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#641 Danelov

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 20:28

Sep 12, 1918
 
Western Front
Meuse: Battle of St.Mihiel(until September 16): After 4-hour barrage from 0100 hours by 3,010 guns, 216,000 men of(10 divisions) US First Army(Pershing), supported by 48,000 French (4 divisions) advance in heavy rain 5 miles on 12-mile front vs Fuchs’ 75,000-strong Detachment C(already withdrawing its 13 divisions)and take 8,000 PoWs. AEF fires 100,000 round(200t)phosgene; 9000 gassed(50 deaths). Patton and MacArthur meet under fire, former outwalks his tanks(70 of 174 reach startline).
Cambrai: Battles of the Hindenburg line begin. Battle of Havrincourt won on 5­mile front by 6 divisions of Byng’s Third Army who take village southwest of Cambrai, 1,000 PoWs and beat 4 division counter-attacks.
Eastern Front
Russia: Tukachevksi’s Red First Army retakes Simbirsk, Lenin cables Trotsky with thanks.
Sea War
East Atlantic: U-boot sinks Union liner Galway Castle(154 lives lost).
Mediterranean: Armed boarding steamer Samia sunk by U-boot.
Air War
Western Front: St.Mihiel Operation: Greatest Allied air concentra­tion of war with US units; 25 French escadrilles; le Division Aerienne(600 aircraft)and 9 squadrons of Independence Force(c.100 bombers); single Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Belgian squadrons. Total 1,483 planes under US Brigade-General Mitchell, bombers and recon planes spearhead Pershing’s advance while fighters maintain local air supremacy("barrier" technique, as pioneered at Verdun). US 3rd Pursuit Group specializes in lorry-busting. 
 
By the Germans
 
21th, 22th and 23th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4, N of Hattonville, a second over Vieville-en-Haye and one Bréguet 14, E of Thiaucourt.
7th and 8th victories of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.35 one Spad XIII,  W of Conflans and at 19.35 one Spad XIII from 139th Aero Sqn over Limey. Pilot, Lt David Putnam KIA.  
Ltn Franz Brandt appointed again as CO of Jasta 26.
8th victory of Rudolf Stark(CO Jasta 35 Fokker D.R.I): One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 over Hermies.
Pfalz D.XIIs delivered to Jasta 71.
22th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One 1th Aero Sqn Salmson 2A2 over Thiaucourt.
 
By the USAAS
 
American forces launch the St.Mihiel Offensive.
2th victory of Ray C.Bridgman(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One Hannover CL.III. Bridgman was hit by AAA, crash landed behind German lines, but managed to make it to safety in Allied territory.  
1th victory of Frank Luke(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 08.09 one balloon over Marieulles.
1th victory of Leslie Rummell(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.20 one Fokker D.VII over Thiaucourt.
1th victory of Charles d'Olive(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4630): At 10.20 one Fokker D.VII over Vieville-en-Haye.
13th victory(and last)of David Putnam(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Limey. Lt David Putnam was shot down and KIA over Limey, France after combat with Ltn Georg von Hantelmann from Jasta 15 the same day. 

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#642 Danelov

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 20:28

Sep 13, 1918
 
Western Front
Meuse – St.Mihiel: Pershing takes 13,000 PoWs and 200 guns as salient closed at Vigneulles by 0600 hours as US 26th and 1 st Divisions meet(200,000 Americans in reserve). BAR first used in action by US 79th Division.
Somme: Anglo-French troops close on St.Quentin.
Air War
France: Marshal Foch memo to Premier Clemenceau on "The bombardment of the Interior of Germany" by an "inter-allied bombing force".
Western Front: Handley Page bombers of No.207 Squadron attack Le Cateau station with 79 bombs(night September 13-14). RAF night raids on 3 German Paris bombing bases(night September 15-16).
 
By the Germans
 
25th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 15.00 one R.E.8 over Kemmel-Bailleul.
Eugen Kelber(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII)shot down and killed in combat with two Spads over Mars-le-Tour.
24th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Allamont.
14th victory of Albert Haussmann(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Allamant.
1th and 2th victories of Felix Büchner(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): Two Spad.
9th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 18.05 one Spad XIII, SW of Thiaucourt.  
7th victory of Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 18.40 one Airco D.H.4, SE of Pont-a-Mousson.
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 13.55 one Spad XIII over Vionville and by 18.20 a second over Metz.
Ltn Siebert(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII)slightly injured in a crash landing at the airfield.
15th and 16th victories of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Bréguet over Charay and at 19.30 one Spad over Jaulny.
Rudolf Rienau(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII). Shot down by US Spad XIII by 19.30 hours. Parachuted safely and returned to action the following day.
15th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport, E of Vitole, Macedonia.
9th victory of Rudolf Stark(Jasta 35 Fokker D.R.I): At 10.05 one Airco D.H.4 over Recourt.
9th victory of Martin Dehmisch(Jasta 58 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one balloon over Monchy le Preux.
23th victory of Oskar von Boenigk(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Thiaucourt.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
8th victory(and last)of André Martenot de Cordoux(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, SE of Thiaucourt. Shared with Ltt André Laganne and Ltt Albert Carbonel. 
3th victory of André Laganne(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, SE of Thiaucourt. Shared with S/Lt André Martenot de Cordoux and Ltt Albert Carbonel. 
2th victory of Albert Carbonel(Spa94 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII, SE of Thiaucourt. Shared with S/Lt André Martenot de Cordoux and Ltt André Laganne.
 
By the RAF
 
19th victory(and last)of Arthur Reed(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4000): At 17.50 one Halberstadt C, SE of Deulemont.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Sydney Dalrymple(139th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8081): Two Albatros D.III over Trento. Observer was Lt G.Beagle.(Italian front).
3th victory of Malcolm Clifford Howell(208th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7172): At 07.50 one DFW C, S of Henin-Lietard. 
 
By the USAAS
 
3th, 4th and 5th victories of John Seerley(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII over Chambley and by 18.50 two more over the same area . Shared victories.    
1th, 2th and 3th victories of Frank Hays(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 18.35 two Fokker D.VII over Chambley and at 19.55 a third over the same area. Shared victories.    
Lt Robert Converse(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down and MIA in combat. Converse, became POW and was the first pilot loss by 13th Aero Sqn.
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Charles d'Olive(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4630): By 17.00 two Fokker D.VII over Charey and at 17.13 a third over St. Beniot. The first two shared with Lt George Furlow.
3th victory of Gorman DeFreest Larner(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Chambley. Shared with Lt Frank Hunter.
2th and 3th victories of George Furlow(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 17.00 two Fokker D.VII over Charey. Shared with Lt Charles d'Olive.
2th victory of Frank Hunter(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Chambley. Shared with Lt DeFreest Larner.

