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#601 Danelov

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:24

Aug 4, 1918
 
Western Front
Marne and Aisne: Second Battle of the Marne ends. Allies have taken 35,000 PoWs and 700 guns. German rearguards withdraw to north bank of Vesle.
Somme: Germans withdraw on 10-mile front (Montdidier-Moreuil)on east bank of the Avre. Corporal Adolf Hitler awarded Iron Cross 1st Class for "personal bravery and general merit". Ludendorff order of the day tries to raise morale, says Second Army ready for an 18 July-style tank offensive.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: First British troops(Colonel Stokes with 44 men)reach Baku.
North Persia: Dunsterville arrests Bolsheviks at Enzeli.
Home Fronts
Japan: Toyama fishing families riot vs high rice prices, unrest spreads to Kyoto, Kobe and other cities. Government requisitions all stocks for sale at fair prices(August 17).
Britain: Prime Minister’s 4th anniversary war message in 4,000-5,000 theatres and cinemas etc. Bishop of London consecrates war shrine in Hyde Park.
 
By the Germans
 
44th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 20.05 one Spad VII, N of Braisne.
27th victory(and last)of Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 19.37 one Spad, N of Arcy.
18th and 19th victories of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one balloon over Hartnesses and at 19.35 one Spad over Ambrief.
4th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one balloon over Hartennes.
2th victory of Heinrich Haase(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one balloon over Hartennes-Arcy.
9th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport, E of Vitole, Macedonia.
13th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one Spad XI over Braisne.
8th victory of Arno Benzler(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one Spad.  
6th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one Spad 2.
1th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one Spad.
6th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Chamery.  
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Ltt Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII)wounded in return of mission by flying accident.
Sgt Gratien Verrier(Spa76 Spad XIII)KIA over Soissons.
 
By the RAF
 
11th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C6481): At 09.00 one DWW C, N of Suzanne. Shared with 2th Lt Conway Farrell. 
14th victory of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1084): At 09.20 one LVG C, E of Morlancourt.
5th and 6th victories of Conway Farrell(24th Sqn S.E.5a D6937): At 09.00 one DFW C, N of Suzzane, shared with Lt Horace Barton and at 10.05 a second over Fricourt. 
7th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a E1263): At 07.30 one DFW C, S of Wulverghem.
33th victory of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6958): At 17.10 one Hannover C, W of Estaires.  
1th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 08.40 one Fokker D.VII over Neuve Eglise.
11th victory of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 08.30 one Albatros D.V, 3 mi E of Warfusée. 
9th victory of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 05.50 one balloon, SE of Proyart.
1th victory of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6906): At 08.30 one Albatros D.V, E of Warfusée-Abancourt.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
11th victory of Herbert Watson(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8159): At 20.15 one AGO C, S of Laventie. Shared with Lt Elwyn King.
8th victory of Elwyn King(4th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 20.15 one AGO C, S of Laventie. Shared with Lt Herbert Watson.
 
By the Italian front
 
3th victory of Franz Peter(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.05): One Ansaldo SVA 5 over Etsch Valley.

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#602 Danelov

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:30

Aug 5, 1918
 
Western Front
France: 4th and final Paris Gun bombardment(66 shells until August 9).
Eastern Front
USSR: Anglo-French nationals arrested in Moscow.
East Siberia: 1,150 French colonial troops land at Vladivostok(arrive at front under shell fire August 11-12), Marines land on August 9.
Volga: 2,500 Czechs and Whites land at Kazan but are driven back.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: First Turk attack on Baku repulsed by 8,000 defenders(620 casualties); 2 Duncars and 200 British troops reach city and help(2 more Duncars and 150 British soldiers land on August 7).
Georgia: Kress radios Berlin "I have hampered every shipment of munitions(for Turks)from Batumi via Tiflis up to the present". US interception station, picks up and solves in 1 hours(another signal decoded on August 8).
Sea War
USA: Hog’s I, Philadelphia, launches first fabricated ship SS Ouistconck and 7 completed by January 8, 1919, yard having been built from scratch since September 20, 1917(16 ships launched).
Air War
Britain: Final attempted Zeppelin raid by L-70, L-65(hit)and L-53 and L-56(all bombs into sea). L-70(Lossnitzer and Leader of Airships Strasser)shot down from 18,000ft off Norfolk coast by 2 D.H.4s(Cadbury/Leckie and Keys/Harman). 35 defence sorties(2 lost)including USN Air Service F2A(Lieutenant E Lawrence, Ensign A Hawkins)from Killingholme south of Humber.
 
By the Germans
 
10th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport over Gradesnica, Macedonia.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8211): At 06.30 one AEG C over Porteghetti(Italian front).
6th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8237): At 10.30 one type D over Mt.Grappa(Italian front). 
6th victory(and last)of Charles Catto(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8243): At 10.30 one Scout over Mt.Grappa(Italian front). 
5th victory(and last)of Francis Bowles(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9392): At 10.30 one Scout over Grappa(Italian front).
5th victory of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1496): At 13.10 one type C over Maria(Italian front).
13th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a D3495): At 08.15 one Siemens-Schuckert D.III, 3000 yds NW of Hudova. Shared with Lt J.A.Beeny.
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One SIA 7b near Romagnano.
 
23th victory of Pier Piccio(91a Spad XIII): At 08.00 one EA over Conegliano. 

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#603 Danelov

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 18:41

Aug 6, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch created Marshal of France(receives baton on August 24). Vienna newspaper Arbeiter-Zeitung praises Foch: "… the Allies now possess a leader whose name arouses confidence and … they believe that, unlike his predecessors, he will not fall far short of the mature skill … possessed by Hindenburg and Ludendorff".
Marne and Aisne: Franco­American troops reach river Vesle and straighten out Salient(Soissons-Reims). Carlowitz takes over German Ninth Army from F Below. Army Group Boehn formed.
Somme: German division counter-attack at Morlancourt regains much ground and 250 PoWs(British 18th and 58th Divisions replacing Australians).
Eastern Front
USSR: Sovnarkom authorizes unions to send armed men to get bread from villages. Recalled German Ambassador leaves Moscow(arrives Pskov on August 11).
Britain: Government issues non-interference declaration to Russian people(published August 9).
Sea War
Mediterranean: U-boot sinks destroyer HMS Comet. Allied mining conference at Malta(until August 9). US Navy to lay second Otranto mine barrage and a South Aegean one.
 
By the Germans
 
18th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Bazoches.
14th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 12.50 one balloon over Marcuilen-Dole.
7th victory of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2, S of Courville.
 
By the RAF 
 
7th, 8th and 8th victories of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8211): By 10.50 three Albatros D.V over Segusino(Italian front).
34th and 35th victories of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6958): By 07.50 two Fokker D.VII over Sailly sur la Lys.  
3th victory of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4720): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII over Ploegsteert. Observer was Gnr Edward Hoare.
2th victory of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII over Ploegsteert. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
11th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9615): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII, 1-2-mi W of Ostend.
10th victory of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Ghistelles.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
25th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 20.50 one LVG C, SE of Bac St.Maur.
 
By the USAAS
 
49th Aero Sqn went to the 2th Pursuit Group and 103th Aero Sqn to the 3th Pursuit Group.
 
By the Italian front
 
30th and 31th victories of Julius Arigi(Flik 1J Aviatik D.I 338.02): Two seaplanes over Skumbi Estuary.

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#604 Danelov

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 18:41

Aug 7, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Volga: Czechs and Whites capture Kazan from Red First Army whose Colonel Vatsetis just escapes. Red gold reserve moves to Samara. Largest workers rebellion vs Red rule at Izhevsk(arms factory town 150 miles northeast of Kazan, until November 7). Trotsky leaves Moscow in armoured train for Volga.
Kuban: Denikin breaks Reds before Ekaterinodar after week’s fighting.
Middle East
Palestine: Kemal re­appointed C-in-C Seventh Army(sees Sultan and Enver for last time on August 9).
Sea War
North Atlantic: French cruiser Dupetit Thouars(13 lost) sunk by U-62(Hashagen).
Politics
Britain: Lloyd George Commons speech says German high water mark reached, their economic position desperate.
 
By the Germans
 
20th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one balloon, S of Fismes.
5th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one ballon, S of Fismes.
6th victory of Paul Lotz(CO Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one S.E.5a, S of Villers Bretonneux.
4th victory of Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one Bréguet 14 over Courville.
9th victory(and last)of Arno Benzler(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one Bréguet 14 over Magneux.  
4th victory of Karl Ritscherle(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one Spad 2 over Mont Notre Dame.
2th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one Spad 2 over Magneux.
17th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
7th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One AR2 over Braisne.  
16th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one S.E.5a over Hangard.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Walter J.Schaffer(Spa38 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Saint-Thierry.
1th victory of Gaston Viort(Spa62 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII near bridges of the Aisne. Shared with Sgt Pierre Réjon.
1th victory of Pierre Réjon(Spa62 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII near bridges of the Aisne. Shared with Asp Gaston Viort.
2th victory of Maurice Delépine(Spa62 Bréguet 14 A2): One Fokker D.VII near bridges of the Aisne. Shared with Ltt Paul Brousse(Observer) and Sgt Edmond Virard.
1th victory of Paul Brousse(Spa62 Bréguet 14 A2): One Fokker D.VII near bridges of the Aisne. Shared with Adc Maurice Delépine(Pilot) and Sgt Edmond Virard.
1th victory of Edmond Virard(Spa62 Spad VII): One Fokker D.VII near bridges of the Aisne. Shared with Adc Maurice Delépine(Pilot)and Ltt Paul Brousse.
7th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 17.52 one balloon(Drachen)over Juville. Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot.
4th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 17.52 one balloon(Drachen)over Juville.  Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi.
 
By the RAF
 
6th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9399): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Armentières.
5th victory of Finlay McQuistan(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3902): At 11.10 one Pfalz D.III, E of Arras.
5th victory of Maurice Freehill(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9291): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Armentières, shared with Lt A.L.Aldridge.
36th and 37th victories(and last)of Ira Jones(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6958): At 12.25 one LVG C, SE of Estaires and at 17.15 one type C, E of Houthulst Forest.  
12th victory(and last)of Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8732): At 09.10 one Pfalz D.III,  E of Le Quesnel.
10th and 11th victories of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Le Quesnel and at 09.10 a second, SE of Villers-Bretonneux.
6th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 09.55 one Rumpler C, E of Arvillers.
2th victory of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6906): At 09.10 one Pfalz D.III over Le Quesnel.
3th victory of James Robb(92th Sqn S.E.5a D372): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Steenwerck.
2th victory of Earl Crabb(92th Sqn S.E.5a C8896): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Steenwerck.
38th victory of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1845): At 11.50 one Fokker D.R.I over Meurchin. 
16th victory of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 11.50 one Pfalz D.III over Meurchin.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6403): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII over Wavrin. 
4th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C1934): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII over Herrin. 
26th and 27th victories of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 12.35 one type C over Lestrem and at 12.45 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Armentières.
5th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 14.05 one Albatros D.V, S of Laventie.
3th and 4th victories of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1927): By 12.45 two Pfalz D.III, S of Armentières.
2th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1482): At 14.05 one Albatros D.V, S of Laventie.
 
By the USAAS
 
103th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)deployed at Vaucoulers Aerodrome. First combat patrol. Also first operations of the 3th Pursuit Group.

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#605 Danelov

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:12

Aug 8, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch begins his "Freeing attacks"(until September 18).
Somme: Battle of Amiens(French Battle of Montdidier)(until August 11): BEF Fourth Army, with French First Army(Moreuil captured with 3,150 PoWs and 161 guns)and 430 tanks(96 Whippets)attacks at 0420 hours on 15-mile front east of city. 5 German divisions routed(27,700 casualties including 15,565 PoWs from 11 divisions and 400 guns). Newly arrived Canadian Corps(3,868 casualties)advances 6 miles taking 12 villages; 5,033 PoWs and 161 guns; Australians(3,000 casualties)take 7 villages; 7,920 PoWs and 173 guns.
Ludendorff War Memoirs: "Black Day of the German Army". From a German headquarter BEF obtain map of all "Hindenburg Line" dug-outs, emplacements, HQs, OPs, dumps, railheads, billets, balloon sheds and landing grounds between river Oise and Bellicourt. BEF loss under 9,000 soldiers and 109 tanks(8 to 1 anti-tank gun).
Sea War
Channel: Destroyer HMS Opossum and minelayers depth charge and sink UC-49 off Start Point near Plymouth. 6 Royal Navy destroyers lay first 234 magnetic mines off Dunkirk. Officially designated Sinker Mk1(M)they are prone to explode prematurely, but Germans never discover.
Air War
Somme: Record losses of aircraft in 1914-18 air combat: 83 Allied plus another 52 RAF planes written off(90 casualties), 49 German during Battle of Amiens which 800 RAF(376 fighters)and 1,104 French aircraft (612 fighters)support vs 365 German planes(140 fighters). Some German pilots(including Göring)10 hours in air successfully defending Somme bridges(14 permanent)from 205 RAF sorties(12t bombs dropped). 9 RAF fighter squadrons drop 1,563 bombs and fire 122,150 MG rounds at ground targets(until August 9). RAF shoot down 9 German balloons.
Italian Front: Four of No.139 Sqn Bristol Fighters destroy 2 of 3 Austrian Albatros over Pergine airfield(east of Trent)during Emperor Charles’ visit.
 
By the Germans
 
45th, 46th and 47th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): At 17.30 one S.E.5a over Fontaine-le-Cappy, at 18.30 one S.E.5a, SE of Berleux and at 20.40 one No.54 Sqn Sopwith Camel(D9841),SE of Foucaucourt
24th, 25th and 26th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 one Bristol F.2b over Mericourt,, at 11.45 one S.E.5a W of Mericourt and at 18.45 a second, NW of Roman Camp.
18th and 19th victories of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Bristol F.2b over Mericourt and at 17.55 one D.H.9 over Ham.
18th victory(and last)of Franz Hemer(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Nesle.
6th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one Airco D.H.9 over Genermont.
49th, 50th and 51th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one Sopwith Camel over Proyart, another at 17.30, E of Bray and a third at 18.50 over Estrées. 
4th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Bristol F.2b or D.H.9 over Chaulnes.
33th, 34th and 35th victories of Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII ): One Airco D.H.9 and two S.E.5a.
31th and 32th victories of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one R.E.8, W of Villers Bretonneux and at 16.25 one S.E.5a.
15th victory of Friedrich Altemeir(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 19.30 one Airco D.H.4 over Hayencourt.
14th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 20.03 one S.E.5a over Estrées.
5th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 20.15 one Airco D.H.9 over Proyart. 
11th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 19.55 one S.E.5a over Nesle.
17th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 16.25 one Airco D.H.9 of No.27 Sqn over Harbonnières(B2133)and another over Péronne(D1719). Lt B.M.Boyer, Lt L.J.Edwards, Lt L.H.Forest and Lt S.W.P.Foster-Sutton POW. Only one was homologed.
3th victory of Vzfw Gregor(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Airco D.H.9(D7317)of No.27 Sqn, SW of Warfusée. 2th Lt H.M.Brown and 2th Lt D.E.Chase POW.
1th victory of August Burkard(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 16.40 one Bristol F.2b over Méricourt.
1th, 2th, 3th and 4th victories of Alfons Scheicher(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII). At 09.00 one Bristol F.2b, W of Soyecourt, at 12.50 a second over Mericourt, a Sopwith Camel, E of Mericourt and at 22.00 one Sopwith, NW of Cerisy. 
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): Three Airco D.H.9, one at 09.10 over Mericourt, the second at 09.15 over Villers Bretonneux and the last over St.Christ. 
4th victory of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8.
3th victory of Heinrich Henkel(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9.
4th and 5th victories of Adolf Gutknecht(CO Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 14.00 one S.E.5a over Foucaucourt and at 14.05 one Airco D.H.9, SW of Estrées.
7th victory of Paul Lotz(CO Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): At 10.45 one S.E.5a, SW of Proyart.
7th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Morcourt.
6th victory of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 14.15 one S.E.5a over Chipilly.
29th victory of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 14.45 one Airco D.H.9 over Biaches. 
5th victory(and last)of Hermann Juhnke(Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII): At 17.25 one S.E.5a over Proyart.
17th and 18th victories of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one Sopwith Camel, NE of Bayonvillers and at 12.50 one R.E.8, S of Morcourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Adj Pierre Morin(Spa37 Spad XIII)wounded in combat. Died Aug 16, 1918 in hospital.
Cal Marie Raymond(Spa57 Spad VII S5467)shot down, N of Jonchery-sur-Suippes. Captured and POW. 
29th, 30th and 31th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 18.20 one balloon(Drachen)over Piennes-Onvillers, one Rumpler C over Ressons-sur-Matz shared with Mdl Antoine Lentz-Mitchell and at 18.15 one EA over Cury.
1th victory(and last)of Antoine Lentz-Mitchell(Spa77 Spad XIII S8500): One Rumpler C over Ressons-sur Matz, shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau. Mitchell was shot down by AAA and KIA near Lassigny the same day.  
5th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 05.16 one balloon(Drachen)over Very-Amelecourt.
 
By the RAF
 
Battle of Amiens with big deployment of the RAF.
6th victory(and last)of Ernest Owen(1th Sqn S.E.5a C8846): At 13.10 one Albatros D.V over Dompierre.
Capt Kenneth Mills(1th Sqn S.E.5a, 5 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with five Fokker D.VII of Jasta 11 near Cappy-Péronne. Poss shot down by Lothar von Richthofen.  
11th victory of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 14.00 one Rumpler C over 62D X30.
5th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 14.00 one Rumpler C over 62D X30. Shared victory.
24th and 25th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 10.30 one Albatros D.V over Douai and at 10.40 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Vitry. Observer was 2th Lt Charles Gass. 
20th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2477): At 10.40 one Fokker D.R.I over Dechy. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
18th and 19th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): By 10.40 two Pfalz D.III, NE of Vitry, the second shared with Capt John Gurdon and 2th Lt Charles Gass. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
5th victory of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7894): At 10.30 one Pfalz D.III,  S of Douai. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
2th victory of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7998): At 10.30 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Vitry. Observer was 2th Lt W.A.Cowie.
1th and 2th victories of Thomas Newsome(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E7406): By 10.45 two Fokker D.VII over Brebieres. Observer was Sgt Hubert Hunt.
28th, 29th and 30th victories of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1388): At 18.50 one Fokker D.VII over Lihon, at 19.00 a second over Lihon and at 19.10 one DFW C over Rosieres.
7th victory of Thomas Harries(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8844): At 19.45 one LVG C over Meharicourt. 
7th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 09.50 one balloon over Estaires.
6th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.40 one Albatros C, E of La Gorgue, shared with Lt R.H.Humphries, Lt D.A.O’Leary, Lt Claude Wilson and Lt Henry Rath.
5th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 19.20 one Albatros C, E of La Gorgue, shared with Lt R.H.Humphries, Lt D.A.O’Leary, Lt Claude Wilson and Lt Arthur Reed.
2th victory of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6940): At 19.40 one Albatros C, E of La Gorgue, shared with Lt R.H.Humphries, Lt D.A.O’Leary, Lt Arthur Reed and Lt Henry Rath.
6th victory of Gilbert Strange(40th Sqn S.E.5a B191): At 10.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Don.
31th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5910): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII, E of Chignes.
17th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1300): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII, W of Proyart.
4th victory of Charles Steele(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b F5811): At 09.50 one DFW C over Rosières-Chaulnes. Observer was 2th Lt E.Vickers.
5th victory(and last)of William Boger(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6096): At 19.05 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Chaulnes.
4th victory of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6121): At 19.05 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Chaulnes. 
10th victory of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a E3916): At 13.15 one type C over Chaulnes. 
4th victory of Robert Whitney(60th Sqn S.E.5a C8886): At 16.50 one DFW C over Estrées. Shared with Lt F.W.Clark. 
3th victory of Robert Whitney(60th Sqn S.E.5a C8886): At 16.40 one Hannover C over Foucaucourt. Shared with Capt John Doyle.
2th and 3th victories of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1397): At 16.40 one Hannover C over Foucaucourt. Shared with Robert Whitney and at 16.55 a second over Estrées. 
4th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7899): One Pfalz scout. Observer was 2th Lt William Hodgkinson.
10th and 11th victories of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel): By 12.25 two Fokker D.VII over Proyart. Shared with Capt Eric Brookes, Lt George Tod, Lt F.Edsted, Lt C.Tolley and Lt D.Oxley. 
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Eric Brookes(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8291): By 12.25 two Fokker D.VII over Proyart. Shared with Lt Joseph White, Lt George Tod, Lt F.Edsted, Lt C.Tolley and Lt D.Oxley. Capt Brookes was KIA the same day, N of Harbonnières.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of George Tod(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1810): By 12.25 two Fokker D.VII over Proyart. Shared with Lt Joseph White, Capt Eric Brookes, Lt F.Edsted, Lt C.Tolley and Lt D.Oxley.
11th victory of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9492): At 17.20 one type C over Nesle. Shared with Lt Emile Lussier and 2th Lt Robert Chandler.
7th victory(and last)of Robert Chandler(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1922): At 17.20 one type C over Nesle. Shared with Lt Emile Lussier and Lt Gavin Graham.
4th victory of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel B2525): At 17.20 one two-seater over Nesle. Shared with Lt Gravin Graham and Lt Robert Chandler.
29th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 14.40 one balloon over Rosières.
12th victory(and last)of Norman Mawle(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6917): At 10.00 one balloon, E of Harbonnières. Lt Mawle was badly wounded in the stomatch and arm my ground fire, same day.
1th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a C8496): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII, N of Foucaucourt.
Capt Roy Manzer(84th Sqn S.E.5a, 12 victories)shot down while attacking German positions during the battle of Amiens. Captured and POW.
6th and 7th victories of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2458): By 10.30 two Fokker D.R.I over Provin.
2th and 3th victories of Sydney Dalrymple(139th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8084): Two Berg D.I over Levico and Caldonazzo. Observer was Lt H.Baldwin.(Italian front).
8th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel C64): At 15.20 one Fokker D.VII over Bray.
11th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 19.05 one Halberstadt C over Harbonnieres. Shared victory. 
6th victory of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9588): At 19.05 one Halberstadt C over Harbonnières. Shared victory.
5th and 6th victories of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7471): By 19.15 two Fokker D.VII over Caix.
5th victory of Thomas Luke(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C142): At 19.05 one Halberstadt C over Harbonnières. Shared victory.
3th victory of Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 19.05 one Halberstadt C over Harbonnières. Shared victory.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
12th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D8159): At 20.15 one DFW C over Comines.
 
