Albatros C forced to land near Fleury-la-Rivière. Shared with S/Lt Léon Nuville and S/Lt Jean Fraissinet.
23th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 15.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Dormans.
8th victory of Marcel Dhôme(Spa81 Spad XIII): One balloon, N of Main Massiges. Shared with Adj Malfanti, Sgt Santelli and Sgt Boggs.
2th victory of Pierre Ducornet(Spa93 Spad VII): One Rumpler C near Monrovilliers. Shared with Ltt Albert Carbonnel, Adj Pierre Marinovitch and Sgt André Martin, all three of Spa94.
14th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C near Monrovilliers. Shared with Ltt Albert Carbonel, Sgt André Martin and Mdl Pierre Ducornet of Spa93.
3th victory of André Martin(Spa94 Spad VII): One Rumpler C near Monrovilliers. Shared with Adj Pierre Marinovitch, Ltt Albert Carbonel and Mdl Pierre Ducornet of Spa93.
2th victory of Austin Créhore(Spa94 Spad VII): One two-seater near Vouziers.
1th victory of Albert Carbonel(Spa94 Spad VII): One Rumpler C near Monrovilliers. Shared with Adj Pierre Marinovitch, Sgt André Martin and Mdl Pierre Ducornet of Spa93.
11th victory(and last)of Andre Herbelin(Spa97 Spad XIII): One EA.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): Three balloons, the last over Main de Massiges.
10th ,11th and 12th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 10.30 two balloons over Goussancout, shared with Capt Auguste Lahoulle, Adj Chevalier and Sgt Abbot. At 19.05 a third balloon , S of Le Charmel, shared with S/Lt Louis Gros and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich. 
8th, 9th and 10th victories(and last)of Auguste Lahoulle(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 10.30 one balloon over Gousssancout, shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard, Adj Chevalier and Sgt Abbot, a second balloon shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Adj Chevalier and at 19.05 third balloon, N of Goussancourt.
6th victory of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.05 one balloon, S of Le Charmel. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich. 
5th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.05 one balloon, S of le Charmel. Shared with St/Lt Michel Coiffard and S/Lt Louis Gros. 
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3792): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII over Bois du Biez. 
11th and 12th victories of Thomas Williams(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8208): By 10.05 two Albatros D.V, N of Roana(Italian front).
42th and 43th victories of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): By 20.15 two Fokker D.VII, NE of Hill 70, Lens.
7th and 8th victories of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): By 20.05 two Fokker D.VII over Hulloch.
31th victory of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 12.50 one balloon over Dormans.
18th and 19th victories(and last)of Cedric Howell(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8113): At 10.15 one Phönix D.I over Costa Alta and at 10.20 a second over Mt.Forcellona(Italian front).
4th and 5th victories of Alan Rice-Oxley(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1975): By 10.10 two Phönix D over Costa Alta and over Mt.Forcelluna(Italian front).
38th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): One DFW C, W of Neuve Chapelle. 
1th victory of George Hicks(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6474): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Roulers.
15th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6864): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII, S of Roulers.  
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
23th and 24th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn AFC Sopwith Camel E1416): By 17.25 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
9th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn AFC Sopwith Camel D8159): At 17.25 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory of Flaminio Avet(70a Hanriot HD.1): Aviatik D.I(138.63)from Flik 74J over Montello.
4th victory of Aldo Bocchese(70a Hanriot HD.1): Aviatik D.I(138.63)from Flik 74J over Montello. Shared with Flaminio Avet and Leopoldo Eleuteri. 
3th victory of Leopoldo Eleuteri(70a Hanriot HD.1): Aviatik D.I(138.63)from Flik 74J over Montello. Shared with Flaminio Avet and Aldo Bocchese. 
7th victory of Alvaro Leonardi(80a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(429.01)of Flik 49D over Treviso. Zgsf Franz Pospichtal and Oblt Hans Ritter von Becker both unhurt.

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#581 Danelov

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:31

Jul 16, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: French hold Germans east of Reims, but fall back slightly at Prunay; west of Reims German advance up Marne to Renil threatens Epernay (7 miles east), US 42nd Division counter-attacks north of St Agnan La Chapelle
Eastern Front
USSR: Ex Tsar and Imperial family murdered at Ekaterinburg by Red Ural Regional Council’s order or by Moscow’s. Zsarina’s sister and 5 Romanov princes murdered in nearby Alapaevsk on July 17.
Sea War
North Atlantic: U-54 sinks sloop HMS Anchusa off Northern Ireland.
Western Mediterranean: Destroyer night collision between HMS Cygnet and Italian Garibaldino sinks latter off Villefranche(South France).
Air War
Germany: 12 D.H.9s of No.99 Sqn and 6 D.H.4s of No.55 Sqn attack Thionville(over 93 casualties); 15-wagon munition train explodes; another train hit; serious fires started, and goods station badly damaged. Handley Pages drop 5 bombs in Saarbruecken centre(heavy damage). 10 F.E.2s bomb Hagendingen; bomb destroys tunnel shelter(23 casualties)and burns large stocks af fodder and coal.
Western Front: Germans claim 37 Allied aircraft for loss of 14.
 
By the Germans
 
16th, 17th and 18th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one Spad off Zeebrugge, at 14.20 one Airco D.H.9 over Uberschwemm and at 14.25 one Airco D.H.9 off Middlekerke.
4th victory of Heinrich Wessels(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4 over Middlekerke.
3th victory of Hans Goerth(MFJ III Albatros D.Va 7167/18): At 18.25 one Airco D.H.4(A7868)over Zevecote.
5th victory of Reinhold Poss(SFS): At 12.30 one D.H.9 over Zeebrugge.
2th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b or D.H.9, NE of Soilly.
Ltn Hans Kirschstein(CO Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII, 27 victories)killed in a crash on a return flight from Fismes in a Hannover CL.II piloted by Ltn Johannes Markgraf.
13th and 14th victories of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 05.30 one Sopwith Camel, S of Dormans and a second at 05.35.
6th victory(and last)of Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 05.25 one Spad over Igny-le-Jard.
13th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Nieuport.
37th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.20 one Spad over Igny la Jard.
9th and 10th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): Two Bréguet 14.
17th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Suippes.
21th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 20.27 one Spad, S of Pourcy.
15th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 14.55 one balloon over Villers Allerand.
6th and 7th victories of Paul Turck(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 14.05 one Spad over Chamery and at 20.29 a second, S of Villers-Allerand.
13th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 14.10 one Spad, SW of Igny.
OsStv Otto Esswein(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII)hit by AAA in balloon attack and succesfully bailed out with parachute of his burning aircraft. 
Vzfw Gustav Wackwitz(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII 2046/18, 1 victory)killed in training flight. Aircraft caught fire, he parachuted, but harness tore and he fell.
1th victory of Sylvester Garsztka(Jasta 31 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Rilly-la-Montagne.
Uffz Erich Meyer(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII, 5 victories)badly injured when his ammunition ignited and his plante crashed in flames.
9th victory(and last)of Walter Kypke(CO Jasta 47 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 14.30 one Spad. 
16th victory of Franz Ray(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 05.45 one Spad over Tahure.  
6th victory of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Spad 2 over Nesle.
9th victory of Franz Piechulek(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 15.40 one D.H.4 or D.H.9 over Pilckem.
4th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport.
10th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 12.17 one Spad XIII over Thuizy.
2th victory of Richard Rübe(Jasta 67 Albatros D.Va): At 13.55 one balloon.
Ltn Fritz Pütter(CO Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII)he was flying a mission with incendiary ammunition aboard his plane. It self-combusted, setting plane and pilot on fire. Pütter managed to land the burning plane and he was rushed to the University Clinic in Bonn. On 10 August, he succumbed to his wounds.
Ltn Paul Schwirzke appointed as CO of Jasta 68. 
38th victory of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Reims. 
5th victory of Alfons Nagler(Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): At 06.40 one Spad over Hill 96.
27th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 15.45 one Nieuport 28 over Putnay.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
12th victory of Armand de Turenne(CO Spa12 Spad XIII): One Albatros C, S of Reims. Shared with Mdl Georges Beaunée and Cpl Emile Haller.  
1th victory of Georges Beaunée(Spa12 Spad XIII): One Albatros C, S of Reims. Shared with CO Ltt Armand de Turenne and Cpl Emile Haller.  
1th victory of Emile Haller(Spa12 Spad VII): One Albatros C, S of Reims. Shared with CO Ltt Armand de Turenne and Mdl Georges Beaunée.  
7th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Champagne. Shared with Adj Georges Lienhart and Mdl René Francisquet.
3th victory of René Francisquet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Champagne. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and Adj Georges Lienhart.
1th victory of Georges Lienhart(Spa37 Spad XIII): One DFW C over Champagne. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and Mdl René Francisquet.
38th victory of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): At 13.25 one EA near Méricourt-sur-Somme.
6th victory of François Battesti(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with S/Lt Claude Fontaine.
2th victory of Claude Fontaine(Spa73 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with S/Lt François Battesti.
50th and 51th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): Two two-seater over Dormans and S of the same location.
S/Lt Andre Barcat(Spa155 Spad XIII S4444, 5 victories)killed in action near Malmy.  
6th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 13.45 one balloon over Anthenay. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
15th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 18.55 one balloon over Bovekerke.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory(and last)of Cecil Brock(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1835): At 12.10 one EA. Shared with 2th Lt J.G.Fleet. 
4th and 5th victories of Roger Del’Haye(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3792): By 12.30 two Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
9th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 13.45 one balloon. 
Maj Awdry Vaucour(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 7 victories) killed near Monastier di Treviso when he was accidentally shot down by an Italian Hanriot pilot of 78a Squadriglia(Italian front).
10th victory(and last)of Gordon Apps(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7358): At 10.15 one type C, S of Giustana. Shared with Lt A.E.Baker(Italian front).
5th and 6th victories of William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): By 20.00 one Fokker D.VII over Roncheres and one type C over the same location.
12th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6496): At 13.45 one balloon, SW of Proyart.
9th victory of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6914): At 13.50 one balloon over Mericourt.
1th victory of Ross MacDonald(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4155): At 12.15 one Rumpler C, E of Biefvillers.
33th and 34th victories of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1844): By 11.25 one LVG C over Laventie and a second over Merville. 
6th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 11.55 one Fokker D.VII over Zeebrugge.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
11th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 04.09 one balloon over Bac St.Maur.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th and 2th victories of Zenos Miller(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 14.15 one balloon, S of Coupeils and at 18.15 one balloon, S of Le Charmel.
1th victory of Jerry Vasconcells(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 18.10 one Rumpler C, W of Dormans.
3th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One two-seater over Château Thierry. Shared with Lt Edward Curtis. 
2th victory of Edward Curtis(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One two-seater over Château Thierry. Shared with Lt Sumner Sewall. 
2th victory of Edgar Tobin(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.15 one Pfalz D.III over Vieville-en-Haye. 
2th victory of Francis Simonds(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 14.15 one Fokker D.VII over Dormans. Shared with Lt A.Jones and Lt C.Porter. 
 
By the Italian front
 
3th and 4th victories of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): Two Hanriot over Val del Concei.
1th and 2th victories of Franz Peter(Flik 3J Albatros D.III): Two Hanriot over Val del Concei.

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#582 Cybermat47

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:11

3th and 4th victories of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): Two Hanriot over Val del Concei.
1th and 2th victories of Franz Peter(Flik 3J Albatros D.III): Two Hanriot over Val del Concei.


Great day for Flik 3J... bloody awful day for that Italian Hanriot squadron.
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"If I could only have brought him down alive."
- Lieutenant Arthur Rhys-Davids, recalling his victory over Leutnant Werner Voss.

#583 Danelov

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:30

Jul 17, 1918
 
Western Front
Western Front at its longest, with 532 miles.
Champagne and Marne: Germans advancing on Epernay, reach Montasin-Chare la Rare(French later recapture. Chare)between Marne and Reims. Germans reach Nanteuil-Pourcy but Italians counter-attack successfully. East of Reims Germans defeated south of Prunay(retaken July 18)as Gouraud advances north. German losses 50,000; Boehn stops Seventh Army attacks. Violent thunderstorms(night July 17-18).
Eastern Front
USA: Definitive US memo on Siberian intervention proclaims the principle of political non-interference(Japan approves on July 18).
Air War
Germany: 17 DHs attack Thionville(alternate target for Stuttgart).
Western Front: German fighter units airborne 7 times trying to stem Allied air attacks an Marne bridges, claim overall 23 aircraft for loss of 6.
 
