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#681 Danelov

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:36

Oct 21, 1918
 
Southern Fonts
Italian Front: Diaz’s final orders for upcoming offensive stress aim "to separate the Austrian forces on the Trentino from those on the Piave".
Bulgaria: British 26th Division arrives by rail(until October 23)at Mustapha Pasha on Bulgar-Turk frontier west of Adrianople where garrison of only 1 battalion with 2 guns.
Sea War
Irish Sea: Last merchant ship(coaster Saint Bareham, 8 lives lost)sunk by U-boot in British home waters.
Britain: Beatty insists to War Cabinet meeting on German Fleet’s surrender as well as all U-boots and Heligoland.
Air War
Germany: 7 D.H.9As(No.100 Squadron)lost from daylight Frankfurt raid(4 lost to fighters).
Home Fronts
Germany: Ludendorff approves Scheer U­boot plan, including release of skilled workers from front. Kaiser meets Reichstag at Berlin Bellevue Palace, ISP leader says "Crowns are rolling about the floor".
Austria: German Austrians declare independence at Vienna and form National Provincial Assembly(2nd mtg passes fundamental laws October 30).
France: Le Matin ‘s "Panorama of the Battle of Liberation" map posted up in Paris.
Britain: Beaverbrook resigns as Information Minister(ill-health). Labour Minister reports that Special Branch and GHQ Home Forces preparing supply of auxiliary labour. Thomson(Special Branch)writes that working-class morale "Probably at its highest point", but warns of union strike plans.
 
By the Germans
 
22th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 16.15 one Spad from Spa159 over Remonville.  
39th victory of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One EA over Argonne.
21th victory of Werner Preuss(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Missy.
4th victory of Kurt Seit(Jasta 80 Fokker D.VII): At 15.30 one balloon over Grand Mont.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cal Albert Robert Prévost(Spa31 Spad VII S111)shot down in combat and POW. 
11th victory(and last)of Jean Bouyer(Spa49 Spa XIII): One two-seater near Mulhouse. Shared with S/Lt Roger Brétillon, Adj Maurice Arnoux and Adj Paul Hamot. Bouyer was wounded in combat, same day.
9th victory(and last)of Roger Brétillon(Spa49 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Mulhouse. Shared with S/Lt Jean Bouyer, Adj Maurice Arnoux and Adj Paul Hamot.
5th victory(and last)of Paul Hamot(Spa49 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Mulhouse. Shared with S/Lt Roger Brétillon, S/Lt Jean Bouyer and Adj Maurice Arnoux.
5th victory(and last)of Maurice Arnoux(Spa49 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Mulhouse. Shared with S/Lt Roger Brétillon, S/Lt Jean Bouyer and Adj Paul Hamot.
9th victory of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.15 one balloon over Avricourt. Shared with S/Lt Bordes and Adj Jean Pezon.
8th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.15 one balloon over Avricourt. Shared with S/Lt Bordes and Adj Maurice Bizot.
 
By the RAF
 
3th victory of Duncan Grinnell-Milne(56th Sqn S.E.5a F863): At 15.00 one Fokker D.VII, N of Bousies.

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#682 Danelov

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 15:40

Oct 22, 1918
 
Western Front
Scheldt: British First Army closes in on Valenciennes, 3rd Canadian Division clears Foret de Raismes in 4-mile advance.
Home Fronts
Germany: Liebknecht released in general amnesty. Chancellor presents Reichstag with constitutional reform, equal suffrage voted(October 26).
Austria: Czech Socialist Klofac tells Emperor Czech lands slipping away from Crown.
Britain: New 10s note design issued.
Sea War
North Sea: Levetzow delivers verbal operational order(Operations Plan No.19)to Hipper at Wilhelmshaven: "High Seas Fleet shall attack and engage in battle the English Fleet." Nothing is to be allowed to delay the operation because the country "is rushing toward an armistice at full speed". Plan envisages coordinated raids to Thames Estuary and down Flanders coast with 22 U-boots of Scotland.
Adriatic: Italian warships shell south of Giovanni die Medua, Albania, as Austrians evacuate.
Air War
Adriatic: 142 Italian flying boats and 56 Caproni bombers raid Pola.
 
By the Germans
 
7th victory of Paul Achilles(MFJ V Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9(D1110), N of Bellem.
3th and 4th victories of Johann Baur(FA 295 Hannover CL.III): One Bréguet 14 over Barricourt and one French EA. Observer was Ltn Georg von Hengl. 
Ltn Henrich Maushake appointed as CO of Jasta 4.
Ltn Egon Koepsch appointed as CO of Jasta 11.
40th victory(and last)of Franz Büchner(CO Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater.
6th victory(and last)of Werner Niethammer(Jasta 13 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater.
23th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 over Briculles, 94th Sqn Spad XIII flown by Lt Raymond Saunders.    
16th victory of Karl Plauth(CO Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14, N of Dieuze.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cal Maurice Mille(Spa31 Spad XIII)shot down in combat mission. Rejoin his unit some days later.
S/Lt Gilbert Deguingand(Spa48 Spad XIII, 9 victories)killed in flying accident at Revigny airfield.
10th and 11th victories of Charles Macé(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 09.00 one balloon over Goin, shared with Lt Dencausse and at 09.05 a second over Geline, shared with S/Lt Bordes. 
 