By the Italian front
 
11th victory of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 253.37): At 20.47 one balloon over Vascon.

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#606 Danelov

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:35

Aug 9, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme:Germans momentarily reoccupy Chipilly north of the river Somme, British with 145 tanks(39 knocked out)and joined US 167th Regiment, capture Morlancourt and Rosieres-Lihons; advance up to 3 miles despite facing 6 extra German divisions, 3,884 Canadian soldiers capture 8 villages and Australian casualties. French take 2 villages and encircle Montdidier with 6 divisions.
Flanders: British advance west of Merville to Locon.
Air War
Austria–The Vienna Raid: Gabriele D’Annunzio organizes daylight leaflet drop; 7 SVA5s and 1 two-seater SVA9(Palli and D’Annunzio)fly 625 miles San Pelagio-Vienna and back, loitering 30 minutes over city, drop 200,000 manifestos calling on the Viennese to throw off "Prussian servitude".
Western Front: Allies again lose heavily attacking Somme bridges, RAF loses c.35 of 45 aircraft lost for 3 German planes.
 
By the Germans
 
29th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII). One R.E.8 over Rosières.
3th victory of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII). One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 over Mericourt.
48th and 49th victories of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18). At 16.25 one Sopwith Camel, S of Vauvillers and at 21.20 another one, SE of Herleville.
27th, 28th and 29th victories of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII). One S.E.5a, at 16.20 one Bristol F.2b and a second S.E.5a.
10th victory(and last)of Paul Wenzel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII). At 18.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Vauvillers.
52th and 53th victories of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII). At 07.40 one Sopwith Camel(F2167)over Estrées and at another one, S of Cerisy.
9th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 07.25 one Sopwith Camel over Chuignolles.
36th and 37th victories of Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII ). Two Airco D.H.9s.
4th victory of Erich Just(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII). At 07.35 one Sopwith Camel.
13th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII). At 18.20 one Spad over Lignieres.
9th and 10th victories of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII). At 18.00 one Spad, NW of Tricot and at 18.15 one Sopwith Camel(D9589), N of Beaucourt.
33th victory(and last)of Heinrich Kroll(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII). At 08.20 one S.E.5a, W of Le Quesnel.
8th victory of Franz Brandt(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII). At 12.30 one S.E.5a over Rosières.
6th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII). At 12.30 one S.E.5a over Rosières. 
12th and 13th victories of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII). At 08.10 one Airco D.H.9 over Proyart and at 18.12 one S.E.5a, S of Bray.
11th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII). At 08.10 one Airco D.H.9 over Herleville.  
5th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII). At 09.10 one Sopwith Camel, E of Framerville.
2th victory of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII). One Airco D.H.9 over Morcourt.
5th victory of Alfons Scheicher(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b or Airco D.H.9 over Ablaincourt. 
Ltn Egon Patzer(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII)shot down and KIA, S of Etelfay.
5th victory of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII). One Airco D.H.4.
Ltn Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40)awarded with the Knight`s Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern.
13th victory(and last)of Robert Heibert(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII). One Airco D.H.9.
8th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII). One Sopwith Camel.
7th victory of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII). One S.E.5a.
30th and 32th victories of Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52 Fokker D.VII). At 11.05 one Airco D.H.4 over Baucourt and at 12.40 one S.E.5a over Herleville. 
8th victory(and last)of Gunther Dobberke(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII). One Spad.
5th victory of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): At 18.05 one Airco D.H.4 over Baugy.
18th, 19th and 20th victories of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII). One Spad over Reims and two others, S of Reims.
Ltn Rudolf Otto appointed as CO of Jasta 68.
41th and 42th victories of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII). At 18.00 one Sopwith over Tricot and at 18.30 another one over Beaucourt. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Louis Risacher(Spa3 Spad XIII): One EA over Bouchoir.
6th victory of Roger Poupon(CO Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA near Mortemer. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet, S/Lt Fernand Guyou and Sgt Marc Coupillaud.
8th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA near Mortemer. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon, S/Lt Fernand Guyou and Sgt Marc Coupillaud.
6th victory of Fernand Guyou(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA near Mortemer. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon, Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and Sgt Marc Coupillaud.
2th victory of Marc Coupillaud(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA near Mortemer. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon, Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and S/Lt Fernand Guyou.
3th victory of Pierre Ducornet(Spa93 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Orvillers. Shared with Lt Loubignac and Lt Olphe-Gaillard.
Sgt André Martin(Spa94 Spad XIII)KIA near Lignières(Somme)in combat with two Fokker D.VII.
13th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 11.15 one balloon(Drachen)over Roye. Shared with Lt Stephenson. 
2th victory of Joseph Battle(Spa103 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII of Jasta 36, S of Etelfay. Ltn Egon Patzer KIA.
Capt Pathias(Spa153 Spad XIII S2268)KIA after combat with six German fighters near Faverolles. Mdl Halberger(Spad XIII N6702)returned safe to base.
9th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 08.45 one Fokker D.VII over Cormontreuil. Shared with Mdl Chevalier and Lt Treadwell.
 
By the RAF
 
15th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1835): At 10.25 one Fokker D.VII over Proyart. 
6th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5938): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII over 62C 16.
6th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 10.50 one Fokker D.VII, W of Douai. Shared victory. Observer was Lt J.Fenwick.
6th victory(and last)of Herbert Gould(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 10.50 one Fokker D.VII, W of Douai. Shared victory. Observer was 2th Lt E.Jinman.
5th victory(and last)of John Gillanders(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4): At 10.50 one Fokker D.VII, W of Douai. Shared victory. Observer was 2th Lt McCall.
11th victory of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6944): At 17.35 one Hannover C, W of Laventie.
8th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 18.30 one Halberstadt C, E of Merville. 
7th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942): At 08.00 one Halberstadt C, SE of Bailleul.
6th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 10.15 one DFW C over Steenwerck.
3th victory of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6949): At 20.25 one Hannover C, S of Lestrem.
32th and 33th victories of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5910): At 07.45 one balloon, NE of Bray and at 16.25 one Fokker D.VII, E of Estrées.
30th and 31th victories of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a F3966): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bray and at 18.30 a second over Carnoy-Suzanne.  
28th victory of Geoffrey Bowman(41th Sqn S.E.5a D6179): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII near Cappy. 
7th victory of Alfred Hemming(41th Sqn S.E.5a D8446): At 05.55 one DFW C, S of Contalmaison. 
35th victory(and last)of Henry Woollett(43th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1467): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII near Pertain.
11th and 12th victories(and last)of James Belgrave(60th Sqn S.E.5a E3916): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII over Chaulnes and at 15.47 a second over Nesle. 
5th victory(and last)of Robert Whitney(60th Sqn S.E.5a C8886): At 08.35 one Hannover C over Croisilles. Shared with Capt John Doyle.
4th victory of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1288): At 08.35 one Hannover C over Croisilles. Shared with Robert Whitney.
12th and 13th victories of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8193): By 17.35 two Fokker D.VII, S of Foucaucourt. 
Lt George Tod(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 5 victories)shot down near Vauxvillers. Badly wounded, he crashed behind the British lines.
7th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C6454): At 07.55 one Albatros C near Steenwerck.
18th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4162): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Dernicourt. 
6th victory(and last)of Richard Hewat(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4155): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt.
52th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 15.20 one DFW C, 2000 yds NE of Locon.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Edward Crundall(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7860): At 07.25 one Fokker D.VII over Zonnebeke and at 07.30 a second, SE of Staden.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D9432): At 10.50 one Hannover C, N of Marquillies.

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#607 Danelov

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:35

Aug 10, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Total Allied PoW haul since August 8: 24,000, plus over 400 guns. US First Army operational under Pershing; Colonel Hugh A Drum CoS. AEF combat strength 822,358. Churchill(flew to France on August 8)at BEF GHQ Shell conference.
Amiens: Montdidier garrison surrounded and captured by French First Army in 7-mile advance. 7 new German divisions arrive, drunken Bavarians shout at 38th Division "What do you war-prolongers want ?". Rawlinson asks Haig "Are you commanding the British Army or is Marshal Foch?" and gets Amiens thrust ended; he has 85 tanks(30 knocked out)in action(38 on August 11, 6 on August 12).
Oise: French Third Army (7 divisions) drives 3-4 miles northeast into German Eighteenth Army flank below Montdidier in Second Battle of Lassigny (until August 22).
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin orders anti-German screen troops to Volga despite Trotsky’s doubts(still 37 German divisions in east). Anglo-French Moscow consuls arrested in reprisal for Archangel landings.
East Siberia: Czechs and 400 Cossacks repulse 5,000 Reds in Stepanovka-Kraevsk area.
Sea War
Western Atlantic: U-boot gas attack on US Coast Guard station and lighthouse, Smith Island, NC.
North Sea: Harwich Force(4 cruisers and 13 destroyers)off Western Frisian Islands launches 6 CMBs to attack German minesweepers across minefields, but all lost to German seaplane attacks(1 lost), other aim of trapping Zeppelin achieved.
Air War
Western Front: RAF Amiens offensive bombing switches to railways as well, 90 extra fighters bring strength to 480, but Peronne station raid costs 6 of 52 aircraft involved(Peronne attacked 3 times, August 11). Captain FMF West in Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 of No.8 Sqn RAF wins Victoria Cross on tank contact patrol. Captain A Yuille(Sopwith Camel, No.151 Squadron)shoots down first Giant bomber behind British lines near Talmas(night August 10-11).
 
By the Germans
 
50th and 51th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): By 11.30 one Sopwith Camel, S of Morcourt and a second, E of Fay.
5th victory of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 16.00 one R.E.8, S of Vauvillers.
54th victory(and last)of Erich Löwenhardt(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one S.E.5a over Chaulnes. After scoring his 54th victory, Löwenhardt collided with Ltn Alfred Wenz of Jasta 11. Both men jumped from their planes but Löwenhardt was killed when his parachute failed to open.
Ltn Alois Heldmann re-appointed as CO of Jasta 10.
14th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one Bristol F.2b.
24th and 25th victories of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one S.E.5a over Arvillers and at 18.30 one Spad XIII over Beauvraignes.
6th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one Sopwith Dolphin over Etalon.
3th victory of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one Sopwith Dolphin(C4176)over Puzeaux.
1th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one Sopwith Dolphin over Puzeaux.
18th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 13.10 one Sopwith Camel over Proyart.
6th victory(and last)of Albert Hets(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII 712/18): One EA. Albert Hets was killed the same day over Vendelles.
8th victory(and last)of Otto Creutzmann(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 17.15 one S.E.5a, NE of Albert.
Ltn Paul Billik(CO Jasta 52, 31 victories)shot down and captured. Billik became POW.
Obltn Berendonck appointed as CO of Jasta 52.
3th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
6th victory of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): At 21.15 one Airco D.H.4 over La Boissiere.
21th and 22th victories of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): Two Airco D.H.9.
8th victory of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Braisne.  
4th victory of Dietrich Averes(Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad, S of Braisne.
43th and 44th victories(and last)of Rudolf Berthold(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Airco D.H.4 over Licourt. At 12.30 one Airco D.H.4 over Ablaincourt. After scoring his last victory, Berthold´s crippled red and blue Fokker D.VII crashed into a house after colliding with his second opponent. German infantrymen plucked him from the rubble and rushed him to hospital. His right arm was rebroken at its previous fracture. Rudolf Berthold would never fly again.
19th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one Airco D.H.9, S of Lihons.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
14th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 16.30 one balloon over Brimont.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
23th, 24th and 25th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 06.05 one balloon over Leffinge, at 06.25 a second over Ruyterhoek and at 07.45 a third over Leffinge.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 10.40 one Fokker D.VII over 62C C54.
7th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5938): At 10.40 one Fokker D.VII over 62C 54.
26th and 27th victories of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): By 18.10 two Fokker D.VII, SW of Péronne. Observer was 2th Lt Charles Gass.
6th and 7th victories of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7894): By 18.10 two Fokker D.VII, SW of Péronne. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
31th and 32th victories of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8423): At 13.50 one Hannover C over Meharicourt and at 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt.
15th, 16th and 17th victories of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8395): At 07.50 one LVG C,  NE of Rosieres, at 14.00 one Fokker D.VII  over Fouquescourt and at 14.05 one Hannover C, NE of Parvillers.
8th victory of Thomas Harries(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8844): At 07.50 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Rosieres.
7th victory(and last)of Conway Farrell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E4022): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Le Quesnoy. 
7th victory(and last)of George Foster(24th Sqn S.E.5a D6918): At 14.10 one Hannover C, S of Rosières.
6th victory of Wilfred Selwyn(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8840): At 07.50 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Rosieres. Shared with T.Harries, W.Lambert and H.Bair.
1th victory of Hilbert Bair(24th Sqn S.E.5a C1945): At 07.50 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Rosieres. Shared with W.Selwyn, T.Harries and W.Lambert.
34th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5910): At 20.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Mametz.
6th victory of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel C54): At 06.50 one LVG C over Foclatti(Italian front).
Alfred Haines(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel)shot down and killed by AAA over Asiago Plateau(Italian front). 
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th victories of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 10.00 two Fokker D.VII, N of Chalus, at 10.30 a third over Puzeaux at  20.10 a fourth, E of Roye and at 20.10 a fifth, E of Roye. 
5th, 6th and 7th victories of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6121): By 11.50 two Fokker D.VII over Marchelpot and at 20.10 one Fokker D.VII, E of Roye. 
William Boger(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6096)shot down and killed in combat.
4th and 5th victories of Ernest Morrow(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C895): By 11.30 two Pfalz D.III, SW of Péronne. Observer was 2th Lt Louis Thompson.
13th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a B74): At 08.40 one Fokker D.VII over Roye.
8th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1860): At 08.40 one Fokker D.VII over Roye.
9th victory(and last)of James Forman(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1472): At 20.45 one LVG C over La Creche-Bailleul.
8th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.05 one Fokker D.VII, E of Messines.
7th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII ober Péronne-Brie.
8th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C6454): At 06.40 one DFW C near Le Touret.
19th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4162): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII over Miséry. 
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Arthur Vigers(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4159): By 09.20 three Fokker D.VII over Miséry.
2th and 3th victories of Roy Dodds(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C2877): By 18.15 two Fokker D.VII over Péronnes. Observer was 2th Lt Irving Corey.
30th and 31th victories of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaucourt and at 11.15 a second over Lihons.
53th and 54th victories of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII, W of Bray and at 19.30 a second, W of Bray.
5th victory of William James Middleton(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9255): At 15.40 one Pfalz D.III over Brie Bridge. Pilot was Capt J.M.Mason.
5th victory of Robert Chalmers(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7587): At 15.40 one Pfalz D.III over Brie Bridge. Observer was 2th Lt Stanley Hamblin.
7th victory of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9637): By 11.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bouchoir. Shared with Lt Kenneth Walker.
4th victory of Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9657): At 11.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bouchoir. Shared with Capt John Summers.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
9th and 10th victories of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 07.45 one balloon, E of Estaires and at 08.15 one LVG C over Estaires-Laventie.  
 
By the USAAS
 
27th and 147th Aero Squadrons retired their Nieuport 28 in favor of Spad XIIIs.
2th victory of Harold Buckley(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Perles. 
4th victory of Edgar Tobin(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 20.20 one Fokker D.VII over Thiaucourt. 
1th victory of Ray C.Bridgman(139th Aero Sqn Spad VII): One Rumpler over Xivray. Shared with 1th Lt Vaughn McCormick. 
1th victory of Vaughn McCormick(139th Aero Sqn Spad VII): One Rumpler over Xivray. Shared with Capt Ray C. Bridgman.
 
By the Italian front
 
7th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One scout over Monte Pasubio.
 
3th victory of Sebastiano Bedendo(71a Spad VII): One scout over Val Terragnolo.
14th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One EA over Montebelluna.

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#608 Danelov

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 15:03

Aug 11, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Although counter-attack now stabilizing Amiens-Montdidier line, Ludendorff offers resignation to Kaiser who refuses but replies "… we must strike a balance. We have nearly reached the limit of our powers of resistance. The war must be ended".
Somme: 9,074 Canadian casualties since August 8.
Sea War
Germany: Scheer replaces Holtzendorff as CNS. Hipper to command High Seas Fleet. Hindenburg and Ludendorff tell Scheer on August 12 that only U-boots can win the war.
Air War
North Sea: German airship L-53(Prolss)shot down off Terschelling by Culley in Sopwith Camel launched to 19,000ft from a lighter towed by British destroyer Redoubt. All Zeppelin operations suspended.
France: 9 German bombers raid Calais, cause 47 military and 13 civilian casualties, 100 vehicles destroyed and fire spreads to spare parts worth £ 1 1/4 million for 19,566 BEF motor vehicles.
Western Front: Germans claim 38 Allied planes for loss of 15.
 
By the Germans
 
30th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Villesavage.
52th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 10.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Chaulnes.
4th victory of Karl Strünklenberg(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad, S of Reims.
10th victory of Alois Heldmann(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Sopwith Dolphin, E of Frise.
5th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 18.55 one Sopwith Dolphin over Eclusier.
38th victory of Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D VII): One Airco D.H.9.
21th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one Spad XIII, N of Roye.
12th victory of Hermann Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad over Roye. 
15th and 16th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 19.08 one Sopwith over Roye and at 19.10 one Spad over Estrées.
26th, 27th and 28th victory of Joseph Veltjens(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Caudron R.9 over Roye and a second at 12.25. At 12.40 one S.E.5a over Nesle.
11th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one S.E.5a over Gruny.
6th victory of Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 19.45 one Bréguet 14 over Noyon.
5th victory of Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 16.35 one balloon over Dieulard.
22th victory(and last)of Hans Martin Pippart(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one balloon over Vrely. Hit by AAA, Pippart was forced to jump from his damaged Fokker at an altitude of 150 feet. He was killed when his parachute failed to open.
Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII)wounded in action.
3th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 08.50 one Airco D.H.9, N of Lille.
21th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 13.25 one Spad over Arcis.
6th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 13.25 one Bréguet 14, E of Arcis.
11th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport, NE of Vodena, Macedonia. 
6th and 7th victories of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Bréguet 14 over Braye and at 12.25 one Spad, W of Cuffies.
14th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
3th and 4th victories of Johann Kopka(Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): At 11.05 one Airco D.H.4 over Grivelles and at 21.20 one balloon over Piennes.
23th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2.
Rittmeister Kurt-Betram von Döring appointed as CO of Jasta 66.
9th victory(and last)of Herbert Knappe(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Magneux.  
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
4th victory of Claude de Dreux(Spa12 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Pévy.
24th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Mangiennes.
2th victory of Jacques Puget(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA near Grivillers. Shared with Sgt Armand Lebroussard and Sgt Jean Pelletier.
1th victory of Sgt Armand Lebroussard(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA near Grivillers. Shared with S/Lt Jacques Puget and Sgt Jean Pelletier.
1th victory of Sgt Jean Pelletier(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA near Grivillers. Shared with Sgt Armand Lebroussard and S/Lt Jacques Puget.
3th victory of François Portron(Spa31 Spad XIII): At 18.10 one Fokker, NE of Crugny.
Adj Max Coupillaud(Spa37 Spad XIII)KIA after combat with Jasta 13, NW of Chaulnes.
Mdl Lucien Robert Martin(Spa37 Spad XIII)KIA after combat with Jasta 12, NW of Chaulnes.
40th victory of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): At 16.30 one Fokker D.VII, E of Soissons.
3th victory of Constant Plessis(Spa65 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Rethonvillers(Somme).Shared with Mdl Paul Maine and Sgt Charles Decamps.
1th victory of Paul Maine(Spa65 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Rethonvillers(Somme).Shared with S/Lt Constant Plessis and Sgt Charles Decamps. 
1th victory of Charles Decamps(Spa65 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Rethonvillers(Somme).Shared with S/Lt Constant Plessis and Mdl Paul Maine.       
6th victory of Marie Lecoq de Kerland(Spa82 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Lassigne-Chauny.
23th, 24th and 25th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, W if Chenay-Berru, at 19.45 one balloon over Caurel, shared with Adj Jacques Ehrlich and at 19.55 a second Fokker D.VII over Beine, shared with Adj Paul Petit.
15th victory of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.45 one balloon over Beine. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
5th victory of Paul Petit(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Jonchery. Shared with S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
3th victory of William Ponder(Spa163 Spad XIII): At 12.05 one two-seater over Betheniville. Shared with Lt Thomas Cassady and Sgt Cook. 
4th victory of Thomas Cassady(Spa163 Spad XIII): At 12.05 one two-seater over Bethenville. Shared with William Ponder and Sgt Cook.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory(and last)of Gordon Irving(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4432): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III, E of Albert. Gordon Irving was KIA same day. 
7th and 8th victories of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5236): At 17.00 one Pfalz D.III near Estrées and at 17.55 one Fokker D.VII over Brie. 
6th victory of Finlay McQuistan(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3829): At 17.50 one Pfalz D.III, E of Albert.
8th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2467): At 17.40 one balloon, W of Courtrai. Observer was 2th Lt John Hills.
20th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): At 19.55 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Armentières. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
2th victory of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1035): At 19.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Arras. Observer was 2th Lt J.Amos.
25th victory of Clifford McEwen(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8208): At 10.15 one Albatros D.V over Tontanello(Italian front).
12th victory(and last)of Francis Davies(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6944): At 13.45 one balloon over Courtrai. 
35th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D3921): At 20.30 one Fokker D.VII over Estrées.
32th victory of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4018): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Estrées.  
11th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): At 14.55 one DFW C, NE of Proyart.
14th and 15th victories of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a B74): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Roye as shared victory and at 15.15 a second over the same location.
9th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a C1860): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Roye. Shared victory.
6th victory of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6952): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Roye. Shared victory.
6th victory of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1499): At 19.45 one type C, E of Cassotto(Italian front).
30th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Villers Carbonnel.
8th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6980): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Estrées.
3th victory of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6906): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Villers-Carbonnel.
2th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9869): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Villers Carbonnel.
8th and 9th victories of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2458): By 11.30-11.35 two Fokker D.VII over Rancourt. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin.
3th, 4th, 5th and 6th victories of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): By 11.35 two Fokker D.VII over Clery and by 17.00 two more over Mericourt. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
4th and 5th victories of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C787): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII over Combles and at 16.15 a second over Herbecourt. Observer was Gnr Edward Hoare.
2th and 3th victories of George Poole(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): By 11.45 two Fokker D.VII over Combles. Observer was Sgt Ernest Antcliffe.
2th and 3th victories of William Wheeler(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 11.35 one Fokker D.VII over Combles and at 11.45 a second ,NW of Péronne. Observer was Lt G.N. Howard. 
12th and 13th victories of Arthur Coningham(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6883): By 11.30 two Fokker D.VII over Nesle. 
4th and 5th victories of Roy Dodds(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C2877): By 19.00 two Fokker D.VII over Estaires. Observer was 2th Lt Irving Corey.
3th victory of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 09.10 one scout over Karlsruhe. Observer was Sgt William Smith.
3th victory of Percival Appleby(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 09.10 one Albatros D.III over Karlsruhe. Pilot was Lt E.Cartwright.
26th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqd Sopwith Camel D9618): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bray.
5th victory(and last)of John Hales(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9671): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bray.
5th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9595): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII over Bray. 
6th victory(and last)of Robert Chalmers(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7587): At 07.56 one Pfalz D.III, W of Péronne. Observer was 2th Lt Stanley Hamblin.
5th victory(and last)of William Grossart(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D8421): At 13.28 one Pfalz D.III over Péronne. Observer was 2th Lt J.B.Leach.
8th victory(and last)of John Summers(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9637): At 07.55 one Fokker D.VII over Péronne.
7th victory(and last)of Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6371): At 08.40 one Fokker D.VII over Assevillers.
5th victory(and last)of Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9657): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII over Péronne.
8th victory of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1405): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Dixmude.
7th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9655): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII, S of Slype.
1th victory of George Welsh(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7277): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII, W of Roulers.
3th victory of Charles Sims(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9490): At 15.50 one Fokker D.VII, 5 mi SE of Ostend.
3th victory of William Gray(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8189): At 19.40 one Albatros C, SE of Dixmude. Shared with Lt Arthur Turner, Lt C.P.Sparkes and 2th Lt E.Toy.
1th victory of Arthur Turner(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9964): At 19.40 one Albatros C, SE of Dixmude. Shared with Lt William Gray, Lt C.P.Sparkes and 2th Lt E.Toy.
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of Edgar Tobin(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.05 one Albatros C over Flirey. Shared with George Furlow. 
1th victory of George Furlow(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.05 one Albatros C over Flirey. Shared with Edgar Tobin.
 