By the Germans
 
1th and 2th victories of Johann Baur(FA 295 Hannover CL.III): By 10.00-10.02 two Spad over Foret de Courton area. Observer was Ltn Georg von Hengl.
22th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Sailly.
7th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Sailly.
3th victory of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Comblizy.
2th victory of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 10.45 one Bréguet 14 over Dormans.
7th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 10.35 one Bréguet 14 over Igny le Breuil.
23th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 21.10 one Sopwith Camel, SW of Nieuport.
18th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one Bréguet 14.
5th victory of Karl Bohnenkamp(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): At 07.12 one Spad over Mourmelon le Grand.
5th victory of Alfred Lenz(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): At 07.10 one Spad over Mourmelon.
7th victory(and last)of Kurt Jacob(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 15.00 one Nieuport 28, W of Droissy.
8th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
5th victory(and last)of Konrad Schwartz(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Dormans.
5th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
37th and 38th victories of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Main-de-Massiges and another over Gueux.
10th victory of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S9551): One balloon(Drachen), N of Anthenay. Shared with Cal Gaston Rotureau.
1th victory of Gaston Rotureau(Spa57 Spad XIII S2846): One balloon(Drachen), N of Anthenay. Shared with S/Lt Marcel Noguès.
24th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 19.15 one EA, NE of Nesle-le-Repons.
1th victory of Henri Guillaume(Spa77 Spad XIII): One EA, near Saint-Agnan. Shared with 1th Lt Davis.
Adj Auguste Baux(Spa103 Spad XIII S2683)shot down and KIA near Jonquery by one two-seater of FlAbt 295.
14th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen), N of Nauroy.
13th and 14th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 05.30 and 05.35 two ballons, NE of Moronvillers and over Moronviller, shared with Mdl Jacques Ehrlich and Sgt Huber.
7th and 8th victories of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 05.30 and 05.35 two ballons, NE of Moronvillers and over Moronviller, shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Sgt Huber.
6th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.45 one balloon(Drachen) over Beine. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and Mdl Jacques Ehrlich.
4th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.45 one balloon(Drachen)over Beine. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington.
 
By the RAF
 
22th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 10.05 one balloon over Ovillers.
27th victory of Geoffrey Bowman(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6179): At 08.45 one Rumpler C, SW of Bapaume.   
1th victory of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 10.35 one balloon over Proyart.
1th victory of Gerald Anderson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One Halberstadt C over 20x 26. Observer was Lt H.R.Goss.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th and 7th victories of Ross Smith(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1229): At 06.40 one Albatros D.III, W of Huwarra and at 06.45 a second over Wadi Auha. Observer was Lt Walter Kirk.
3th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C1934): At 17.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Armentières. Shared with Capt Charles Stone.
1th victory of Charles Stone(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6919): At 17.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Armentières. Shared with Capt Adrian Cole.
1th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel C8226): At 06.20 one Albatros C, SW of Estaires.
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One Rumpler C over Chassins. 

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#584 Danelov

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:31

Jul 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne–Second Battle of the Marne: Allied counteroffensive. Franco-Americans, backed by 2000 guns, attack at 0435 hours on 27-mile front, Fonteroy-Belleau. French Tenth Army(Mangin)including US 1st and 2nd Divisions(among 9)supported by 223 tanks(62 hit), achieve complete surprise advances up to 4 1/2 miles to within a mile of ‘Mt Paris’, Soissons and Crive Valley. Allies take 12,000 PoWs and 250 guns from 11 German divisions. Farther south, Franco­Americans(Degoutte) advance 3-5 miles north of Marne. Germans reach St Agnan south of Marne.
Flanders: Ludendorff morning Mons conference(with Rupprecht, army commanders and staffs for projected ‘final offensive’ Hagen scheduled early August), thrown into confusion by news of Marne debacle. Ludendorff immediately sends 2 divisions to threatened front, but news of fresh defeats abruptly ends conference. Army Group Crown Prince William orders 14 German divisions south of the Marne to retire, Ludendorff cancels planned thrusts around Reims and halts transfer of Bruchmueller’s artillery to Flanders. At 1535 hours Rupprecht is ordered to dispatch 2 more divisions to Reims, his diary comments ‘no doubt that we have passed the zenith of our successes’. Ludendorff rows with Hindenburg twice as latter insists on counter­attack from north of Soissons.
Air War
Western Front: French 1st Air Division gives close support to Allied ground attack(for heavy losses)at Château-Thierry and Soissons. Comprises 590 aircraft in 2 Groupements each with 12 escadrilles Spad S13 fighters; 1st Groupement has 9 escadrilles Breguet 14 day bomber and reconnaissance aircraft; 2nd Groupement 6 Breguet escadrilles. RAF(aircraft attached to French XI Corps)also gives support. Allies lose 34 aircraft(14 to JG1)to 8 Germans. Sergeant Willi Gabriel of Jasta 11 claims 4 victories. Germans regain air supremacy over parts af Marne battlefield(July 22, when 41 Allied aircraft lost for 2 German; until August 6).
 
By the Germans
 
11th and 12th victories of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): By 10.30 Shorts 184 N2927 and N2937, SE of Kentish Knock.
7th and 8th victories of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): Two Spads. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
23th and 24th victories of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Quesnoy and one Bréguet 14 over Ferme.
3th victory of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one D.H.9, SW of Authenay.
15th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Bréguet 14.
Ltn Moritz-Waldemar Bretschneider-Bodemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII, 6 victories)killed in action.
14th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
38th and 39th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 06.20 one Spad over Chouy and at 14.30 one Spad over Grisolles.
8th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.35 one Spad over Chaudon.
5th victory(and last)of Friedrich Schumacher(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 06.29 one Spad over Chouy. 
7th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 08.30 one Spad. 
8th, 9th victories,10th and 11th victories(and last)of Willi Gabriel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII). At 09.50 one Spad, at 10.00 a second one, at 10.22 one Bréguet 14 over Beugneux and at 15.30 a third Spad.
8th victory of Paul Turck(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one Spad XIII, S of Montgobert. 
3th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14, W of St.Crespin.
2th victory of Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 07.00 one Bréguet 14 over Pernant-Montigny.
7th victory of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): At 20.17 one Airco D.H.9 over Dormans Nord.
3th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.9 over La Magnerelle.
5th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 08.50 one Spad over La Neuville.
Ltn Arthur Laumann appointed as CO of Jasta 66.
9th, 10th and 11th victories of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Festigny, a second over Billy and one Bréguet 14 over Villers-Cotterêts.
6th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
Ltn Konrad Schwartz(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII, 5 victories)shot down and captured by the French. He died Aug 24, 1918 from his wounds in a POW camp. 
2th victory of Gustav Frädrich(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one Spad VII over St.Imoges.
1th victory of Herbert Mahn(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one balloon over St.Imoges.
6th victory of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one Salmson 2A2, SW of Dormans.
4th victory of Roman Schneider(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 18.20 one Sopwith over Soissons. 
22th victory(and last)of Hermann Göring(CO JG 1 Fokker D.VII 294/18): At 08.15 one Spad. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cpl Louis Leslie Byers(Spa38 Spad XIII)forced landing by the German lines. POW.
12th victory(and last)of Paul Tarascon(Spa62 Spad VII): One Albatros near Villers-Cotterêts.
3th victory of Yves Barbaza(Spa77 Spad XIII): One EA near Armentières-sur-Ourcq. Shared with Mdl Albert Armangué.
1th victory of Albert Armangué(Spa77 Spad XIII): One EA near Armentières-sur-Ourcq. Shared with S/Lt Yves Barbaza. 
1th Ltn Lawrence D.Layton(Spa77 Spad XIII)KIA.
52th and 53th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): Two Fokker D.VII over Cuchery.
6th victory of Fernand Chavannes(Spa112 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Rozieres-sur-Crise.  
15th and 16th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 09.15 one Rumpler C, E of Bois de Beine, shared with Adj Jacques Ehrlich. At 19.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Foret de Ris, shared with S/Lt Louis Gros and S/Lt Paul Waddington.
9th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Foret de Ris, shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
7th victory of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 09.45 one Rumpler C over Beine, shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and S/Lt Pauld Waddington.
7th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 09.45 one Rumpler C over Beine, shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard and S/Lt Louis Gros.
5th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Foret de Ris. Shared with Sgt Abbott.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): At 20.40 one DFW C, SE of Arras.
2th victory of Robert Whitney(60th Sqn S.E.5a B186): At 05.00 one DFW C over Boiry Notre Dame.
5th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8101): At 08.07 one Albatros D.III(153.252)over Stocareddo(Italian front).
4th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1958): At 15.00 one Fokker D.VII over Oulchy le Château.
39th and 40th victories of William Barker(139th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): At 08.05 one type C, S of Gallio and at 08.10 a second, 2km N of Asiago. Shared with Lt G. May.  
11th victory(and last)of Charles Green(150th Sqn S.E.5a B163): At 08.50 one Albatros D.V over Cernica.
3th victory of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C198): At 11.00 one Albatros C over Grivesnes-Plessier. Shared with Lt Kenneth Walker.
1th victory of Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1891): At 11.00 one Albatros C over Grivesnes-Plessier. Shared with Capt John Summers.

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#585 Danelov

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:19

Jul 19, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: British 9th Division recaptures Meteren(300 PoWs).
Champagne and Marne: Franco-American troops with 195 tanks(50 hit)take 3,000 PoWs and 150 guns, advance 2 miles towards Soissons-Château­Thierry road, but German 20th Division regains this artery; south of Marne Allies recapture Montoisin. British 51st and 62nd Divisions replace Italians. US 2nd Division relieved after 5,000 casualties.
Sea War
North Sea–The Tondern Raid: 7 Sopwith Camels(each 2 x 50lb or 65lb bombs)fly 80 miles from carrier Furious, escorted by 6th Light Cruiser Squadron, destroy double Zeppelin shed at Tondern near Sylt(Schleswig).
Destroyer HMS Garry(ramming)and ML23 convoy escorts sink coastal submarine UB-110 off Yorkshire coast.
Mediterranean: U-boot sinks French liner Australien(20 lost).
West Atlantic: Cruiser USS San Diego(6 lost)sunk by mine off Fire Island (New York). The culprit U-156 herself mined off Bergen on September 25.
Air War
North Sea–Tondern Raid: German airships L54 and L60 bombed and burned in Tondern sheds by 6 Camels(4 lost)from British carrier Furious; 3 pilots fail to locate carrier, land in Denmark, another drowned at sea (future Air Marshal RAF Dickson one of the two pilots who returned).
Politics
Honduras: Government declares war on Germany.
France: Franco-Swiss Economic Agreement.
Britain: New British Assistance Foreign Secretary Lord Cecil’s statement af Allied trade policy.
Italy: Rumanians’ Action Committee formed to organize Rumanian PoWs of Austro-Hungarian Army into legions.
Home Fronts
India: Rowlett Sedition Committee report.
Britain: War Cabinet refuses Churchill’s plea to halt "combing out" which has halved tank production, Milner wants men naw not machines later. National Service Ministry finally convince Army of civil doctor priority need.
USA: Baseball "non-essential" under "Work or Fight" law.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 15.30 one Spad over Hartennes.
23th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one Sopwith Camel, NE of Etinehem.
24th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 09.30 one S.E.5a over Moorslede.
7th victory of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 15.15 one Spad over Château Thierry.
40th and 41th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad over Courchamps and at 20.50 one Spad over Verdilly.
Ltn Lothar von Richthofen appointed as CO of Jasta 11.
11th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
19th victory of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one Spad XIII over Chassins-Dormans.
6th victory of Karl Bohnenkamp(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Spad over Suippes.
10th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Sopwith Camel(F6150)over Nanteuil.
6th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 08.05 one balloon over Creuves.
4th victory of Marat Schumm(Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one S.E.5a, N of Estaires.
12th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Villers-Cotterêts.
7th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villers-Cotterêts.
3th victory of Richard Rübe(Jasta 67 Albatros D.Va): One balloon.
4th victory of Hermann Stutz(CO Jasta 71 Fokker D.VII): At 14.00 one Bréguet 14, N of Aspach.
39th victory(and last)of Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 12.25 one Spad, S of Mont Voisin.
2th victory of Gerold Tschentschel(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Spad, SW of Mareuil.
1th victory of Franz Kirchfeld(Jasta 73 Fokker D.VII): At 21.25 one Spad over Champillon.
Gefr Luger(Jasta 79 Pfalz D.IIIa)crashed fatally just after take off from Ercheu airfield.
38th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad. 
28th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 07.40 one Spad over Coeuvres.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
22th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over bois d’Epoye.
Patrol of Spa31(Spa31 Spad XIII): Two Fokkers near forêt de Fêre.
9th and 10th victories of Jean Bouyer(Spa49 Spa XIII): At 06.10 one Albatros D.Va of Jasta 71 over Guerweiler-Cerny and at 06.15 a second over Suiz. Both shared with Adj Paul Hamot. Vfw Karl Schmelcher KIA.
3th and 4th victories of Paul Hamot(Spa49 Spad XIII): At 06.10 one Albatros D.Va of Jasta 71 over Guerweiler-Cerny and at 06.15 a second over Suiz. Both shared with Adj Jean Bouyer. Vfw Karl Schmelcher KIA.
2th victory of Raymond Vanier(Spa57 Spad XIII S9577): One two-seater near Cuperly.
1th victory of Maurice Renault(Spa62 Bréguet 14 A2): One scout over vallée de l’Ourcq. Shared with Ltt André Mamy(Observer).
1th victory of André Mamy(Spa62 Bréguet 14 A2): One scout over vallée de l’Ourcq. Shared with Mdl Maurice Renault(Pilot).
23th victory(and last)of Gabriel Guérin(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA.
Adj Maurice Robert(Spa92 Spad XIII, 5 victories)KIA after combat with four German aircrafts.
54th, 55th and 56th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): Two Fokker D.VII over Chatillon-sur-Marne and one two-seater over Dormans.
15th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Tahure.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
16th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 19.20 one balloon over Ruyterhoek.
 