By the RAF
 
16th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a F5625): At 09.15 one balloon over Prisches. 
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory of Martinus Stenseth(28th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII over Ligny-devant-Dun. 
7th victory of Chester Wright(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 11.55 one Rumpler C over Fontaine. Shared with Lt H.Follmer and Lt R.L.Hartman. 
21th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523): At 15.55 one Fokker D.VII over Clery-le-Petit. 
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Reed Chambers(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.30 one Fokker D.VII over Vilosnes and at 16.32 a second over the same area.
6th victory of Harvey Cook(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 05.55 one balloon over Tially. 
5th victory of Edward Curtis(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.20 one Fokker D.VII over Marq-Brieulles. 
5th victory of Karl Schoen(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 07.45 one Hannover CL over Bayonville. Shared with Lt L.Germer and Lt R.Lindsay. 
4th victory of Robert Lindsay(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 07.45 over Hannover CL over Bayonville. Shared with Lt Karl Schoen and Lt L.Germer. 

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#683 Danelov

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 15:40

Oct 23, 1918
 
Western Front
Selle: Third phase: Byng’s Third Army(including 6 tanks)attacks Forest and Ovillers, captures Grand Champ Ridge, Rawlinson’s 18th Division(with 6 tanks)captures Bousies. BEF drives 6-mile deep, 35-mile wide breach into German line until October 24.
Secret War
North Sea: Admiralty warns Beatty of German Fleet sortie preparation.
Politics
USA: Wilson refers German note(of October 20)to Allies suggesting armistice terms be drafted.
Britain: Balfour speech at Anzac lunch says Germany’s colonies can never be returned.
Home Fronts
Britain: Commons votes 274-24 for women Members of Parliament.
Hungary: Prime Minister Wekerle resigns. Emperor Charles and Zita open Debrecen University.
USA: Chaplin secretly marries actress Mildred Harris at Los Angeles(announced November 9).
Sea War
North Sea: Harwich Force last in action. Though weather prevents its seaplanes taking off and 3 of 4 Sopwith Camels broken on lighters, German aircraft driven off.
Adriatic: Austrian Fleet discipline breaking down with demands to go home.
Air War
Western Front: More activity than for several weeks, RAF No.20 Squadron’s Bristol Fighters destroy 5 Fokker fighters for no loss, Hirson rail junction bombed. Prince Albert flies in Handley Page to join IAF HQ near Nancy.
Germany: Handley Page bomber destroys Kaiserslautern Greist munitions factory with 1,650lb bomb(night October 21-22). Similar devastation in Wiesbaden city centre(nights October 23-24, 49 casualties).
 
By the Germans
 
26th, 27th and 28th victories of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 and two Sopwith Camels.
15th, 16th and 17th victories of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): Two Sopwith Camel over Merendree and a third over Oostwinkel.
7th victory of Karl Scharon(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Rousele.
16th, 17th and 18th victories of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one balloon over Chatel-Cheherry, at 16.05 one Spad and at 17.35 a second balloon over Baulny.
27th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 16.15 one AR2.
VzFw Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII)wounded in action in combat with 94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII flown by Edward Rickenbacker.  
19th victory(and last)of Hans Christian Donhauser(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 12.55 one Spad over Vrizy.
8th victory(and last)of Kurt Adolf Monnington(Jasta 18 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9(D2932)over Fourasse Wood.
26th and 27th victories of Robert von Greim(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 18.00 one S.E.5a, SW of Neuville and at 18.05 a second S.E.5a over Boursies.
Ltn Paul Lotz(CO Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII, 10 victories)killed in flying accident at Doustiennes.
Ltn Von Borries appointed as CO of Jasta 44.
17th victory(and last)of Karl Plauth(CO Jasta 51 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 over Vosselaere.
23th victory of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Fokker D.VII): At 13.40 one balloon over Cierges.
Ltn Gustav Frädrich appointed as CO of Jasta 72.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
6th victory of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Bois de Forges.
6th victory of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA over St.Georges.
23th victory(and last)of Claude Marcel Haegelen(Spa100 Spad XIII): One EA.
15th and 16th victories of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa167 Spad XIII): At 12.15 one two-seater, S of Le Chesne, shared with S/Lt Le Chevalier and at 16.25 one Fokker D.VII over Attigny. 
 
By the RAF
 
20th and 21th victories of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2407): At 15.1p one Fokker D.VII, SW of Noyelles and at 15.15 a second, E of Preux. Observer was Lt Clement Boothroyd.
14th and 15th victories of John Pinder(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7244): At 12.20 one Rumpler C, S of St.Die and at 12.40 one Rumpler C over Fruize.
8th victory(and last)of Ernest Masters(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel F7212): At 12.00 one Rumpler C over Coincourt. 
17th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a F5625): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Fontaine.
11th victory(and last)of Malcolm McGregor(85th Sqn S.E.5a C1143): At 09.45 one type C over Foret Englefontaine.
17th victory of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2216): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Beclers. Observer was 2th Lt D.A.Vavasour.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Alec Williamson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2481): By 17.10 two Fokker D.VII over Beclers. Observer was Lt Walter Grant.
6th victory of Gerald Anderson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b): One Fokker D.VII. Observer unknown.
5th victory of William Wheeler(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2458): At 17.10 one Fokker D.VII over Leuze. Observer was 2th Lt W.B.Clarke.
7th victory(and last)of James Robb(92th Sqn S.E.5a D376): At 13.00 one DFW C, S of Pont du Nord. Shared victory.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Evander Shapard(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 07.15 one DFW C, S of Pont du Nord and at 13.00 a second over the same area as shared victory. 
5th and 6th victories of William Reed(92th Sqn S.E.5a C1142): At 13.00 one DFW C, S of Pont du Nord as shared victory and at 13.30 a second, NE of Englefontaine.
3th victory of Thomas Stanley Horry(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 13.00 one DFW C, S of Pont du Nord. Shared victory.
3th victory of James Victor Gascoyne(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 13.00 one DFW C, S of Pont du Nord. Shared victory.
4th victory of William Bottrill(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 12.10 one Pfalz D.III over Metz-Sablon. Pilot was Capt E.J.Garland.
12th and 13th victories of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel C197): By 16.35 two Fokker D.VII over Vertain, the second shared with Lt D.B.Barbour.
3th victory of Henry Gordon Clappison(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3243): At 10.05 one Fokker D.VII over Termonde.
 