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#643 Danelov

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 18:20

Sep 14, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne: French Tenth Army storms Allemant(Legion’s last major action)and Laffaux Mill(Marine batallion)in 5-miles of Hindenburg Line and captures 2,500 PoWs and guns; recaptures Vailly on river(September 16); advances northeast of Soissons(September 17), and repulses five counter-attacks near Allemant(September 20).
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: Allied final offensive: Battle of the Vardar(until September 25; French Battle of the Dobropolje until September 17 and Serb Battle of the Moglenitsa)begins with record Balkans 650-gun bombardment from 0800 hours along 80-mile Vardar-Monastir line especially on 6-mile Mountains Sokol­Vetrenik sector. Scholtz wrongly moves Bulgar regiment and 12th Saxon Jaeger battalion to north of Monastir, only at 2230 hours discovers the point of attack.
Middle East
Azerbaijan: Turks capture Baku: 8-10 battalions capture Wolfs Gate. Dunsterforce evacuation ordered at 2000 hours after 180 casualties and 5 RAF sorties. 3 Royal Navy-manned ships take 1,300 British soldiers and 8,000 Armenians to Enzeli(until September 15). Tartars massacre 8,988 Armenians(until September 16). Turks install Khan Khoiski’s Tartar Government on September 16.
Air War
Germany: Largest Handley Page effort(night September 14-15), 40 vs various targets(1 lost).
Macedonia: First of 3 RAF pre-final offensive bombing raids(until September 16) on Hudova airfield.
Politics
Austria: Government sends note to US, all belligerents and neutrals suggesting "non-committal discussion" on neutral soil. Allies spurn and Germans irritated.
 
By the Germans
 
25th victory of Paul Bäumer(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8 over Cantaing.
34th victory of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.10 one S.E.5a(D6131), S of Le Catelet.
24th and 25th victories of Walter Blume(Jasta 9 Fokker D.VII): At 11.55 one Spad 2, S of Laffaux and at 12.00 a second over Braye.  
14th victory of Hermann Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Marchélepot, near Metz. 
25th and 26th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater over Mars-le-Tour and one Bréguet 14 over Latour.
3th victory of Werner Niethammer(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Puxe.
Paul Wolff(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII)shot down over lake Lachaussée at 15.10. His Fokker D.VII fell into American hands near entirely intact.
10th, 11th and 12th victories of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4 32251, N of Gorz, at 11.45 one Spad XIII over St. Benoit and at 16.15 another over Lachaussee.  
5th victory of Karl Schmückle(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Spad over St.Benoit.
2th victory of Theodor Weischer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4 32615 near Auconville.
8th, 9th and 10th victories of Hans Müller(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 Spad XIII 4578 of 13th Aero Sqn over Triacourt. Pilot Lt C.Drew became POW. At 09.10 over the same area a second 13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII with Lt H.B.Freeman also captured and POW and at 09.15, SE of Thiaocourt a third 13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII, flew by Lt G.R.Kull. Kull was KIA.    
2th victory of Günther von Büren(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII flown by Lt A.A.Brody. Brody became POW.
1th victory of Hans Künster(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII.
Günther von Büren(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII)shot down in combat with Spads from 13th Aero Sqn. Büren was rescued and was wounded in the combat.
17th victory of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Joinville.
3th victory of Rudolf Rienau(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Conflans.
7th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 17.40 one ballon over Vis-en-Artois.
7th victory of Karl Ritscherle(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2 over Chassenoy, S of Bailly.
13th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Fokker D.VII): At 16.35 one balloon over Mailly. 
5th victory(and last)of Eugen Siempelkamp(CO Jasta 64 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one Salmson 2A2 over Bonzee. Siempelkamp was badly wounded in this combat. 
Ltn Friedrich Hengst appointed as CO of Jasta 64.
10th victory of Wilhelm Frickart(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): One Caudron R.9 over Latour.
6th victory of Josef Hohly(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): One Caudron R.9 over St.Maurice.
16th victory of Werner Preuss(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One two seater.
2th, 3th and 4th victories of Hans Marwede(Jasta 67 Fokker D.VII): By 16.30-16.38 three balloons over Clermont-Verdun.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of Max Gossner(CO Jasta 77 Pfalz D.XII): At 09.40 one French balloon, SE of Pont-a-Mousson, at 12.45 one Spad XIII over Bois de Rappes and at 13.20 one Salmson 2A2 over Foret de Prethe.
24th and 25th victories of Oskar von Boenigk(CO JG 2 Fokker D.VII): Two Spad over Lachaussee and N of Lachaussee.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Charles Bacqué(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Etraye. Shared with Sgt Victor Duval.
1th victory of Victor Duval(Spa23 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Etraye. Shared with Sgt Charles Bacqué.
32th victory of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 17.45 one balloon(Drachen)over Etraye. Shared with Cpl Edward Corsi and S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100.
1th victory of Edward Corsi(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 17.45 one balloon(Drachen)over Etraye. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau and S/Lt Claude Marcel Haegelen of Spa100.
Mdl Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié(Spa78 Spad XIII)hit in combat and crash landing by the German lines. POW. 
16th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 17.45 one balloon(Drachen)over Etraye. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau of Spa77 and Cpl Edward Corsi.
4th victory of Georges Halberger(Spa153 Spad XIII S6702): One balloon over Goin. Shared with Emmaneul Aubailly.
Sgt De Villenueve Esclapon(Spa153 Spad VII S5905)KIA over d’Erbeviller-sur-Amezeule.
27th and 28th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 13.45 one balloon over Gernicourt shared with S/Lt Theophile Condemine and Cpl Lisle and a second balloon at 13.50 over Cormicy, shared with the same pilots. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4084): At 10.10 one balloon, W of Quesnoy.
3th and 4th victories of Charles Odell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9457): At 08.00 one type C, Ne of Vermand, shared with Lt N.Bruce and Lt P.F.Paton and at 08.15 one ballon, NE of Vermand, shared with Lt P.F.Paton.
14th and 15th victories of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a E6008 and E4071): At 07.00-09.00 one balloon, E of Mont d’Origny and at 10.30 a second over Gonnlieu. 
7th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a D6920): At 10.30 one balloon over Bantouzelle.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
7th victory(and last)of Paul McGinness(No.1 Sqn Bristol F.2b C4623): At 11.30 one Rumpler C, E of Jenin. Observer was Lt Wylmot Fysh.
 