By the RAF
 
23th victory of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C987): At 08.45 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines. Observer was Lt Tom Noel.
16th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): At 08.45 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Gheluvelt. Observer was Sgt J.D.C.Summers.
12th victory of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1116): At 12.30 one Halberstadt C over Outtersteene.
44th victory of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 12.45 one Albatros D.V, 2 miles N of Estaires.
10th victory(and last)of Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a B180): At 10.25 one Hannover C over Cagnicourt.
32th and 33th victories of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6402): At 10.25 one balloon, E of Bezu and at 10.40 a second, SE of Bonnes.
39th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): One balloon, S of Estaires.
9th victory of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6900): At 08.35 one Fokker D.R.I, S of Lille.
5th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1958): At 06.20 one Fokker D.VII over Château Verses-Freuille.
3th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6922): At 09.15 one balloon over Nieppe Village.
7th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 18.15 one balloon, E of Le Quesnel.
56th victory of Edward Mannock(85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): At 08.23 one Albatros C over Merville.
4th victory of Richard Hewat(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4434): At 09.30 one Albatros D.V, SE of Arras.
12th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V, W of Livanova aerodrome.
5th victory of Arthur Jarvis(150th Sqn S.E.5a B30): At 08.00 one Albatros D.V, W of Livunovo. Shared with Capt Gerald Bell, Capt G.M.Brawley and Lt W.Ridley.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
12th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 04.05 one Pfalz D.III over Erquinghem.
 
By the USAAS
 
6th victory(and last)of John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One EA over Norey.
3th victory of Zenos Miller(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over St.Rémy.
 
By the Italian front
 
4th victory of Leopoldo Eleuteri(70a Hanriot HD.1): One EA over Falzè.
20th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad XIII): At 10.45 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I, S of Michele/S of Polo. 

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#586 Danelov

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:30

Jul 20, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Germans recross the Marne. Total Allied captures since July 15 are 20,000 PoWs and 400 guns. Mangin has only 32 tanks but makes 8 attacks. British 51st and 62nd divisions attack but gain only a mile and 500 PoWs vs hidden MGs(Battle of Tardenois until July 31).
Flanders: Ludendorff cables Rupprecht: "In view of the situation of the Army Group Crown Prince Wilhelm which … will absorb a still great amount of troops, and … the possibility of a British offensive action the ‘Hagen’ operation will probably never come into execution."
Sea War
East Atlantic: Troopship White Star liner Justicia(32,234t, 10 lost)sinks off West Scotland after persistent attacks since July 19 by coastal submarine UB-64(Schrader)and a coup de grace from UB-124 despite up to 40 escorts.(UB-124 sunk later by destroyer HMS Mame‘s depth charges in Northern Channel).
Home Fronts
France: Foch asks Clemenceau to call up 1920 conscript class at end of 1918.
 
By the Germans
 
7th victory of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): At 10.25 one Sopwith Camel over Westende.
First Pfalz D.XII delivered to Bavarian units.
9th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII/BMW engine): At 08.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Morfain.  
17th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 12.05 one D.H.4(D7865)over Achiet le Petit.
8th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 08.35 one balloon, NW of Longpont.
1th victory of Paul Hüttenrauch(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Sopwith Camel(D6502), N of Ypres.
7th victory of Joachim von Busse(CO Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Sopwith Camel over Passchendaele.
5th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 10.47 one Spad, NE of Chaudun.
9th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 20.50 one Nieuport 28 over Fère-en-Tardenois.
4th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
11th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
7th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Neuilly.
4th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Bréguet 14 over Passy-Grigny.
2th victory of Wilhelm Kohlbach(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One Spad over Droizy.
25th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Warneton. 
5th victory of Marat Schumm(Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Sopwith Camel(B9273)over Erquinghem.
39th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad. 
29th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
10th victory of Jean Casale(Spa38 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Ville-en-Tardenois. 
Sgt André Bosson(Spa62 Spad VII)mortally wounded in combat and crashed in enemy territory.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Del Antoine Gaston Vial(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 10.05 one Rumpler C over Nogent l’Abbesse and at 10.15 one two-seater over Faverolles, both shared with S/Lt Ernest Maunoury. 
3th and 4th victories of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 10.05 one Rumpler C over Nogent l’Abbesse and at 10.15 one two-seater over Faverolles, both shared with S/Lt Del Antoine Gaston Vial. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
17th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 05.57 one balloon over Houthulst.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 10.20 one Hannover C over Ayette. Shared with Lt Adrian Franklyn.
5th victory of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 10.20 one Hannover C over Ayette. Shared with Capt Hazel Wallace.
15th, 16th and 17th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C989): By 09.00-09.30 three Fokker D.VII, S of Lille. Observer was Lt George Thomson.
24th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8239): At 06.35 one Hansa-Brandenburg C over Lavarone(Italian front).
4th and 5th victories of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8211): By 07.20 two Albatros D.V, E of Feltre(Italian front).
3th and 4th victories of Francis Bowles(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5181): By 07.20 one Albatros D.V, SE of Feltre and one Albatros D.III over Feltre-Cesana(Italian front). 
12th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 09.25 one Rumpler C over Drocourt, shared with Capt Philip Burge and Lt W.R.Henderson.
10th victory of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 09.25 one Rumpler C over Drocourt, shared with Capt Edmund Tempest and Lt W.R.Henderson.
4th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6922): At 08.30 one balloon, 2 mi SW of Armentières.
13th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6496): At 10.15 one Fokker D.VII over Morcourt.
10th victory of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6914): At 09.10 one balloon over Warvillers. Shared with Lt J.E.Boudwin. 
2th and 3th victories of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 09.10 one balloon, SW of Proyart and at 09.15 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Morcourt.
57th, 58th and 59th victories of Edward Mannock(85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): At 11.17 one type C, NE of La Bassée, and by 12.15 two Fokker D.VII, S of Steenwerck.
5th victory of Richard Hewat(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4434): At 10.15 one DFW C near Tortequesne.
2th victory of Ross MacDonald(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin): One Rumpler C.
41th and 42th victories of William Barker(139th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): Two Albatros D.V near Motta. 
48th and 49th victories of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 11.00 one DFW C, SE of Merville and at 11.40 a second over Miraumont.
22th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9618): At 18.00 one DFW C.V, SE of Lestrem. Shared with Lt W.Sidebottom.
2th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9583): At 18.00 one DFW C, SE of Lestrem. Shared with Leonard Rochford. 
35th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1844): At 07.30 one LVG C, NE of La Bassée. Shared with Lt Rupert Gifford and Lt Richards. 
1th victory of Rupert Gifford(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1845): At 07.30 one LVG C, NE of La Bassée. Shared with Capt William Jordan and Lt Richards. 
12th and 13th victories of Harold Mellings(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel): Two Fokker D.VII.
7th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 09.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ostend.
5th victory of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9608): At 09.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ostend.  
 
By the USAAS
 
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Zenos Miller(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII over Brisnes and at 19.40 a second over the same sector. Miller's five man patrol encountered seven Fokker D.VIIs near Soissons. During the fight, Miller and Lt. Fred Norton were shot down and captured while John MacArthur was killed in action. Norton died from wounds a few days later and Miller, wounded in the right arm, remained a prisoner until 29 November 1918. 
John MacArthur(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed in combat with Fokker D.VIIs near Soissons.
Fred Norton(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down in combat with Fokker D.VIIs near Soissons. Norton died from wounds a few days later.
94th and 95th Aero Squadrons retired the Nieuport 28 in favor of Spad XIIIs.

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#587 Danelov

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:30

Jul 21, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Château Thierry recaptured by the French after Germans retreat 5 miles(night July 20-21). French reach Lassery-Château-Thierry road on broad front. Between Marne and Reims, Anglo-French recapture Bois de Courton, advance down Ardre valley, capture(then lose)Marfaux and Coutrim. US 1st Division relieved(7,200 casualties)by British 15th(Scottish)Division.
Eastern Front
Kuban: White guerilla Colonel Shkuto captures Stavropol by threatening artillery bombard­ment(no guns but Reds evacuate). Denikin has to help to keep town and barely repels Sorokin’s Red counter-stroke.
Middle East
Hejaz Railway: 1,800 Arabs(over 80 killed), guns, armoured car and RAF planes repulsed by Jerdun Station’s 400 Turks and Maan garrison resupplied.
Palestine: Yeomanry Division renamed 4th Dav Division, 5th Cavalry Division joins DMC.
 
By the Germans
 
9th and 10th victories of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One Spad XI and a second Spad type. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
12th victory of Rudolf Francke(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 19.25 one Spad over Courcy.
8th victory of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 19.25 one Spad over Jouy.
15th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
42th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.15 one Sopwith Camel over Fere-en-Tardenois. 
8th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 20.15 one Sopwith Camel.
3th victory of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 20.15 one Sopwith Camel near Fère.
OsStv Otto Esswein(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII, 12 victories)KIA, S of Soissons, shot down by S/Lt Maurice Boyau of Spa77. 
6th victory(and last)of Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(D1918)over Fère-en-Tardenois.
5th victory of Paul Lotz(CO Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one Bristol F.2b over Mézieres.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Francois Hugues(Spa26 Spad XIII)hit in combat, SW de la Montagne de Reims and landing in enemy territory. Captured and POW. 
25th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 19.05 one Fokker D.VII of Jasta 26, S of Soissons. OsStv Otto Esswein(12 victories)KIA.
Ltt Henri Fellonneau(Spa77 Spad XIII)KIA near Soissons.
11th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa86 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, SE of Belleau.
3th victory of Gilbert Loup(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Chambrey. Shared with Mdl Henri Drouilh.
2th victory of Henri Drouilh(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Fokekr D.VII near Chambrey. Shared with Sgt Gilbert Loup.
17th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 18.05 one two-seater over Champlat. Shared with Adj Jacques Ehrlich. 
 