By the Italian front
 
24th victory(and last)of Pier Piccio(91a Spad XIII): At 14.45 one Phönix C.I(121.26)of Flik 12Rb over Maserada.. Shared with Gastone Novelli.
8th victory(and last)of Gastone Novelli(91a Spad XIII): At 14.45 one Phönix C.I(121.26)of Flik 12Rb over Maserada. Shared with Pier Piccio.

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#609 FourSpeed

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:44

 

Aug 10, 1918
 
Western Front
By the RAF
 
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th victories of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 10.00 two Fokker D.VII, N of Chalus, at 10.30 a third over Puzeaux at  20.10 a fourth, E of Roye and at 20.10 a fifth, E of Roye. 

 

That's one heck of a day by Henry Burden.... Ace in a Day  (double ace actually, but you know what I mean)...   Impressive. Most Impressive.

 

 

Regards,

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#610 Danelov

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:42

Aug 12, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Kaiser relieves Crown Princes William and Rupprecht of Ninth, Eighteenth and Second Armies, all heavily engaged at Amiens and formed into Boehn’s new Army Group(until October 31)whose Seventh Army goes to Eberhardt.
Somme: Lull in operations(until August 20), Australians take Proyart. King George decorates US 33rd Division Doughboys.
Middle East
Palestine: British 10th and 60th divisions raids on Gharabe Ridge(164 casualties)and east of Nablus road cause 570 casualties and take 14 MGs(over 239 Turk PoWs). Lawrence and Lieutenant-Colonel Joyce meet Buxton’s force at El Jefir east of Hejaz Railway, reach Azrak in armoured car on August 14.
North Caucasus: Bicherakov(c.2,200 men)captures Derbent; Red warship foils Dunsterville’s bid to recall him(August 20).
Sea War
Eastern Mediterranean: U-boot sinks British transport Anhui(4 die)off Cyprus.
Home Fronts
Italy: Ex-Prime Minister Giolitti speaks on postwar reconstruction.
USA: Liquor sale ban on railways.
Britain: 30,000 see British Scientific Products Exhibition(250 firms)in London(until September 7).
 
By the Germans
 
20th and 21th victories of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): At 12.53 one Sopwith Camel off Ostende and at 12.55 one Airco D.H.9 off Ostende.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Wilhelm Thöne(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Sopwith Camel over Poelcapelle and at 11.50 a second over Wenduyne. The same day Thöne was shot down and wounded.
2th victory of Gerhard Hubrich(SFS): At 13.10 one Sopwith Camel, off Westende.
53th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 11.30 one S.E.5a over Péronne.
30th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One scout.
20th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one Sopwith Camel.
13th victory of Rudolf Francke(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 10.55 one Spad over Reims.
9th victory of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 18.50 one AR2 over Jonchery.
Ltn Werner Junck back as CO of Jasta 8.
5th victory(and last)of Karl Strünklenberg(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 20.10 one Bréguet 14, NW of Reims.
39th and 40th victories of Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII ): Two No.209 Sqn Sopwith Camels. Pilot, ace John K. Summers became POW and the second pilot, Kenneth Walker was killed.
5th victory of Erich Just(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.35 one Sopwith Camel(D9657), E of Péronne.
4th victory of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one Sopwith Camel, E of Péronne.
19th victory of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Fokker D.VII): At 08.40 one S.E.5a over Langemarck.
4th victory of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9(D2931)over Buhl aerodrome.
16th victory of Friedrich Altemeir(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 18.10 one S.E.5a, SW of Roye.
3th victory of Claus Riemer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one balloon over Fère-en-Tardenois.
3th victory of Ernst Wiehle(Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII): At 11.15 one S.E.5a over Hazebrouck.
15th and 16th victories of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one balloon over Drocy and at 18.40 a second over Loupeigne.
5th victory of Karl Ritscherle(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Braisne.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
13th victory(and last)of Hector Garaud(Spa38 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Vitry.
13th victory of Gilbert Sardier(CO Spa48 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII near Catigny.
5th victory of Charles Lefevre(Spa96 Spad XIII): One balloon near Tilloy. Shared with Lt Remington Vernam, Sgt Degrott and Sgt Courtieu.
1th victory of Remington Vernam(Spa96 Spad XIII): One balloon near Tilloy. Shared with Capt Lefevre., Sgt Degrott and Sgt Courtieu.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 F5857): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII, W of Somain. Observer was Lt J.Fenwick.
7th victory(and last)of William Hilborn(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1503): At 11.40 one Albatros D.III over Cessalto(Italian front).
 
13th, 14th and 15th victories of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6965): At 09.25 one Fokker D.VII over Comines, at 09.30 a second, NE of Armentières and at 19.40 a third, SE of Bailleul.
9th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 09.30 one balloon, E of Estaires.
8th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a E1263): At 19.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Bailleul.
8th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 09.25 one Fokker D.VII over Comines.
1th victory of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): At 09.20 one Fokker D.VII over Comines.
1th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 09.20 one Pfalz D.III over Ploegsteert.
36th victory of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5984): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bayonvillers.
33th and 34th victories of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4018): At 09.15 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bayonvillers and at 09.25 a second, NE of Foucaucourt. 
8th victory(and last)of Alfred Hemming(41th Sqn S.E.5a B8493): At 18.40 one Fokker D.VII, S of Morcourt. 
2th victory of Russell McRae(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6867): At 19.45 one Pfalz D.III over Armentières.
11th,12th and 13th victories of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): By 16.45 three Fokker D.VII over Ham. 
8th and 9th victories of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6121): By 16.45 two Fokker D.VII over Ham. 
1th victory of Harold Molyneux(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6127): At 16.45 one Fokker D.VII over Ham.
19th and 20th victories of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): Two EA. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of William Swayze(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): Two EA. Observer was 2th Lt W.E.Hall.
5th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2456): One Fokker D.VII, N of Péronne. Observer was 2th Lt William Hodgkinson.
16th victory of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII over Chaulnes.
10th victory of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII over Chaulnes.
7th victory of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6952): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII over Chaulnes.
20th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3718): At 11.35 one Rumpler C over Arras-Thelus. 
7th victory of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): At 10.05 one Fokker D.VII, E of Biaches. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
4th victory of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII over Saverne. Observer was Lt Charles Blizard.
1th victory of William Bottrill(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 07.15 one EA over Saverne. Pilot was Lt D.P.Pogson. 
32th victory of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel C64): By 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Bayonvillers.
4th and 5th victories of Robert McLaughlin(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): By 11.00 two Fokker D.VII over St. Christ. Shared with Capt H.R.de Wilde and Lt Ronald Sykes.
3th and 4th victories of Ronald Sykes(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): By 11.00 two Fokker D.VII over St. Christ. Shared with Capt H.R.de Wilde and Lt Robert McLaughlin.
4th and 5th victories of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9498): By 10.55 two Fokker D.VII over Blankenberghe.
1th and 2th victories of Osborne Orr(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3354): By 10.55 two Fokker D.VII over Blankenberghe and Zeebrugge-Ostend. 
39th victory(and last)of William Jordan(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8162): At 12.20 one LVG C, NE of Pacaut Wood. 
12th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 09.05 one Fokker D.R.I, SE of Proyart. 
7th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5944): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII, W of Proyart. 
2th Ltn Kenneth Walker(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel)shot down and KIA in combat with Erich Just of Jasta 11.
9th victory of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1405): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Nieuport-Westende.
10th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6401): At 12.15 one Fokker D.VII, 4 mi SE of Ypres.
7th victory of John Greene(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9659): At 12.15 one Fokker D.VII, 4 mi SE of Ypres.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
15h victory(and last)of Roy Phillipps(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII over Licourt. 
2th victory of James Wellwood(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6913): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII over Licourt.  
 
By the USAAS
 
2th victory of Vaughn McCormick(139th Aero Sqn Spad VII): One scout.  
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Friedrich Lang(Pola NAS Phönix D.I A117): At 15.55 one Macchi L.3, W of Peneda.
 
5th victory of Bartolomeo Costantini(91a Spad XIII): At 20.00 one Phönix D.I(128.11)of Flik 40P over Santa Lucia di Piave.

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#611 Danelov

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:42

Aug 13, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Volga: Stalin declares state of siege at Tsaritsyn, bourgeoisie to dig trenches.
East Siberia: Czech General Dieterichs appeals for Allied help from Vladivostok.
Sea War
Germany: Behnke replaces Capelle as Minister of Marine(until October 7).
North Sea: Convoy escort armed trawlers depth charge and sink coastal submarine UB-30 off Whitby.
Mediterranean: 17 destroyer escorted fast storeships from USA have docked at French ports, via Spanish waters, since July 1, 4000t per day discharged by autumn.
Air War
Occupied Belgium: 50 Sopwith Camel fighters(including 17th US Aero Sqn)surprise Varssenaere airfield west of Bruges, destroy 28-38 aircraft.
Politics
Britain: Government recognizes Czechs as Allied nation, latter declare war on Germany.
Germany: At Spa Hindenburg and Ludendorff, Chancellor and Foreign Minister, agree war cannot be ended militarily.
 
By the Germans
 
3th victory of Christian Kairies(SFS): One Airco D.H.9(B1701)over Dixmude.
2th victory of Paul Achilles(SFS): At 17.15 one Airco D.H.9 over Dixmude.
6th victory of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Bilancourt.
3th victory of Paul Hüttenrauch(Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): At 08.50 one S.E.5a, S of Zuydschoote.
Obltn Lothar von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII )shot down in combat with 148th Aero Sqn. He managed to make a forced landing and was rescued. Wounded, was retired of operations. 
22th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 13.00 one No.201 Sqn Sopwith Camel(D9642)over Le Quesnel. Pilot, ace Charles Booker was KIA.
Ltn Olivier Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay appointed as CO of Jasta 15.
20th, 21th and 22th victories of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Fokker D.VII): By 19.20-19.25 three balloons over Lampernisse.
5th and 6th victories of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): By 17.05 two Airco D.H.9(D2881 and D7229)over Arrich-Arnaville.
15th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 17.15 one S.E.5a over Fourcheres.
14th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 18.20 one Airco D.H.9 over Roye.
12th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 13.00 one S.E.5a over Rouvroy.  
Pfalz D.XIIs delivered to Jasta 43.
Ltn Dieter Collin(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII, 13 victories)shot down in combat with No.204 Sqn Sopwith Camels. Collin died in hospital soon after arrival.
Ltn Ludwig Beckmann appointed as CO of Jasta 56.
2th victory of Hans-Helmut von Boddien(CO Jasta 59 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Hayecourt.
3th victory of Josef Hohly(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): One Airco D.H.4 over Les Esparges.
30th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG III Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of James Connelly(Spa163 Spad XIII): One two-seater over St. Martin l'Heureux. Shared with MdL E.Fery and Cpl R.Onillon. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Jack Cunningham(65W Sopwith Camel B5585): By 05.30 one type C over the Belgian coast.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th victories of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7912): By 08.40 five Fokker D.VII over Péronne. Observer was Lt Cyril William Gladman.
28th victory(and last)of John Gurdon(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Auberchicourt. Observer was 2th Lt Charles Gass.
21th, 22th and 23th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 11.30 one Albatros D.V over Arras-Cambrai road, at 11.35 a second SE of Douai and at 11.40 one Fokker D.VII over the same area. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
21th and 22th victories of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): By 11.00 one Rumpler C and one Pfalz D.III, 2 mi NW of Cambrai. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
3th and 4th victories of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2499): By 11.00 two Pfalz D.III over Auberchicourt. Observer was Lt Thomas Birmingham.
3th victory of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1035): At 11.00 one Pfalz D.III, SE of Douai. Observer was 2th Lt J.Amos.
10th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 08.45 one Hannover C over Merville.
8th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942): At 14.15 one Fokker D.R.I over Dixmude.
37th victory(and last)of William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a D5910): At 08.00 one Halberstadt C over Cappy-Frise.
5th, 6th and 7th victories(and last)of Charles Steele(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b C940): By 17.00 three Fokker D.VII, E of Roye. Observer was Lt J.B.Jameson.
14th and 15th victories of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1096): At 10.15 one DFW C over Pozieres and at 19.00 one LVG C over Croisilles. 
21th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Bullecourt. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
11th victory of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2457): At 10.25 one type C over Bullecourt. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
10th victory of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8064): At 16.10 one Fokker D.VII over Provin. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin.
5th and 6th victories of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): By 15.45 two Pfalz D.III, S and over Corny. Observer was Sgt William Smith.
6th victory of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8250): At 19.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Roye.
33th victory(and last in WWI)of Samuel Kinkead(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7190): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Rosiers.
27th, 28th and 29th victories(and last)of Charles Booker(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9642): By 11.00 three Fokker D.VII, W of Rosieres. Moments later, Booker was shot down by Ulrich Neckel from Jasta 12. He died from wounds received, same day.  
5th victory of Cyril Heywood(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9238): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII over Péronne. Observer was Sgt SF Langstone.
11th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8216): At 10.50 one Pfalz D.III over Dixmude.
8th victory of John Greene(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9659): At 13.40 one Pfalz D.III, 3 mi W of Ostend.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
11th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 17.00 one type C over Cartigny. Shared with Lt D.G.Carter, Lt Norman Trescowthick and Lt R.G.Smallwood.
5th victory of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 17.00 one type C over Cartigny. Shared with Lt D.G.Carter, Lt Elwyn King and Lt R.G.Smallwood.

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#612 Danelov

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 17:36

Aug 14, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Crown Council decides victory in the field now most improbable. Ludendorff recommends immediate peace negotiations.
Somme: Germans evacuat­ing Ancre sector.
Air War
Somme: RAF has flown 700 sorties and dropped 571 bombs on bridges(mainly 112 lbs)since August 8 without inflicting serious damage. 
Palestine: No.144 and No.45 Sqn reinforce RAF.
Politics
Germany: Emperor Charles and Kaiser meet for last time at Spa, Arz warns "Austria-Hungary could only continue the war until December"; Austrians plead for peace. Kaiser instructs Hintze to seek Queen of Holland’s mediation but only to aid German recovery.
Britain: Allied Propaganda Conference, at Crewe House, London(until August 17)opened by Northcliffe.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 11.50 one Bristol F.2b.
54th victory of Ernst Udet(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF): At 19.00 one Bristol F.2b over Vermandouvillers.
Ltn Egon Koepsch appointed as CO of Jasta 4.
31th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b.
Ltn Arthur Laumann appointed as CO of Jasta 10.
Ltn Eberhard Mohnicke appointed as CO of Jasta 11.
23th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.05 one S.E.5a over Chaulnes.
13th victory of Hermann Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one S.E.5a over Villers-Carbonnel. 
17th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Sopwith Camel over Chaulnes.
9th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Sopwith Camel over Villers Bretonneux.
7th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): One balloon, SW of Soissons.
8th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.55 one Bréguet 14 over Chamery.
4th victory of Claus Riemer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one S.E.5a over Mézières.
2th victory of Theodor Dahlmann(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 16.25 one S.E.5a over Fresney.
Ltn Emil Meyer(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII)collision at 09.30 with Ltn Kurt Brüninghaus over St.Loup airfield. Parachuted safely.
Ltn Kurt Brüninghaus(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII)killed in collision at 09.30 with Ltn Emil Meyer over St.Loup airfield. 
Ltn Theodor Quandt appointed as CO of Jasta 36.
2th victory of Wilhelm Sommer(Jasta 39 Albatros D.Va): At 11.20 one Airco D.H.9 over Bertincourt.
9th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 13.40 one Spad over Branges.
5th victory(and last)of Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 13.40 one Spad over Branges. 
6th victory of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros D.Va): At 10.45 one Spad 2 over Bezannes.
5th victory of Hermann Leptien(CO Jasta 63 Fokker D.VII): At 11.05 one Sopwith Dolphin(E4434), SW of Bailleul.
4th victory of Josef Hohly(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): At 06.45 one Salmson 2A2, NE of Gaudach.
4th victory of Gerold Tschentschel(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 20.35 one Salmson 2A2 over Lhery-Fismes.
3th victory of Karl Arnold(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 20.35 one Salmson 2A2 over Lery.
31th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG III Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad XIII): At 10.40 one Rumpler C over Chavigny.
25th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Buisson-Chaumont-sur-Aire. Shared with Ltt Louis Siméoni.
1th victory of Louis Siméoni(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Buisson-Chaumont-sur-Aire. Shared with Cne Armand Pinsard.
4th victory of Roger Brétillon(Spa49 Spad XIII): One Rumpler. 
39th, 40th, 41th and 42th victories of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): Four balloons(Drachens).
3th victory of Charles Macé(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 06.30 one two-seater over Luneville. Shared with S/Lt Lemarie and S/Lt Bordes.
58th, 59th and 60th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): One two-seater of FA 232 over Roye(Ufft Alfred Arnold and Ltn d R Curt Friedrich KIA), a second over Roye-Crémery and a third over the same location. The three aircrafts were reported  by Fonck coming a 50m intervals and shot down within 10 seconds.
12th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa159 Spad XIII): At 10.15 one EA, SE of Morsain.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Lloyd Hamilton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1940): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Bruges. Shared with Lt Robert Todd, Lt J.F.Campbell and Lt G.F.Baker.
2th victory of Robert Todd(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Bruges. Shared with Lt Lloyd Hamilton, Lt J.F.Campbell and Lt G.F.Baker.
Capt Herbert Gould(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4, 6 victories)MIA near Douai.
24th and 25th victories of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7993): By 18.00-18.30 two Pfalz D.III over Dadizeele. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
19th and 20th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2154): By 18.00-18.30 two Fokker D.VII over Dadizeele and E of Dadizeele. Observer was Lt M.A.McKenzie.
9th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2467): By 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Dadizeele. Observer was 2th Lt F.J.Ralphs.
Lt David Smith(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 6 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Jasta 56. Observer, 2th Lt John Hills survived and was captured.
23th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): At 10.50 one type C, SW of Lille. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
33th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8422): At 08.00 one Fokker D.VII over Nesle.
16th victory(and last)of Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6965): At 10.10 one Halberstadt C over Armentières. Shared with Lt Ernest Hoy.
9th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942): At 08.30 one DFW C, N of Ploegsteert Wood.
7th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 08.17 one Hannover C, SE of Bailleul.
2th victory of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6947): At 10.10 one Halberstadt C over Armentières. Shared with Lt Cristoffel Venter.
5th victory of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1397): At 09.55 one Albatros D.V over Guemappe. 
17th victory(and last)of Edmund Tempest(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 09.10 one type C, N of Roye. Shared with Lt Thomas Rose and Lt G.L.Wood.
11th victory(and last)of Thomas Rose(64th Sqn S.E.5a): At 09.10 one Albatros C, N of Roye. Shared with Capt Edmund Tempest and Lt G.A.Wood.
31th and 32th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 10.55 one Fokker D.VII over Villers Carbonnel and at 11.30 a second over Estrées.
11th victory of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Guyencourt.
21th victory of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4158): At 08.40 one Rumpler C over Aveluy Wood. Shared with Lt D.C.Mangan. 
Lt Richard Hewat(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin, 6 victories)shot down and KIA near Bailleul, probably by Hermann Leptien, CO of Jasta 63. 
6th victory of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2183): At 17.45 one Fokker D.VII over Dompierre. Observer was Gnr Edward Hoare.
4th victory of James Robb(92th Sqn S.E.5a D5973): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Bray.
3th and 4th victories of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6173): By 11.30 two Fokker D.VII, S of Péronne.
10th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII, 5 mi E of Dixmude. Shared with Lt H.H.Blanchard.
3th victory of Osborne Orr(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7232): At 17.55 one Fokker D.VII over Roulers. 
17th victory(and last)of Edward Johnstone(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 06.00 one DFW C, E of Oppy. Shared with Lt James White, Lt Allison and Lt Rupert Gifford. 
7th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8168): At 06.00 one DFW C, E of Oppy. Shared with Lt Rupert Gifford, Lt Allison and Lt Edward Johnstone.
3th victory of Rupert Gifford(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 06.00 one DFW C, E of Oppy. Shared with Lt James White, Lt Allison and Lt Edward Johnstone. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
9th victory of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C1948): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII, 1 mi W of Perenchies.
5th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.40 one Rumpler C over Wavrin. 
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory of Romolo Ticconi(76a Spad XIII): One unknown fighter type over Rasai. Shared with Michetti.