By the USAAS
 
6th victory(and last)of William Stovall(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII over Bayonville.  
Harold Shoemaker(17th Aero Sqn Sopwith Camel)went down after collision with another Sopwith Camel over German territoy. Shoemaker died as POW.
5th and 6th victories of Jacques Swaab(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S7640): At 11.40 one Fokker D.VII near Thenogues and at 12.10 one Rumpler C near Thenogues.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Chester Wright(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 10.40 two Fokker D.VII over Andevanne, the first shared with Lt. Leslie Rummell. 
6th victory of Leslie Rummell(93th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 10.40 one Fokker D.VII over Andevanne. Shared with Chester Wright. 
22th victory of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523): At 16.55 one Fokker D.VII flown by Gustav Klaudat(Jasta 15)over Grande Carne Ferme. 
6th victory(and last)of Edward Curtis(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.30 one Fokker D.VII over St.Juvain-Grand Pre. Shared with Lt L.Holden. 
2th and 3th victories of Lansing Holden(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.30 one Fokker D.VII over St.Juvin, shared with Lt Edward Curtis and at 17.05 one balloon over Montigny. 
9th victory(and last)of Frank Hunter(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 11.25 one Fokker D.VII over Dun-sur-Meuse. Shared with Lt P.P.Pyne.
5th victory of William Ponder(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 11.40 one Fokker D.VII over Fontaines. 
6th victory of Wendel Robertson(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.15 one Fokker D.VII over Brieulles. Shared with Lt J.J.Quinn. 

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#684 Danelov

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:36

Oct 24, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Italian Front: Battle of Vittorio Veneto(until November 4)begins in rain on Caporetto first anniversary at 0500 hours with 1,402-gun shelling on Mt Grappa sector and at 0700 hour Fourth Army infantry assault on 13­mile front gains little ground and 1,800 PoWs vs fierce, skilled defence. 2 British battalions seize northern half of Papadopoli island in river Piave and 6 Italian battalions Caserta island(night October 23-24)and take 350 PoWs, but Austrian artillery destroys most bridges. On Asiago Anglo-French diversion takes 1,000 PoWs.
Middle East
Caucasus: By now new Turk Government withdrawing 4 divisions from Armenia and Azerbaijan(Germany informed)and Enzeli advance abandoned, only 3 divisions left in Caucasus after early October advance north to Derbent.
Air War
Italian Front: 600 Allied aircraft(including 93 Anglo-French)support final offensive; wreak havoc among fleeing Austrian columns(especially from October 29-30). RAF drop 20,000lb bombs and fire 51,000 rounds, losing 7 aircraft(until November 4).
 
By the Germans
 
Jasta 11 commenced operations with the Fokker D.VIII. 
35th victory of Julius Buckler(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Méry.
Ltn Emil Koch(CO Jasta 32)wounded in action. Command assumed by Ltn Hans Böhning from Nov 1, 1918
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
12th victory(and last)of Xavier de Sevin(Spa26 Spad XIII): At 14.00 one EA, NE of Vouzieres.
17th victory of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa167 Spad XIII): At 15.00 one two-seater, N of Attigny. Shared with S/Lt Hoseph-Henri Guiguet.
5th victory(and last)of Joseph-Henri Guiguet(Spa167 Spad XIII): At 15.00 one two-seater, N of Attigny. Shared with Lt de Romanet. 
 
By the Italian Front
 
9th victory of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 253.124): One balloon over Breda di Piave.

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#685 Danelov

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:14

Oct 25, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch, Haig, Petain and Pershing meet at Senlis, formulate stiff proposals including surrender of artillery, railway stock and U-boots, agree to preventing fresh fighting after any armistice.
Selle: Fourth phase ends: 24 British divisions have forced 31 German divisions well back from river and stand in outskirts of Valenciennes, Le Ouesnoy and southern edge of Mormal Forest. Total captures: 20,000 PoWs and 475 guns(Last effective German line of defense on West broken).
Flanders: British Second Army success at Ooteghem.
Oise: French 79th Regiment(XX Corps, First Army)with 4 tanks storms Villers-le-Sec in Hunding Line, taking 150 PoWs, 1 gun, 58 MGs and 1 mortar for 40 casualties despite counter-attack.
Southern Fronts
Piave: British overrun rest of Papadopoli Island(night October 25-26)but flooding river delays main crossing. Italian Grappa attacks continue at heavy cost capturing and losing Mt Asolone again with 600 PoWs, Pesaro Brigade and Arditi take Mt Pertica; Austrian Edelweiss Alpine Division thrown into battle.
Serbia: Austro-German retreat over Sava and Danube(until November 1)by bridges and streamers between Smederovo and Sabac covered by river monitors. Serbs reach Kragujevac 60 miles to south of Danube.
Salonika: First 5 Indian battalions from Mesopotamia land.
Midddle East
Syria: Colonel Nuri Bey’s 1,500 Arabs enter Aleppo at second attempt but again driven out by Kemal’s troops as 500 British cavalry join armoured cars 13 miles southwest.
Mesopotamia: British armoured cars approach Sharqat from desert as 40th Brigade(13th Division)again takes Kirkuk.
Sea War
Mediterranean: Scheer orders all seaworthy Mediterranean U-boots to sail home, 12 do so(October 29-31).
 