By the RAF
 
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1946 and D9497): At 15.55 one Halberstadt C, E of Dravegny, at 16.00 a second, 5 mi E of Chery and at 19.15 one Fokker D.VII over Fère en Tardenois.
7th victory of William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 20.00 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Oulchy le Château. Shared victory.
7th victory(and last)of Maurice Le Blanc-Smith(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8164): At 20.00 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Oulchy le Château. Shared victory.
6th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1958): At 20.00 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Oulchy le Château. Shared victory.
4th victory of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 20.00 one Fokker D.R.I, NE of Oulchy le Château. Shared victory.
49th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel): One DFW C.

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#588 Danelov

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:07

Jul 22, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Allied troops cross the Marne near Dormans, Germans retreat 5-6 miles beyond Château-Thierry between the Ourcq and the Marne. Franco-Americans reach Bezu-Epieds. Ludendorff finally orders southern half of salient to be abandoned.
France: General Rogers AEF QMG(Quartermaster-general American Expedition Forces)at Tours.
Africa
Mozambique–Action at Fort Namirrue(until July 23).Lettow night attack destro¥s 3/3rd KAR Battalion of Fitzcol after its river crossing. Germans take fort and first mortar, some ex­-German Askaris rejoin.
Politics
Germany: At Avesnes Hindenburg tells Kaiser 1918 offensive a failure; Wilhelm tells diners at Spa "I am a defeated War Lord to whom you must show consideration".
Home Fronts
Britain: Munitions Ministry declares threatened Coventry strike "an attempt to overthrow the policy of the state".
France: Civilian exodus back to Paris begins.
Austria: Prime Minister Dr Seidler finally resigns. Ex­-Education Minister Baron Hussarek succeeds on July 24.
 
By the Germans
 
25th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 19.10 one Sopwith Camel(D9478)over Quesnoy.
4th victory of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9, S of Braisne.
16th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Spad.
4th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Spad.
43th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.30 one Sopwith Camel over Longpont.
20th and 21th victories of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Caudron R.11 over Dormans-Mourmelon and at 10.35 one Spad XIII over Mourmelon.
1th victory of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): At 11.50 one S.E.5a, S of Arras.
4th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 08.25 one Spad over Party Ferme. 
15th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one S.E.5a(B180)of No.40 Sqn over Loos-en-Gohelle. Lt I.L.Roy KIA. 
2th victory of Vzfw Gregor(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one S.E.5a over Courrières.
1th victory of Sgt Brunnecker(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one S.E.5a(E1318)of No.40 Sqn over Carvin. Lt R.G.Landins recovered.
5th victory of Emil Koch(Jasta 32 Fokker D.VII): At 06.45 one S.E.5a over St.Martin. 
9th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): One Bristol F.2b over Bucquoy.
2th victory of Heinrich Henkel(Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 14.20 one balloon over Buissy.
12th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one Bristol F.2b over Lestrem.
3th victory of Adolf Gutknecht(CO Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one S.E.5a over Oignies.
2th victory of Ernst Wiehle(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one Sopwith Camel(D9624), S of La Bassée.
8th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Gland.
8th victory of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Longpont.
5th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): One balloon over Longpont.
26th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one Airco D.H.4 over Sante.
3th and 4th victories of Ludwig Beckmann(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 18.20 one Sopwith Camel(F5914)over Coolskamp and at 18.22 a second(D9626)over Kokelaere.
11th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Albatros D.Va): At 12.50 one Spad XIII over Courtagnon.
7th victory of Otto Fitzner(CO Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): At 13.07 one balloon over Noviant.
13th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over La Ferté Milon.
8th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over La Ferté Milon.
7th victory of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one balloon, NE of Dormans.
1th victory of Kurt Seit(Jasta 80 Fokker D.VI): At 17.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Celles.
5th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Fleury.  
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
11th victory of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Ville-en-Tardenois.
9th victory(and last)of René Dousinelle(Spa48 Spad XIII): One EA.
2th victory of Pierre Pendariès(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Ville-en-Tardenois. Shared with Sgt Marcel Jaubert.
1th victory of Marcel Jaubert(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Ville-en-Tardenois. Shared with S/Lt Pierre Pendariès.
26th, 27th and 28th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two ballons(Drachens)shared with Sgt François Guerrier and at 15.30 one EA near Fresnes.
1th and 2th victories of François Guerrier(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two balloons(Drachens)shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau.
Sgt Richard Mewius(Spa77 Spad VII S5152)KIA near Jaulgonne in combat with Vfw Christian Mesch of Jasta 26.
1th victory of Joseph Battle(Spa103 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen), N of Epoye.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
18th, 19th and 20th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 07.30 one balloon over Gheluwe, by 07.31 a second over Wervicq and at 07.34 a third over Comines.
 
By the RAF
 
23th and 24th victories of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 06.50 one balloon S of Harbonnières and at 07.30 one balloon over Proyart, the second shared with 2th Lt George Foster.
5th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a D6918): At 07.30 one balloon over Proyart. Shared with Cap Thomas F.Hazell.
7th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 09.10 one Halberstadt C over La Gorgue.
5th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942): At 08.00 one Hannover C over Erquinghem.
1th victory of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9582): At 08.25 one Hannover C over Armentières.
1th victory of Bogart Rogers(32th Sqn S.E.5a C1856): At 18.05 one Fokker D.VII over Mont Notre Dame.
5th victory of Gilbert Strange(40th Sqn S.E.5a D3527): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII over Carvin-Pont a Vendin.
Lt Indra Roy(40th Sqn S.E.5a, 10 victories)shot down and KIA near Carvin after combat with Fokker D.VIIs of Jasta 29.
40th and 41th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): Two Albatros D.V over Bailleul.
1th victory of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1288): At 05.40 one Pfalz D.III over Aveluy Wood.
11th victory(and last)of Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.15 one Albatros D.V over Harnes.
8th and 9th victories of William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 18.10 one Fokker D.R.I, over Bazoches and at 18.15 one Fokker D.VII over the same location.
7th and 8th victories of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9492): By 18.10 two Fokker D.VII over Bazoches.
5th victory of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7867): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Bazoches.
14th victory of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6496): At 13.45 one balloon, N of Fricourt.
60th victory of Edward Mannock(85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): At 09.52 one Fokker D.R.I over Armentières.
2th victory of James Robb(92th Sqn S.E.5a D372): At 19.30 one Albatros D.V, S of Bailleul.
1th victory of Earl Crabb(92th Sqn S.E.5a C8896): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, S of Bailleul.
50th and 51th victories of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 03.55 one type C over Dorignies and at 05.35 one Albatros D.V over Scarpe River.
23th and 24th victories of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9585): At 09.25 one Fokker D.VII near Festubert and at 10.35 one Fokker D.VII near Carvin.
5th victory(and last)of Louis Bawlf(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3415): At 06.45 one DFW C near Bauvin.
3th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9583): At 10.35 one Fokker D.VII over Carvin.
14th and 15th victories(and last)of Harold Mellings(210th Sqn  Sopwith Camel): One type C and one Fokker D.VII. Harold Melling was KIA in combat with Jasta 56, the same day. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th victory(and last)of Albert Tonkin(No.1 Sqn AFC Bristol F.2b B1276): At 06.15 one Rumpler C, S of Beilt Lid. Observer was Lt.A.V.McCann.
6th and 7th victories of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn AFC S.E.5a C1948): By 09.20 one Pfalz D.III 1 mi E of Lens and one Fokker D.VII over the same area.
13th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn AFC Sopwith Camel D1961): At 05.40 one Fokker D.VII, E of Sailly.

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#589 Danelov

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:07

Jul 23, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: German defence tenacious by 27 divisions in line; French advance on 2-mile front north of river Ourcq, across Lassons-Château-Thierry road to reach Faux; south of the Ourcq they advance on Fere-en­Tardenois, British recapture Marfaux. Foch letter to Petain urges one main thrust on Fere­en-Tardenois.
Somme: Battle of Moreuil or Sauvillers: French 3rd Division(1891 casualties)with 36 British tanks(11 disabled)advance 2 miles on 4-mile front towards Avre valley, capture 3 villages, 1858 PoWs, 5 guns and 275 MGs.
Eastern Front
USSR: Helfferich(ex-Interior Minister)new German Ambassador to Moscow(arrives July 28).
Siberia: Government Council at Omsk proclaims independence, restores Duma and landowners, annuls Red decrees and appeals for Allied recognition on July 25.
Sea War
Eastern Atlantic: U-boot sinks AMC HMS Marmora(100 lives lost)off South Ireland.
North Sea: King George again visits Grand Fleet.
Air War
Western Front: Allied losses over Marne(since July 16)150 aircraft and 6 balloons to 27 German(since July 15). RAF Sopwith Camel night fighter(Captain A Yuille)forces down a Gotha bomber over Etaples(3 PoWs), first of No.151 Squadron’s 26 bomber victims without loss(until November 11).
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Johann Pütz(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Bristol F.2b over Mailly-Raineville.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Ltt Gilbert Sardier appointed as CO of Spa48.
 
By the RAF
 
13th victory of Thomas Williams(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6342): At 08.30 one Albatros D.V, NE of Paolo di Piave(Italian front).
5th victory(and last)of Arthur Jarvis(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8170): At 08.30 one Albatros D.V, NE of Paolo di Piave. Shared with Capt Thomas Williams(Italian front).
4th victory of Alfred Haines(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9412): At 07.15 one Aviatik C over Grigno-Rutzu(Italian front).
43th victory of William Barker(139th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): One Albatros D.V over Godega aerodrome. Shared with Lt H.Walters and C.Davies(Italian front). 
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One Bristol F.2b over Mattarello.
5th victory of Roman Schmidt(Flik 30J Phönix D.I 128.12): One Bristol F.2b(C4762)of No.139 Sqn over San Godega di Urbano. Pilot and observer were KIA.

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#590 Danelov

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:29

Jul 24, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Army Group Crown Prince reports 18 divisions unbattleworthy. Allies advance north of Château-Thierry towards Fere-en-Tardenois, reach line Oulchy-le-Chateau­Gaulgonne, and push along the Marne in Fere Forest. British advance north of the Ardre.
Bombon Conference of C-in-Cs at Foch’s HQ decides to expedite general counter­offensive. Foch aims first to free 3 great rail routes: (1)Paris­Verdun, (2)Paris-Amiens and (3)Verdun-Arricourt. (1)to be achieved by the ongoing French counter-offensive; (2)by Haig’s proposed Amiens offensive(Foch directive July 26); (3)by reducing St Mihiel salient(proposed by Pershing, Lieutenant-Colonel Marshall begins study today). Other follow-up operations to liberate North France coal mining districts and clear Calais-Dunkirk region. French Ninth Army(de Mitry)abolished due to narrowing front.
Eastern Front
Volga: 1,500 Czechs and Whites take Simbirsk(rail bridge, granary, Lenin’s birthplace).
Air War
Occupied Belgium: Handley Page(Dell)of No.215 Sqn drops first 1,650lb SN "block­buster" bomb at Middelkerke.
Home Fronts
Austria: Reichsrat secret session attacks military leadership and Piave failure.
Germany: 29 British officer PoWs tunnel out of Holzminden camp, 10 get home.
USA: Fuel Administrator orders 4 lightless nights per week. No German in letters sent from US allowed from August 15.
 