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#613 Danelov

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:59

Aug 15, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: BEF recrosses the Ancre(for last time).Canadian Corps actions around Damery(until August 17, repulse counter-attack on August 16). Haig refuses to obey Foch’s order from August 11 for attack on Roye­-Chaulnes, but will attack north of Somme(c. August 21). French Third Army captures Lassigny Massif(town on August 21) halts on river Divette on August 22.
Flanders: Rupprecht warns Prince Max of Baden "Our military situation has deteriorated so rapidly that I no longer believe we can hold out over the winter; it is even possible that a catastrophe will come earlier."
Eastern Front
USA: Government severs relations with Soviet Government. 
East Siberia: Heavy Red shelling(until August 17)answered on August 16 by HMS Suffolk 12-pounder in armoured train. Siberian Regional Duma meets in Tomsk.
Kuban: Volunteer Army captures capital Ekaterinodar(Denikin enters on August 16).
Sea War
North Sea: Harwich Force destroyers Ullswater and Scott sunk(torpedo and mine respectively)escorting Dutch convoy.
Air War
Western Front: German fighters break up Allied formations, claim 25 Allied aircraft for 4 lost.
 
By the Germans
 
Serious fuel shortages beginning to affect all German flying units(150 or 250 litres per day and aircraft).
55th victory of Ernst Udet(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): At 17.15 one Sopwith Camel over Herleville.
1th victory of Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Caudron R.II over Conectancourt.
4th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 19.35 one Sopwith Camel, E of Passchendaele.
8th victory of Max Kuhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
16th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 16.25 one Sopwith Camel over Parvillers.
Obltn Hans-Georg von de Marwitz re-appointed as CO of Jasta 30.
13th victory of Karl Odebrett(CO Jasta 42 Fokker D.VII): One Caudron R.II, E of Rémy.
Ltn Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII)fly test his new fighter. Negative comentaries and report. Poor climb rate and turns.
8th victory of Paul Lotz(CO Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Sopwith Camel over Hallu, S of Chaulnes.
7th victory of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII)_ At 19.30 one S.E.5a over Becelaere.
12th victory of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII 4025/18): At 10.05 one Spad over Tahure.
6th victory(and last)of Erich Sonneck(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
5th victory of Julius Fichter(Jasta 67 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14.
3th victory of Wilhelm Stör(Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one Spad over Reimser Wood.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of André Manichon(Spa15 Spad XIII): One EA near Ribecourt-Dreslincourt. Shared with Sgt Robert Douillet of Spa77.
9th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII. Shared with Mdl Léon Daniel and Adj Louis Marot. 
2th victory of Louis Marot(Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and Mdl Léon Daniel. 
1th victory of Léon Daniel(Spa37 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet and Adj Louis Marot.
3th victory of Raymond Vanier(Spa57 Spad XIII S9577): One Rumpler C over Reims-Châlons-sur-Marne.
43th victory(and last)of Charles Nungesser(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Adj Marcel Henriot and Sgt Pierre Millot.
5th victory of Marcel Henriot(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Ltt Charles Nungesser and Sgt Pierre Millot.
2th victory of Louis Séjourné(CO Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA near Carlepont(Oise).
1th victory of Pierre Millot(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Ltt Charles Nungesser and Adj Marcel Henriot.
1th victory of Robert Douillet(Spa77 Spad XIII): One EA near Ribecourt-Dreslincourt. Shared with Sgt André Manichon of Spa15.
4th victory of James Connelly(Spa163 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over St.Marie-a-Py. Shared with Lt Thomas Cassady and Sgt Penevynck.
5th victory of Thomas Cassady(Spa163 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over St.Marie-a-Py. Shared with Sgt J.Connelly and Sgt Penevynick.
 
By the RAF
 
21th victory of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2154): At 07.10 one Fokker D.VII over Becelaere. Observer was Lt M.A.McKenzie.
7th victory(and last)of Oliver Manners Sutton(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6344): At 12.00 one type D, 4 km SE of Feltre(Italian front).
6th victory of Maurice Freehill(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel B9291): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Péronne.
3th victory of Russell McRae(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6867): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Péronne.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of William MacDonald(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1499): At 10.10-10.15 two Albatros D.III, S and SW of Fonzaso(Italian front).
7th victory(and last)of Jeffrey Home-Hay(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 18.30 one Pfalz D.III over Château Salins. Observer was Sgt William Smith.
14th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a D3495): At 12.00 one LVG C over Seres Uesnik.
55th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 20.00 one Fokker D.VII, S of Damery.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): By 19.00 three Fokker D.VII over Menin. Shared with Lt Robert Gordon.
6th and 7th victories of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8145): By 19.00 two Fokker D.VII over Menin, the first shared with Lt Charles Hickey.
4th victory of Osborne Orr(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7232): At 19.05 one Fokker D.VII over Menin.
2th and 3th victories of Risdon Bennett(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3354): By 19.00-19.05 one Pfalz D.III and one Fokker D.VII over Menin.
1th and 2th victories of William Craig(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9268): By 08.25 two Fokker D.VII, E of Ypres.
 
By the USAAS
 
11th victory of David Putnam(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 07.40 one Fokker D.VII over Flirey.  
147th Aero Sqn equipped with Spad XIII. All Nieuport 28s ferried to Orly.
 
By the Italian front
 
6th victory(and last)of Romolo Ticconi(76a Spad XIII): One Phönix D.I(328.04)of Flik 37P over Colbertaldo.

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#614 Danelov

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:29

Aug 16, 1918
 
Western Front
USA: Pershing requests return of 3 out of 5 US divisions training with BEF.
Somme: Anglo-French advance in Roye sector.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin tells Moscow Party that young people must be won over.
Northern Russia: Whites occupy Shenkursk, 175 miles south-south-east of Archangel.
East Siberia: 27th US Infantry(from Philippines)lands at Vladivostok as does Japanese C-in-C General Otani. Czechs-foil Red landing attempt on Lake Khanka. Sir Charles Eliot British High Commissioner in Siberia; Regnault(ex-French Tokyo Ambassador)made Allied representative at Vladivostok(August 21).
Air War
Western Front: 65 Allied fighters attack La Bassee fighter base. 
Germany: First RAF raid on Darmstadt by No.55 Squadron, 3 Airco D.H.4s lost to fighters.
 
By the Germans
 
22th and 23th victories of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel off Zeebrugge and one Airco D.H.9 off Cadzand.
2th victory of Carl Bücker(Kest 8w Pfalz D.IIIa): One Airco D.H.4 over Buchsweiler.
56th victory of Ernst Udet(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): At 10.40 one Spad VII, S of Foucaucourt.
12th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Spad, SE of Tracy le Val.
29th and 30th victories of Joseph Veltjens(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Spad, S of Noyon and at 19.30 one Spad, W of Lassigny.
12th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One AR2, N of Negocani, Macedonia. 
7th, 8th and 9th victories of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): Two balloons and one Spad. 
5th victory(and last)of Johann Kopka(Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th and 7th victories(and last)of André Dubonnet(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Carrepuit and a second, E of Roye. The first shared with Cne Xavier de Sevin of Spa26 and the second with Joseph Battle of Spa103.
S/Lt Jean Cael(Spa3 Spad XIII S4848)shot down in combat and land in enemy territory, Pilot captured and POW.
11th victory of Xavier de Sevin(Spa26 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Gruny. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet of Spa3. 
3th victory of Joseph Battle(Spa103 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Roye. Shared with Mdl André Dubonnet of Spa3. 
2th victory of Léonard Baron(Spa103 Spad XIII): One two-seater near St.Mard, E of Roye. Shared with S/Lt Pierre Schmitter.
2th victory of Pierre Schmitter(Spa103 Spad XIII): One two-seater near St.Mard, E of Roye. Shared with Adj Léonard Baron.
 
By the RAF
 
24th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III, SSE of Lille. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
5th and 6th victories of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7998): By 10.35 one Pfalz D.III and one Fokker D.VII over Lille. Observer was Lt Thomas Birmingham.
2th victory of Ian Stead(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E1330): At 10.45 one Pfalz D.III, SSE of Lille. Observer was 2th Lt W.A.Cowie.
1th victory of Cyril Hurst(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b F5824): At 11.00 one two-seater over Fresnoy. Observer was Sgt Hubert Hunt.
Cap William Hilborn(28th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 7 victories)mortally wounded in collision with a tree by practicing night flying at Grossa. Died from injuries ten days later(Italian front).
11th and 12th victories of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 12.20 one Halberstadt C, E of Steenwerck, shared with Lt R.G.Robertson and at 12.35 a second over Estaires-Laventie.
9th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Poelcapelle.
3th victory of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 18.40 one Pfalz D.III over Poelcapelle.
8th victory of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6952): At 10.10 one Rumpler C over Le Catelet.
3th and 4th victories of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a D3438): By 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Messines and at 12.50 one Rumpler C, E of Kemmel Hill.
2th victory of Harold Shoemaker(74th Sqn S.E.5a E4685): At 12.50 one Rumpler C, E of Kemmel Hill. Shared with Lt Frederick Gordon. 
2th victory of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a D3438): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Messines. 
33th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 10.15 one DFW C over Estrées.
9th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6980): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Estrées.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory(and last)of Carrick Paul(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4627): At 08.30 one Rumpler C over Kefr Kaddum. Observer was Lt William Weir.
28th victory of Arthur Cobby(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Wavrin. Shared with Lt Elwyn King, Lt D.C.Carter, Lt R.R.Edols, Lt M.H.Eddie and Lt Norman Trescowthick.
12th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Wavrin. Shared with Capt Arthur Cobby, Lt D.C.Carter, Lt R.R.Edols, Lt M.H.Eddie and Lt Norman Trescowthick.
6th victory of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Wavrin. Shared with Capt Arthur Cobby, Lt D.C.Carter, Lt R.R.Edols, Lt M.H.Eddie and Lt Elwyn King.
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of Charles Biddle(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 05.40 one Rumpler C over Bouxieres.  
 
By the Italian front
 
8th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One Bristol F.2b over Trento.

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#615 Danelov

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 22:16

Aug 17, 1918
 
Western Front
Mangin’s Tenth Army(1,138 guns)gains c.2000 yards between rivers Oise and Aisne with over 2,000 PoWs(until August 18).
Eastern Front
Northern Russia: 2/10th Royal Scots march through Archangel behind US Marine band, reach Bereznik on river Dvina by barge on August 31.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Dunsterville arrives at Baku in SS President Kruger, 2 battalions follow, inspects defences on August 18 while defenders lose Fatmai village on northern flank.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of the new Fokker D.VIII(Jasta 6, Ltn Emil Rolff). 18 claimed by the type in WWI.
31th victory of Joseph Veltjens(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Spad over Roye.
6th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Spad, W of Roye.  
2th victory of Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 17.10 one Spad XIII over Beauraignes.
5th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one S.E.5a, W of Wervicq.
2th victory of Johannes Gildemeister(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 10.00 one S.E.5a, E of Wervicq. Capt William Claxton(No.41 Sqn, 37 victories)wounded and POW.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Mdl René Patay(Spa26 Spad XIII S3257)shot down over Roye by Uffz Vahldieck of Jasta 50. Wounded, captured and POW.
1th victory of Jacques Bollinger(Spa76 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Vitry-les-Reims. Shared with Ltt Antoine Mantcewitch.
1th victory of Antoine Mantcewitch(Spa76 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Vitry-les-Reims. Shared with S/Lt Jacques Bollinger.
6th victory(and last)of Paul Gastin(Spa84 Spad XIII): One EA over Dreslincourt. Shared with Lt Lucien Cayol and Sgt Faurel.
2th victory of Lucien Cayol(Spa84 Spad XIII): One EA over Dreslincourt. Shared with Capt Paul Gastin and Sgt Faurel.
15th and 16th victories of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Roye and one Fokker D.VII near the same location.
9th victory of Benjamin Bozon-Verduraz(CO Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Roye. Verduraz Spad was heavy damaged by Fokkers D.VII and was forced to land by the French lines.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 07.55 one Albatros D.V over Armentières.
35th victory(and last)of Frederick McCall(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4018): At 09.20 one LVG C over Outtersteene.  
12th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4013): At 09.15 one Pfalz D.III, E of Deulemont.
Capt William Claxton(41th Sqn S.E.5a, 37 victories)shot down behind the enemy lines after combat with Ltn Johannes Gildemeister of Jasta 20. Suffering from a serious head wound, he was captured east of Wervicq. The immediate skills of a German doctor saved his life and Claxton was repatriated on Dec 1, 1918.
8th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII ober Estrées.
 
By the Italian front
 
15th victory of Ferruccio Ranza(91a Spad XIII): A unknown two-seater type over San Polo. 

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#616 Danelov

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:18

Aug 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: British Second Army(671 casualties)advance between Vieux Berquin and Bailleul takes 697 PoWs including Fifth Army 5-mile advance until September 6.
Lorraine: AEF gas attack at Mervillor near Baccarat: 800 US projectors fire 12t phosgene(250 gassed, 30 killed). 2 British Second Army divisions capture Outtersteene and Hoegenacker Ridges east of Hazebrouck, Merville retaken on August 19.
Eastern Front
Volga: Over 30,000 Red troops transferred from West since July 25.
East Siberia: Cossack machine-guns repulse Red River Ussuri crossing south of Runovka. 2 more Suffolk 12-pounders back defence though Japanese refuse gun battery(August 17), but c.3,000 Allies retreat 6 miles to Syvagino by train after Cossack lines stormed on August 20.
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one R.E.8 over Beaumetz.
3th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One AR2 over Nouvron.
9th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 18.45 one balloon over Marcelcave.
10th and 11th victories of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 and one balloon. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cpl Kyell Nyegaard(Spa15, Spad VII)killed in flying accident at Mont l’Evêque airfield.  
 
By the RAF
 
34th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8422): At 19.40 one Rumpler C over Cappy.
10th, 11th and 12th victories of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942 and E5964): At 11.45 one balloon, N of Estaires and by 17.45 two Halberstadt C, S of Neuve Eglise. 
9th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1942): At 17.50 one Pfalz D.III over Bailleul.
9th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6940): At 17.20 one DFW C, NE of Neuve-Eglise.
4th victory of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8859): At 17.20 one DFW C, N of Neuve Eglise.
Capt Cristoffel Venter(29th Sqn S.E.5a, 16 victories)shot down near Kemmel. Captured and POW.
2th victory of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3887): At 12.40 one Fokker D.VII, N of Estaires. 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 18:59

Aug 19, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: French troops capture Le Hamel.
Somme: French First Army takes over Canadian Corps line; latter transferred to British First Army(night August 19-20).
Eastern Front
USSR: People’s Commissariat for Military Affairs decreed.
Sea War
Channel: British Folkestone shore-controlled minefield sinks coastal submarine UB-109.
 
By the Germans
 
21th, 22th and 23th victories of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): By 08.05 two F.2b over Lihons and at 08.35 one S.E.5a over Le Transloy.
Ltn Emil Rolff(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VIII)killed when his aircraft´s wing collapsed in flight.
11th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one S.E.5a over Aveluy.
8th victory of Paul Aue(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Sopwith Camel, SW of Puisieux.
18th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 10.06 one Bréguet or Airco D.H.9 over Pertain.
3th victory of Alfred Fleischer(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 20.40 one Spad XIII from SPA.94 over Fontenny. Pilot Mdl Maurice Caulier became POW. 
11th victory of Reinhold Jörke(Jasta 39 Albatros D.Va): At 10.50 one Bristol F.2b over Arras.
24th victory of Arthur Laumann(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cne Léon Bonne appointed as CO of Spa152.
Sgt Auguste Carle(Spa79 Spad XIII)engine failure and forced landing in enemy territory. Carle became POW.
Mdl Maurice Caulier(Spa94 Spad XIII)shot down, SE of Roye in combat with Ltn Alfred Fleischer of Jasta 17. Forced landing in enemy territory and POW.
 
By the RAF
 
18th victory(and last)of William Lambert(24th Sqn S.E.5a 8395): At 11.59 one Fokker D.VII,  W of Nesle.
9th victory of Thomas Harries(24th Sqn S.E.5a E6006): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII over Fresnoy.
7th victory(and last)of Wilfred Selwyn(24th Sqn S.E.5a): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII over Fresnoy. Shared with wth Lt Hilbert Bair.
2th and 3th victories of Hilbert Bair(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8505): By 11.30 two Fokker D.VII over Fresnoy, the second shared with Capt Wilfred Selwyn.
2th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 11.15 one DFW C, E of Bailleul.
6th victory of Walter Carlaw(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9442): At 19.50 one Fokker D.VII over Warneton-Comines.
3th victory of Oscar Heron(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C3306): At 19.55 one Fokker D.VII over Houthem-Hollebeke.  
5th victory of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9438): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII over Combles. 
3th victoryof Norman Cooper(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6063): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Combles. 
3th victory of George Hicks(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.10 one DFW C over Ploegsteert. Shared with Lt Harold Schoemaker. 
3th victory of Harold Shoemaker(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 20.10 one DFW C over Ploegsteert. Shared with Lt George Hicks. 
11th victory of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4867): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Oignies. Observer was 2th Lt John Rudkin. Shared with Lt Kenneth Conn and Lt Bertam Smyth.
8th and 9th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2216): By 10.25 two Fokker D.VII over Oignies. Observer was 2th Lt Betram Smyth. Shared with Capt Edgar Johnson and 2th Lt John Rudkin.
7th victory of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2153): At 10.25 one Fokker D.VII over Bauvin-Douai. Observer was Pvt Thomas Proctor.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th and 7th victories of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6948): At 09.50 one Fokker D.VII, E of Habourdin and at 10.00 a second over Epinoy. 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 17:55

Aug 20, 1918
 
Western Front
Battle of Noyon(until August 29)and the Ailette: Mangin’s 12 divisions and 220 tanks advance 3 miles between rivers Oise and Aisne, taking 8,000 PoWs("another black day", Ludendorff), reaches Oise on August 21, but repulsed north of Soissons on August 22. Foch letter to Clemenceau says victory in 1919.
Somme: Since August 8, Canadian Corps(11,822 casualties)has advanced up to 14 miles on a 6-mile front, liberating 65 square miles and 27 villages, capturing over 9,000 PoWs, nearly 200 guns and over 1,000 MGs and mortars.
Eastern Front
USSR: Central Executive Committee abolishes right to own land. Lenin’s letter to Armenian workers.
Southern Fronts
Albania: Austrian counter­-offensive(until August 26). Colonel-General Pflanzer-Baltin flown in to command XIX Corps including fresh 45th Division and Bulgar 12th Division(43 battalions)vs Ferrero’s 23 Italian battalions(13,000 sick by August).
 
By the Germans
 
All Fokker E.V(D.VIII)grounded due to wing failures. Pending the investigation of these wing failures, production ceased at the Fokker Flugzeugwerke.
7th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One AR2, W of Champs.
Jasta 6 withdraw the Fokker D.VIII from service due to lack of castor oil to lubricate their air-cooled rotary engines.
19th and 20th victores of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad and one Bréguet 14.
10th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 16.00 one two-seater over Chaulnes.
2th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 18.55 one Bréguet 14 behind French lines.
7th victory of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 17.25 one French balloon, S of Braisne.
2th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 12.55 one balloon, N of Foret de Retz.
10th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 13.25 one Bréguet 14 over Crecy-au-Mont.
Gefr Johann Schlimpen(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII, 5 victories)KIA over Fismes.
3th and 4th victores of Fritz Anders(CO Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): At 23.35 one Voisin 10 over Warmeriville and at 23.50 another Voisin 10 over Châllons. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
26th victory of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): At 18.40 one balloon(Drachen) over Mangiennes. 
1th victory of Hubert Lambotte(Spa26 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Armancourt. Shared with Cne Jacques d’Indy, CO of Spa67. German crew POW.
3th victory of Pierre Deley(Spa31 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Bonflignereux.
Cne Louis Blamoutier appointed as CO of Spa62.
2th victory of Jacques d’Indy(CO Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Armancourt. Shared with Mdl Hubert Lambotte of Spa26. German crew POW.
2th victory of Jacques Bollinger(Spa76 Spad XIII): One two-seater, NE of Fismes. Shared with 1th Ltn William Lowett.
6th and 7th victory(and last)of Robert Delannoy(Spa80 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt C and one two-seater . Shared with Adj de Tonnac de Villeneuve and S/Lt Compagnon.
4th and 5th victories of Pierre Ducornet(Spa93 Spad XIII): One balloon over Epagny, shared with Sgt Dumont and Lt Olphe-Gaillard and a second over the same location, shared with Sgt Dumont and Mdl Maurice.
6th victory(and last)of Charles Lefevre(Spa96 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Lt Manard and Lt Lemaitre. 
 
By the RAF
 
7th and 8th victories of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8237): At 10.45 one type C over Torre an Levenza and at 19.10 one type C, S of Asiago(Italian front). 
7th victory of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel C54): At 19.10 one type C, S of Asiago(Italian front).
2th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 18.45 one type C over Estaires.
 
By the Italian front
 
4th victory of Franz Peter(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.04): One Savoia-Pomilio over Vignola.
28th victory(and last)of Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 153.270): One Ansaldo 2 over Cessalto.
 
8th victory(and last)of Alvaro Leonardi(80a Hanriot HD.1): One Ufag C.I(161.105)of Flik 5F over Gradenigo. Shared with Sottani. Pilot unknown unhurt and Ltn Ludwig Fisner WIA.