By the USAAS
 
Disastrous mission of 13th Aero Sqn. A patrol led by Charles Biddle was ambushed by Fokker D.VII from Jasta 18 and in a matter of few minutes four Spads XIII were shot down.
1th and 2th victories of Murray Guthrie(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII). By 08.05 two Fokker D.VII over Preny.
Lt Charles Drew(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down in combat with Jasta 18. Drew was captured and became POW.
Lt Alton Brody(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down in combat with Jasta 18. Brody was captured and became POW.
Lt Harry Freeman(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down in combat with Jasta 18. Freeman was captured and became POW.
Lt George Kull(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 18. Kull was the first combat fatality of the 13th Aero Sqn.
4th and 5th victories of Arthur Brooks(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII). At 15.20-15.25 two Fokker D.VII over Mars-la-Tour. Both shared with Lt P.E Hassinger. 
1th Lt Hassinger(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down and killed in combat. Hassinger´s Spad exploded when the fuel tank was hit.
2th and 3th victories of Frank Luke(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII). One balloon over Buzy and at 10.00 a second over Boinville.
6th victory of Thomas Cassady(28th Aero Sqn Spad XIII). At 07.33 one Fokker D.VII over Villers-sur-Troy. Shared victory. 
7th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523). At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII over Villecy. 
3th and 4th victories of Wilbert White(147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII). At 16.35 one balloon over Chambley and at 16.40 one Fokker D.VII over Chambley.
First day of full operations for the 1th BG(96th Aero Sqn with Bréguet 14 and 11th, 20th Aero Sqn with Airco D.H.4s with Liberty engines). All three squadrons were ordered to attack Conflans. A formation of seven 11th Aero Sqn D.H.4s succeded in bombing the railways yards, but as they turned for home were intercepted by Fokker D.VIIs from Jasta 15. All Airco D.H.4 were badly riddled, and two were shot down by 09.00 hours. 

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#644 Danelov

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 18:21

Sep 15, 1918
 
Western Front
France: French losses since 1 July 279,000 soldiers.
Germany: Construction of Hermann Line behind Army Groups Rupprecht and Boehn begun. German gas response to BEF autumn offensive: 2 million rounds(4,000t)mustard gas expended; 24,363 gassed(540 deaths) until November 11.
Flanders: Belgian composer and soldier for duration of war Georges Antoine dies from influenza.
Eastern Front
Volga: Red Eastern Front(5 armies)total 70,000 men; 225 guns; 1,059 MGs.
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: At 0530 hours 36,000 Serb, French and Italian infantry attack 12,000 Bulgars and Germans, capture Mt Vetrenik(4,725ft), Mt Dobropolje(6,125ft; French first use flamethrowers)and Mt Sokol with nearly 3,000 PoWs and 33 guns for 2,520 casualties. Advance continues at night up to 6 miles.
Air War
Germany: Stuttgart(Bosch and Daimler works) attacked by 9 Airco D.H.4s of No.55 Squadron; 2 fighters shot down.
France: Last bombing of Paris: 50 Gotha bombers(2 lost) drop 85 bombs(37 casualties).
Western Front: German pilots destroy 6 and damage 4 balloons on BEF First and Third Army fronts(RAF manage 3 plus 3). Germans claim 58 Allied aircraft for loss of 12 in air fighting above all but one of the 14 German armies.
Politics
Germany: Governments peace offer to Belgium on basis of no indemnity or reparations.
USA: New York Congress of Austrian subject peoples demands Empire’s dismember­ment.
 