By the Germans
 
11th victory of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One two-seater. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
8th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Acy. 
22th, 23th and 24th victories of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 06.55 one Sopwith Camel over Blesmes, a second at 07.00 over Courtemont and one S.E.5a at 11.05, E of la Ferté.
16th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
9th victory of Paul Turck(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 06.58 one S.E.5a over Le Charmel.
6th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport, S of Dobro-Polje, Serbia.
5th victory of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII). At 19.50 one Bréguet 14, NE of Sept-Saulx.
10th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Albatros D.Va): At 08.30 one Bristol F.2b(D7902)over Bray.
6th victory of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): At 21.00 one Bristol F.2b from No.20 Sqn over Armentières. Both crew members were POW.
6th victory of Marat Schumm(Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 19.20 one S.E.5a, S of Armentières. Capt Phillip Scott Burge(No.64 Sqn, 11 victories)was KIA.
2th victory of Dietrich Averes(Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Boumigny.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
24-07-2th victory of Jean Dumas(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over l'Aisne. Dumas was wounded this day. Back to operations Aug 8, 1918. 
24-07-4th victory of Albert Achard(Spa78 Spad XIII): One type C over Sur Crecy-au-Mont(Aisne).
24-07-Sgt Conraux(Spa83 Spad XIII S8292)shot down in combat by Lt Hermann Frommherz from Jasta 2 over Acy.
24-07-1th victory of Paul Basuyaux(Spa92 Spad XIII): One two-seater of FlAbt 297b near Avize. Shared with S/Lt Louis Austin and S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100. Vfw Fuss(pilote)and Flg Ditmar(observer)POW.
24-07-1th victory of Louis Austin(Spa92 Spad XIII): One two-seater of FlAbt 297b near Avize. Shared with S/Lt Paul Basuyaux and S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100. Vfw Fuss(pilote)and Flg Ditmar(observer)POW.
24-07-12th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One two-seater of FlAbt 297b near Avize. Shared with S/Lt Louis Austin and S/Lt Paul Basuyaux, both of Spa92. Vfw Fuss(pilote)and Flg Ditmar(observer)POW.
24-07-10th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 07.35 one balloon(Drachen)over Pouilion.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
21th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 19.20 one balloon over Ruyterhoek.
 
By the RAF
 
4th victory of John Colbert(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7951): At 20.00 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
34th victory of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1467): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII near Fere en Tardenois.
7th and 8th victories of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b F6094): By 07.30 two Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt. Observer was 2th Lt Clive Davies.
3th and 4th victories of William Boger(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6096): At 20.20 one Pfalz D.III over Merciourt and at 20.50 a second over Cappy.
Capt Phillip Scott Burge(64th Sqn S.E.5a, 11 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Marat Schumm of Jasta 52, W of Seclin.
24th, 25th and 26th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): By 07.20 two DFW C over Merville and at 17.30 one DFW C, E of Kemmel.
2th victory of George Hicks(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6474): At 06.25 one DFW C over Lestrem.
11th victory of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6914): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Warfusée-Abancourt. Shared with Lt Norman Mawle. 
5th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6928): At 18.45 one Albatros D.V over Péronne.
4th victory of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1868): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Warfusée-Abancourt. Shared with Capt John Ralston. 
2th victory of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6457): At 20.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bray.
6th and 7th victories of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6923): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Kemmel and at 10.50 a second over the same place.
5th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1931): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII near Neuve Eglise.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of George Peters(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1278): At 05.35 one Rumpler C over Tanturah, shared with Lt J.M.Walker and Lt H.A.Letch. Observer was Lt James Traill.
14th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 20.55 one Rumpler C over Pont Ricquen.
 
By the USAAS
 
3th and 4th victories of Ralph O'Neil(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): By 17.35 two Fokker D.VII over Bois de Fere. Shared victories. 
3th victory of Francis Simonds(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): At 17.35 one Fokker D.VII over Bois de Fere. Shared victory. 
1th and 2th victories of Wilbert White(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): By 17.05 two Albatros D.V over Château Thierry.
1th and 2th victories of James Healy(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): By 17.35 two Fokker D.VII over Bois de Fere. Shared victories. 
 
By the Italian front
 
29th victory of Julius Arigi(Flik 1J Aviatik D.I): One D.H.4 over the Adriatic. Shared with FrgLtn Stefan von Grosschmid.
 
8th and 9th victories of Giovanni Ancillotto(77a Hanriot HD.1): By 00.55 one Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(129.38)of Flik 101G over Sile and a second(169.161)of the same unit over Santa Elena. 

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#591 Danelov

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:02

Jul 25, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Allies advance 2 miles, occupying Fare Forest and capturing La Croise Range, Oulchy-le­Château and Villemontoire(6 miles south of Soissons), last stormed by French 67th Regiment(12th Division)from Prussian 79th Regiment. Ludendorff sanctions night pullback to Fare-en-Tardenois line for night July 27, orders Aisne-Vesle line defences on July 26.
Eastern Front
Russia: Allied Diplomatic Corps from Vologda reaches Archangel.
Urals: Czechs take Ekaterinburg and form Regional Government.
Air War
Western Front: RAF drops over 288t bombs on German Amiens sector rear areas(until August 1). Germans claim 31 aircraft for loss of 4.
Aegean: Turks bomb RAF Imbros station(night July 25-26), 60 bombs, one fires hangar destroying 7 Sopwith Camels. RAF retaliate vs Galata(July 25-26 and 27).
 
By the Germans
 
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Heinrich Wessels(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): By 20.35 one Sopwith Camel over Ramskapelle and a second over Pervyse.
26th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Fère-en-Tardenois.
9th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(D1894)over Mareuil.
3th victory of Gerhard Bassenge(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(D8197)over Fere-en-Tardenois.
10th victory of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII/BMW engine): At 19.30 one Spad over Dulchy.  
16th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
2th victory of Karl Strünklenberg(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
44th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 20.50 one Spad over Villers Helon. 
30th victory of Lothar von Richthofen(CO Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII ): One No.73 Sqn Sopwith Camel over Fismes.
3th victory of Erich Just(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 20.30 one Spad 11. 
16th victory of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 09.50 one Bristol F.2b over Gheluvelt.
25th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one S.E.5a, SW of Hartennes.
10th victory(and last)of Paul Turck(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 11.15 one S.E.5a, W of Le Charmel. 
2th victory of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): At 09.15 one Sopwith Camel, N of La Bassée.
7th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport over Gradesnica, Macedonia.
10th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 20.20 one S.E.5a over Loupeigne.
Obltn Hans-Georg von der Marwitz(CO Jasta 30)back to operations.
13th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 09.35 one Sopwith Camel(D1889)over Wytschaete.
12th victory of Josef Schwendemann(Jasta 41 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
Ltn Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII)shot down by Sopwith Camel of No.40 Sqn. Raesch escaped with only minor burn when he parachuted from the flaming Fokker. Back to service.
9th and 10th victories of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 07.00 one Bréguet 14 over Missy-aux-Bois and at 07.15 one balloon over La Croix.
4th victory of Konrad Brendle(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Roucourt.
27th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 08.40 one Sopwith Camel(D9585)over Givenchy. 
7th victory(and last)of Marat Schumm(Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one S.E.5a, N of Lorgies.
13th victory(and last)of Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one Sopwith Camel, W of Ypres. Ace Joseph Siddal of No.209 Sqn was KIA.
5th victory of Ludwig Beckmann(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one Sopwith Camel(D9621)over Gheluve.
Eugen Siempelkamp appointed as CO of Jasta 64.
Obltn Karl Menckhoff(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII, 39 victories)shot down by Lt Walter Avery(95th Aero Sqn). It was Avery's first air combat and Menckhoff was captured. Menckhoff was piloting one of his two Fokker D.VIIs. Captured by French troops at the crash site, Menckhoff was chagrined to learn that he was a rookie pilot's first victory. Avery cut the letter "M" from the crashed Fokker, but sportingly refused to deprive him of his Pour le Mérite.
3th victory of Gerold Tschentschel(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one balloon over Verdilly. 
3th victory of Dietrich Averes(Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad, E of Jouy-Pargny.
 
By the RAF
 
17th and 18th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C843): By 08.55 two Fokker D.VII over Gheluvelt-Comines. Observer was Sgt J.D.C.Summers.
6th and 7th victories of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4718): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines and at 08.55 a second over Comines. Observer was 2th Lt F.J.Ralphs.
4th, 5th and 6th victories(and last)of David Smith(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4672): By 08.50-08.55 three Fokker D.VII over Comines Canal, the second shared with Capt Horace Lale, 2th Lt Francis Ralph, Lt William Thomson and Sgt J.D.C.Summers. Observer was 2th Lt John Hills.
45th and 46th victories of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a C8869): At 06.15 one Hannover C, N of Neuve Chapelle and at 07.15 a second, W of Bois d’Epinoy.
7th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII, W of Aubers.
10th and 11th victories of William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII , E of Courmont and at 19.45 one LVG C over Cohan. This second as shared victory with 2th Lt Norman Cooper.
9th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9492): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, E of Courmont. 
1th and 2th victories of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9438): By 19.00-19.03 two Fokker D.VII, S of Villers. 
1th victory of Norman Cooper(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6484): At 19.45 one LVG C. Shared with Lt William Stephenson.
27th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 11.05 one DFW C, SE of Neuve Eglise.   
12th victory(and last)of John Ralston(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6914): At 06.30 one balloon, S of Warvillers. Seriously wounded by the AAA, Capt Ralston flew back to allied lines and tried to land, but crashed and was killed.
25th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9618): At 07.40 one Fokker D.VII, E of La Bassée.
4th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9583): At 07.45 one Fokker D.VII, 2 mi SE of la Bassée. 
Ltn Joseph Siddall(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 9 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Jasta 56, W of Houthem. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
12th victory of Roy Phillipps(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII over Houplines. 
10th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D8159): At 04.10 one balloon, S of Comines.
5th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 04.15 one LVG C, N of Armentières.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory of James Knowles(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 18.35 one Fokker D.VII over Beuvardes. 
1th victory of Walter Avery(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII 4512): At 18.00 Fokker D.VII flew by the German ace Obltn Karl Menckhoff, CO of Jasta 72 . Menckhoff(39 victories)was captured and became POW. 
3th victory of James Healy(147th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28): One Fokker D.VII over Bois de Fere. Shared with Lt J.C.Raible.  

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#592 Danelov

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:26

Jul 26, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: General German retreat begins towards Eperrau, then extends to Marne and Ourcq valleys.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Central Caspian Dictatorship of five topple Reds in Baku and invite Dunsterforce. Turks capture 1 British Duncar and 2 lorries to west.
Africa
Mozambique: 28 Gold Coast Mounted Infantry surprise German baggage train on river Ligonha, take 21 porters and 2 Germans, but most captors and PoWs taken on July 27 leaving only 65 out of 165 troopers.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Erich von Wedel appointed as CO of Jasta 11.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Andre Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S9570): One balloon(Drachen) near Vaudetre.
5th victory(and last)of Albert Achard(Spa78 Spad XIII): One three-seater over Soissons(Aisne).
 
By the RAF
 
Tragic day for the RAF with the loss of Maj Edward Mannock, CO of No.85 Sqn. Awarded posthumous Victoria Cross on July 18, 1919.
 
19th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7896): At 09.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Laventie. Observer was Lt Charles George Gass.
25th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 07.15 one balloon over Harbonnières.
10th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 07.30 one DWW C, NW of Royaucourt. Shared with Farrel, Lt J.J.Palmer, Lt W.J.Miller and Lt F.S.Passmore. 
4th victory of Conway Farrell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1293): At 07.30 one DFW C over Royacourt. Shared with Lt Horace Barton, Lt J.J.Palmer, Lt W.J.Miller and Lt F.S.Passmore.
28th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 05.15 one DFW C,  W of Bailleul.   
61th(and last)victory of Maj Edward Mannock(CO 85th Sqn S.E.5a E1295): One type C. Mannock was then hit by ground fire near Béthune, crashed and was killed.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Arthur Jarvis(150th Sqn S.E.5a B163 and B30): At 09.10 one Rumpler C, SE of Cerniste and at 12.20 one DFW C.V over Elisan, shared with Lt C.B.Spackman.
4th victory of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 07.20 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines. Shared with Lt A.L.Porter and Lt Kenneth Walker.
2th victory of Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 07.20 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines. Shared with Lt A.L.Porter and Capt John Summers.
 
By the USAAS
 
4th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One Rumpler C over Villeneuve-sur-Fere. Shared victory.  
2th victory of James Knowles(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 07.00 one Rumpler C over Villeneuve-sur-Fere. Shared victory. 

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#593 Danelov

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:28

Jul 27, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Allied tanks and cavalry units pursue retreating Germans, but they have railway alternative to Soissons and still hold city.
Middle East
Mesopotamia: Royal Navy parties from gunboats Moth and Mantis leave Baghdad with 3 guns for Caspian (Commander Norris follows on July 28).
Palestine: c.150 Sikhs trench raid 3 miles from sea.
Sea War
North Sea: Armed yacht Vanessa depth charges and sinks coastal submarine UB-107 off Scarborough.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Andre Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII): At 08.35 one balloon(Drachen), N of Caurel.
 