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#619 Danelov

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:07

Aug 21, 1918
 
France: Allied offensive renewed(until September 3). Haig tells Churchill chances of 1918 victory good.
Somme: Second Battle of Albert(until August 29)opened on 10-mile front at 0455 hours by BEF Third Army’s 9 divisions with 1,294 guns(486 heavy), 500 tanks, c.120 aircraft in intensely hot weather. Prelim fog and smoke-aided advance of 2-3 miles, gains 2,000 PoWs and reaches Arras-Albert railway as planned. German Seventeenth Army counter­attack held on August 22.
Air War
Western Front: Fog hampers RAF support of tank-led BEF Albert Offensive, but No.73 Squadron does attack German anti-tank guns(and on August 23). Germans claim 37 Allied aircraft for loss of 7. Night bombing including 12t bombs on Cambrai rail junction(repeated August 22-23). First flight of French Nieuport-Delage NiD 29 fighter.
 
By the Germans
 
All 80 parasol-wing Fokker D VIII(EV)withdrawn due to structural failures(clear for service by Idflieg after modifications October 24).
24th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 off Zeebrugge.
4th victory of Christian Kairies(SFS): One Sopwith Camel near Blankenberghe.
3th and 4th victories of Gerhard Hubrich(SFS): One Airco D.H.4 and one Sopwith Camel(D3380).
3th victory of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII). At 16.45 one Airco D.H.4 over Moislains.
4th victory of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14, W of Champs.
57th and 58th victories of Ernst Udet(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): At 18.30 one S.E.5a, S of Hébuterne and at 19.15 one Sopwith Camel(E1478)over Courcelles.
19th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 12.28 one Spad over Missy-aux-Bois.
24th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 14.00 one Spad XIII, S of Quierzy.
11th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 18.00 one Bréguet 14 over Blerancourt.
13th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(CO Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 16.50 one Bréguet 14 over Chauny.
3th victory of Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 16.50 one Bréguet 14, S of Chauny.
8th victory of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one Bréguet 14, S of Soissons.
4th victory of Karl Schmückle(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 16.30 one Spad over Soissons.
17th and 18th victories of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one balloon over Brangex and at 18.35 a second over Vic.
Ltn Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45)WIA but remained in operations.
12th victory of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4.
4th victory of Richard Rübe(Jasta 67 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
4th victory of Rudolf Otto(CO Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Bréguet 14, SW of Bezannes.
5th victory of Fritz Anders(CO Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII: At 23.50 one Voisin 10 over Heutrégiville.
9th victory of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): At 23.50 one Voisin 10B over Annelles.
20th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Péronne.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Ltt Jean Rouxel(Spa23 Spad XIII)killed in flying accident near Revigny.
2th victory of Georges Poreaux(N.31 Spad XIII): One Fokker, N of Ventelay.
7th victory of Fernand Guyou(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA over Picardie. Shared with Sgt Henri Boinet.
1th victory of Henri Boinet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One EA over Picardie. Shared with S/Lt Fernand Guyou.
8th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 13.30 one balloon over Vaxy. Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot.
6th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 13.30 one balloon over Vaxy. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi.
6th victory of Pierre Ducornet(Spa93 Spad XIII): One balloon, N of Noyon, shared with Mdl Maurice and Cpl Doerr.
7th victory of André Martenot de Cordoux(Spa94 Spad XIII): One EA, W of Soissons. Shared with Adj Jean Ondet.
1th victory of Jean Ondet(Spa94 Spad XIII): One EA, W of Soissons. Shared with S/Lt André Martenot de Cordoux.
10th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): One scout over Caudry.
 
By the RAF
 
13th victory of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over 57C G8.
8th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5938): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII over 57C 68.
6th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6627): At 11.55 one Halberstadt C over St. Leger.
8th and 9th victories of Lloyd Hamilton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1940): At 12.55 one Fokker D.VII over Beugny-Beaumetz and at 18.45 one balloon over 57C H17, shared with Lt Robert Todd.
3th victory of Robert Todd(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 18.45 one balloon over 57C H17, shared with Lt Lloyd Hamilton.
26th, 27th and 28th victories(and last)of Dennis Latimer(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7993): By 19.10-19.15 three Pfalz D.III over Menin-Dadizeele-Gheluwe. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
10th, 11th, 12th and 13th victories of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2467): At 19.10 one Pfalz D.III, NE of Gheluwe, by 19.15 two Fokker D.VII over Gheluwe and at 19.15 a third, W of Menin-Roulers road. Observer was 2th Lt F.J.Ralphs.
5th victory(and last)of John Colbert(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E1258): At 19.20 one Fokker D.VII, N of Menin. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
25th victory of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): At 14.10 one type C over Ervillers. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
8th victory of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII over Albert-Cambrai. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
4th victory of T.W.Martin(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1040): At 19.45 one Fokker D.VII, N of Cambrai. Observer was Sgt Christhoper Shannon.
35th and 36th victories of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8422): At 12.10 one balloon over Meharicourt and at 12.20 a second over Meharicourt.
5th victory of George Dixon(40th Sqn S.E.5a C9258): At 17.50 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Cambrai. 
9th victory(and last)of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8234): By 08.15 one Albatros D.V over Ghiarona(Italian front). 
8th victory of Norman Jones(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8234): At 08.15 one Albatros D.V over Ghiarona(Italian front).  
34th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 15.30 one Albatros C over Fay.
6th and 7th victories of Arthur Vigers(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4159): By 17.45 two Fokker D.VII over Biefvillers.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8163): By 12.40 two Fokker D.VII over Péronne and at 18.15 a third over Fremicourt.
15th victory of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a D3495): At 09.10 one LVG C over Girejik-Derbend.
3th victory of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E4407): At 12.20 one Albatros D.V, W of Warneton.
4th victory of William Gray(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8189): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, 2 mi NW of Zeebrugge. 
 
By the Italian front
 
10th victory of Giovanni Ancillotto(77a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.143)of Flik 19D over Ponte di Piave. 

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#620 Danelov

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:25

Aug 22, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: Haig diary "Foch’s strategy is a simple straight forward advance by all troops … to keep the enemy on the move".
Somme: British Fourth Army(including 66 tanks)recaptures Albert with 18th Division. 1st Australian Division shatters 2 German counter­attacking divisions. Haig tells army commanders "It is no longer necessary to advance … step by step". 32 Allied divisions have beaten 42 German divisions on 47-mile front since August 8.
Southern Fronts
Albania: Last Central Powers’ military success in full swing, regaining Devoli and Semeni river lines.
Sea War
Britain: Battlecruiser Hood launched by John Brown yard on Clyde, completed May 1920.
North Sea: U-boot sinks US Belgian Relief Commission ship Gasconier off Haugusemb in Norwegan waters, kills 6 and wounds others firing on lifeboats.
Air War
Germany: No.104 Squadron loses 7 Airco D.H.9s over Karlsruhe and Mannheim.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one S.E.5a over Courcelles.
1th victory of Gustav Borm(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one R.E.8 near Courcelles.
4th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad, S of Neufhouse.
59th and 60th victories of Ernst Udet(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VIIF 4253/18): At 08.30 one Sopwith Camel, N of Bray and at 12.30 one 24th Sqn S.E.5a over Maurepas.
25th and 26th victories of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 08.42 one S.E.5a over Bapaume and at 12.45 a second over Becourt-Becordel.
3th victory of Wilhelm Kohlbach(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one S.E.5a over Cappy.  
12th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 14.10 one balloon over Carlepont.
Ltn Joseph Veltjens appointed as CO of Jasta 15 for the second time.
3th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 11.35 one Spad over Soissons.
9th victory of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 14.30 one balloon over Selens.
Ltn Helmut Lange appointed as CO of Jasta 26. 
7th victory(and last)of Johann Pütz(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 08.35 one Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8(D5708), S of Moreuil.
13th victory(and last)of Siegfried Büttner(CO Jasta 61 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
8th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Hippert(Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Caudron R.11, NW of Soissons.
Obltn Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74)wounded in action. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
13th victory of Armand de Turenne(CO Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen), S of Cuiry. Shared with Sgt Harold Saxon.  
1th victory of Harold Saxon(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen), S of Cuiry. Shared with CO Cne Armand de Turenne.  
27th victory(and last)of Armand Pinsard(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen) over Romagne-sous-la-Côte.
10th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Soissons. Shared with CO Ltt Roger Poupon.
7th victory of Roger Poupon(CO Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Soissons. Shared with Ltt Bernard Barny de Romanet.
2th victory of Raymond Boudou(Spa48 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Picardie.
Mdl Louis Paoli(Spa73 Spad XIII S8803)KIA.
1th victory of Clément Payen(Spa79 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Roiglise. Shared with Mdl August Couez and S/Lt Georges Sittler.
1th victory of Auguste Couez(Spa79 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Roiglise. Shared with S/Lt Clément Payen and S/Lt Georges Sittler.
1th victory of Georges Sittler(Spa79 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Roiglise. Shared with S/Lt Clément Payen and Mdl Auguste Couez.
7th victory(and last)of Fernand Chavannes(Spa112 Spad XIII): One scout over Chiry-Ourscamp.  
11th victory of Paul Waddington(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one balloon, E of Caudry. Shared with S/Lt Louis Gros and S/Lt Theophile Codemine. 
8th victory(and last)of Louis Gros(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one balloon, E of Caudry. Shared with S/Lt Paul Waddington and S/Lt Theophile Codemine.
13th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa159 Spad XIII): At 19.55 one EA over Bieuxy.
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Duerson Knight(1th Sqn S.E.5a C1812): At 07.20 one Fokker D.VII over Achiet le Grand.
14th victory(and last)of Hazel Wallace(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel C1698): At 09.55 one balloon over Tilloy. Shared victory.
9th victory of George Riley(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5938): At 09.55 one balloon over Thilloy. Shared with Capt Hazel Wallace.
4th victory of Robert Todd(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 10.00 one Fokker D.VII over 57C H32.
3th victory of William Tipton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel F2157): At 09.55 one balloon over 57C H22. Shared with Lt R.D.Williams.
26th victory(and last)of William Harvey(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2466): At 19.10 one Halberstadt C, NE of Bailleul, shared with Lt Ian Stead, 2th Lt W.A.Cowie, Lt Herbert Beddow and Lt Thomas Birmingham. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
7th victory of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 19.10 one Halberstadt C, NE of Bailleul, shared with Capt William Harvey, Capt Dennis Waight, Lt Ian Stead and Lt W.A.Cowie. Observer was Lt Thomas Birmingham.
3th victory of Ian Stead(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 19.10 one Halberstadt C, NE of Bailleul. Shared with Capt William Harvey, Capt Dennis Waight, Lt Herbert Beddow and Lt Thomas Birmingham. Observer was 2th Lt W.A.Cowie.
37th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8422): At 12.20 one balloon over Meharicourt.
10th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 07.35 one DFW C over Estaires.
6th victory of George Dixon(40th Sqn S.E.5a E3979): At 06.05 one balloon over Hantay.
6th victory(and last)of Alan Rice-Oxley(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1500): At 13.10 one type C, S of Nazario(Italian front).
7th victory of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1946): At 17.45 one Albatros C, 200 yds W of Greyvillers. Shared with Lt Crosse, Lt Bellivaux and Lt A.S.Crompton. 
16th victory(and last)of Henry Burden(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6126): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Péronne. 
22th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7899): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Pronville. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
12th and 13th victories of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2457): By 07.40 two Fokker D.VII, W of Pronville. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Ernest Morrow(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b C895): By 07.45 two Fokker D.VII over Pronville. Observer was 2th Lt Louis Thompson.
5th victory of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a D3438): At 05.50 one LVG C over Estaires. 
3th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D8075): At 09.45 one DFW C, W of Bailleul.
35th and 36th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 09.40 one balloon over Assevillers and a 09.45 a second over Hem.
5th victory of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a E4012): At 11.00 one Rumpler C, SE of Villers Carbonnel. Shared with Lt Sidney Highwood.
3th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9869): At 11.00 one Rumpler C, SE of Villers Carbonnel. Shared with Lt George Vaughn.
12th victory of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 16.50 one Fokker D.VII over Suzanne.
9th victory of Arthur Randall(85th Sqn S.E.5a C6454): At 16.50 one Fokker D.VII near Maricourt.
9th victory of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a D6955): At 16.50 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Péronne.
2th victory of William Bottrill(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 08.05 one Pfalz D.III over Mannheim. Pilot was Lt D.P.Pogson.
7th,8th and 9th victories of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8250): By 10.10 two Fokker D.VII, S of Velu and at 19.18 a third over Bapaume.
25th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9641): At 06.30 one DFW C, S of Mericourt. Shared with William Sidebottom.
6th victory of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9595): At 06.30 one DFW C , S of Mericourt. Shared with Arthur Whealy. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory(and last)of Allan Brown(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1284): At 13.15 one Rumpler C over Ramleh. Observer was Lt Garfield Finlay. 
 
By the USAAS
 
22th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)declared operational.
12th victory of David Putnam(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 06.20 one Rumpler C over Raulecourt.  
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Karl Teichmann(Flik 14J Phönix D.IIa 422.30): One Bristol F.2b over Monte Asolone.
 
4th victory of Sebastiano Bedendo(71a Spad VII): One EA over Castel Santo/Vallarsa. Shared with Breglia.
6th victory(and last)of Bartolomeo Costantini(91a Spad XIII): At 10.50 one Albatros D.III(253.71)of Flik 42J over Mareno.

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#621 Danelov

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:26

Aug 23, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: Main attack by BEF Third and Fourth Armies now on 33-mile front supported by 100 tanks, former advances 2 miles, across Arras-Bapaume road(5,000 PoWs taken); Australians capture 2,000 PoWs and 23 guns, Bray and Chuignes(including one 15-inch gun, disabled 9, used from July to shell Amiens 15 miles to West); 4 Fourth Army divisions continue advance by moonlight.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin tells Moscow Polytechnic Museum meeting that world revolution will come, time not predictable.
Volga: Red First Army defeats Czechs, retakes 3 villages south of Kazan.
Siberia: Battle of Dukhovskaya(until August 24), Allies win first real action vs Reds, regain Krevsk position, take 2 MGs and destroy 2 armoured trains but little Japanese co-operation.
Air War
Western Front: 2 German Jasta 34b fighters disable 2 British tanks with armour-piercing ammo, one is Bavarian Oblt Ritter von Greim’s 23rd(of 26)victories(last Luftwaffe C-in-C in 1945). Wireless Central Info Bureau co-ordinates RAF ground attacks.
 
By the Germans
 
12th victory(and last)of Bertram Heinrich(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4 over Boitshoucke.
14th victory of Rudolf Francke(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 09.35 one Spad over Bouvancourt. 
10th victory of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 09.35 one Spad over Bouvancourt. Cal Georges Edouard Marchal from Spa31, POW.
2th victory of Werner Junck(CO Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 09.40 one Spad, S of Vendeuil.
13th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Spad 2, E of Vitole, Macedonia.
6th victory(and last)of Erich Schütze(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Spad over Silvestrena, Macedonia.
19th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 08.05 one Sopwith Camel(D1941)of No.17 Sqn, NW of Gavrelle. USAAS Lt M.L.Campbell KIA.
5th victory of Carl-August von Schoenebeck(CO Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Pys.
Ltn Robert Hildebrand appointed as CO of Jasta 53.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
3th victory of Alexandre Bouzac(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Sainte-Geneviève. Shared with Mdl Georges Beaunée and Cpl Georges Maurio.
2th victory of Georges Beaunée(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Sainte-Geneviève. Shared with S/Lt Alexandre Bouzac and Cpl Georges Maurio.
1th victory of Georges Maurio(Spa12 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Sainte-Geneviève. Shared with S/Lt Alexandre Bouzac and Mdl Georges Beaunée.
Cal Georges Edouard Marchal(Spa31 Spad XIII S3331): Shot down near Roncy by Ltn Wilhelm Seitz of Jasta 8. POW.
Cal Gaston Sachet(Spa67 Spad XIII S3359)killed in landing accident, near St.Pierre-des-Champs(Oise). 
4th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One two-seater, N of Crouy. 
2th victory of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): At 10.20 one two-seater, N of Crouy. Shared with S/Lt Gabriel Thomas and Mdl L.Barre.
7th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): One LVG C over Autrepierre. Shared with Lt Lemarie and Sgt Boisonnade.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory(and last)of Alfred Brown(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3732): At 18.50 one DFW C over Maricourt-Suzanne. 
11th and 12th victories of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 06.30 one DFW C, E of Ypres and one balloon, SE of Kemmel, shared with 1th Lt A.F.Diamond and Capt Ernest Hoy.
4th and 5th victories of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): At 06.30 one balloon, SE of Kemmel, shared with Lt Charles Ross and 2th Lt A.F.Diamond and at 06.35 one DFW C over the same area.
6th victory of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1397): At 09.55 one DFW C over Croisilles. 
18th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII,  SE of Houthulst Wood. 
4th victory of Harold Shoemaker(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII over Passchendaele. 
10th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 11.20 one Rumpler C over Maricourt, shared with 1th Lt George Vaughn. 
6th and 7th victories of George Vaughn(84th Sqn S.E.5a E4012): At 10.15 one balloon over Ham and at 11.20 one Rumpler C over Maricourt, shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg.
Capt John Hales(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 5 victories)shot down and KIA by AAA near Bray.
 
By the Italian front
 
32th victory(and last)of Julius Arigi(Flik 1J Aviatik D.I 338.01): At 08.10 one Airco D.H.4, SW of Punta d’Ostro.
9th victory of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One Bristol F.2b over Gardolo airfield.
4th victory of Bela Macourek(Flik 6F Aviatik D.I 338.02): At 08.10 one Airco D.H.4, SW of Punta d’Ostro. Shared with Julius Arigi.

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#622 Danelov

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 19:25

Aug 24, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: British 38th Division recaptures Thiepval Ridge and reaches Bapaume outskirts. British 99th Brigade(2nd Division)captures Mory Copse.
Flanders: British 55th Division captures Givenchy Craters.
Eastern Front
Siberia: General Horvath topples Colonel Tolstov from White command in Vladivostok(Allies disarm 400 Horvath men on August 26). Clemenceau appoints General Janin(still in France) C-in-C Allied Forces, Major-General Knox to head British Military Mission.
Southern Fronts
Albania: Austrians recapture Fieri and Berat as Italians withdraw to Malakastra heights north of river Voyusa(until August 26). French conform.
Salonika: Tank Corps Captain D Mackay arrives to investigate possible use of tanks, rules it out on September 14.
Africa
Mozambique: Lettow crosses river Likungo and storms Numarroe from 2 KAR coys and 6 MGs(44 killed and 43 PoWs plus 2 MGs lost).
Air War
Western Front: Both sides’ night bombers active, RAF vs 4 rail junctions, Boulogne hit by 37 bombs; but 2 German aircraft downed by No.151 Squadron Sopwith Camel. No.48 Squadron loses 10 Bristol Fighters on ground to 5 German raiders(night August 24-25).
 
By the Germans
 
32th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 19.20 one S.E.5a(D6121), NE of Bapaume.
6th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 20.30 one A.W.F.K.8, NE of Warneton.
10th victory of Fritz Höhn(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad, NW of Soissons.
26th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5 over Tilloy.
Jasta 35 equipped with six Fokker D.VII. Last equipment was one Albatros, two Pfalz D.IIIa and three Roland D.VIa.
Bruno von Voigt appointed as CO of Jasta 66.
21th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 18.15 one Sopwith Camel(F5985), NW of Bapaume.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Roger Brétillon(Spa49 Spad XIII): One EA. 
5th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA, S of Fresnes. Shared with Adj François Delzenne and Sgt L Chacornac.
3th victory of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): At 17.45 one EA, S of Fresnes. Shared with S/Lt Gabriel Thomas and Sgt L Chacornac.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
26th and 27th victories of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 14.55 one balloon over Ploegsteert and at 14.57 a second over Warneton.
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Lloyd Hamilton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1940): At 14.15 one balloon over Lagnicourt, shared with Lt J.F.Campbell. Hamilton was mortally wounded by AAA in this mission and died same day.
3th victory of Harold White(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3706): At 18.25 one Fokker D.VII over Péronne.
13th victory of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 19.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Comines.
6th and 7th victories of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): By 19.10-19.15 two Fokker D.VII, S of Comines.
5th victory of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6940): At 09.45 one balloon, E of Steenwerck.
43th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): One DFW C, E of Bray. 
4th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 13.05 one balloon, W of Armentières. 
3th victory of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3887): At 19.35 one DFW C, E of  Bailleul. 
37th and 38th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII over Brie and at 18.30 a second, E of Brie.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th and 6th victories of George Peters(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b B1278): By 08.15 one LVG C and one Pfalz D.III, E of Hanuteh. Observer was Lt James Traill.
3th and 4th victories of Paul McGinness(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): At 08.30 two Pfalz D.III over Kalkilieh. Observer was Lt H.B.Fletcher.
3th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1482): At 15.30 one balloon, NE of Estaires.

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#623 Danelov

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 15:54

Aug 25, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: British troops now again hold Albert-Bapaume road, Mametz Wood, 2nd Division recaptures Behagnies and Sapignies, north of Bapaume.
Air War
Germany: 2 Handley Page bombers(Lawson and Purvis)devastatingly dive-bomb Mannheim Badische Anilin Works from 200ft and 500ft(night August 25-26).
Western Front: RAF attack two German airfields, loses 2 D.H.9s but shoots down 3 German fighters. Germans claim 19 Allied aircraft for loss of 10.
Palestine: Germans unable to fly any recon over British lines(until September 14)after loss of 2 aircrafts from Jasta 301 between August 25 and 31.
Home Fronts
Germany: Berlin rioters smash pictures of the Kaiser.
USA: War Industries Board exempts movie industry employees from draft.
Hungary: Government expels Jews and confiscates their assets.
 
By the Germans
 
5th and 6th victories of Christian Kairies(SFS): One Sopwith Camel(B6358)over Ichteghem and a second near Blankenberghe.
20th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one Spad 2, N of Soissons.
4th and 5th victories of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one Salmson 2A2 from Escadrille SAL.18 over Audignicourt and at 18.35 one Spad over Vézaponin.
27th and 28th victories of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Eterpigny and one Sopwith Camel over Courcelles. 
10th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one balloon, W of Albert.
Ltn Herbert Knappe, CO of Jasta 81, wounded in action.
Ltn Fritz Höhn appointed as CO of Jasta 81.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Justin Usse(Spad 26 Spad XIII): One two-seater, SW of Méharicourt.  
 