By the Germans
 
6th victory of Reinhold Poss(MFJ IV Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one Sopwith Camel over Zeebrugge.
3th victory of Karl Engelfried(MFJ V Fokker D.VII): At 17.10 one Airco D.H.9 over Walcheren.
1th victory of Karl Treiber(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 18.00 one balloon, W of Fins. 
26th victory of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.00 one Armstrong Wirthworth F.K.8 over Passchendaele. 
4th victory of Wilhelm Kohlbach(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 12.55 one Sopwith Camel(E4404)over Cantaing.  
25th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.35 one Bristol F.2b.
27th and 28th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Thiaucourt and a second ober Lachausee.
13th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one Airco D.H.9, S of Metz.  
8th victory of Hugo Schäfer(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 12.10 one Airco D.H.9, SW of Metz.
4th victory of Rudolf Rienau(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII). One Spad XIII, S of Pagny.
6th victory of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Pfalz D.XII): At 18.10 one S.E.5a over St.Leger.
5th victory of Heinrich Seywald(CO Jasta 23 Pfalz D.XII): One Sopwith Camel over Marquette.
3th victory of Hasso von Wedel(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 12.15 one EA over Nauroy-Estrées.
16th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Nieuport over Debedesa, Macedonia.
25th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 19.05 one R.E.8 over Palleul.
10th and 11th victories of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Rémy and at 19.30 one balloon over Boiry Notre Dame. 
7th victory of Claus Riemer(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 19.20 one S.E.5a over Palleul.
7th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 19.40 one S.E.5a over Bourlon Wood.
Ltn Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII)shot down by George Vaughn from 17th Sqn. Noltenius survived the incident and return to service.
29th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
10th victory of Rudolf Stark(CO Jasta 35 Fokker D.R.I): At 19.05 one Sopwith Dolphin over Cagnicourt. Stark was wounded in action same day.
17th and 18th victories of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one scout , N of Marcoing and at 19.45 one S.E.5a over Bourlon.
14th victory(and last)of Reinhold Jörke(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): At 17.45 one S.E.5a.
6th, 7th, 8th and 9th victories of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): By 19.23-19.26 two ballons over Queant, Villers les Cagnicourt and two more over Dury.
1th victory of Bernard Bartels(Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): At 18.00 one balloon over St.Simon.
13th victory of Oskar Hennrich(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): At 15.40 one balloon over Bertincourt.
9th and 10th victories of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Fokker D.VII): At 15.05 one balloon over Juvigny and at 15.07 a second over the same area.
13th victory of Fritz Höhn(CO Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
5th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
6th victory of Hermann Leptien(CO Jasta 63 Fokker D.VII): At 12.30 one R.E.8(C2469), W of Armentiéres.
7th victory(and last)of Josef Hohly(Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): One Spad over St.Rémy.
6th victory of Julius Fichter(Jasta 67 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Douamont.
6th and 7th victories of Max Gossner(CO Jasta 77 Pfalz D.XII): By 13.25-13.27 two balloons over Lironville.
23th victory of Robert von Greim(JG 9 Fokker D.VII): At 09.30 one S.E.5a over Hermies.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
11th and 12th victories of Marcel Noguès(Spa57 Spad XIII S7930): At 18.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Bois de Buttes and at 18.55 a second over Craonne. Hit in combat, run out of fuel and forced landing near Goussancourt. Pilot unhurt.  
33th and 34th victories of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 12.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Foulgrey and at 13.30 a second over La Haie-des-Allemands. Shared with Ltt Henri Decoin, S/Lt Yves Barbazza and Adj/Chef Emile Strohl. 
4th and 5th victories of Yves Barbaza(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 12.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Foulgrey and at 13.30 a second over La Haie-des-Allemands. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau, Ltt Henri Decoin and Adj/Chef Emile Strohl.
2th victory of Henri Decoin(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 12.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Foulgrey and at 13.30 a second over La Haie-des-Allemands. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau, S/Lt Yves Barbaza and Adj/Chef Emile Strohl.
1th victory of Emile Strohl(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 12.50 one balloon(Drachen)over Foulgrey and at 13.30 a second over La Haie-des-Allemands. Shared with S/Lt Maurice Boyau, S/Lt Yves Barbaza and Ltt Henri Decoin.
10th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 07.00 one balloon over Bourdonnaye. Shared with Adj Charles Macé.
5th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 11.30 one balloon over Avricourt. 
4th victory of Charles Macé(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 07.00 one balloon over Geline. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi.
1th victory of Daniel Chollet(Spa92 Spad XIII): One two-seater, N of Viel-Arcy.
Sgt Henri Bernon(Spa92 Spad XIII)shot down by Ltn Franz Büchner, CO of Jasta 13 near Thiaucourt. Captured and POW.
8th victory of Gustave Daladier(Spa93 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Chambley. Shared with Sgt Meymeil and Sgt Praroud.
2th victory of Miguel Sainz(Spa94 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Goin.
17th and 18th victories of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 15.20 one balloon over Chapelet-Chehery shared with Sgt Douzant and a second balloon over Brieulles shared with Sgt Peuch.
19th and 20th victories of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 07.15 one balloon over Ailles and at 07.30 a second over Hubertise, both shared with 2th Lt Ernest Maunoury.
8th and 9th victories of Ernest Maunoury(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 07.15 one balloon over Ailles and at 07.30 a second over Hubertise, both shared with S/Lt Léon Boujarde.
29th, 30th and 31th victories of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 12.30 one balloon over Brimont, a second over Cormicy and a third over Gernicout. All three shared with S/Lt Theophile Condemine and Adj Jacques Ehrlich.
16th, 17th and 18th victories of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 12.30 one balloon over Brimont, a second over Cormicy and a third over Gernicout. All three shared with S/Lt Theophile Condemine and S/Lt Michel Coiffard.
 
By the RAF
 
8th victory of Charles Lavers(1th Sqn S.E.5a E5969): At 17.05 one Pfalz D.XII over Marquion-Recourt. Shared victory.
5th victory of Basil Moody(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8501): At 17.05 one Pfalz D.XII over Marquion-Recourt. Shared victory.
1th victory of Douglas Cameron(1th Sqn S.E.5a F6429): At 17.05 over Recourt one Pfalz D.XII(2486/18)from Jasta 23b flown by Ltn Paul Vogel. Vogel was killed and the aircraft, althoug badly damaged, was examinated by the British. Victory shared wih Lt B.Moody, Capt G.Allen, Capt C.Lavers and Capt W.Staton.
13th and 14th victories of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2215): By 12.00 two Fokker D.VII,  W of Esnes and E of Esnes. Observer was Lt E.J.Corbett.
25th victory of Thomas Middleton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2470): At 17.50 one Hannover C, SE of St. Quentin. Observer was Lt Alfred Mills.
22th and 23th victories of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2154): By 11.20 two Fokker D.VII, SE and over Omissy-St. Quentin. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
13th and 14th victories of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2213): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Lesdin and at 11.20 one Fokker D.VII, S of Morcourt. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
1th victory of Nicholson Boulton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2493): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII, NE of St.Quentin. 
15th and 16th victories of Horace Barton(24th Sqn S.E.5a C8840): At 18.30 one Albatros C over Cambrai and at 18.55 one Hannover C over Hannescourt, shared with Lt Hilbert Bair.
6th victory(and last)of Hilbert Bair(24th Sqn S.E.5a B8505): At 18.55 one Hannover CL over Honnecourt Wood. Shared with Capt Horace Barton. 
6th victory of Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a C1133): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Roulers-Rumbeke.
20th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1913): At 17.00 one balloon over Beaucamps.
14th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1912): At 16.45 one Fokker D.VII over Houthem.
46th victory of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F2137): One Fokker D.VII, N of Gouzeaucourt.
25th victory of William Staton(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 17.05 one Pfalz D.XII over Marquion. Shared victory with No.1 Sqn. Observer was Lt Leslie Mitchell.
11th victory of Sydney Liversedge(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7167): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII over Houthoulst.
11th victory of William Hubbard(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel F1917): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Gouy sous Bellone.
10th victory of Emile Lussier(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1551): At 17.45 one Fokker D.VII over Aubigny au Bac.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Norman Cooper(73th Sqn Sopwith Camel C3312): At 11.00 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai and at 18.15 a second, NE of Bourlon Wood. 
10th victory(and last)of Sydney Carlin(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.50 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Lille.
45th victory of Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor(84th Sqn S.E.5a C1911): At 08.50 one balloon over Bellicourt, shared with Capt D. Carruthers.
6th victory(and last)of Cecil Thompson(84th Sqn S.E.5a F6420): At 09.55 one balloon, E of St. Quentin. Thompson was attacked in the same mission by several Fokker D.VII, was badly wounded in the face and shoulder but made it safely back to his aerodrome.
3th victory of Gerald Anderson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b): At 07.55 one Fokker D.VII, E of Seclin. Observer was Lt Thomas Chiltern.
7th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a B8430): At 13.00 one Hannover CL,  W of Lille.
13th victory of Elliot Springs(148th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8250): At 10.40 one Halberstadt C over Epinoy.
12th victory of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6398): At 08.45 one Pfalz D.XII, 1 mi W of Cambrai.
14th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel C74): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Zeebrugge.
14th and 15th victories of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 17.00 one Fokker D.VII over Ecoust St. Quentin and at 17.20 a second over Ecoust St. Quentin. 
11th victory of Wilfrid May(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9594): At 17.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Epinoy. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
5th victory of Eric Cummings(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6473): At 17.20 one Albatros C, W of Macquart. Shared with Capt Ernest Davies. 
2th victory of Ernest Davies(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6860): At 17.20 one Albatros C, W of Macquart. Shared with Capt Eric Cummings. 
 