By the RAF
 
14th victory(and last)of Thomas Williams(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D(208): At 08.55 one type C, NE of Gallio(Italian front).
9th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8103): At 09.25 one Albatros D.V over Grigno(Italian front).
Maj Ernest W.Norton appointed as CO of No.204 Sqn.

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#594 Danelov

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:28

Jul 28, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Since July 26, Allies(most of 5 US divisions engaged until July 31)have advanced 4 miles on 20-mile front. They cross the Ourcq and capture Fare-en-Tardenois. British retake Bligny in Ardre valley. Foch puts French First Army under Haig for Amiens operations and asks that Rawlinson’s planned August 20 attack be advanced to August 8 due to critical Marne situation.
Home Fronts
Brazil: German banks ordered to cease operations (finally closed October 16).
 
By the Germans
 
27th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Salmson 2A2 over Villers-sur-Fère.
10th victory of Hermann Frommherz(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XI or Salmson over Sergy.  
45th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one Spad over Fere-en-Tardenois. 
3th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 19.50 one Sopwith Camel(C8296),E of Saponay.
2th victory of Heinrich Seywald(CO Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): One Airco D.H.9 over Thelus.
8th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Bréguet 14 over Kanatlarci, Macedonia.
6th victory of Emil Koch(CO Jasta 32 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Airco D.H.4 over Croiselles.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
SLt Antoine Cordonnier(Spa15, Spad VII, 5 victoires)KIA near Arcy-Sainte-Restitue.  
Adj Andre Petit-Delchet(Spa57 Spad XIII S9570, 5 victories)killed in flying accident, take-off, at Trécon airfield.
Cne Henri Hay de Slade appointed as CO of Spa159.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7815): At 07.35 one Fokker D.VII over Vitry. Observer was Lt William Miller.
1th and 2th victories of John Gillanders(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7907): By 07.20-07.30 one two-seater and one Fokker D.VII over Esquerchin. Observer was 2th Lt Eric Walker.
10th victory of Stanley Stanger(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8103): At 08.25 one type C, E of Segasino(Italian front).
6th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a E3917): At 07.30 one DFW C over Fournes.
3th victory of Robert Holme(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6155): At 08.15 one type C, SW of Merville.
1th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 08.15 one type C, SW of Merville, shared with Capt Robert Holme.
12th victory(and last)of William Stephenson(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8296): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Fêre en Tardenois.
5th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6922): At 05.40 one balloon, S of Armentières.
8th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 09.40 one Rumpler C over Harbonniéres. Shared with Lt George Vaughn.
6th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 09.30 one Halberstadt C, 1 mi S of Foucaucourt.
3th victory of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6457): At 09.40 one Rumpler C over Harbonniéres. Shared with Lt Roy Manzer.
14th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 09.15 one DFW C over Merville.
4th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1417): At 09.50 one Rumpler C, S of Estaires. Shared with Lt Malcolm Clifford Howell and Lt G.A.Wightman.
1th victory of Malcolm Clifford Howell(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6534): At 09.50 one Rumpler C, S of Estaires. Shared with Lt James White and Lt G.A.Wightman.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Carrick Paul(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4627): At 12.00 one Rumpler C, NW of Wasi Farah, shared with Capt Allan Brown and Lt Garfield Finlay. Observer was Lt William Weir.
4th victory of Allan Brown(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1284): At 12.00 one Rumpler C, NW of Wasi Farah, shared with Capt Carrick Paul and Lt William Weir. Observer was Lt Garfield Finlay.
15th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 04.20 one balloon, SE of La Gorque.

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#595 Danelov

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:28

Jul 29, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Kaiser allows retreat to Blücher position north of Vesle, Ludendorff orders on July 30.
Champagne and Marne: French pincers close northeast of Oulcq-le-Château, capture Grand Rozoy and surround Buzancy; German General Cappard resists fiercely between Fare-en-Tardenois and St Euphrasie. Petain concedes Germans have escaped trap.
Somme: Australians advance on 2-mile front at Morlancourt, take 138 PoWs and 36 MGs. British Amiens concentration begins at night, with camouflage and strict security.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin proclaims de facto state of war vs Allies. Sovnarkom allows Trotsky to mobilize ex-officers(22,315 by November 30), those refusing to face concentration camps. Trotsky calls Czechoslovak Corps "Almost the most important factor".
Sea War
Eastern Mediterranean: British transport Hyperia(52 lives lost)sunk by U-boot 84 miles from Port Said.
St George’s Channel: Asstistant USN Secretary Franklin Roosevelt and First Sea Lord Sir E Geddes visit Queenstown base, south Ireland.
 
By the Germans
 
19th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): At 20.35 one Sopwith Camel over Pervyse.
12th victory(and last)of Gottfried Ehmann(Schlasta 15 Halberstadt CL.II): One Sopwith. Pilot was Fw Friedrich Huffzky.
9th victory of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one Bréguet 14 over Coeuvres.
46th victory of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one Spad over Coincy.
9th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(CO Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one Bréguet 14. 
12th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Sopwith Camel(D9498)over Venizel.
17th victory of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 20.35 one Airco D.H.9 over Gheluvelt.
Ltn Hermann Frommherz appointed as CO of Jasta 27.
11th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one Bréguet 14 over Armentières. 
5th victory of Konrad Brendle(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one Bréguet 14 over Fère-en-Tardenois.
3th victory of Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 17.10 one Spad VII over Fère-en-Tardenois.
14th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villers-Cotterêts.
 
By the RAF 
 
14th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 17.45 one Albatros C, N of Steenwerck. 
1th victory of Russell McRae(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel B778): At 05.05 one LVG C, E of Armentières.
24th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C951): At 19.50 one Fokker D.VII, S of Gheluwe. Observer was Capt Frank Godfrey.
4th victory of John Colbert(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7951): At 20.10 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Wervicq. Observer was Lt Ronald Turner.
7th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8169): By 09.00 one Albatros D.III over Brugnera(Italian front).  
6th victory(and last)of Alfred Haines(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9412): At 09.00 one Phönix D over Pordenone(Italian front).
5th victory of Alfred Haines(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9412): At 09.00 one Phönix D over Pratta(Italian front).
6th victory of William Hilborn(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1496): At 07.40 one Albatros D.III over Feltre(Italian front).
8th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8265): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Armentières.
3th victory of Walter Carlaw(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9442): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Armentières. 
10th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9492): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Soissons. 
6th victory of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1922): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Soissons.
16th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6864): At 19.45 one Pfalz D.III, E of Dickerbusch.  
15th victory(and last)of Hugh Saunders(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6496): At 08.00 one LVG C, N of Bois de Tailles.
9th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 08.00 one Rumpler C, N of Bois de Tailles Shared with Lt George Vaughn.
5th victory of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 07.15 one LVG C, SE of Proyart. Shared with Lt A.C.Lobley.
4th victory of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6457): At 08.00 one Rumpler C, N of Bois de Tailles Shared with Lt Roy Manzer.
4th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Bois Grenier. Observer was Sgt Ernest Antcliffe.
11th victory of Arthur Coningham(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6883): At 11.30 one type C, N of Estaires. Shared with Lt Evander Shapard.
1th victory of Evander Shapard(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6915): At 11.30 one type C, N os Estaires. Shared with Arthur Coningham.
27th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3343): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Armentières. 
6th and 7th victories of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B5749): By 11.10 one Fokker D.VII near Bailleul and a second over Armentières.
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Leslie Warren(206th Sqn Airco D.H.9 B7596): At 08.40 one Pfalz D.III over Roulers, at by 19.20-19.22 two more, N of Menin. Observer was Lt Leonard Christian.
5th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1417): At 20.40 one type C, S of Estaires. 
 
By the USAAS
 
27th Aero Sqn began to received Spad XIII to remplace the Nieuport 28s.
Chester Wright appointed as CO of 93th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII).
Capt Robert L.Rockwell appointed as CO of the 103th Aero Sqn(Spad VII).
1th victory of Arthur Brooks(139th Aero Sqn Spad VII): One Pfalz D.IIIA near Heudicourt.
Maj William Thaw named as commander of the 3th Pursuit Group(28th, 49th, 93th and 213th Aero Squadrons).
  
By the Italian front
 
27th victory(and last)of Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I 115.32): One Bristol F.2b over Valstagna.
 
1th victory of Sebastiano Bedendo(71a Spad VII): One scout over Val Terragnolo.
21th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad XIII): At 10.10 Albatros D.V over Motta di Livenza. 

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#596 Danelov

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:26

Jul 30, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: Allies capture Romigny-St Gemme. Fierce German resistance continues. American poet and journalist Sergeant Joyce Kilmer killed on Ourcq(165th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division).
Eastern Front
Ukraine: Field Marshal Eichhorn and Captain Dressler murdered at Kiev by Left Socialist Revolutionary bomb. General Kirchbach succeeds as German C-in-C Army Group Kiev(August 8); Kathen replaces him in command of Eighth Army in Baltic area(July 31).
Sea War
Channel: Collier Q-ship Stock Force(Lt H.Auten wins Victoria Cross)sunk after engaging coastal submarine UB-80(severely damaged)25 miles southwest of Start Point, near Plymouth.
 
By the Germans
 
11th victory(and last)of Heinrich Drekmann(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad over Grand Rozoy. Drekman was then shot down and killed in this combat.   
47th and 48th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one Sopwith Camel over Arcy and at 20.10 one Sopwith Camel over Saponay.
18th victory of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Pfalz D.IIIa): At 21.00 one Bristol F.2b, S of Ypres.
3th victory of Heinrich Seywald(CO Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): One R.E.8 over Engelbelmer.
3th victory of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Roland D.VIa): One R.E.8, SW of Albert.
9th victory of Hans-Georg von de Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Fokker D.VII): At 12.30 one Sopwith Camel, W of Merville. 
12th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one Bréguet 14 over Grisolles.
10th victory of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a, NW of le Quesnel.
4th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8, NW of Roman Road.
10th victory of Franz Piechulek(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Airco D.H.4 or Bristol F.2b, N of Bailleul.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cne Charles Tavera(CO Spa49 Spad XIII)hit in combat and forced landing with flaming aircraft. Pilot unhurt.
4th victory of Jean Romatet(Spa76 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one LVG C of FlAbt 266 near d’Eterpilly. Shared with Adj Pierre Martin and Adj Pierre Barrau. Crew POW
1th victory of Pierre Martin(Spa76 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one LVG C of FlAbt 266 near d’Eterpilly. Shared with Ltt Jean Romatet and Adj Pierre Barrau. Crew POW.
1th victory of Pierre Barrau(Spa76 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one LVG C of FlAbt 266 near d’Eterpilly. Shared with Ltt Jean Romatet and Adj Pierre Martin. Crew POW.
6th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 18.45 one balloon over Grange-en-Haye. Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot.
3th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 18.45 one balloon over Grange-en-Haye. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi.
 
By the RAF
 
14th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7915): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII,  NE of Bailleul. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Victor Groom(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b C7939): By 19.30 two Fokker D.VII over Bailleul. Observer was 2th Lt Ernest Hardcastle.
27th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1289): At 12.00 one Albatros C over Guillaucourt. Shared with Lt William Claxton. 
26th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5910): At 12.40 one Albatros C over Guillancourt. Shared with Capt Frederick MacCall.
3th victory of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9438): At 14.00 one LVG C, N of Vezilly. Shared with Lt Norman Cooper and Lt A.McConnel-Wood. 
2th victoryof Norman Cooper(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6063): At 14.00 one LVG C, N of Vezilly. Shared with Lt Emile Lussier and Lt A.McConnel-Wood. 
29th, 30th and 31th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6895): At 12.10 one Rumpler C over Cassel-Ypres.Shared with Lt George Gauld and Lt Harold Shoemaker, at 12.30 one LVG C over Merville and at 17.50 one Fokker D.VII, E of Armentières.  
17th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6864): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII, W of Armentières.
8th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a E1400): At 11.45 one Pfalz D.III over Merville. 
6th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6922): At 18.05 one Fokker D.VII, E of Dickebusch Lake.
1th victory of Harold Shoemaker(74th Sqn S.E.5a E1389): At 12.10 one Rumpler C over Cassell-Ypres. Shared with Capt Ira.Jones and Lt G.Gauld.
1th victory of George Gauld(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 12.10 one Rumpler C over Cassell-Ypres. Shared with Capt Ira Jones and Lt Harold Shoemaker.
6th, 7th and 8th victories of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): By 10.15-10.20 three Fokker D.VII, S of Warvillers.
1th victory of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): At 10.35 one Pfalz D.III over Richebourg. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley. 
1th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6173): At 18.50 one Fokker D.VII over Estaires.
28th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3343): At 10.15 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Armentieres.
6th victory(and last)of George Gossip(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3342): At 10.55 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ostend.
10th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel F1405): At 09.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Dixmude.
4th victory of Edward Crundall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7860): At 10.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Dixmude. 
12th victory of  John Pinder(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8216): At 12.05 one Albatros D.V, 3 mi SW of Ostend.
6th victory(and last)of Maurice Cooper(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3326): At 11.50 one Albatros D.V over Bruges.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
2th victory of Edward Patrick Kenny(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4626): At 07.10 one DFW C over Wadi Aujah. Observer was Lt Leslie Sutherland.
6th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII, N of Armentières.
2th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII,  N of Armentières.
2th victory of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1927): At 20.05 one Fokker D.VII,  N of Armentières.
 