By the RAF
 
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Cyril Hurst(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1035): At 18.30 one Pfalz D.III, W of Péronne, at by 18.35 one Fokker D.R.I and a second Pfalz D.III over and W of Maricourt . Observer was Sgt Hubert Hunt.
13th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 08.35 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ypres.
6th and 7th victories of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6940): By 08.35-08.40 two Fokker D.VII over Hollebeke.
18th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1300): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, S of Comines.
44th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): One DFW C, E of Delville Wood, shared with Lt P.F.Paton.
8th victory of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1946): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII over Combles.
9th victory of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a D6952): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Haucourt.
12th and 13th victories(and last)of Gavin Graham(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1553): At 11.25 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bapaume and at 11.30 a second over the same area, shared with Lt G.Carr-Harris.
6th, 7th and 8th victories of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1551): At 11.25 one Fokker D.VII over Sapignies, at 18.30-18.33 two more, NE of Bapaume.
4th victory of Norman Cooper(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6063): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Bapaume.
5th victory(and last)of Harold Shoemaker(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Warneton. 
39th and 40th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 10.20 one Fokker D.VII, S of Tempeux and at 11.20 one Rumpler C, S of Vrely, shared with Lt I.P.Corse and Lt N.H.Goudie. 
9th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 09.45 one LVG C, N of Foucaucourt, shared with 2th Lt Cecil Wilson.
2th victory of Cecil Wilson(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6430): At 09.45 one LVG C, N of Foucaucourt, shared with Capt Walter Southey.
22th and 23th victories(and last)of Alexander Pentland(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3718): At 09.00 one DFW C near Le Sars and at 09.25 one Fokker D.VII, S of Guedecourt. 
8th victory of Arthur Vigers(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4159): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Velu Wood.
6th victory of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8163): At 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Haplincourt.
5th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a B8430): At 14.15 one Fokker D.VII over Lille-Armentières.
3th victory of William Reed(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6959): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Armentières. 
7th and 8th victories of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 D3274): By 11.15 two Fokker D.VII, S of Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt John Bernard Russell.
6th victory of Roy Dodds(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C2877): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Pernes. Observer was 2th Lt Irving Corey.
4th victory of Rupert Gifford(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 19.00 one type C over Pont a Vendin. Shared with Lt W.V.Skall. 
8th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9594): At 14.30 one Fokker D.VII over Baissy.
6th victory(and last)of Thomas Luke(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9367): At 14.30 one Fokker D.VII over Baissy.
12th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5913): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII, 10 mi S of Ostend.
9th victory of John Greene(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1406): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII, 10 mi S of Ostend.
2th victory of Arthur Turner(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3349): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII, S of Ostend.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
8th victory of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6948): At 11.30 one DFW C over Epinoy. Shared with Capt James Wellwood. 
3th victory of James Wellwood(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6968): At 11.30 one DFW C over Epinoy. Shared with Capt Adrian Cole. 

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#624 Danelov

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:20

Aug 26, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: German 10 miles retirement on 55-mile line south to north of Noyon-east of Peronne-Bapaume-Lens(night August 26-27). Ludendorff overrules army group commanders urging major retirement(up to 70 miles)to Antwerp­Meuse position(Verdun-Sedan­-Charleroi-West of Brussels­Antwerp).
Artois: Second Battle of the Scarpe(until August 30). 3rd Canadian Division with 2 tanks capture Monchy-Ie-Preux in First Army’s 4-mile advance(supported by total of 45 tanks and 600 guns)for 1,500 casualties.
Eastern Front
Kuban: Volunteer Army captures Black Sea port of Novorossiisk(ex-Imperial officers from Crimea able to join); Denikin forms civil admin on August 28.
Finland: Government repudiate alleged help for German Murmansk expedition. Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin no longer candidate for throne.
Southern Fronts
Albania: Italian retreat over, causes concern for Otranto Barrage’s east end to Commander British Adriatic Force who cables Valona endangered. Comando Supremo sends Puglia Brigade and later 13th Division, plus shifting division to Brindisi as reserve.
Middle East
Trans-Jordan: Buxton’s force back at Bair; Lawrence leaves for Abu-el­Nissal by armoured car to patch up Feisal-Hussein row(until August 30).
Azerbaijan: Baku: 1,000 Turks overrun British position(82 casualties)on Mud Volcano at fifth attempt; another coy repels 2 attacks on Binagadi Hill, but later(August 31)Turks force unsup­ported British(36 casualties)off it back 2-3 miles to inner line.
Air War
Somme: A No.59 Squadron R.E.8 calls down artillery fire on 3 bodies totalling 1,500 German infantry. 
Artois: 5 RAF fighter squadrons support BEF First Army with 553 bombs and 26,000 MG rounds for loss of 5 aircraft(646 bombs and 47,570 MG rounds, 6 aircraft lost on August 27).
 
By the Germans
 
31th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Beugny.
11th victory of Otto Schmidt(CO Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 16.45 one balloon, S of Morcourt.
6th and 7th victories of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one balloon over Carlepont and at 20.05 one Spad, SW of Cuts.
13th, 14th and 15th victories of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one Sopwith Camel over Sapignes, at 18.00 a second over Vaulx and a third at 18.05, N of Beugny.  
15th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one Sopwith Camel(D6595), N of Beugny.
6th victory of Carl-August von Schoenebeck(CO Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Dury.
9th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Soissons.
32th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Beugny.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Walter J.Schaffer(Spa38 Spad XIII): One EA over l'Aisne.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6627): At 12.55 one Albatros C over 57C N18.
5th victory(and last)of Robert Todd(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Bapaume-Queant. Todd and six other Sopwith Camel pilots were shot down the same day in combat with Jasta 2 and Jasta 27. He was captured and became POW.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of William Tipton(17th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5951): By 17.00 two Fokker D.VII over Bapaume-Quéant. Tipton and six other Sopwith Camel pilots were shot down the same day in combat with Jasta 2 and Jasta 27. He was captured and became POW.
45th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6603): One Fokker D.VII near Hendecourt.

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#625 Danelov

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 19:05

Aug 27, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: British III Corps recaptures Delville and Trones Woods and Greenland Hill. French recapture Roye and Chauny(Oise).
Eastern Front
Germany and Russia sign supplementary peace treaty. Russia promises to fight Allies in North Russia and can free troops to move East; Germany to prevent Finland attacking; Russia to pay £300 million in more reparations and allow Germans’ secret use of Black Sea Fleet remnants. Russia to export to Germany 1/3 of her oil once Turks return Baku. Red negotiator Joffe regards terms as "… worse than Brest-Litovsk".
Home Fronts
USA: First 2 cases of American "Spanish flu": 2 sailors at Boston, US Navy receiving ships has 106 cases by August 31. All over East Coast by mid-September. Fuel Administrator bans Sunday driving east of Mississippi.
 
By the Germans
 
8th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 19.10 one Spad from Spa93, NW of Terny. Pilot Adj L.Hannebicque MIA.
4th victory of Heinrich Seywald(CO Jasta 23 Pfalz D.XII): One R.E.8 over Mercatel. 
17th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 one S.E.5a over Ecourt.
5th victory of Claus Riemer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Mercatel.
5th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 08.40 one S.E.5a over Croisselles.  
4th victory of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 08.40 one Sopwith Camel over Croiselles.
16th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 08.05 one Bristol F.2b over Graincourt. 
10th victory of Hans-Georg von de Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Fokker D.VII): At 07.40 one Sopwith Camel(D8106)over Tillow. 
9th and 10th victories of Theodor Quandt(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 10.55 one Sopwith Camel over Tilloy and at 11.05 a second over Monchy.
6th victory of Adolf Gutknecht(CO Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): At 08.30 one S.E.5a over St.Laurent.
13th victory of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII 4025/18): At 08.45 one Sopwith Camel, W of Cherisy.
2th victory of Johannes Jensen(Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII): At 08.50 one Sopwith Camel, W of Cherisy.
5th victory of Martin Johns(Jasta 63 Fokker D.VII): At 07.35 one Airco D.H.4 over Henin-sur-Cojeul.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th victory of Roger Brétillon(Spa49 Spad XIII). At 10.15 One EA near Mulhouse. 
Adj L.Hannebicque(Spa93 Spad XIII)MIA.
 
By the RAF
 
24th and 25th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2477): By 14.00 two Fokker D.VII over Senlemont. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
9th victory(and last)of Leslie King(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Senlemont. Observer was Lt Valentine Collins.
8th victory of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7998): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII over Vitry. Observer was Lt Thomas Birmingham.
8th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 13.45 one Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was Lt James McDonald.
5th victory of T.W.Martin(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Senlemont. Observer was Sgt John Hall.
3th victory of Thomas Newsome(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 17.30 one balloon over Lietard-Douai. Observer was Lt C.Partington.
41th and 42th victories of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 08.40 one balloon over Flaucourt, shared with Lt I.P.Corse and Lt J.E.Boudwin and at 09.45 a second over Mt St. Quentin.
10th victory of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 13.30 one Fokker D.VII over Souchez-Pronville.
26th victory of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9641): At 12.10 one DFW C, S of Combles. Shared with Capt Frederick Britnell.
5th victory of Frederick Britnell(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9611): At 12.10 one DFW C.V, S of Combles. Shared with Capt Arthur Whealy. 
9th and 10th victories of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9594): At 13.05 one Halberstadt C over Monchy and at 13.10 one Hannover C, E of Remy.
Lt Cedric Edwards(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6371, 7 victories)KIA when his aircraft was hit by AAA.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
3th, 4th and 5th victories(and last)of George Cox(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a F5965): By 10.50-10.51 two Fokker D.VII over Sains les Marquion and at 10.55 one Pfalz D.III over Lecluse. Cox was shot down in the same combat, captured and became POW.
1th victory of Ernest Davies(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): At 10.55 one Fokker D.VII, S of Douai-Lecluse.

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#626 Danelov

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:57

Aug 28, 1918
 
Western Front
General German retreat from the Scarpe to above of Aisne.
Somme: Chaulnes reoccupied by French. Crown Prince William Special Order claims "There is no reason for depression. Even 24 enemy states(actually 23)will not overcome the German nation."
Artois: Canadian 2nd and 3rd Divisions(5,801 casualties)have fought more than 5 miles forward astride Arras­Cambrai road since August 26, capturing over 3,300 PoWs, 53 guns and 519 MGs, but II Bavarian Corps clings to part of Fresnes­Rouvroy line.
Eastern Front
Russia: Miliukov leaves Cadets and forms Constitutional Monarchist Party.
Volga: Colonel Kappel’s 2,000 Whites just fail to seize Romanov railbridge(Moscow­Kazan line)and Trotsky’s HQ train in Red Fifth Army rear. On August 29 Trotsky shoots 20 men from Red regiment that fled on.
Trans-Caspia: 500 Punjabis(32 casualties)and Whites repel Reds from Merv near Kaakhka.
Sea War
North Sea: Destroyer HMS Ouse with help of Blackburn Kangaroo seaplane depth charges and sinks UC-70 off Yorkshire coast.
 
By the Germans
 
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one balloon, NW of Tremblecourt and at 12.45 one Airco D.H.4 over Joey-en-Argonne.
Jasta 50 full equipped with Fokker D.VII.
8th victory(and last)of Hans-Eberhardt Gandert(Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 from No.13 Sqn. 
Obltn Oskar von Boenigk appointed as CO of JG 2.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Emile Damidaux(Spa62 Spad VII)hit in combat and forced landing by enemy territory. Join friendly territory two days after.
Asp Léon Viort(Spa62 Spad VII)hit in combat and forced landing by enemy territory. Join friendly territory.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8840): At 19.15 one Pfalz D.III, N of Barleux.

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#627 Danelov

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:17

Aug 29, 1918
 
Western Front
Germans begin evacuation of Flanders: Sniper kills British war poet Lt H L Simpson at Hazebrouck. CIGS telegram warns Haig "the War Cabinet would become anxious if we received heavy punishment in attacking the Hindenburg Line without success".
Somme: New Zealand Division recaptures Bapaume. 
Aisne: French re-occupy Noyon and cross river Ailette.
Artois: Canadians advance nearly 1,000 yards, taking 2 villages on river Sensee.
Sea War
Spanish SS Casara sunk by U-­boot.
Air War
Western Front: 16 RAF D.H.9s cause fires at Cambrai and Valenciennes stations, but 20 German fighters(4 lost)intercept 12 of the D.H.9s(2 lost)from bombing Somain station and their 15 escorting Sopwith Camel fighters lose 5. Germans claim 40 aircraft for loss of 4.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Airco D.H.4 over Somain.
9th victory of Paul Aue(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one Sopwith Camel over Estrées.
7th and 8th victories of Karl Bohnenkamp(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): By 13.00 one balloon, SW of Selens and one Spad, SW of St. Paul-aux-Bois.
6th victory of Claus Riemer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one Sopwith Camel, W of Monchy. 
3th victory of Theodor Dahlmann(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one Sopwith Camel over Wancourt.
4th victory of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 10.40 one Bristol F.2b over Wancourt.
3th victory of Karl Christ(Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, N of Noyelles.
11th victory of Hans-Georg von de Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Fokker D.VII): At 08.10 one S.E.5a over Haplincourt. 
7th victory(and last)of Emil Koch(CO Jasta 32 Pfalz D.XII): At 09.40 one Sopwith Camel over Aniche.
12th victory of Reinhold Jörke(Jasta 39 Albatros D.Va): At 07.45 one Bristol F.2b over Beauraignes.
19th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 09.50 one Spad over Fismes.
11th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Fismes.
6th and 7th victories of Konrad Brendle(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): By 09.45 one Bréguet 14 over Soissons and one Spad over Fismes.
14th and 15h victories(and last)of Paul Strähle(CO Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII 4025/18): Two Sopwith Camels over and S of Brebieres.
3th victory of Johannes Jensen(Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII): By 09.30 one Airco D.H.4, SW of Cherisy.
3th victory of Hans-Helmut von Boddien(CO Jasta 59 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4 over Wavrechain.
6th victory of Martin Johns(Jasta 63 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Airco D.H.4, W of Lecluse.
10th and 11th victories of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Venizel and a second over Missy-au-Bois.
33th and 34th victories of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): Two Sopwith Camel over Cherisy.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of Edwin Parsons(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Morchain-la-Somme.
14th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 11.15 one balloon, NE of Chauny. Shared with Brig Gerin. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory of Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5964): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII over Estaires-Steenwerck.
7th victory of George Dixon(40th Sqn S.E.5a E3979): At 11.50 one Fokker D.VII over Saudemont.
19th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4048): At 09.20 one Fokker D.VII over Steenwerck.
4th and 5th victories of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a C8868): By 08.50 two Fokker D.VII, S of Armentières-E of Comines. 
9th and 10th victories of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1958): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Monchy and at 10.40 a second, E of Hendecourt.
9th victory of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1551): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Arras.
5th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 17.40 one Hannover C, E of Estaires.
43th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII, 1 mi E of Somme, S of Brie. Shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg.
11th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 19.25 one Fokker D.VII, 1 mi E of Somme, S of Brie. Shared with Capt Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor.
10th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 14.45 one Fokker D.VII, W of Athies.
 6th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lille. Observer was 2th Lt H.G.Eldon.
4th victory of William Wheeler(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8064): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Lille. Observer was 2th Lt William Tinsley. 
56th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII over Bapaume.

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#628 Danelov

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 14:16

Aug 30, 1918
 
Western Front
AEF now holds 90 miles of front(68 miles on July 30). BEF holds 87 miles.
Flanders: British 25th Division reoccupy Bailleul.
Somme: British take and lose Bullecourt­Hendencourt. Australian Corps crosses Somme south and west of Peronne.
Meuse: US First Army now has 16 divisions. Pershing concentrates 3 AEF(I, IV and V)Corps and 1 French(II Colonial)with 3,020(1,329 French) guns; 267 tanks; 1,500 aircraft(609 US-piloted)round St Mihiel Salient(until September 11).
Aisne: US 32nd Division(over 2,600 casualties)storms Juvigny in 2 1/2 mile penetration(until September 1)as Mangin crosses the Ailette and turns east behind Chemin des Dames with 300 tanks in support.
Artois: British 52nd Division capture Hendecourt behind Fresnes­Rouvroy line.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin wounded(pistol bullet through hip, another in shoulder)by Socialist Revolutionary Dora Kaplan(executed on September 4).
Middle East
Trans-Jordan: First 600 supply camels begin 300-mile march to Azrak.
Africa
Mozambique: Action at Lioma(until August 31). Lettow attacks camp from 3 sides but is repulsed as Kartucol arrives, losing 95 casualties(including 29 Europe­ans), 200 carriers, ammo, baggage and medical stores. Kartucol just fails to trap Lettow, having pursued 435 miles in month.
Politics
Austria: Count Burian notifies Berlin of Austrian intention to take independent peace action.
Britain: Government welcome Gompers, President of American Labor Federation, in London.
 
By the Germans
 
4th victory of Hans Goerth(MFJ III Fokker D.VII 838/18): At 14.40 one No.65 Sqn Sopwith Camel(D9482), W of Handzaeme.
27th victory of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one Sopwith Camel, NW of Bray-sur-Somme.
9th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 20.10 one Bréguet 14 over Cuts.
4th victory of Karl Bohny(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 18.55, one Spad over Bagneux.
Offslvter Wilhelm Kühne(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII, 7 victories)KIA.
18th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 17.50 one S.E.5a over Inchy.
3th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 17.50 one Airco D.H.4(D8385),S of Etaing.
9th victory of Wilhelm Frickart(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): One Airco D.H.4 over Hermeville.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
16th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 08.20 one balloon over Chavonne. Shared with 2th Lt Ernest Maunoury.
5th victory of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 08.20 one balloon over Chavonne. Shared with S/Lt Léon Bourjade.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory(and last)of Leonard Slatter(4 ASD Sopwith Camel D3346): By 18.00 one Halberstadt C, S of Stalhille.
16th and 17th victories of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8427): By 18.30 two Fokker D.VII over Bourlon. 
9th and 10th victories of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2215): By 18.40 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Havrincourt and one Pfalz D.III over the same location. Observer was Lt B.E.J.D.Tuke.
13th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8840): At 06.30 one Albatros C over Bus, Near Sailly. Shared with Lt Hilbert Bair and Thomas Harries.
10th victory of Thomas Harries(24th Sqn S.E.5a E6006): At 06.30 one Albatros C over Bus. Shared with Lt Horace Barton and 2th Lt Hilbert Bair.
4th victory of Hilbert Bair(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8505): At 06.30 one Albatros C over Bus. Shared with Lt Horace Barton and Lt T.Harries.   
1th victory of Malcolm MacLeod(41th Sqn S.E.5a E3971): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Armentières.
No.43 Sqn replaced its Sopwith Camels with 15 Sopwith Snipes.(First operative Sopwith Snipe squadron).
9th victory(and last)of Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel E5168): At 06.45 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Riencourt.
6th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1481): At 13.40 one Fokker D.VII over Ghistelles-Snelleghem.
7th and 8th victories of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8163): By 18.10-18.15 two Fokker D.VII over Velu Wood.
9th victory of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 D3162): One Fokker D.VII, E of Bac St.Maur. Observer was 2th Lt C.C.Dance.
13th victory of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 10.40 one Fokker D.VII over Recourt-Dury. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
13th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 06.15 one DFW C over Marquillies.
4th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1482): At 06.15 one DFW C, E of Laventie. 
 
By the USAAS
 
94th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)moved to Rembercourt Aerodrome.

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#629 Danelov

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:55

Aug 31, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Germans evacuate Mt Kemmel.
Cambrai: 3 German tanks attack British lines near Bapaume but repulsed by artillery fire; 2 captured.
Somme: Second Battle of Bapaume(until September 3). British Third Army with tanks and armoured cars. Australians capture Peronne: After crossing the river 5 miles south of Peronne 1,320 men of 2nd Australian Division drive German 2nd Guard Division(over 700 PoWs)off Mont St Quentin, 1 mile north of Peronne(until September 2). Rawlinson calls it "The finest single feat of the whole war"(8 Victoria Crosses won). Pershing letter to Foch insists on integral US First Army.
Germany: During August Germans disband 10 divisions to stiffen remainder.
Britain: BEF(108,712 casualties including some to September 3)has taken 63,579 PoWs and 870 guns among total German August loss of 228,000, only 130,000 German replacements available.
France: French troops(c.100,000 casualties)take 31,000 PoWs and 890 guns during August.
USA: Tank Corps receives 144 Renault FT-17 light tanks.
Eastern Front
USSR: Petrograd Cheka(Soviet political police, later KGB)murder Captain Cromie, Royal Navy attaché in British Embassy; Lockhart arrested in Moscow.
Volga: Stalin letter to Lenin says Cossacks breaking up, asks for Caspian naval force including 2 submarines.
Siberia: The 3 Czech Legion groups link up to control whole Trans­Siberian railway.
Sea War
In August Allied and neutral shipping lost to U-boots 104 ships(41 British with 217 lives), 278,876t(British 145,7211); U-boot figure 154 ships worth 310,180t including 38 ships of 71,490t in Mediterranean(1 ship with 2,209t to Austrians). 7 U-boots sunk(2 to unknown causes).
Air War
Western Front: No.110 Sqn RAF reaches France, equipped with Liberty engined D.H.4s. RAF August aircraft losses a record so far with 215 planes(French 55)but record 948t bombs dropped(French drop 550t). During August Germans claim record 655 Allied aircraft for record loss of 174.
Britain: All London Air Defence Area squadrons fitted with radio telephone linked to central operations room(September 12).
Aegean: RAF Aegean Group has 116 aircraft(38 seaplanes).
 