By the USAAS
 
4th victory of Frank Hays(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Vaux. Shared with Lt Murray Guthrie. 
3th victory of Murray Guthrie(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Vaux. Shared with Lt Frank Hays. 
3th victory of William Stovall(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Cernay. 
4th, 5th and 6th victories of Frank Luke(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): Two balloons over Boinville and at 19.50 a third over Chaumont.
1th and 2th victories of Joseph Wehner(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Rouvers and 17.10 one balloon over Bois d'Hingry.
1th victory of Chester Wright(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII over Charey. Shared with Lt H. D. Lindsley.
8th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII over Bois de Warville. 

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#645 Danelov

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 19:08

Sep 16, 1918
 
Western Front
Meuse: St.Mihiel salient fully straightened out for 7,511 US and 597 French casualties(15,000 beds available), 15,000 PoWs and 450(or 443)guns taken. Germans commit 4 reserve divisions. Metz fortress guns fire(September 15), but c.400,000 Americans now switched 60 miles northwest.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin recovers from gunshots, attends meetings(until September 17)but moves to Gorki(September 24 or 25)to convalesced until mid-October.
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: Serb Yugoslav Division attacks Mt Kozyak all day(inside Bulgar 3rd line)and finally takes it, but German 13th Saxon Jaeger battalion covers breach. Scholtz cables Hindenburg, asking for German divisions from Western Front; request forwarded to Austrians, who hedge. Bulgar 2nd Division withdraws to 3rd line without warning.
Bulgaria: Tsar Ferdinand replies to General Lukov peacefeeler suggestion "Go out and get killed in your present lines".
Italian Front: Italian raid north and northwest of Mt Grappa takes 300 PoWs and some MGs, counter-attacks beaten on September 17.
Sea War
Channel: Monitor HMS Glatton scuttled at Dover following magazine explosion and fire. Coastal submarine UB-103, sighted by British blimp SS 21(Pilot US Ensign NJ Learned)sunk by several Royal Navy drifters’ depth charges off Cap Gris Nez.
Air War
Trans-Jordan: 6 RAF Airco D.H.9s raid Deraa for first time; 8 German planes from there cause Arab Army only 2 casualties thanks to B.E.12(destroyed).
Western Front: RAF destroy 8 German aircraft for loss of 4 over BEF Third Army but, overall, Germans claim 59 Allied planes for loss of 10.
Germany: 7 RAF Handley Pages lost on raids on Cologne, Saarbruecken and Trier etc, 6 of them lost to anti-aircraft guns(16,063 rounds fired and 173 searchlights in action, night September 16-17).
Politics
USA: Wilson rejects Burian "Peace Note"(Vienna receives on September 19).
Britain: Balfour calls Austro-German offers unacceptable. King George V cables President Wilson with congratulations on St.Mihiel salient removal.
Germany: Count Hertling tells Conservative leader that Austrian peace move has prejudiced Dutch mediation.
Japan: Government recognizes Czechs as belligerent Allies.
 
By the Germans
 
LtnzS Heinrich Wessels(MFJ I Fokker D.VII, 6 victories)shot down. Died from his wounds.
5th victory of Hans Goerth(MFJ III Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Sopwith Camel(B7271)Over Zerkeghem.
26th victory of Paul Bäumer(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b or Airco D.H.4, Ne of Henin-Lietard.
10th and 11th victories of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): Two Airco D.H.4, one N of Aveluy and the second, NE of Arras.
7th victory of Georg Weiner(Jasta 3 Fokker D.VII): At 13.30 one Airco D.H.4(F5712)over Alteckendorf.
35th, 36th and 37th victories of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Villers-Guislain, at 12.30 one S.E.5a over Marquion and at 12.35 one Sopwith Camel(F5958)over the same area.
27th and 28th victories of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.R.I): At 08.40 one S.E.5a, W of Menin and at 19.45 one balloon over Poperingue.
14th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one Spad XIII from Spa77, SW of Conflans. Pilot, Lt Maurice Boyau was killed.
6th victory of Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 11.25 one Spad XIII over St. Hilaire.
18th and 19th victories of Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one 96th Aero Sqn Bréguet 14, SW of Briey and another of the same squadron over Fleville.
5th victory of Rudolf Rienau(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one 96th Aero Sqn Bréguet 14, SW of Briey.
7th victory of Karl Plauth(Jasta 20 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Airco D.H.9 over Armentières.
6th victory(and last)of Heinrich Seywald(CO Jasta 23 Pfalz D.XII): One Airco D.H.4, W of Cantin.
26th victory of Otto Fruhner(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one Bristol F.2b over Fontaine.
12th victory of Christian Mesch(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 17.55 one Sopwith Camel over Reincourt. 
8th victory of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Recourt.  
7th victory of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 08.50 one Bristol F.2b, NE of Quiery.
16th victory of Rudolf Klimke(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
8th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b or Airco D.H.4.
30th victory of Emil Thuy(CO Jasta 28 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
1th victory of Ltn Holle(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII): At 09.15 one Airco D.H.4(A7788) of No.25 Sqn over Douchy. Capt R.L.Whalley and 2th Lt E.B.Andrews KIA. 
1th victory of Uffz Brüngel(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII): At 08.45 one scout near Gricourt.
19th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): At 15.30 one scout over Marquion.
4th victory of Johannes Jensen(Jasta 57 Fokker D.VII): By 09.15 one R.E.8, N of Sauchy-Cauchy.
6th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
Joachim von Hippel(Jasta 71 Pfalz D.XII 2675/18)crashed in landing at Habsheim. Hippel, surviving the crash, as technical officer of Jasta 71 send a negative report of the Pfalz D.XII. 
3th victory of Gustav Frädrich(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
2th victory of Herbert Mahn(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
40th and 41th victories of Bruno Loerzer(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 09.00 one Bristol F.2b over Dourges and one S.E.5a.
34th victory of Eduard von Schleich(CO JGR 8 Fokker D.VII): One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 over Marquion.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
11th victory of Léon Nuville(Spa57 Spad VII S4938): One two-seater over Romain-Bourlandon. Shared with Adj Raymond Vanier.
4th victory of Raymond Vanier(Spa57 Spad XIII S9577): One two-seater over Romain-Bourlandon. Shared with S/Lt León Nuville.
35th victory(and last)of Maurice Boyau(Spa77 Spad XIII): At 11.17 one balloon(Drachen)near Marville. Shared with Asp Cessieux. Lt Maurice Boyau was KIA the same day, shot down by Ltn Georg von Hantelmann of Jasta 15.
Cpl René Walk(Spa77 Spad XIII)hit by AAA and crash by the enemy lines. POW.
11th victory of Marius Ambrogi(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.30 one balloon over Cirey. Shared with Adj Jean Pezon and Cpl Riviere.
6th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.30 one balloon over Cirey. Shared with S/Lt Marius Ambrogi and Cpl Riviere.
9th victory of Gustave Daladier(Spa93 Spad XIII): At 10.25 one LVG C, NE of Juvelize. Shared with Adj Pierre Delage.
1th victory of Pierre Delage(Spa93 Spad XIII): At 10.25 one LVG C, NE of Juvelize. Shared with S/Lt Gustave Daladier.
19th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 12.00 one EA over Bois de Sept Sarges. Shared with Sgt Peuch.
 