By the USAAS
 
3th Pursuit Group(28th, 93th, 103th and 213th Aero Sqns)formed.  
 
By the Italian front
 
27th victory of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.270): One scout over Passarella.
7th victory of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III): One scout over Spresiano. 
Obltn Frank Linke-Crawford(Flik 60J Aviatik D.I, 27 victories)shot down and killed in combat with two Italian Hanriot HD.1 from 81a Squadriglia.
 
2th victory of Sebastiano Bedendo(71a Spad VII): One EA over Monte Cadria.

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#597 Danelov

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:26

Jul 31, 1918
 
Wstern Front
Meuse: German gas shell French Neuilly sector with 340,000 rounds(850t)mustard gas; 3,400 gassed(68 deaths).
Marne and Champagne: French now control main east rail line between Château-Thierry and Epernay. Severe fighting round Seringes. The 4 British divisions return to BEF zone(until August 7).
France: During July Record 313,410 US troops land in Europe including 6 divisions and 34 aircraft(total now 1,210,703 men).
Eastern Front
Northern Russia: Allies seize Archangel(until August 1)with little shooting (2 casualties)thanks to Russian Navy officers’ help. Some of the 1,500 British Elope Force also take Onega on White Sea.
Sea War
North Sea: Flight Sub-Lieutenant Culley successfully takes off in Sopwith Camel from a lighter towed by destroyer Truculent.
Allied and neutral shipping losses July 1918: 95 ships(37 British with 202 lives)worth 259,901t(British 165,449t); U­boot figure 113 ships worth 280,820t including 39 ships of 76,864t in Mediterranean(10 ships with 235t to Austrians); 6 U-boots sunk.
Air War
Germany: 12 D.H.9s(7 lost)of No.99 Squadron dispatched to Mainz(alternate Saarbruecken); 5 aircraft bomb Saarbruecken, attacks by 3 fighter waves(total 40)decimate formation; 2 fighters damaged, No.99 non­operational until August 20. 
Western Front: German night bombing of Allied troops south of Aisne. Allies have lost 200 aircraft and balloons over German Seventh Army alone since July 15. French July loss of 67 aircraft worst month in 1918. During July Germans claim 505 Allied aircraft for loss of 129. Record 1,478 German aircraft delivered in July.
Home Fronts
Britain: Month’s coal output record lowest at 15,760,000t due to flu epidemic. Sir Charles Fielding new Director General Food Production(Lord Lee resigned July 22).
 
By the Germans
 
13th victory(and last)of Friedrich Christiansen(SFL 1): At 17.45 Felixstowe F.2a N4305, Off Lowestoft.
4th victory of Wilhelm Thöne(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Uberschwemm. The same day Thöne was shot down by Belgian ground fire.
28th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Courvemain. 
2th victory of Paul Hüttenrauch(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): At 20.40 one Sopwith Camel over Hooglede.
17th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Olizy.
3th victory of Karl Strünklenberg(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Olizy.
3th victory of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4(D7223)over Grossblittersdorf.
2th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 20.30 one Sopwith Camel, SW of Roulers.
16th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.15 one Bristol F.2b(C859)of No.20 Sqn over Vieux Berquin. Lt W.H.Shell and Sgt J.D.C Summers POW.
2th victory of Ltn Nebelthau(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.10 one Bristol F.2b over Doulieu.
15th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
4th and 5th victories of Erich Sonneck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): Two Spads.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
23th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Lançon.
5th victory(and last)of Gustave Naudin(Spa26 Spad XIII): At 19.40 one Albatros near Gratibus. Shared with Adj Justin Usse and Adj Aimé Vincent. 
1th victory of Justin Usse(Spad 26 Spad XIII): At 19.40 one Albatros near Gratibus. Shared with Adj Gustave Naudin and Adj Aimé Vincent. 
1th victory of Aimé Vincent(Spad 26 Spad XIII): At 19.40 one Albatros near Gratibus. Shared with Adj Gustave Naudin and Adj Justin Usse. 
39th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): At 16.00 one Fokker D.VII, S of Lhéry.
8th victory(and last)of Henri Péronneau(Spa81 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Cormontreuil. Shared with Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines.
7th victory(and last)of Pierre de Cazenove de Pradines(Spa81 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Cormontreuil. Shared with Henri Péronneau.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory of Herbert Gould(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 10.50 one Pfalz D.III over Douai. Observer was 2th Lt E.Jinman.
3th and 4th victories of John Gillanders(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): By 10.50 two Pfalz D.III over Brebières. Observer was 2th Lt Eric Walker.
6th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5236): At 19.50 one Pfalz D.III, S of Douai. 
5th victory(and last)of Arthur Blake(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3796): At 19.50 one Pfalz D.III, S of Douai. 
2th victory Lewis Ray(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4129): At 19.50 one Pfalz D.III, S of Douai.
26th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 11.00 one Hannover C over Caix. Shared with 2th Lt George Foster and 2th Lt E.P.Crossen.
6th victory of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a D6918): At 11.00 one Hannover C over Caix. Shared with Cap Thomas F.Hazell and 2th Lt E.P.Crossen.
4th victory of Robert Holme(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6155): At 14.00 one type C over Estaires.
2th and 3th victories of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): By 13.47-13.50 two type C, NE of Estaires, the first shared with Capt Robert Holme.
47th victory(and last)of George McElroy(40th Sqn S.E.5a E1310): By 09.30 one Hannover C over Laventie. Capt McElroy was KIA the same day by ground fire.
28th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1289): At 12.10 one Albatros C over Pozieres. Shared with Lt William Claxton. 
27th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1309): At 12.10 one Albatros C over Pozieres. Shared with Capt Frederick MacCall.
9th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3984): At 18.45 one Pfalz D.III over Guerbigny.
5th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8237): At 09.15 one Phönix D.I over Fontane(Italian front). 
4th and 5th victories of Walter Carlaw(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9442): By 17.45 two Fokker D.VII over Wervicq and N of Menin.
6th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C6454): At 20.05 one Albatros C near Vielle Chapelle.
5th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII over Zelobes. Observer was Sgt Ernest Antcliffe.
2th victory of Gerald Anderson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8062): At 09.15 one Pfalz D.III over Fromelles. Observer unknown.
1th victory of George Poole(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8064): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Estairs-Merville. Observer was Sgt Charles Hill.
2th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6173): At 19.20 one two-seater over Sailly sur la Lys.
5th and 6th victories of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9): Two EA. Observer was 2th Lt John Bernard Russell.
29th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): At 20.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Dickebusch.
26th victory of Charles Booker(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9642): At 20.50 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Armentières.
9th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, 5 mi NE of Thorout.
3th victory of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8146): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Ypres.
1th victory of Risdon Bennett(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3354): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII over Roulers.
36th and 37th victories of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1845): By 09.30 two Pfalz D.III over Estaires. 
15th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 09.30 one Pfalz D.III over Estaires.
6th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1417): At 11.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of Pont a Vendin. 
2th victory of Malcolm Clifford Howell(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9402): At 11.45 one Pfalz D.III over Henin-Lietard. 
2th victory of Rupert Gifford(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1862): At 09.30 one Pfalz D.III, 1 mi S of Estaires.
14th and 15th victories(and last)of Lawrence Coombes(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9673): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Nieuport-Dixmude and at 18.25 a second over Wervicq. Both shared with Lt Ivan Sanderson.
8th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Ghistelles.
6th and 7th victories of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1405): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Nieuport-Dixmude, and at 18.25 a second over Wervicq, both shared with Capt Lawrence Coombes.
6th victory of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9608): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Nieuport-Dixmude.  
2th victory of Charles Sims(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9490): At 19.35 one seaplane, 15 mi NW of Ostend.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps) 
 
8th victory of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C1948): At 09.55 one Albatros D.V over Estaires.
3th and 4th victories of Eric Cummings(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6473): By 11.15 two LVG C, E of Laventie and over Merville. 
16th and 17th victories of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1961): At 09.20 one LVG C over Wavrin and at 20.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Estaires.
3th and 4th victories of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): By 11.35 two Fokker D.VII,  S of Lestrem and SW of Estaires.
1th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1482): At 11.35 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Estaires.

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#598 Danelov

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:17

Aug 1, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne and Aisne: Franco-British advance north of the Ourcq; 2-mile advance along Fere-en­Tardenois road; 600 PoWs. 100 PoWs taken at Cierges. German retreat to Vesle begins in rain(night August 1-2).
Somme: British Fourth Army in Amiens sector secretly doubled by August 8; 290 special trains bring up 6 infantry and 2 cavalry divisions including Canadian Corps from Arras, 8 tank battalions and huge ammo stock piles. Small Canadian force sent north to Flanders(Mt Kemmel)part of deception plan including first land use of radio traffic deception.
Germany: During August OHL reduces 400-strong battalions from 4 coys to 3.
Eastern Front
USSR: New German Ambassador Helfferich’s memo urges Reds’ overthrow, Kaiser agrees. Lenin via Chicherin asks for German help vs counterrevolutionaries.
Trans-Caspia­: Ashkabad Whites appeal to Major-General Malleson; he sends Punjabi MG detachment which covers 1,800 Whiles’ defeat by 3,000 Reds at Bairam Ali (August 13); Reds take Merv Oasis (c. August 18).
Home Fronts
Britain: RFP up 8% to record 118%. Commons passes record £700m credit. Postwar rationing of raw materials and scheme of pay compensation for torpedoed seamen announced.
France: Chamber votes for 1920 class call up.
Turkey: In August political exiles allowed to return.
Germany: During August 1920 conscript class reaches field depots but not used in front line for political reasons. Ludendorff raises soldiers’ pay 1 Reichsmark per day.
USA: 1 million women now working in factories.
 