By the Germans
 
7th victory(and last)of Karl Treiber(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 10.45 one S.E.5a, N of Mormal Woods.
Ltn Arthur Laumann awarded with the Pour Le Merite(last member of JG 1 to be awarded with the Blue Max).
Ltn Max Kliefoth(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII)crash landing but unhurt.
28th victory(and last)of Robert von Greim(Jasta 34 Fokker D.VII): At 12.00 one S.E.5a over Feliaries.
Obltn Adolf Gutknecht(CO Jasta 43 Fokker D.VII)hospitalized. Guido Schobinger take command from Nov 2, 1918.
 
By the RAF
 
Lt Henry Rath(29th Sqn S.E.5a, 12 victories)collided with another S.E.5a of the No.29 Sqn over Tournai. He died from injuries the following day.
24th victory(and last)of Peter Carpenter(66th Sqn Sopwith Camel E1489): At 09.55 one Albatros D.V over Feltre(Italian front). 
 
By the Italian Front
 
8th victory(and last)of Ernesto Cabruna(77a Spad XIII): One EA.

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#686 Danelov

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:14

Oct 26, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Ludendorff resigns at Berlin as First QMG and de facto C-in-C Western Front. Kaiser says "The operation is done. I have split the Siamese twins"(Hindenburg and Ludendorff). Kaiser refuses Hindenburg’s tendered resignation. Ludendorff succeeded by Groener whose railway expertise proves invaluable during the retreat.
Britain: At BEF GHQ Churchill chairs senior gas officer conference (flies home on October 30).
Southern Fronts
Piave: Italian Grappa attacks mainly fail, gaining only Peak 1186 and Col del Cuc(Aosta Alpini Battalion 568 casualties to date). Field Marshal Boroevic thanks defenders, confident "that they would convince the enemy that their blood had been shed in vain", but 3 Hungarian divisions ask to be withdrawn home(until October 27). Italians begin 4 bridges at middle Piave.
Middle East
Aegean: Three Turk envoys begin armistice talks at Mudros(until October 30).
Syria: British enter Aleppo at 1000 hours after c.1,000 Turks leave; 500 Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers(80 casualties)charge Kemal’s 3,000 Turks and 8 guns north of city at Haritan but beaten off after lancing 50 and taking 20 PoWs.
Mesopotamia: Cassels’ 1,000 cavalry with 6 guns(11th Cavalry Brigade)ford mile-wide Tigris 13 miles north of Sharqat after 83-mile ride in two days as 17th Indian Division(until October 27)repulsed from Turk Humur line with 618 casualties.
Air War
France: Trenchard appointed C-in-C Inter-Allied Independent Air Force under Foch.
 
By the Germans
 
29th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel(H7005)over Essenghem.
8th victory(and last)of Paul Achilles(MFJ V Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Deinze.
6th victory(and last)of Karl Engelfried(MFJ V Fokker D.VII): One balloon, NW of Deinze.
4th victory of Wilhelm Leusch(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 17.05 one 147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII over Dannevoux.
3th victory of Willy Kahle(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
11th and 12th victories of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): Two EA.
27th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Ghent.
5th victory of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): One S.E.5a over Velennes.
4th victory of Ernst Wiehle(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): One S.E.5a over Valennes.
 
By the RAF
 
25th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5545): At 14.40 one balloon over Mellen.    
18th victory of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel H7007): At 13.35 one Fokker D.VII over Helderghem.
11th and 12th victories of Oscar Heron(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8201): By 15.15 one Fokker D.VII, S of Munchau and a second over Montroelau Bois.
11th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.55 one Fokker D.VII over Cordes. 
3th victory of George Gauld(74th Sqn S.E.5a C9295): At 14.55 one Fokker D.VII over Cordes. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
7th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8069): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII, E of Tournai.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Thomas Barkell(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8052): By 15.45 two Fokker D.VII, E of Tournai.
 
By the Italian Front
 
16th victory of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One Aviatik D.I(338.26)of Flik 74J over Mandre.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 14:40

Oct 27, 1918
 
Western Front
German attack northwest of Le Quesnoy repulsed.
Aisne: French Fifth Army attacks on 7 1/2-mile front northwest of Chateau Porcien(west of Rethel), major bombing of Seraincourt to northwest on October 28.
Meuse and Argonne: US 78th Division(c.5,000 casualties)captures Grandpre after fighting since October 25.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Austrian counter­attacks recapture Mt Pertica(briefly), Istrice and Valderoa(600 PoWs). After wading across from 0645 hours Italians and British form 3 bridgeheads over Piave up to 2 1/2 miles deep, taking 7,800 PoWs and 74 guns. Austrian guns destroy 3 bridges by 0800 hours but parts of 2 Austrian divisions refuse to counter-attack. Eighth and Twelfth Armies rely on swimmers(82 Caimani di Piave)and air supply as 5 new bridges short-lived, only allowing 17 battalions to cross(night October 27-28).
Air War
Western Front: Canadian Major W.Barker in Sopwith Snipe of No.201 Squadron single­handedly battles 5 formations totalling c.60 aircraft over Mormal Forest. He shoots down 4(50 victories total)receives 3 wounds, and crash-lands behind British lines(Victoria Cross awarded on November 30).
Italian Front: 6 R.E.8s drop 5,000 rounds by parachute to forward British troops. 9 Sopwith Camel fighters destroy 3 Austrian balloons. Austrians bomb Allied Piave bridges without success.
Politics
Austria: Emperor Charles cables Kaiser "My people are neither capable nor willing to continue the war … I have made the unalterable decision to ask for a separate peace and an immediate armistice". Austria asks for Armistice(via Stockholm)as does Germany. Lammasch succeeds Hussarek(resigned)as Austro-Hungarian Prime Minister(until October 31), receives Czech Ambassador on October 30.
 