By the RAF
 
19th victory(and last)of Harold Kullberg(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8427): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Valenciennes. 
1th victory of William Maxted(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7905): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Bourlon Wood.
15th and 16th victories(and last)of Eugene Coler(11th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2215): By 08.30 one Pfalz D.XII and one Fokker D.VII, E of Cambrai. Observer was Lt E.J.Corbett.
9th victory of Cecil Gardner(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3818): At 09.40 one Fokker D.VII, N of Lille. Shared with Lt James Hardman. 
6th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D3769): At 09.40 one Fokker D.VII, N of Lille. Shared with Capt Cecil Gardner.
6th victory of Roger Del’Haye(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5236): At 09.40 one Pfalz D.III, N of Lille.
3th victory Lewis Ray(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C4129): At 09.40 one Pfalz D.III, S of Lille.
24th, 25th and 26th victories(and last)of William Thomson(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2154): At 08.15 one Fokker D.VII, NE of St.Quentin and by 08.20 two more, over and NW of St.Quentin. Observer was Lt Harold Edwards.
15th victory of August Iaccaci(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2213): At 08.25 one Fokker D.VII, W of Lesdin. Observer was Sgt Arthur Newland.
2th victory of Nicholson Boulton(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2467): At 08.25 one Fokker D.VII, W of Lesdin. 
12th victory of Frank Gibbons(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Quesnoy Wood. Observer was Sgt Christopher Shannon.
6th victory(and last)of T.W.Martin(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b D8089): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Quesnoy Wood. Observer was Sgt M.Jones.
5th and 6th victories of Harold White(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8187): By 08.30-08.33 two Fokker D.VII over St.Quentin, the first shared with Lt A.P. Pehrson. 
11th and 12th victories of Ernest Hoy(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5974): By 08.40-08.45 two Fokker D.VII, N of Quesnoy and E of Becelaere.
11th victory of Camille Lagesse(29th Sqn S.E.5a E4084): At 08.35 one Fokker D.VII, E of Linselles.
8th victory(and last)of Claude Wilson(29th Sqn S.E.5a D6940): At 09.17 one Fokker D.VII, N of Loos aerodrome.
4th victory of Bogart Rogers(32th Sqn S.E.5a E1399): At 18.10 one Fokker D.VII over Sancourton.
29th victory of Geoffrey Bowman(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4092): At 14.10 one Fokker D.VII near Houthulst.   
47th and 48th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F2137): One Fokker D.VII over Cambrai, shared with Lt R.Viall and Lt Cyril Sawyer and a second over the same area.
2th victory of Cyril Sawyer(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6693): At 18.15 one Fokker D.VII over Cambrai. Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren and Lt R.Viall.
15th victory(and last)of Cyril Crowe(56th Sqn S.E.5a B8354): At 18.45 one Fokker D.VII over Sauchy-Couchy. 
4th victory of Harold Molyneux(56th Sqn S.E.5a D338): At 17.55 one Fokker D.VII over Havrincourt Wood.
6th victory of Lynn Campbell(62th Sqn Bristol F.2b). One Fokker D.VII. Observer was 2th Lt I.Egan.
8th and 9th victories of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 11.45 one type C, N of Hollebeke and at 12.00 a second over Hooge.
12th victory of Carl Falkenberg(84th Sqn S.E.5a E6024): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Montigny.
8th victory of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a C6490): At 06.30 one Rumpler C over Selenoy, shared with Lt Cecil Wilson.
4th victory of Cecil Wilson(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8420): At 06.30 one Rumpler C over Selenoy, shared with 2th Lt Sidney Highwood.
11th victory(and last)of Herbert Larkin(87th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C8163): At  17.30 one Fokker D.VII, W of Abancourt.
12th and 13th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2216): By 17.50 two Fokker D.VII, NE of Habourdin aerodrome. Observer was 2th Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley.
9th victory(and last)of Frederick Travers(150th Sqn Bristol M.1c C4976): At 12.05 one Fokker D.VII over Lake Doiran. Capt Travers was the only ace on Bristol M.1c Bullet.
13th victory(and last)of Reginald Brading(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel C196): At 17.35 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Cambrai.
6th victory(and last)of Robert McLaughlin(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel C195): At 17.35 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Cambrai.
6th victory of Frederick Britnell(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9611): At 18.40 one Fokker D.VII near Haynescourt. 
15th, 16th and 17th victory of Charles Hickey(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3942): At 18.55 one Fokker D.VII over Blankenburghe-Zeebrugge, shared with 2th Lt N.Smith, Lt Risdon Bennet, Lt F.G.Bayley and 2th Lt J.R.Chisman and by 19.10 two more over the same area. 
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Risdon Bennett(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8187): By 18.55-19.00 one Fokker D.VII over Blankenberghe-Zeebrugge, shared with Capt Charles Hickey, 2th Lt N.Smith, Lt F.G.Bayley and 2th Lt J.R.Chisman and at 19.00 one LVG C over Blankenberghe.
3th, 4th and 5th victories of William Craig(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3374): By 19.05-19.10 three Fokker D.VII over Blankenberghe.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
10th and 11th victories of Roby Manuel(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C1948): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII over Habourdin and at 08.00 a second, 1.5 m S of Droglandt.
7th and 8th victories of Francis Smith(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6403): By 07.30 two Fokker D.VII over Lille.
1th victory of Frank Alberry(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6995): At 07.30 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Lille.
17th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E7202): At 06.25 one Fokker D.VII over Le Quesnoy.
13th victory of Herbert Watson(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel D8159): At 06.25 one Fokker D.VII over Le Quesnoy.
3th victory of George Jones(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel C3324): At 08.20 one Fokker D.VII over Frelinghien.
2th victory of Thomas Barkell(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel E7191): At 08.20 one Fokker D.VII over Frelinghien.
1th victory of Arthur Palliser(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Camel F1403): At 08.20 one Fokker D.VII over Frelinghien.
 