By the Germans
 
318 front line units with 2,569 aicrafts(excluding depot reserve)including 1,053 fighters and c.253 bombers.
Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII 610/18)wounded in combat with No.210 Sqn. Returned to service in september 1918.
41th, 42th and 43th victories of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF: At 09.30 one Nieuport 28, N of Cramaille, at 12.15 one Bréguet 14 over Muret-Crouettes and at 20.30 one Spad VII, N of Bagneux.
5th victory of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One Nieuport 28, S of Braisne.
17th victory of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.10 one Nieuport 28 over Fere-en-Tardenois.
5th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Nieuport 28 of 27th Aero Sqn over Fere-en-Tardenois.
31th and 32th victories of Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII ): Two Spad VII.
7th victory(and last)of Gisbert-Wilhem Groos(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 13.10 one Spad. 
2th victory of Alfred Fleischer(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 08.00 Nieuport 28 N6214 from 27th Aero Sqn flew by Clifford McElvain. McElvain was captured and became POW.
Günther Schuster(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII)shot down by 27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6214 flown by Clifford McElvain. Schuster, wounded, landed near Soissons and taked to hospital. 
Ltn Joachim von Busse(CO Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII)wounded in action. 
26th victory of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one Spad, NW of Le Charmel.
17th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one Spad over Charmel.
11th and 12th victories of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 17.52 one balloon over Bussy-les-Daours and at 18.00 a second over Blagny Tronville.
5th and 6th victories of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): By 17.55-17.58 two balloons, SW of Bonnay and over Daours.
6th victory of Ludwig Beckmann(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Airco D.H.4(D2855)over Ypres.
1th victory of Hans Marwede(Jasta 67 Albatros D.Va): One Airco D.H.9 over Wiegingen.
2th victory of Kurt Seit(Jasta 80 Fokker D.VI): At 09.40 one Airco D.H.9 over Loveningen.
40th victory of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one AR2 over Fere-en-Tardenois. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of François Portron(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 09.40 one balloon(Drachen)near d’Epoye. Shared with Adj Pierre Deley.
2th victory of Pierre Deley(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 09.40 one balloon(Drachen)near d’Epoye. Shared with S/Lt François Portron.
Cal Georges Perrin(Spa73 Spad VII)seriously injured in combat with Ltn Lothar von Richthofen and forced landing by the German lines. He died Aug 3, 1918. 
S/Lt Gabriel Guérin(Spa88, 23 victories)killed in crash when his Spad VII spun into the ground.
2th victory of Arthur Coadou(Spa88 Spad XIII): At 14.15 one Fokker D.VII over Villemoyenne.
57th victory of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 11.00 one two-seater of FA 248, E of Bois de Hangard. Ltn d R Kuno Maier and Ltn Konrad Köhler KIA. 
18th, 19th and 20th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 09.00 two balloons, N of Sommepy shared with Adj Jacques Ehrlich. A third balloon over the same area shared with S/Lt Paul Barbreau.  
11th,12th and 13th victories of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): By 09.00 three balloons, N of Sommepy shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
8th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.40 one balloon(Drachen), N of Sommepy. Shared with Mdl Paul Barbreau and Mdl Chevalier. 
6th victory of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 17.40 one balloon(Drachen), N of Sommepy. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington and Mdl Chevalier.
 
By the RAF 
 
1th victory of Robert Todd(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 09.00 one Fokker D.R.I over Provin.
5th and 6th victories of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3749): At 07.20 one Halberstadt C over Caix-Harbonnières and at 07.40 one Pfalz D.III over Warfusée.
27th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 10.40 one Albatros C over Meaulte.
5th victory(and last)of Robert Holme(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6155): At 10.15 one DFW C over Steenwerck, shared with Lt Henry Rath.
4th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 10.15 one type C over Steenwerck.
28th, 29th and 30th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1895 and F5910): At 08.00 one Albatros C, E of Vignacourt, at 08.20 one Hannover C, E of Moreuil and at 20.40 one DFW C, E of Albert.
29th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1289): At 09.00 one Albatros C over Contalmaison.  
42th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): At 12.00 one type C over Armentières, shared with Maj A.H.O’Hara Wood, Lt Roy McConnell and 2th Lt S.Skerrington.
5th victory of Roy McConnell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9407): At 12.00 one type C over Armentières, shared with Maj A.H.O’Hara Wood, Capt Donald MacLaren and 2th Lt S.Skerrington.
9th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a E3916): At 20.20 one Fokker D.VII over Bapaume. 
9th victory of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One EA. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
9th victory(and last)of Thomas Williams(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1817): At 08.30 one type C , N of Entineham. Shared with 2th Lt F.Niseroi.    
7th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 10.00 one Fokker D.VII over Suzanne aerodrome.
5th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 10.05 one Fokker D.VII over Suzanne aerodrome.
2th victory of Richard Gammon(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 08.45 one Pfalz D.III over Boulay airfield. Observer was Lt Percival Appleby.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Leslie Warren(206th Sqn Airco D.H.9 B7596): By 08.30 two Pfalz D.III over Menin-Wervicq. Observer was Lt Leonard Christian.
10th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Bailleul. Shared with Lt Wilfrid May. 
6th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5925): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Bailleul. Shared with Capt Robert Foster. 
9th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII, N of Lille.
7th victory(and last)of Albert Jones(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel C200): At 16.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ostend.
5th victory of Edward Crundall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7860): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII, N of Lille.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
13th and 14th victories of Roy Phillipps(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): By 15.00 one DFW C and one Fokker D.VII over La Bassée. 
01-08-1th victory of James Wellwood(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6913): At 11.50 one Rumpler C, SE of Lille.
 
By the USAAS
 
3th and 4th victories of Charles Biddle(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 18.50 one Albatros D.V over Vieville-en-Haye and at 18.52 a second over the same area. Shared victories.  
1th and 2th victories of John Seerley(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 18.50 two Albatros D.V over Vieville-en-Haye. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of William Stovall(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 18.50 two Albatros D.V over Vieville-en-Haye. Shared victories.  
Black day for the 27th Aero Sqn.
The squadron still equiped with Nieuport 28 and in the process of re-equipping with Spad XIII take part in a escort mission for two Salmson 2A2 from the 1th Aero Sqn on a photographic mission to Fisnes. The 27th Aero Sqn pilots, flying a mix of Nieuport 28 and Spad XIIIs, completed three circuits over enemy lines while the observers in the Salmson 2A2s changed film, but on the fourth circuit they were attacked by eight Fokker D.VIIs from JG 1 east of Fere-en Tardenois. The 27th Aero Sqn lose six pilots killed or taken prisoner, five of them falling to Jasta 4 and Jasta 6.
2th victory of Jerry Vasconcells(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 08.10 one Rumpler C, near Fere-en-Tardenois. Shared with Lt R.V.Nevius.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Donald Hudson(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII near Fere-en-Tardenois, shared with J.Vasconcells and R.Nevius and by 08.11 one Rumpler C near Fere-en-Tardenois, shared with J.Vasconcells and E.Hewitt and a second near Saponay. 
Capt Clifford McElvain(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28 N6214)shot down the Fokker D.VII flown by Günther Schuster from Jasta 17. Schuster, wounded, landed near Soissons and taked to hospital. Moment later Clifford McElvain was shot down at 08.00 by Alfred Fleischer from Jasta 17. McElvain was captured and became POW. 
1th Lt Oliver T.Beauchamp(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)returning from disastrous mission over Fisnes, killed in crash landing.
1th Lt Charles B.Sands(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 4 and 6.
1th Lt Jason S.Hunts(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 4 and 6.
1th Lt R.C Martin(27th Aero Sqn Nieuport 28)shot down in combat with Jasta 4 and 6. Martin was captured and became POW.
1th victory of Harvey Cook(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.05 one Scout over Bois de Dole. Shared with Lt Robert Cates.
3th victory of Edgar Tobin(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.18 one two-seater over Prinz Wurtemburg. 
5th victory of James Meissner(147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S15030): At 13.30 one Fokker D.VII over Fere-en-Tardenois. Shared with Lt W. Brotherton.
 
By the Italian front
 
22th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad XIII): One scout, S of Polo/Cimadolmo. 

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#599 Danelov

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:18

Aug 2, 1918
 
Western Front
Champagne and Marne: French(11th Division chasseurs)reoccupy Soissons(300 of 15.000 population left)and advance up to 6 miles; 50 villages retaken. Germans regroup behind rivers Veste and Aisne.
Germany: Hindenburg and Ludendorff Press Conference at OHL, latter claims "limited tactical success" on Marne. Both slight AEF­ comparing it with France’s Black African "auxiliaries". Hindenburg insists his goal is "a peace of honour".
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin tells at five meetings "The Soviet Republic is in Danger".
Northern Russia: 870 French colonial infantry and Major-General Poole land at Archangel.
Siberia: Japan declares she will land troops at Vladivostok but not to create new Eastern Front.
Secret War
Eastern Front: US War Secretary Baker tells Major-General Graves, Commander designate for Siberia "Watch your step, you will be walking on eggs loaded with dynamite". US Vice-Consul at Petrograd notifies state of war between US and Russia.
Middle East
Persia: Turks occupy Urmia; all 80,000 Jelus flee, only, 59,000 reach Bijar.
Azerbaijan: Petrov’s 1200 Reds and 2 guns(from Astrakhan)land in Baku and secure Bolshevik leaders’ release.
Sea War
North Sea: British minelayer destroyers Vehement and Ariel mined and sunk(97 lives lost)by German mines close to Dutch neutral zone. During August Royal Navy lays 9,000 mines off Yorkshire and Durham coasts (until September).
Air War
Western Front: US "Liberty Planes"(D.H.4s)first in action.
Britain: RAF Captain Prince Albert joins St Leonards-on-Sea Air Cadet School(King George V inspects on August 30).
 
By the Germans
 
16th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
2th victory of Franz Kirchfeld(Jasta 73 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one AR2 over Roncheres.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8268): At 07.10 one Albatros C, S of Armentières.
7th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6922): At 06.00 one balloon over Erquinghem.
2th victory of George Gauld(74th Sqn S.E.5a C6468): At 09.30 one LVG C near Dickerbush. Shared with Frederick Gordon. 
1th victory of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a D3438): At 09.30 one LVG C, near Dickerbusch. Shared with George Gauld. 
7th victory(and last)of Stanley Cockerell(151th Sqn Sopwith Camel C6717): At 00.45 one Gotha over Guizencourt. 

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#600 Danelov

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:24

Aug 3, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne and Aisne: Allied advance on 30-mile front to Fismes, US III Corps marching towards the Vesle takes Fismes on August 4.
Somme: Germans withdraw behind the Ancre.
Eastern Front
East Siberia: British(25th Middlesex Regiment, 521 men)and Japanese 12th Division troops(12,000 by August 21)land at Vladivostok.
Volga: White Samara Government invites Allied intervention.
Sea War
Adriatic: Coastal submarine UB-53 scuttles after fouling Otranto Barrage and exploding 2 mines.
Channel: U-boot sinks British ambulance transport Warilda(125 lost)on Le Havre-Southampton route.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.25 one balloon, W of Sapponay.
3th victory of Karl Schmückle(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Spad XIII over Arcy.
28th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one R.E.8 over Vimy. 
7th victory of Ludwig Beckmann(Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one Sopwith Camel(E5159)over Stadenberg.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Fernard Guyou(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Mdl Robert Martin.
1th victory of Robert Martin(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Ltt Fernanrd Guyou.
1th victory of Jean Rondot(Spa48 Spad XIII): One EA near Thillois.
5th victory(and last)of Jean Pierre de Gaillard(Spa95 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Jonchery.
21th and 22th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.35 one balloon, N of Sommepy and at 19.37 a second balloon. Shared with S/Lt Paul Barbreau. 
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Paul Barbreau(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.35 one balloon, N of Sommepy and at 19.37 a second balloon. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
22th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 07.50 one balloon over Reutel.
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 16.20 one DFW C, S of Arras.
10th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): At 19.35 one Halberstadt C, E of Proyart.
6th victory of Alfred Hemming(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1326): At 19.15 one Albatros C over Bray. 
6th victory of Roy McConnell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9411): At 18.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lens.
5th victory(and last)of Victor Yeates(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9405): At 18.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lens.
1th victory of Cyril Sawyer(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9253): At 18.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lens.
9th victory of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b F6094): At 06.40 one Albatros C over Aveluy. Observer was 2th Lt H.Knowles.
10th victory of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One EA. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
4th victory of William Swayze(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One EA. Observer was 2th Lt W.E.Hall. 
3th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One EA. Observer was 2th Lt William Hodgkinson.
32th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a E5967): At 19.40 one LVG C, SE of Merville.  
1th victory of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3887): At 07.35 one balloon, N of Estaires. 
10th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 06.50 one Fokker D.VII over Bray.
8th victory of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a E3922): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bailleul.
5th victory of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8250): At 09.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ostend.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Edward Patrick Kenny(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4626): At 11.30 one Albatros C, NW of Afuleh, at 11.45 a second over Leijun and at 12.10 a third, 2 mi NE of Ez Buba, this last shared with Lt Paul McGinnes and Lt Wilmot Fysh. Observer was Lt Leslie Sutherland.
2th victory of Paul McGinness(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1223): At 12.10 one Albatros D.III, 2 mi NE of Ez Buba, shared with Lt Edward Patrick Kenny and Lt Leslie Sutherland. Observer was Lt Wilmot Fysh.
7th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 05.30 one Hannover C, NE of Merville.

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