By the Germans
 
307 Albatros D.Va, 20 Albatros D.V, 52 Albatros D.III, 828 Fokker D.VII, 166 Pfalz D.IIIa, 168 Pfalz D.XII and 70 Roland D.VI in service with the front units. 
All produced Fokker D.VIII grounded by Idflieg and under investigation. Production and deliveries resumed in October(381 produced but only 85 reached frontline service before de Armistice).
During August Jastas equipped with Fokker DVII fighters claim 565 victories but serious fuel shortages beginning to affect all German flying units(150 or 250 litres per day and aircraft from mid-August). 
Ltn z.S Bertram Heinrich(MFJ I Fokker D.VII, 12 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Lt W.S.Jenkins from No.210 Sqn.
8th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Haynecourt.
7th victory of Egon Koepsch(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a(D6927)over Combles.
21th and 22th victories of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): By 18.40-19.00 two Spads, E of Juvigny. 
10th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 19.45 one Sopwith Dolphin(D3687), SW of Péronne. 
4th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 15.05 one S.E.5a(E5977)over Roeux.
4th victory of Helmuth Steinbrecher(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 14.50 one R.E.8 over Fremicourt.
12th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Bagneux.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2,970 aircrafts in service with the front units.
Cpl Marcel Grandpierre(Spa77 Spad XIII)KIA near Leully.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory(and last)of Cyril Hurst(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b F5824): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Vitry. Observer was Sgt Hubert Hunt.
4th victory of Ian Stead(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b F4820): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
14th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 17.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Voormezeele. 
3th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 14.50 one LVG C, E of Estaires. 
13th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1300): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Armentières.
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th victories of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8237): At 09.35 one Albatros D.III over Peralto, at 09.40 a second over Arsiero, at third over Posino and at 10.35 one type C over Valsugana, Pesina(Italian front). 
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Mansell James(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8211): At 09.45 one Albatros D.III over Mt.Segugio and a second over Arsiero(Italian front).
7th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1481): At 16.15 one Fokker D.VII over Varssenaere.
22th victory of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1489): At 10.20 one Albatros D.V, W of Staffolo(Italian front). 
7th victory(and last)of John MacKereth(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1496): At 08.35 one balloon over Conegliano.(Italian front).
6th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 19.15 one type C, NE of Estaires.
4th victory of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E4407): At 16.25 one Fokker D.VII over Wijnendaeke Wood.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th and 6th victories of Paul McGinness(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): By 14.30 two LVG C over Rantieh and E of Kalkilieh. Observer was Lt Wylmot Fysh.
 
By the Italian front
 
10th victory(and last)of Friedrich Navratil(Flik 3J Albatros D.III 253.06): One EA, E of Monte Pasubio.
Obltn Josef Pürer(Flik 19 Albatros D.III 153.234, 6 victories)shot down and KIA in combat with Jack Cottle of No.45 Sqn. 
 
7th victory(and last)of Cosimo Rennella(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 13.30 one EA over Mandre.
6th victory(and last)of Antonio Chiri(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 13.30 one Ufag C.I(161.107)of Flik 22D over Mandre. Shared with Fucini and Rennella.

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#630 Danelov

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 15:50

Sep 1, 1918
 
Western Front
Britain: BEF peak 1918 estimated strength of 1,916,464 soldiers(record 163,635 Canadians).
Somme: British 52nd and 57th Divisions finally secure Bullecourt and Hendecourt after fighting since August 28; BEF Third Army clears eight more villages east and southeast of Bapaume(until September 2)has gained 8-13 miles with 11,000 PoWs from 23 German divisions since August 21. 5th Australian Division reoccupies Peronne(until September 2)after 2nd Australian Division captures Mt St.Quentin. 3 British divisions capture 4 villages and farm to north. Amiens salient eliminated.
Flanders: British 30th Division(Second Army)recaptures Neuve Eglise and Wulverghem(September 2).
Aisne: French recapture five villages north of Soissons(until September 2).
Eastern Front
Germany: During September 3 German divisions and Austrian 106th Division leave for Western Front.
Siberia: By now White Siberian Army has 38,000 men and 70 guns.
Urals: In September Future Soviet marshal V K Bliukher first Order of the Red Banner winner(instituted September 16).
South Russia: By now White Volunteer Army 35,000-40,000 strong(Lieutenant-General Wrangel joins from Crimea on September 7).
Sea War
USA: Shipping Board has 331 Allied and neutral ships on charter worth 1,084,986t.
Mediterranean: Only 8 of 979 ships sailed in convoy lost(during September).
Allied Otranto Barrage Force: 280 ships including 31 destroyers; 8 submarines; 10 sloops and torpedo boats; 36 US subchasers; 153 trawlers.
Eastern Atlantic: 3 US battleships stationed at Berehaven(Southwest Ireland)to cover Atlantic convoys from surface attack, sail for that purpose in October.
Air War
Britain: 16,224 American mechanics have arrived to work and train with RAF(3,931 by March 1).
Germany: During September Peak month of RAF raids, with 62.
Western Front: Germans claim 27 Allied aircraft for loss of 8. RAF F.E.2b night bombers attack 3 defended villages in front of BEF First Army with 300 bombs(night September 1/2/3, tactic repeated on September 18).
Russia: In September Aviadarm formed with 315 planes(mainly Anglo-French made)to support Red Army.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, S of Lecluse.
Pfalz D.XIIs delivered to Jasta 35.
11th victory of Theodor Quandt(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 15.55 one S.E.5a, S of Pronville.
3th victory of Wilhelm Sommer(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 21.10 one balloon over Tilloy.
1th victory of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 17.50 one Sopwith Camel over Bailleul.
20th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 10.05 one balloon over Ouilly.
2th victory of Friedrich Poeschke(Jasta 53 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Bretigny.
Jasta 80 replaced Fokker D.VI with Fokker D.VII.
35th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b.
22th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Sopwith Camel, W of St.Pierre.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
17th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 18.40 one balloon over Pont Arcy. Shared with 2th Lt Ernest Maunoury.
6th victory of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 18.40 one balloon over Pont Arcy. Shared with S/Lt Léon Bourjade.
 
By the RAF
 
15th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII, W of Armentières.
8th and 9th victories of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): At 10.25 one balloon, N of Armentières and at 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Armentières.
8th victory of George Dixon(40th Sqn S.E.5a E3979): At 08.15 one DFW C, SE of Henin-Lietard.
4th victory of Russell McRae(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6210): At 11.25 one Fokker D.VII, E of Brie Bridges.
2th victory of Harold Molyneux(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6127): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, S of Riencourt.
4th and 5th victories of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4059): At 13.20 one LVG C, NE of Armentières and at 13.25 one balloon over Armentières.  
7th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, E of Becelaere. Observer was Sgt Ernest Antcliffe.
6th victory(and last)of Gerald Cooper(208th Sqn Sopwtih Camel E1587): At 18.50 one Fokker D.VII over Ecourt St. Quentin. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
14th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 07.45 one balloon over Le Grand Riez.
7th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 07.40 one balloon over Fromelles.
 
By the Italian front
 
16th victory(and last)of Stefan Fejes(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 253.54): One Sopwith Camel over Candelu.

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#631 Danelov

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 19:42

Sep 2, 1918
 
Western Front
Artois: Canadians storm Drocourt-Queant("Switch Line", Wotan sector of Hindenburg Line)in 4 hours from 05.00 hours: 1st and 4th Divisions(7 Victoria Crosses won)break through and reach open country except on extreme left, 57 tanks in support. Advance defeats 11 German divisions and claims 10,000 PoWs. 
Ludenforff issues order for second phased retirement to 4 armies shortly after 14.00 hours–in south to main 10-mile deep Hindenburg position, in north behind and along Canal du Nord(average fall back of 13 miles). BEF has advanced average of 14 miles on 26-mile front since August 21, taken 46,241 PoWs for c.89,000 casualties, defeated 66 German divisions(c.115,600 casualties in total). Foch, Petain and Pershing meeting.
Eastern Front
USSR: Red Terror declared(Petrograd Cheka announce 512 executed). Red Revolution­ary Military Council formed with Trotsky Chairmen. Sovnarkom accuse Anglo-French representatives of plotting.
North Russia: Italian battalion lands at Murmansk.
East Siberia: Czechs from Lake Baikal join Semenov at Manchuria Station. US Major-General Graves lands at Vladivostok.
North Caucasus: Bicherakov occupies Petrovsk. Muslim Checen overthrow Shura Soviet on September 3.
Sea War
North Sea: Kurt Beilzen("the man who killed Lord Kitchener")killed when his U-102 is sunk by mines off Northern Barrage.
Air War
Germany: 5 Handley Page bombers inflict damage of 400,000 Reichsmark on Saarbrucken’s Burbach works(night September 2-3).
Western Front: JG 3 destroys 26 Allied aircraft without loss, but up to 90 RAF single-seaters strafe ahead of Canadian Corps. British lose 36 aircraft and 13 balloons, claim 8 German. Germans claim 50 Allied aircraft for loss of 6.
Secret War
Britain: Weymss indicates to Beatty that new German naval cipher broken.
 
By the Germans
 
25th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One EA.
6th, 7th and 8th victories of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): Three Sopwith Camel. E1412 SW of Drury, D6700 W of Havrincourt and E1414 over Souchy.
5th, 6th and 7th victories of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 13.00 one Sopwith Camel(E1471)over Beugnatre and two others S of Pelves and S of Palluel.
11th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one EA over Fregicourt.
5th victory of Raven von Barnekow(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one Bristol F.2b near Gheluvelt.
19th and 20th victories of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): Two S.E.5a, one over Villers at 10.25 and the second over Barelle at 11.10.
7th and 8th victories of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): By 12.40-12.42 two Sopwith Camel over Haucourt. 
5th and 6th victories of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one S.E.5a over Villers and at 12.45 one Sopwith Camel, NE of Barelle.
4th victory of Theodor Dahlmann(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one Sopwith Camel over Hancourt.
17th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Bristol F.2b over Hamel.  
5th and 6th victories of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Sopwith Camel over Etaing and at 11.30 a second over Rumaucourt.
5th victory of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Hamel.
1th victory of Willy Kahle(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Beugnatre.
7th victory of Carl-August von Schoenebeck(CO Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
12th victory of Theodor Quandt(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 08.20 one Sopwith Camel over Ecourt-St.Quentin.
13th victory of Reinhold Jörke(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one R.E.8 over Bailleul.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Wilhelm Sommer(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one R.E.8 over Fampoux and at 21.00 one balloon, N of Bapaume.
2th victory of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 15.15 one balloon over Tilloy.
12th and 13th victories of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): By 16.00-16.05 two Spad 2 over Magneux.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Konrad Brendle(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): By 11.00-12.00 two balloons near Reims. Brendle was shot down by ground fire and KIA same day.
1th victory of Otto Bieleit(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 08.20 one Spad over Baslieux.
5th victory of Aloys von Brandenstein(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 10.10 one Spad over Suippes.
2th victory of Hermann Habich(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 13.20 one Bréguet 14 over Châlons-Suippes.
7th victory(and last)of Helmut Brünig(Jasta 50 Albatros Fokker D.VII): At 19.20 one Spad over Fismes.
5th victory of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Fokker D.VII): At 13.30 one R.E.8 over Vis-en-Artois.
13th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Bagneux.
5th victory of Rudolf Otto(CO Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Reimser Wald.
11th victory of Fritz Höhn(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Spad over Courcy le Château.
36th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG III Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one Sopwith Camel over Dury.
31th victory of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Bapaume.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
9th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 09.30 one balloon over Juvelize. Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot and Adj Jean Pezon.
8th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 09.30 one balloon over Juvelize. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi and Adj Jean Pezon.
3th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 09.30 one balloon over Geline. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi and Adj Maurice Bizot.
14th victory of Henri Hay de Slade(Spa159 Spad XIII): At 10.45 one EA over Terny-Sorny. 
 
By the RAF
 
26th victory of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2477): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Haynecourt. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
9th and 10th victories of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7894): By 11.15 two Fokker D.VII over Haynecourt. Observer was Sgt Christopher Shannon.
9th victory of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7998): At 09.15 one Fokker D.VII over Arras-Cambrai. Observer was Lt Thomas Birmingham.
5th victory(and last)of Ian Stead(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2516): At 09.15 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai road, Arras. Observer was 2th Lt W.A.Cowie.
9th victory(and last)of George Dixon(40th Sqn S.E.5a E3979). At 14.35 one Fokker D.VII, W of Ecourt St.Quentin.
Capt Ernest Salter(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 9 victories)badly wounded.
5th victory of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4976): At 08.15 one LVG C over Nihor. Shared with Lt J.P.Cavers.
9th and 10th victories of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII over Heudicourt and at 07.15 a second over Lagnicourt.
5th victory of Ronald Sykes(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9669): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII over Lagnicourt.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
8th victory of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 19.00 one Halberstadt C, E of Aubers.
 
By the USAAS
 
2th victory of Arthur Brooks(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 09.30 one Rumpler C near Armacourt.

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#632 Danelov

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 19:42

Sep 3, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch general order specifies unremitting attacks all along the front line.
Germany: Ludendorff secret order deplores defeatist talk by men on leave.
Artois: British re­enter Lens; rapid German retreat. Canadian Corps suffers 5,622 casualties(September 1-3)and takes 6,000 unwounded PoWs(September 1-4).
Somme: French cross river to east at Epenancourt south of Peronne.
Sea War
North Sea: 6 Royal Navy monitors fire 550 shells(including 52 x 18-inch shells from General Wolfe at 36,000 yards)at Snaeskerke rail junction and bridge 4 miles south of Ostend despite German aircraft bombing(repeated September 29, October 2 and 3).
Neutrals: Chile: 7 of 32 interned German steamers partially sabotaged by crews, but Chilean troops board.
Air War
Western Front: Allies claim 55 German aircraft(Germans admit loss of 8 for 30 Allied).
Salonika: 6 RAF S.E.5a and Sopwith Camel fighters destroy 4 of 6 German aircraft encountered after lone Bristol photo recon monoplane shot down into Lake Doiran.
 
By the Germans
 
Rittmeister Kurt-Bertam von Döring appointed as CO of Jasta 1.
9th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 18.05 one Bristol F.2b over Combles.
8th victory of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 16.25 one Airco D.H.9 over Epehy.
30th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 18.47 one Airco D.H.9, N of Berlincourt.
24th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Bristol F.2b, N of Bertincourt.
23th victory of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Spad, S of Fismes. 
10th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII from Spa96 over Soissons. Pilot Cpl Roger Pradel declared MIA.
1th victory(and last)of Heinz Anton von Brederlow(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Soissons. 
4th and 5th victories of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Pfalz D.XII): At 16.25 one Airco D.H.9 over Arleux and at 20.05 one Sopwith Dolphin(C4163)over Marcoing.
21th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 17.35 one Sopwith Camel over Sin-le-Noble.
18th and 19th victories of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Beugnatre and a second over Beugny.  
20th victory of Harald Auffarth(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one S.E.5a over Guèmappe.
2th victory of Ltn Weber(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one S.E.5a over Pelves.
1th victory of Siegfried Westphal(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one S.E.5a over Agny.
1th victory of Paul Schönfelder(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): At 20.00 one S.E.5a over Agny.
2th victory of Ltn Hencke(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII): At 20.10 one Sopwith Camel over Rony-le-Petit.
Pfalz D.XIIs delivered to Jasta 34 at Bevillers airfield.
13th and 14th victories of Theodor Quandt(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one S.E.5a over Noreuil and at 18.05 one Bristol F.2b over Eterpigny.
3th victory of Alfred Hübner(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Aubencheul.
6th victory of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 38 Albatros D.Va): One Bristol in Macedonian front.
3th and 4th victories of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 15.15 one balloon over Vis-en-Artois and at 15.17 a second over Harcourt.
11th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 20.05 one S.E.5a, SW of Noreuil.
4th victory of Wilhelm Stör(Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Reimser Wood.
12th victory of Fritz Höhn(CO Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
5th and 6th victories of Dietrich Averes(Jasta 81 Fokker D.VII): Two Spads over Soissons.
37th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 17.40 one S.E.5a over Douai.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Ltt Aimé Grasset appointed as CO of Spa3.
1th victory of Paul Schneider(Spa15 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen),N of Fismes. Schneider was wounded this day and hospitalized.
Sgt Raymond N.Pierre Chambert(N.15 Spad XIII)KIA near St.Gilles.
41th victory(and last)of Georges Madon(CO Spa38 Spad XIII): At 16.25 one EA, N of Fismes. 
4th and 5th victories of François Guerrier(Spa77 Spad XIII): Two balloon(Drachens). The first shared with Mdl Joseph Thevenod, Cpl Emile Maria and Brig François Coquelin.
1th victory of Joseph Thevenod(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with Adj François Guerrier, Cpl Emile Maria and Brig François Coquelin.
1th victory of Emile Maria(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with Adj François Guerrier, Mdl Joseph Thevenod and Brig François Coquelin.
1th victory of François Coquelin(Spa77 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen). Shared with Adj François Guerrier, Mdl Joseph Thevenod and Cpl Emile Maria.
4th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 17.30 one balloon over Goin.
Cpl Roger Pradel(Spa96 Spad XIII)MIA over Soissons. 
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
28th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 11.02 one balloon over Tenbrielen.
 
By the RAF
 
18th victory of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8427): At 18.20 one Fokker D.VII over Avesnes le Sec. 
15th victory of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2470): At 17.45 one Fokker D.VII over Havrincourt Wood. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills.
14th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2181): At 17.45 one Fokker D.VII, S of Havrincourt Wood. Observer was 2th Lt F.J.Ralphs.
4th victory of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b F5820): At 07.00 one Pfalz D.III over Sailly-Saillisel. Observer was 2th Lt George McCormack.
10th victory of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6939): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII, N of Comines.
6th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a E1344): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII, S of Vitry. 
10th and 11th victory(and last)of William Irwin(56th Sqn S.E.5a D338): By 07.10 one Fokker D.VII over Etaing and a second over Haynecourt.
3th victory of Harold Molyneux(56th Sqn S.E.5a D6127): At 07.10 one Fokker D.VII over Etaing.
7th victory of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a D6953): At 10.10 one Fokker D.VII over Inchy. 
23th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7899): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Marquion. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
14th and 15th victories of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2457): By 18.45 two Fokker D.VII, N of Cambrai. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
14th and 15th victories of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8193): By 10.55-11,00 two Fokker D.VII over Engel.
10th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7167): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII, S of Roulers.
11th, 12th and 13th victories of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1834): At 06.15 one Rumpler C, S of Manancourt-Nurlu road, shared with Lt A.E. Hill, 2th Lt Cecil Wilson, Lt E.R.W.Miller and 2th Lt F.R.Christiani, at 06.45 one balloon over Fins and at 15.30 a second, N of Fins.
3th victory of Cecil Wilson(84th Sqn S.E.5a): At 06.15 one Rumpler C, S of Manancourt-Nurlu road, shared with Capt Walter Southey, Lt A.E. Hill, Lt E.R.W.Miller and 2th Lt F.R.Christiani.
9th and 10th victories of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8163): By 18.30 two Fokker D.VII over Epinoy.
9th and 10th victories of Arthur Vigers(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4159): By 18.30 two Fokker D.VII over Epinoy.
6th and 7th victories of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4976): At 08.15 one Albatros D.V, NW of Lake Doitran and at 08.20 a second, E of Cerniste.
6th victory(and last)of George Gardiner(150th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6544): At 08.20 one Albatros D.V, W of Cerniste Hospital.
8th victory of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8146): At 11.50 one Fokker D.VII over Gheluvelt.
12th victory of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3374): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Menin-Coutrai. Shared with Lt Clement Payton, 2th LT J.A.Lewis, Lt Ivan Sanderson and Lt H.R.Hughes.
11th victory(and last)of Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7280): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Roulers.
10th victory of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1405): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Menin-Courtrai. Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph, 2th LT J.A.Lewis, Lt Clement Payton and Lt H.R.Hughes.
8th victory of Clement Payton(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9655): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Menin-Courtrai. Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph, 2th LT J.A.Lewis, Lt Ivan Sanderson and Lt H.R.Hughes.
5th victory of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E4407): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Lille.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6403): At 17.20 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Cambrai.
2th victory of Charles Stone(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6919): At 17.20 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Cambrai.
9th and 10th victories of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 07.05 one balloon over Le Plouich and at 19.00 a second over Herlies.

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#633 Danelov

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 15:02

Sep 4, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: British 29th Division captures Ploegsteert and Hill 63.
Somme: NZ Division captures Ruyaulcourt, 7 miles east of Bapaume.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lockhart again arrested. British War Cabinet cable threatens reprisals if British lives not guaranteed.
Northern Russia: 4500 US troops(Colonel Stewart’s 339th Regiment, embarked Newcastle August 26)land at Archangel(and September 11). Allies occupy Obezerskaya 73 miles south.
Southern Fronts
Britain: Lloyd George approves Macedonia offensive after Guillaumat visits London, latter then visits Rome who approve on September 10.
Air War
Western Front: RAF day bombers raid Valenciennes, Douai and Cambrai, air combat costs 15 RAF and 11 German aircraft.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory(and last)of Georg Staudacher(Jasta 1 Fokker D.VII): At 11.10 one Sopwith Camel over Sailly-Cambrai
9th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one S.E.5a over Pelves.
31th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 18.30 one Sopwith Camel over Queant.
12th victory of Otto Schmidt(CO Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.15 one Bristol F.2b over Gouzeaucourt. 
7th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Sopwith Camel, S of Raillencourt.
28th victory(and last)of Arthur Laumann(CO Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 09.55 one EA over Estrées.
10th victory(and last)of Paul Aue(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad over Montfaucon.
6th victory(and last)of Erich Just(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 17.15 one balloon over Baraste. 
23th victory of Friedrich von Röth(Jasta 16 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Neuf Berquin.
11th victory of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over St. Morel.
3th victory of Heinrich Haase(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one balloon over Sarcy.
14th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): By 08.30 one Bréguet 14 of Escadrille 524 over Budmirtsa, Macedonia.
22th, 23th and 24th victories of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Sopwith Camel over Cantin West, at 09.20 another S of Douai and at 09.30 a third , W of Corbehen. 
9th and 10th victories of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 09.10 one Sopwith Camel over Cantin and at 09.25 a second over Gouy.
6th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 09.18 one Sopwith Camel over Cantin.  
5th and 6th victories of Theodor Dahlmann(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 09.10 one Sopwith Camel over Palleux and at 09.12 a second over the same location.
20th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Recourt. 
6th victory of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Cantin.
Ltn Berhard Lauscher(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII)wounded in combat and hospitalized.
15th victory(and last)of Theodor Quandt(CO Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Queant.
4th victory of Alfred Hübner(Jasta 36 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Mercatel.
15th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): At 11.10 one two-seater, W of Cambrai.
5th victory of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Airco D.H.9 over St. Aubert.
21th victory of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Sarcy.
14th victory of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 14.00 one Spad, N of Fismes.
6th victory of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Bristol F.2b(D7945)over Emerchicourt aerodrome.
4th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
4th victory of Eugen Siempelkamp(CO Jasta 64 Fokker D.VII): At 12.05 one Salmson 2A2, E of Thiacourt.
14th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater, SE of Crecy-au-Mont. 
8th victory(and last)of Fritz Jacobsen(Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): One AR2.
38th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 09.20 one Sopwith Camel over Monchecourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
8th victory of Armand Berthelot(Spa15 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Sgt Henri Fourcade and Sgt Arthur Barat.
1th victory of Henri Fourcade(Spa15 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Adj Armand Berthelot and Sgt Arthur Barat.
1th victory of Arthur Barat(Spa15 Spad XIII): One EA. Shared with Adj Armand Berthelot and Sgt Henri Fourcade.
2th victory of Robert Volmerange(Spa38 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Lavannes.
4th victory of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): At 18.15 one EA over Juvigny. Shared with S/Lt Arthur Coadou.
3th victory of Arthur Coadou(Spa88 Spad XIII): At 18.15 one EA over Juvigny. Shared with Adj François Delzenne.
Mdl Camille Chambaz(Spa92 Spad XIII)hit by Ltn Werner Peckmann of Jasta 9 and forced landing by the German lines. Captured and POW but evasion after some few days.
18th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 06.45 one balloon over Pont Arcy. Shared with 2th Lt Ernest Maunoury and Cpl Manson.
7th victory of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 06.45 one balloon over Pont Arcy. Shared with S/Lt León Boujarde and Cpl Manson.
 