By the USAAS
 
7th and 8th victories of Frank Luke(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One balloon over Reville and at 19.40 a second over Romagne.
3th and 4th victories of Joseph Wehner(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 19.40 one balloon over Romagne and at 19.45 a second over Mangiennes.
2th victory of Chester Wright(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 13.20 one Fokker D.VII over Chambley. Shared with Lt H. D. Lindsley.
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory(and last)of Sebastiano Bedendo(71a Spad VII): One EA.

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#646 Danelov

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 20:10

Sep 17, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Localized fighting including British 55th Division capture of Canteleux Trench.
Cambrai: ­More German counter-attacks at Moeuvres beaten(until September 19), village falls on September 20.
Southern Fronts
Macedonia: Franco-Serb breakthrough now 6 miles deep and 20 miles wide. General Ruser orders his Bulgar 2nd Division to retreat from 3rd line behind river Crna leaving 5-mile gap for Serbs to reach river. Two Bulgar 3rd Division regiments mutiny. Scholtz orders general retreat behind river Belasnica. 
Italian Front: After visit to Paris Diaz tells Prime Minister Orlando no premature autumn offensive until clear Allied success on Western Front.
Middle East
Northwest Persia: Dunsterville recalled, GOC 14th Division Thomson replaces in command "Norper Force", Enzeli to be held. Commodore Norris says Caspian Flotilla possible, plans 12 ships(September 27), first ready October 6.
Palestine: DMC secretly concentrated in Plain of Sharon, betrayed by Indian Muslim sergeant deserter, but Liman believes him to be a plant.
Trans-Jordan: Arab Army captures Tell Arar bridge north of Deraa. Lawrence gets slight bomb splinter arm wound; 350 Arab regulars then capture station 5 miles west of Deraa, drawing in reserve German troops from Afuleh.
 
By the Germans
 
5th victory of Gerhard Hubrich(MFJ IV Fokker D.VII): At 18.33 one Sopwith Camel(F3931)over Zeppelin Batterie.
8th victory of Georg Weiner(Jasta 3 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Falkenberg.
38th, 39th and 40th victories of Fritz Rumey(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 09.05 one S.E.5a over Rumilly, at 13.00 one Sopwith Camel(D9513), NW of Cambrai and at 19.10 another, SW of Cambrai.
26th victory of Josef Mai(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 19.12 one Sopwith Camel, SW of Hermies.
29th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Salmson 2A2 over Dampvitoux.
15th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one Spad, N of Gorz.  
22th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9. 
9th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 15.30 one balloon.
7th victory of Arthur Korff(Jasta 60 Fokker D.VII): One balloon.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Emile Lemeteyer(Spa12 Spad XIII S5464)KIA near Courlandon-Fismes.
3th victory of Louis Marot(Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater. Shared with Adj Georges Lienhart.
2th victory of Georges Lienhart(Spa37 Spad XIII): One two-seater. Shared with Adj Louis Marot.
10th and 11th victories(and last)of William Herisson(Spa75 Spad XIII): At 18.00 one two-seater over Vailly, shared with Sgt le Tilly and one Fokker D.VII, shared with Sgt Baralis.
Mdl Joseph Thevenod(Spa77 Spad XIII)KIA near d’Etain.
20th victory of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): At 16.15 one balloon over Hannonvile, shared with Lt Poulin.
 
By the RAF
 
6th and 7th victories of Chester Thompson(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b C1045): At 18.30 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Douai and at 18.35 a second over Brebières. Observer was 2th Lt George McCormack.
7th victory of Arthur Drinkwater(40th Sqn S.E.5a E5982): At 09.55 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Cambrai.
49th and 50th victories of Donald MacLaren(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F2137): One Fokker D.VII over Cambrai, shared with Lt R.D.Gilpin Brown, Lt Philip Tudhope, Lt Cyril Sawyer, Capt Charles Odell and 2th Lt L.S.Skerrington.
5th and 6th victory of Charles Odell(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D1942): By 12.00 two Fokker D.VII over Cambrai, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2th Lt R.D.Gilpin-Brown, 2th Lt Cyril Sawyer, Lt Philip Tudhope and 2th Lt L.S.Skerrington.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Philip Tudhope(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F1966): By 12.00 two Fokker D.VII over Cambrai, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2th Lt R.D.Gilpin-Brown, 2th Lt Cyril Sawyer, Capt Charles Odell and 2th Lt L.S.Skerrington.
3th and 4th victories of Cyril Sawyer(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel D6693): By 12.00 two Fokker D.VII over Cambrai, shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2th Lt R.D.Gilpin-Brown, Lt Philip Tudhope, Capt Charles Odell and 2th Lt L.S.Skerrington.
20th and 21th victories of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 18.25 one Fokker D.VII,  N of Courtrai and at 18.40 one Fokker D.VII,  NW of Courtrai.  
13th victory(and last)of Spencer Horn(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1904): At 14.10 one type C over Graincourt-Havrincourt.
6th and 7th victories of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel E4407): By 18.30 two Fokker D.VII, S of Ostend.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
2th and 3th victories of Frank Alberry(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6995): By 10.20 two Fokker D.VII over Lille.
 