By the Germans
 
18th victory(and last)of Alexander Zenses(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, S of Dienze.
8th victory(and last)of Karl Scharon(MFJ II Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, S of Dienze. 
48th victory(and last)of Josef Jacobs(CO Jasta 7 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b.
Max Kliefoth(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII)shot down by 94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII flown by Edward Rickenbacker. The Fokker and Kliefoth were captured.  
14th victory of Karl Bohnenkamp(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one Sopwith Dolphin over Bories.
12th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
14th victory of Hans-Georg von de Marwitz(CO Jasta 30 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
6th victory(and last)of Alfons Scheicher(Jasta 34 Pfalz D.XII): At 10.00 one Sopwith Camel.  
28th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel over Wynghene.
9th victory(and last)of Willi Rosenstein(Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): By 10.15 one Sopwith Camel over Wynghene.
6th victory of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): At 10.30 one S.E.5a(H6762), E of Tournai. Capt Guy Wareing of No.29 Sqn KIA.
Vfw Karl Schlegel(Jasta 45 Fokker D.VII, 22 victories)KIA near Le Thour, shot down by Pierre Marinovitch of Spa94.
5th victory(and last)of Otto Bieleit(Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Nizy-le-Comte.
7th victory of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): One Spad over Aisnetal.
6th victory of Franz Kirchfeld(Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): One Spad over Aisnetal.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Mdl Léon Daniel(Spa37 Spad XIII)KIA, S of Herpy.
7th victory of Laurent Ruamps(Spa87 Spad XIII): At 13.45 one EA over St. Germainmont.
20th victory of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): At 14.05 one Fokker D.VII of Jasta 45 near Le Thour. Pilot, Vfw Karl Schlegel was KIA.
26th victory of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 13.15 one balloon over Château-Porcien. Shared with 2th Lt Garin.
6th victory of Jean Romatet(Spa165 Spad XIII): At 14.50 one Fokker D.VII over St.Quentin-le-Petit. Shared with Sgt Gangloff and Mdl Bonnet.
 
By the RAF
 
7th victory of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5237): At 11.50 one Fokker D.VII over Quaroble. 
19th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a E5999): At 09.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Renaix.
Capt Guy Wareing(29th Sqn S.E.5a, 9 victories)shot down and KIA, E of Tournai after combat with Ltn Josef Raesch of Jasta 43. 
19th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1912): At 09.40 one balloon over Mellen.
14th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 08.15 one Halberstadt C, E of Avelghem.
18th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a E4071): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII over Esqueheries. 
4th and 5th victories of Earl Crabb(92th Sqn S.E.5a E5792): At 06.30 one DFW C over Mormal Wood, shared with Capt W.S.Philcox and Lt Thomas Horry and at 10.30 one Fokker D.VII over Maroilles.
4th and 5th victories of Thomas Stanley Horry(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 06.30 one DFW C over Mormal Wood, shared with Capt W.S.Philcox and Lt Earl Crabb and at 07.35 one type C, 2 mi E of Le Quesnoy, shared with Lt James V.Gascoyne and Lt J.Daniel. 
4th victory of James Victor Gascoyne(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 07.35 one type C, 2 mi E of Le Quesnoy, shared with Lt Thomas Stanley Horry and Lt J.Daniel. 
47th, 48th, 49th and 50th victories(and last)of William Barker(201th Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8102): At 08.25 one Rumpler C near Mormal Woods and by 08.30 three Fokker D.VII near Mormal Woods. Barker was wounded but returned to base. 
9th victory(and last)of Robert Gordon(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3929): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII, S of Ghent.
4th victory of Henry Gordon Clappison(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7860): At 09.10 one Fokker D.VII over Ghent.
12th victory of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3930): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII,  W of Locquignol.  
 
By the USAAS
 
7th and 8th victories of Jacques Swaab(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 15.40 one Fokker D.VII over Sommerance and one DFW C near Champiegneulle. Shared with Lt Clinton Jones.
7th victory of Clinton Jones(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.40 one DFW C near Champiegneulle. 
9th victory(and last)of Thomas Cassady(28th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.00 one two-seater over Briquesny. Shared with Lt B.Brown and Lt G.Furlow.  
23th and 24th victories of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523): At 14.50 one Fokker D.VII over Grand Pre and at 15.05 a second over Bois de Money. Pilot Max Kliefoth and his Fokker captured. 
Capt Hamilton Coolidge(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII, 9 victories)KIA in action, his Spad XIII taking a direct hit of AAA near Chevi. 
4th victory of Lansing Holden(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 06.40 one Hannover CL over Fontaine. 
5th victory(and last)of George Furlow(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.00 one Halberstadt C over le Mort Homme. Shared victory. 
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Robert Lindsay(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 15.30-15.35 two Fokker D.VII over Bantheville, the first shared with Lt Harold George.  
2th victory of Edward Haight(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over St.Georges. 
1th and 2th victories of Harold George(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): By 15.25 two Fokker D.VII over Bantheville, the second shared with Robert Lindsay. 
 
By the Italian front
 
13th and 14th victories of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III): One R.E.8, W of Papadopoli and one Sopwith Camel over Papadopoli Island. 
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Franz Rudorfer(Flik 51J Albatros D.III 253.?): Two Sopwith over Papadopoli Island.
7th victory(and last)of Ludwig Hautzmayer(Flik 61J Albatros D.III 253.?): One Ansaldo SVA over Portobuffole arifield.
6th victory(and last)of Roman Schmidt(Flik 74J Berg D.I): At 12.30 one Caproni Ca.3 over Vittorio-Belluno.
 
11th victory(and last)of Giovanni Ancillotto(77a Hanriot HD.1): One Pfalz D.III, S of San Fior. Shared with Serafini and several British pilots.
7th victory(and last)of Mario Fucini(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 16.30 one Pfalz D.III over Vazzola.
6th victory(and last)of Antonio Chiri(78a Hanriot HD.1): At 14.45 one Albatros D.III over Vazzola. Shared with Marziale Cerutti.
17th victory(and last)of Marziale Cerutti(79a Nieuport 27): One Albatros D.III or Aviatik D.I of Flik 74J over Cittadella di Piave, shared with Rennella.