By the Aviation Militaire Belge
 
29th victory of Billy Coppens(9me Hanriot HD.1): At 09.23 one balloon over Wercken.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6032): At 10.10 one Fokker D.VII over 51B W21.
6th victory of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F2175): At 10.10 one Fokker D.VII over 51B W21.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of George Darvill(18th Sqn Airco D.H.4 A7815): By 07.50-07.55 two Fokker D.VII over Cantin and Aubigny-au-Bac. Observer was Lt William Miller. 
38th and 39th victories of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1269): At 10.40 one balloon over Bernes and at 10.45 a second over Gouzeaucourt.
4th victory of Philip Tudhope(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F1971): At 10.15 one Fokker D.VII over Pronville.
24th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7899): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII over Marquette, N of Cambrai. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
16th and 17th victories(and last)of George Gibbons(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2457): By 09.30 two Fokker D.VII over Abancourt-N of Cambrai. Observer was 2th Lt Thomas Elliott.
Lt William Swayze(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b, 6 victories)engine problems and forced down behind enemy lines by Jasta 58. Captured and POW.
3th victory of Kenneth Watson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7173): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Escaillon.
Capt James Forman(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 9 victories)shot down in combat with JG III. In this morning combat sortie, of the 12 Camels only four made it back to his base. Forman was captured and became POW.
19th victory of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6864): At 19.30 one Fokker D.VII,  S of Lille.  
9th victory of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a D6091): At 07.45 one balloon, NE of Armentières.
6th victory of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a E1978): At 08.05 one balloon S of Roulers. 
4th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 13.30 one balloon over Douvieux, shared with 2th Lt Cecil Thompson.
4th victory of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a F6420): At 13.30 one balloon over Douvieux, shared with Lt Sidney Highwood.
12th, 13th and 14th victories of Edgar Johnston(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4867): By 09.00-09.30 three Fokker D.VII over Seclin, Phalempin and Provin. Observer was Lt Walter Grant. 
10th victory of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2216): At 09.30 one Fokker D.R.I over Provin. Observer was Sgt C.M. Maxwell.
8th victory of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): At 09.35 one Fokker D.VII, S of Don. Observer was 2th Lt C.T.Gauntlett.
6th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a B8430): At 11.10 one Halberstadt C, W of Douai.
8th victory of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4976): At 10.55 one type C, N of Karusu Bridge. Shared with Lt Leslie Hamilton.
5th victory of Leslie Hamilton(150th Sqn S.E.5a): At 10.55 one type C, N of Karusu Bridge. Shared with Lt Frederick Travers.
27th victory(and last)of Arthur Whealy(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9641): At 16.15 one Fokker D.VII over Trescault.
6th victory(and last)of William James Middleton(205th Sqn Airco D.H.4 D9259): At 17.15 one Fokker D.VII over Roisel. Pilot was Lt D.J.T.Mellor.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
29th victory(and last)of Arthur Cobby(No.4 AFC Sopwith Camel E1416): At 07.15 one Fokker D.VII near Wattignies.
18th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E7160): At 05.55 one balloon over Erquinghem. 
15th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D1895): At 07.10 one LVG C over Erquinghem le Sec.
 
By the USAAS
 
3th victory of Arthur Brooks(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 13.30 one Fokker D.VII over Barnecourt. Shared with Lt Clinton Jones and Lt F. Tyndall.
1th victory of Clinton Jones(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): A 13.30 one Fokker D.VII over Barnecourt. Shared with Arthur Brooks and Lt F. Tyndall.

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#634 Danelov

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 15:03

Sep 5, 1918
 
Western Front
Somme: French Third Army(Humbert)advances on St.Quentin from Noyon, retakes Ham on September 6, fights across Crozat Canal at two points, retaking 5 villages on September 8, another 3 and Fort Liez on September 9.
Aisne: French troops and AEF reach the river in Conde sector. Legion’s 3rd Battalion, storms MG­-studded Terny-Sorny, then held at Allemant(September 6).
Meuse: AEF St.Mihiel attack set for September 12.
Eastern Front
Ukraine: Hetman Skoropadski in Berlin; 1918-19 Economic agreement signed at Kiev on September 11.
East Siberia: Japanese take Khabarovsk with 120 guns, and Blagoveschensk on September 18 with 2,000 Austro-German PoWs, 326 rail cars and 55 steamers.
Middle East
Northwest Persia: Up to 2,000 Turks with 2 guns(11th Caucasian Division)advance along Tabriz road vs 660 British and irregulars, occupy Turkmanchai(September 7)and Mianeh(September 9), patrols reach Zenjan after British Kullan Kuh mountain position outflanked on September 12, but by September 21 recalled to Constantinople.
Air War
Canada: Royal Canadian Naval Air Service founded.
Western Front: RAF reduces low-flying fighter operations to recuperate, losses fall dramatically until September 15.
 
By the Germans
 
1th victory of Franz Mayer(MFJ III Fokker D.VII 4499/18).
2th victory of Karl Engelfried(MFJ V Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9, W of Knocke.
23th victory of Paul Bäumer(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Airco D.H.4(F6168), S of Douai. 
Ltn Georg Weiner appointed as CO of Jasta 3.
8th victory of Egon Koepsch(CO Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a(E1397)from No.60 Sqn over Paillencourt. Capt John Doyle POW.
32th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 10.05 one S.E.5a, N of Bouchain.
25th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.10 one S.E.5a over Bugnicourt.
8th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 15.25 one balloon over Croiselles.
9th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Sopwith Camel(E1407)over Cuincy. Ace, Leonard Taplin from No.4 Sqn AFC was captured and became POW.
7th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 19.05 one Sopwith Camel(B778),SE of Henin-Lietard.  
21th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 19.00 one Sopwith Camel over Marquion. 
7th victory(and last)of Albert Lux(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): A 19.05 one Sopwith Camel over Barelle.
16th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one S.E.5a, E of Havrincourt.
22th victory(and last)of Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one balloon over Fismes.
8th victory(and last)of Ludwig Beckmann(CO Jasta 56 Fokker D.VII): At 18.27 one Sopwith Camel(B7280)over Vorsmohlen.
6th victory of Karl Ritscherle(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Lowry, N of Soissons.
15th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Villeneuve. 
39th victory of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one S.E.5a over Inchy.
32th victory of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Dolphin over Douai.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
15th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 11.15 one balloon, S of Boult-sur-Suippe. Shared with Brg Gerin and Sgt Peuch.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6032): At 12.05 one Albatros C over Péronne.
7th victory(and last)of Adrian Franklyn(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII over 51B M14.
15th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2467): At 15.20 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Cambrai. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
27th and 28th victories of Samuel Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2243): By 17.00 two Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was Sgt Ronald Fletcher.
11th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was Sgt Christopher Shannon.
10th victory(and last)of Herbert Beddow(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7998): At 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was Lt William Tyrrell.
5th victory of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b F5820): At 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Douai. Observer was 2th Lt George McCormack.
16th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 18.30 one LVG C, SE of Armentières.
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Harold Oaks(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b D7984): By 12.40 two Fokker D.VII over Courtrai-Roulers. Observer was Lt T.Beck.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of John Doyle(60th Sqn S.E.5a E1397): By 18.10 two Fokker D.VII over Avesnes. Capt Doyle was then shot down by Egon Koepsch, CO of Jasta 4, near Cambrai and became POW.
9th and 10th victories of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII, S of Cambrai and at 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, W of Lille.   
4th and 5th victories of George Hicks(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII, S of Cambrai and at 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, W of Lille. 
6th victory of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4059): At 18.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Armentières. 
5th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a C9039): At 09.50 one balloon, S of Poeuilly.
5th victory of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a F6420): At 09.50 one balloon, S of Poeuilly.
11th victory of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2216): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
9th victory of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C4601): At 18.50 one Fokker D.VII, E of Perenchies. Observer was 2th Lt C.T.Gauntlett.
8th and 9th victories of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, N of Douai and at 19.05 a second over Armentières. Observer was 2th Lt H.G.Eldon.
14th victory(and last)of Arthur Coningham(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6993): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII, W of Cambrai. 
4th victory of William Reed(92th Sqn S.E.5a D6959): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Cambrai.
2th victory of Evander Shapard(92th Sqn S.E.5a E4021): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII near Cambrai. 
11th and 12th victories of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8203): At 17.15 one Fokker D.VII over Canal du Nord and at 17.20 a second over the same area.
57th victory of Raymond Collishaw(CO 203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3417): At 15.00 one Fokker D.VII over Inchy-en-Artois.
11th victory(and last)of Ivan Sanderson(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1405): At 17.30 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Roulers.
Capt Herbert Patey(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 11 victories)shot down by Ltn Ludwig Beckmann, CO of Jasta 56. Captured and POW.
13th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5913): At 14.40 one Fokker D.VII, 2½ mi S of Varsenaere.
10th victory of John Greene(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1406): At 14.40 one Fokker D.VII, S of Varsenaere aerodrome.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
11th and 12th victories(and last)of Leonard Taplin(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1407): At 06.30 one balloon over Perenchies and by 18.00 one Fokker D.VII over Brebieres. In this last mission, Taplin's flight of four Camels was overwhelmed and shot down by Fokker D.VIIs of Jasta 26 and 27. Badly wounded, he scored his final victory and was the only Allied pilot to survive the dogfight. Shot down by Christian Mesch, Taplin was captured and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.

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#635 Danelov

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 13:38

Sep 6, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: German evacuation of Lys salient complete. At OHL Conference Hindenburg stresses gravity of situation; Boehn recommends 45-mile retirement to Antwerp-Meuse position, instead decision taken to halt(if necessary)on Hermann-Hunding-Brunhild position, 20 miles back.
BEF field guns and 6-inch howitzers have fired 8,382,200 rounds since August 8.
Eastern Front
USSR: Colonel Vatsetis made first Main C-in-C of Red Army, Colonel S S Kamenev takes over Red Eastern Front.
Volga: Stalin reports Cossack retreat over Don from Tsaritsyn.
Africa
Mozambique: Action at Pere Hills: Lettow’s main force(90 casualties plus 30 porters)bumps into Kartucol‘s transport column, but is held by dusk for 132 KAR casualties(53 PoWs); Germans disengage 3 miles northwest. Shortcol continues pursuit on September 7.
 
By the Germans
 
24th victory of Paul Bäumer(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, W of Cantaing. 
10th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, NW of Bourton Wood.
10th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(D9484)over Lagnicourt.
9th victory of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b, NW of Bourton Wood.
6th victory(and last)of Henrich Maushake(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): At 10.55 one Sopwith Camel(D9483),SE of Aubencheul.
5th victory of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 09.45 one Sopwith Dolphin, E of St.Quentin.
3th victory of Oblt Blumenbach(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII): At 09.50 one Sopwith Dolphin over St.Quentin.
15th and 16th victories of Hans Rolfes(CO Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII): At 16.35 one Salmson 2A2 over Magneux and at 16.45 one balloon over the same area.
12th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 14.55 one balloon, S of Le Mesnil.
7th and 8th victories of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Fokker D.VII): At 13.40 one R.E.8 over Monchy and at 13.45 one balloon over Monchy le Preux.
12th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Fokker D.VII): At 18.42 one Bréguet 14 over Silléry.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
5th victory of James Connelly(Spa163 Spad XIII): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Naravin. Shared with MdL J.Morvan. 
 
By the RAF  
 
11th and 12th victories of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2215): By 10.30 two Fokker D.VII,  W of Cambrai. Observer was Lt. D.P.Conyngham.
16th and 17th victories of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2181): By 08.45 two Fokker D.VII over St. Quentin. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
16th and 17th victories(and last)of Paul Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2470): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai Road and at 08.50 a second over St. Quentin. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills.
11th adn 12th victories of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2213): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai-St.Quentin and at 08.55 one Fokker D.VII, NE of St. Quentin. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
3th victory of Harry Compton(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3754): At 09.15 one Fokker D.VII over St.Quentin.
17th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 19.10 one Fokker D.VII, S of Lille.
13th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5947): At 18.40 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Armentières.
4th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 18.00 one DFW C, SE of Perenchies.
2th and 3th victories of Bogart Rogers(32th Sqn S.E.5a D6991): At 11.00 one Rumpler C, E of Roisel and at 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Holnon. 
10th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII, N of Douai. Observer was 2th Lt H.G.Eldon.
10th victory of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 D3162): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII, W of St.André. Observer was 2th Lt C.G.Bannerman.
11th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai.
8th victory of James White(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8168): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Arras-Cambrai Road.
14th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5913): At 15.00 one Rumpler C, 1 mi N of Zevecote. Shared with Lt Arthur Turner.
3th victory of Arthur Turner(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3349): At 15.00 one Rumpler C, 1 mi N of Zevecote. Shared with Lt George MacKay.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
6th victory of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6403): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, NNW of Douai.
4th victory of James Wellwood(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6968): At 19.00 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Douai.
19th victory of Edgar McCloughry(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E7160): At 18.45 one LVG C, N of Don.
16th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E1416): At 06.30 one DFW C, E of Wavrin.
2th victory of George Jones(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel F1548): At 18.55 one Fokker D.VII over Douai.
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Bela Macourek(Flik 1J Aviatik D.I 338.02): At 09.45 one Airco D.H.4, W of Punta d’Ostro. 

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#636 Danelov

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 13:38

Sep 7, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Skirmishing in Armentières-Lens sector.
Somme: BEF Fourth Army retakes Roisel rail junction (Cambrai-St Quentin line).
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin cables Trotsky "Recovery proceeding excellently". First £12.5 million of war indemnity sent from Moscow. Germans receive at Orsha on September 10.
Air War
Germany: No.104 Squadron loses 5 Airco D.H.9s in Ludwigshafen raid.
 
By the Germans
 
Uffz Rudolf Besel(Schusta 30, 5 victories)killed in flying accident at Gablingen aerodrome.
5th and 6th victories of Georg Weiner(Jasta 3 Fokker D.VII): Two Airco D.H.9, one over Dassberg and the second over Burscheid.
33th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one Airco D.H.4(A7587)over St.Quentin.
13th victory of Otto Schmidt(CO Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one balloon, SW of Bertincourt.
12th victory of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 19.45 one S.E.5a over Le Catelet. 
13th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Salmson 2A2 from 91th Aero Sqn over Conflans. Both crew members became POW.
14th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 13.25 one Salmson 2A2, NE of Montsec.
3th victory of Hermann Habich(Jasta 49 Fokker D.VII): At 11.35 one Spad over St.Hilaire.
5th victory of Josef Hohly(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): At 14.15 one Spad XIII over Essey, S of Pannes.
5th victory of Hermann Stutz(CO Jasta 71 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14, W of Ulrich. 
3th victory of Kurt Seit(Jasta 80 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Louis Austin(Spa92 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near Beauriex.
26th victory of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): One balloon, shared with S/Lt Theophile Condemine and Sgt Peillard. 
 
By the RAF
 
18th victory of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2181): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII, NE of St. Quentin. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
4th victory of Harold White(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3706): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Ronnssoy. Shared with Lt E.J.Taylor.
18th victory of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 12.05 one Halberstadt C over Warneton.
5th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 06.55 one balloon over Gheluvelt.
7th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 11.00 one type C, NE of Ploegsteert.
44th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6856): At 11.35 one balloon over Cambrai-St. Quentin. 
6th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 11.30 one balloon over Bellenglise.
3th and 4th victories of Richard Gammon(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9 C6264): At 12.30 one Hannover C over Saverne and at 14.00 one Pfalz D.III over Vosges. Observer was Lt Percival Appleby.
27th victory of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel C197): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bourlon Wood.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
1th victory of Thomas Barkell(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel F1415): At 07.00 one LVG C over Henin Lietard.

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#637 Danelov

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:31

Sep 8, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch visits King Albert and Haig(who tells Churchill "the Allies should aim at getting a decision as soon as possible"), decides to add Flanders offensive.
Germany: OHL orders signals concerning tanks be given priority. German writer and poet Lieutenant Bernhard von der Marwitz(relative of army commander)dies of wounds aged 28 at Valenciennes Lazarett.
Aisne: US III Corps transferred from the Vesle(crossed September 4)to Souilly.
Meuse: Ludendorff orders St Mihiel salient evacuation. Allied PoW haul since August 8 are 150,000 Germans; 2,000 guns and 13,000 MGs.
Eastern Front
Russia: White state conference of 170 delegates at Ufa in Western Urals(until September 23)welcomes Allied Vladivostok landings on September 12.
USSR: Neutral diplomats protest vs Red Terror. Soviet-Allied agreement on diplomat exchange.
Africa
Mozambique: Captain Koehl’s rearguard skirmishes with Shortcol at Milweberg.
Middle East
Palestine: Turk ration strength 103,500 soldiers.
 
By the Germans
 
6th and 7th victories of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): By 19.40-19.45 two S.E.5a, W of Le Catelet.
 
By the RAF 
 
40th victory of Tom F.Hazell(24th Sqn S.E.5a E1269): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Le Catelet.
14th victory of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8840): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Le Catelet.
5th victory of Hilbert Bair(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8505): At 08.20 one Fokker D.VII, N of St.Quentin.
7th victory(and last)of Roy McConnell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6693): At 07.00 one Rumpler C, S of Péronne.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Jacques Swaab(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 12.35 one two-seater near Cirey-Saarburg and two Fokker D.VII near the same area.

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#638 Danelov

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:31

Sep 9, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Lieutenant-Colonel Wetzell, strategic adviser at OHL, superseded owing to rows with Ludendorff.
Somme: British gain high ground commanding Hindenburg Line north of Havrincourt Wood.
Aisne: Two German counter-attacks at Laffaux fail(and on September 11).
Sea War
North Sea: U-92 sunk on Northern Barrage; coastal submarine UB-104 on September 19 and high sea U-boot U-156 on September 25.
Home Fronts
Turkey: Constantinople papers state 98 firms worth 16.6 million Turkish Pounds formed during war.
Britain: Register formed for British subjects’ claims in Russia(some not compensated till 1987). Churchill writes to Prime Minister on 1919 manpower problems, urges 100,000 men for Tank Corps(55,000 agreed).
France: 2 deputies mortally wounded visiting front.
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Wilhelm Pritsch appointed as CO of Jasta 81. 
33th victory of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Queant.

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#639 Danelov

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 19:04

Sep 10, 1918
 
Eastern Front
Volga: Red Fifth Army(aided by 4 Baltic Fleet destroyers)retakes Kazan; Czechs and Komuch People’s Army retreat to avoid trap.
Sea War
North Sea: Coastal submarine UB-83 sunk in Pentland Firth by destroyer HMS Ophelia‘s depth charges.
Home fronts
Germany: Kaiser addresses 1500 Krupp workers on only visit to Essen Gusstahlfabrik and gets no response.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th victory of Wendel Robertson(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.50 one Pfalz D.III over Mardigny.

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#640 Danelov

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 19:04

Sep 11, 1918
 
Two last months of WWI.
Western Front
France: Belgian King Albert meets Foch at Bombon and agrees to lead Allied Flanders offensive.
Cambrai: German counter­attacks at Gouzeaucourt and Moeuvres. British retake 3 villages to south.
Meuse: Lieutenant-Colonel Patton instructs 34th Brigade(US)Tank Corps in St Mihiel Sector: "American tanks do not surrender … as long as one tank is able to go forward. Its presence will save the lives of hundreds of infantry and kill many Germans …"
Eastern Front
Northern Russia: Allies from Murmansk capture Fort Ukhtinskaya. 200 Royal Scots and 2 guns from Archangel repel 500­ Red night attack and occupy Priluki on river Dvina (until September 12), occupy five more villages astride river up to 25 miles southeast (September 14-17).
Trans­Caspia: 136 British with 2 guns(arrived September 4)aid repulse of Reds from Kaakha(and on September 18).
Africa
East Africa: 324 KAR defeat 2000 Masai(revolt vs recruiting)20 miles west of Narok; talks restore quiet till February 1919.
Politics
Britain: Lloyd George cable thanks Czech legions for service to Allies.
Germany: Hintze instructs appeal to Holland for mediation. 
USA: Government declines Cuban troop offer due to shipping shortage.
 
By the Italian front
 
15th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One EA, E of Ponte della Priula.
10th victory of Antonio Reali(79a Nieuport 27): One German EA near Susegana.

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