By the USAAS
 
4th victory of George Furlow(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.20 one Fokker D.VII over Verneville.
3th and 4th victories of Frank Hunter(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 15.45 two Fokker D.VII over Verneville. 
 
By the Italian front
 
5th victory of Franz Peter(Flik 3J Albatros D.III): One Savoia-Pomilio over Monte Pasubio.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 20:14

Sep 18, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Ludendorff warns Admiral Scheer of plans for abandoning Flanders coast. 
Somme: Battle of Epehy: British Third and Fourth Armies(1,488 guns and 300 MGs)attack from 0700 hours in heavy rain with 21 tanks on 16-mile front northwest of St Quentin; 6,800 Australians(1,260 casualties)advance 5,000 yards; capture 4,243 PoWs; 76 guns and 330 MGs and mortars in total of 9,000 and 100 guns. British 12th and 58th Divisions capture Epehy.
Eastern Front
North Russia: Karelian troops beat German-led force at Ukhtinskaya and drive it back into Finland.
South Russia: Red Southern Front created with Stalin as Military Council Chairmen(first meets on September 28 and forms Eighth to Twelfth Armies).
Southern Fronts
Salonika: Anglo-Greek attack astride Lake Doiran with 231 guns: Battle of Doiran(until September 19)at 0508 hours vs Bulgar 9th Division with 122 guns, British enter Doiran town and take Petit Couronne with 777 PoWs but British 65th brigade(22nd Division)has only 200 survivors(30 poisoned by British gas)from attempt to storm Grand Couronne(thrice­wounded commander 7th South Wales Borderers Lieutenant-Colonel Burges awarded Victoria Cross). Greek losses 1,232 men, British failure east of lake(900 Anglo­Greek casualties)due to grass wildfire started by Bulgar artillery. Bulgar Deputy C-in-C Todorov cables Hindenburg pleading for at least 6 German divisions. Serb cavalry reach Polosko.
Middle East
Trans-Jordan: Lawrence blows his 79th rail bridge north of Nisib Station south of Deraa as Arab Army turns east.
Palestine: On Allenby’s east flank 53rd Division storms across Wadi-es-Samieh and advances 7 miles(night September 18-19).
Air War
Salonika: RAF sends 372 calls for artillery fire until September 19, only 1 aircraft lost and shoots down 2 aircraft.
Western Front: Rain and clouds restrict flying over Somme(until September 19), both sides’ aircraft losses much lower(September 17­20).
 
By the Germans
 
2th victory of Karl Treiber(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 15.40 one balloon over Tincourt.
26th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one Airco D.H.4 over Conflans.
15th and 16th victory of Herman Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): By 17.30 two 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4 over Luttlingen and W of Conflans.
1th victory of Hans Besser(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4 near Conflans.
1th victory of Alfred Greven(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4.
1th victory of Flg Wilke(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One 11th Aero Sqn Airco D.H.4.
30th, 31th and 32th victories of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Dampvitoux, at 17.25 a second over Chambley and at 17.30 a third, W of Chambley.
16th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 16.45 one Spad XIII from 27th Aero Sqn over Vionville. Pilot, ace Joseph Wehner was killed.  
17th victory of Gerhard Fieseler(Jasta 25 Albatros D.III): One Spad, E of Cerna-Rajks, Macedonia.
10th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 15.10 one balloon.
2th and 3th victories of Sylvester Garsztka(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII): At 11.40 one S.E.5a(D9405)of No.46 Sqn over Lempire and at 11.50 one Airco D.H.9(F7395)of No.35 Sqn over Saulcourt.
7th victory of Fritz Thiede(Jasta 38 Albatros D.V): One Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 in Macedonian front.
14th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): At 15.20 one balloon over Poperinghe.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Alfred Stanley(Spa23 Spad XIII): One Halberstadt C over Belrupt-en-Verdunois. Shared with Ltt Frank Luke of 27th Aero Sqn.
1th victory of Georges Bonneau(Spa48 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)near d’Onville.
19th victory(and last)of Jacques Ehrlich(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 18.05 one balloon over Brimont. Shared with Adj Paul Petit and Sgt Peillard.
6th victory of Paul Petit(Spa154 Spad XIII): At 18.05 one balloon over Brimont. Shared with Mdl Jacques Ehrlich and Sgt Peillard.
 
By the RAF
 
Lt H.C.Saunders(46th Sqn S.E.5a D9405)shot down and KIA near Lempine by Ltn Garsztka of Jasta 31.
44th, 45th and 46th victories of William Barker(139th Sqn Sopwith Camel B6313): By 10.00 two type D, 4 mi S of Feltre and at 10.05 a third, 3mi N of Queroe. 
16th victory(and last)of Gerald Bell(150th Sqn S.E.5a D3495): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII over Karali.
6th victory(and last)of Leslie Hamilton(150th Sqn S.E.5a B692): At 07.00 one Fokker D.VII over Karali.
 
By the USAAS
 
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th victories of Frank Luke(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.40 two balloons over Mars la Tour. Shared with Joseph Wehner, at 16.45 two Fokker D.VII over St.Hilaire.and one Halberstadt C over Belrupt-en-Verdunois.
5th and 6th victory of Joseph Wehner(27th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 16.40 two balloon over Mars la Tour. Shared with Frank Luke. Protecting Frank Luke as he attacked a third balloon, Wehner's SPAD XIII was shot down by Georg von Hantlemann of Jasta 15. Wehner was KIA.
5th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.35 one Fokker D.VII over Landres.
2th and 3th victories of Wendel Robertson(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.10 two Pfalz D.III over Pagny-sur-Moselle. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of Robert Lindsay(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 16.10 two Pfalz D.III over Pagny-sur-Moselle. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of John Owens(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 16.10 two Pfalz D.III over Pagny-sur-Moselle. Shared victories.
1th and 2th victories of Karl Schoen(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 16.10 two Pfalz D.III over Pagny-sur-Moselle. Shared victories.
Spad XIIIs of 1th, 2th and 3th Pursuit Groups from Sep 12, suffered heavy losses in his combats with the Fokker D.VIIs of JG 2. 

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