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#688 Danelov

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 14:40

Oct 28, 1918
 
Western Front
Scheldt: British 51st Division captures Mont Houy south of Valenciennes but driven back to southern slopes, 3 German divisions counter-attack(until October 29).
Southern Fronts
Serbia: Serbs reach line Uzice-Arandelovac-Pozarevac.
Albania: Italians enter Alessio.
Bulgaria: British 22nd Division lands at Dedeagach(sailed from Stavros)from 17 destroyers(after 2 bad weather post-ponements)for invasion of European Turkey 10 miles away, transport and cavalry arrive on October 30 after gruelling overland march. French Army of the Danube formed under Berthelot(until January 25, 1920).
Piave: Italian XVIII Corps reinforces Anglo-Italian Papadopoli bridgehead, taking 3,000 PoWs, 7 guns and 150 MGs with aid of British barrage. Austrian Sixth Army orders retreat at 2030 hours after Italians join up the 3 bridgeheads and are up to 4 miles from river. King watches operations from Montello. Austrian Armistice Commission meets. Boroevic tells Emperor Charles situation ‘untenable’ (night October 28-29).
Middle East
Mesopotamia: Battle of Sharqat(until October 30): 1/7th Gurkhas ferried over to Cassels after 33 miles march in 21 hours as he fights 6,000 Turks and 24 guns from Mosul.
Sea War
North Sea: Final U-boot sortie: Flanders Flotilla coastal submarine UB-116(Emsmann)with volunteer crew undertakes "suicide" mission vs Grand Fleet flagship Queen Elizabeth(erroneously believed lying at Scapa). Raider destroyed in electrically controlled minefield.
Adriatic: German personnel evacuate Pola, Cattaro ones sail(October 30), scuttle 10 U-boots there and at Fiume(until November 1).
Air War
Western Front: 3 Fokker fighters(2 lost)intercept Airco D.H.9s(1 lost)over Mons and RAF No.205 Squadron bombs Namur(until October 30).
Politics
France: Allied armistice Conference in Paris(until October 30).
Austria: Galicia severed from Empire. Czech National Council at Prague takes over internal administration. Czechoslovakia independent.
HOME FRONTS
Germany: Kaiser signs amended constitution, says "… (his) office is one of service to German people", but at Hindenburg’s request returns to Spa by train on October 29 refusing to meet Prince Max.
Austria: Agram military command surrender to Yugoslav Council.
France: BEF march past in liberated Lille(Churchill present).
Canada: 5th War Loan.
 
By the Germans
 
30th victory of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9.
19th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one balloon over Eglisfontaine.
15th victory(and last)of Karl Bohnenkamp(Jasta 22 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Airco D.H.9 over Wassignies.
20th victory of Friedrich Altemeir(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 09.20 one R.E.8, W of Happengarbes.
27th and 28th victories of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwtih Camel and one Bristol F.2b. 
4th victory of Willy Kahle(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
5th victory of Ernst Wiehle(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): One S.E.5a.
7th victory of Friedrich Poeschke(Jasta 53 Fokker D.VII): At 16.40 one Spad XIII over Chuffilly.
6th victory(and last)of Gustav Frädrich(CO Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): One Spad 2.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
12th victory(and last)of Bernard Artigau(Spa15 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Fismes. Shared with S/Lt Gabriel Thomas of Spa88.
3th victory of Justin Usse(Spad 26 Spad XIII): One EA over Arnicourt-Sorbon.  
2th victory of Emile Letourneau(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Mery-Corgny.
1th victory of René Dard(Spa26 Spad XIII): One EA over Attigny-Vouziers.
3th victory of Lucien Cayol(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l'Aisne. Shared with Sgt Adolphe Perrier.
1th victory of Adolphe Perrier(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l'Aisne. Shared with S/Lt Lucien Cayol.
7th victory(and last)of Gabriel Thomas(Spa88 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII. Shared with S/Lt Bernard Artigau.
12th victory(and last)of Charles Macé(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.00 one Hannover CL, N of Champenoux. Shared with with Adj Jean Pezon.
9th victory of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 10.00 one Hannover CL, N of Champenoux. Shared with Adj Charles Macé.
4th victory of Miguel Sainz(Spa94 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Hauteville.
34th victory(and last)of Michel Coiffard(Spa154 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Rethel. Michel Coiffard was wounded in the combat and arrived to land his Spad. He died in one ambulance at Bergnicout the next day.  
 
By the RAF
 
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Basil Moody(1th Sqn S.E.5a B8501): By 15.30 two Fokker D.VII over Trelon. Shared with Lt Douglas Cameron.
5th victory(and last)of Francis Magoun(1th Sqn S.E.5a E5578): At 13.40 one Fokker D.VII over Anor.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Douglas Cameron(1th Sqn S.E.5a H7257): By 15.30 two Fokker D.VII over Trelon. Shared with Lt Basil Moody.
9th and 10th victories of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin F5961): By 11.30 two Fokker D.VII over Bois de Nouvion.
4th victory of Harry Compton(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D4130): At 11.30 one Fokker D.VII over Bois de Nouvion.
26th victory of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a F5545): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Ooteghem.    
20th victory of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1912): At 08.10 one balloon over Audenarde.
12th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a F912): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII, W of Audenaarde. 
16th victory of  John Pinder(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7244): At 10.50 one Rumpler C over Corcieux.
13th victory(and last)of Oscar Heron(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel B7883): At 11.40 one Fokker D.VII over Quatres.
8th victory of Kenneth Watson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7183): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII over Bois du Biez. 
12th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.40 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Wortegem. Shared with Lt F.Gordon and Lt R.O.Hobhouse.   
7th and 8th victories of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 14.45 one Fokker D.VII, NW of Wortegem and at 14.50 a second over the same place. 
19th victory of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a E5963): At 07.50 one LVG C over La Queue de Boue.
14th victory of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): At 14.45 one Fokker D.VII over Leuze-Ath. Observer was Lt Marshall.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
10th victory(and last)of Adrian Cole(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6964): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Peruwelz.
8th victory of Gregory Blaxland(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a F5457): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Blaton-Peruwelz.
5th and 6th victories of Frank Alberry(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6995): By 11.20 two Fokker D.VII over Bandour.
5th victory of Charles Stone(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6919): At 11.20 one Fokker D.VII over Mons.
3th victory of Eric Simonson(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D1125): At 15.25 one Fokker D.VII, W of Lessines.
20th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8050): At 14.55 one Fokker D.VII over Ath.
8th, 9th and 10th victories of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8092): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Tournai, at by 14.55-15.00 two more over Ath.
3th and 4th victories of Arthur Palliser(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8064): By 14.55 two Fokker D.VII over Ath.
 
By the USAAS
 
2th victory of Hobart Baker(141th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 11.15 one Rumpler C. 1th 141th Aero Sqn victory.
7th victory of James Meissner(147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.56 one balloon over Bantheville.
 
By the Italian front
 
15th victory of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III): One Hanriot HD.1 over Papadopoli Island.
 
7th victory(and last)of Leopoldo Eleuteri(70a Spad VII): One Aviatik D.I from Flik 70K over Arcade. Shared with Flaminio Avet and Aldo Bocchese.
5th victory(and last)of Aldo Bocchese(70a Spad VII): One Aviatik D.I from Flik 70K over Arcade. Shared with Flaminio Avet and Leopoldo Eleuteri.
6th victory(and last)of Antonio Riva(78a Hanriot HD.1): One Hansa-Brandenburg C.I(369.70)of Flik 35K over Vazzole.

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#689 Danelov

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 11:51

Oct 29, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Italian Front: at 08.30 hours Austrians seek armistice. Captain Ruggera takes white flag to Italian lines at Serravak in Adige valley.
Piave: Calabria Brigade storms Mt Asolone(Grappa), but loses it to Austrians; Italians suspend operations in sleet and fog after 24,500 casualties. All 21 Italian Eighth Army bridges rebuilt as Austrian guns fall silent(night October 28-29)and British troops cross river Monticana by intact bridge after beating 2-division counter-attack. Italians play for time as Austrian collapse worsens. French troops capture Segusina with 3,000 PoWs and 18 guns. Austrian GHQ announces decision "to evacuate the Veneto … to show its goodwill towards peace". Italian general 5­mile advance captures Conegliano and Susegana.
Salonika: Lieutenant-General T M Bridges arrives to be British Military Mission Chief to Franchet d’Esperey.
Middle East
Mesopotamia: British 7th Cavalry Brigade(c.3,100 strong)storms Cemetery Hill on foot taking 990 PoWs and 12 MGs as 3,000 men of 17th Division(509 casualties)make slow progress vs 4000 Turks.
Syria and Palestine: EEF has 4,345 motor vehicles and 1,523 motor cycles.
Sea War
Allied Naval Council prepares naval armistice terms(until November 4).
North Sea: High Seas Fleet prepares for "death or glory sortie", but already passive resistance hampering it in all battleships and 3 small cruisers. Red Flags hoisted in dreadnoughts Thueringen and Helgoland.
Air War
Germany: 14 Independent Air Force aircraft bomb 9 different targets(night October 29-30, over 40 casualties).
Western Front: German fighters(2 lost)turn back No.107 Squadron’s Airco D.H.9s(1 escort lost)from Mariembourg, but bombed on October 30.
Italian Front: Seaplane squadron commander Lieutenant Casagrande Eugenio completes last of 15 agent landing and recovery operations behind Austrian Piave lines since July 30.
Politics
Austria: Yugoslavia independence declared by National Council at Agram. Slovak National Council votes for union. Emperor Charles asks Díaz for armistice. Arz cables Hindenburg that Austrian Army in Italy finished, over half divisions refuse to fight.
 
By the Germans
 
31th victory(and last)of Gotthard Sachsenberg(MFJ I Fokker D.VII): One EA.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Johann Baur(FA 295 Hannover CL.III): Two Spad. Observer was Ltn Georg von Hengl. 
14th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, E of Valenciennes.
9th victory of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 11.00 one Spad over Sommerance.
4th victory of Werner Junck(CO Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 15.00 one Spad.
8th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 16.55 one Spad over Cierges.
4th and 5th victories(and last)of Paul Rothe(Jasta 14 Fokker D.VII): Two balloons.
3th victory of Joachim von Ziegesar(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): One 12th Aero Sqn Salmson 2A2 near Champigneulle.
3th victory of Richard Schneider(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One 96th Aero Sqn Bréguet 14.
7th victory(and last)of Theodor Dahlmann(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 16.05 one Sopwith Camel, W of Valenciennes. 
29th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One R.E.8. 
13th, 14th and 15th victories of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): Three EA.
23th victory of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9.
6th victory(and last)of Ernst Wiehle(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): One S.E.5a.
3th victory of Bernard Bartels(Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Villers-le-Sec.
18th victory of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Fokker D.VII): At 15.40 one S.E.5a over Catillon. 
6th victory(and last)of Robert Hildebrand(CO Jasta 53 Fokker D.VII): At 16.50 one Spad over St.Fergeux. 
24th, 25th and 26th victories(and last)of Max Näther(CO Jasta 62 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Exermont, one Airco D.H.9 over Sivry and a second over Montfaucon.
22th victory(and last)of Werner Preuss(CO Jasta 66 Fokker D.VII): One Salmson 2A2 over Fay-le Sec-Ferme.
8th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Schwartz(CO Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): At 17.20 one balloon over Germaincourt. 
12th victory(and last)of Theodor Cammann(CO Jasta 74 Fokker D.VII): One EA over Vilosnes.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
2th victory of Alfred Stanley(Spa23 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Montzéville.
11th victory of Jean Casale(Spa38 Spad XIII): One EA, N of Rethel.
4th victory of Lucien Cayol(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l'Aisne. 
1th victory of Joanny Pautet(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l’Aisne. Shared with Mdl André Launay.
1th victory of André Launay(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l’Aisne. Shared with Adj Joanny Pautet.
4th victory(and last)of Pierre Pendariès(Spa67 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Amancourt-Lametz.  
7th victory(and last)of François Battesti(Spa73 Spad XIII): By 15.30 one Fokker D.VII, N of Laon.
7th victory(and last)of François Delzenne(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA.
7th victory(and last)of Arthur Coadou(Spa88 Spad XIII): One EA.
10th victory(and last)of Jean Pezon(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 14.00 one balloon over Geline. Shared with Adj Maurice Bizot and Cpl Alliot.
10th victory(and last)of Maurice Bizot(Spa90 Spad XIII): At 14.00 one balloon over Geline. Shared with Adj Jean Pezon and Cpl Alliot.
Sgt Henri Dussoud(Spa94 Spad VII)engine failure after take-off from Cernon airfield and killed in crash.
27th and 28th victoires(and last)of Léon Bourjade(Spa152 Spad XIII): At 11.25 one balloon, shared with 2th Lt Garin and Sgt Fos and at 13.00 a second over Serancourt.
7th victory(and last)of Jean Romatet(Spa165 Spad XIII): One Fokker D.VII over Château-Porcien. Shared with S/Lt Jerbarth.
18th victory(and last)of Bernard Barny de Romanet(Spa167 Spad XIII): At 15.00 one two-seater, S of Bois de Loges.
 
By the RAF
 
28th victory(and last)of Reginald Hoidge(1th Sqn S.E.5a E5799): At 14.30 one Fokker D.VII over Pommereuil.
5th victory(and last)of Wallace Smart(1th Sqn S.E.5a D6973): At 14.20 one Fokker D.VII over Landrecies.
10th victory(and last)of Will Hubbard(3th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6032): At 10.05 one Fokker D.VII over 51M ?21.
11th victory of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4588): At 13.00 one Halberstadt C, NE of Landrecis. 
11th victory(and last)of Thomas Harries(24th Sqn S.E.5a F5459): At 15.00 one type C over Bois l`Evegne. Shared with W. Longton and H.V.Evans.  
5th victory(and last)of Russell McRae(46th Sqn Sopwith Camel F6322): At 14.40 one DFW C, N of Esquerchies. Shared with 2th Lt T.L.Jones.
4th and 5th victories of Duncan Grinnell-Milne(56th Sqn S.E.5a F863): By 14.20 two Fokker D.VII over Mormal Woods-S of Bois de Levoque.
14th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a C1142): At 16.05 one DFW C over Favril.
7th, 8th and 9th victories(and last)of William Reed(92th Sqn S.E.5a C1142): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Mormal Wood, at by 10.30 two more, E of Le Quesnoy.
6th and 7th victories of Thomas Stanley Horry(92th Sqn S.E.5a F858): At 09.15 one Fokker D.VII over Maroilles and at 10.30 one Halberstadt C, E of Le Quesnoy.
6th victory(and last)of Earl Crabb(92th Sqn S.E.5a E5792): At 10.30 one Fokker D.VII, E of Le Quesnoy.
5th victory(and last)of James Victor Gascoyne(92th Sqn S.E.5a): At 16.05 one type DFW C over Favril, shared with Capt W.S.Philcox, Lt Oren Rose and Lt W.S.Rogers. 
5th victory(and last)of William Bottrill(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9): At 12.45 one Pfalz D.III over Jametz. Pilot was Capt E.J.Garland.
29th victory(and last)of Leonard Rochford(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel D4386): At 15.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Bruay.
14th victory(and last)of William Sidebottom(203th Sqn Sopwith Camel C197): At 15.15 one Fokker D.VII over Bruay. Shared with Sgt W.G. Jones.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps) 
 
21th victory of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8050): At 15.45 one LVG C over La Tombe.
11th victory of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8092): At 16.10 one Fokker D.VII over Marcourt-Tournai.
5th, 6th and 7th victories(and last)of Arthur Palliser(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8064): By 16.10 three Fokker D.VII, NE of Tournai.
5th and 6th victories of George Jones(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8052): By 16.10 two Fokker D.VII, NE of Tournai.
 
By the USAAS
 
9th victory of Jacques Swaab(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.20 one Fokker D.VII near Aincreville. Shared with Lt James Beane. 
5th victory and 6th victories(and last)of James Beane(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.10 one Fokker D.VII over Ramonnville and at 16.20 a second near Aincreville, shared with Lt Remington Vernam. 
5th victory of Remington Vernam(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 12.55 one DFW C near Jandelitze. Shared with Lt F.B.Tyndall.
6th and 7th victory of Martinus Stenseth(28th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.30 one EA, N of Verdun and at 15.40 one Fokker D.VII over the Allied lines. 
7th victory(and last)of Leslie Rummell(93th Aero Sqn): By 08.35 one Fokker D.VII over Grand Pre. 
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Karl Schoen(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.20 two Fokker D.VII over Damvillers. Shared with Lt H.George and Lt E.Haight. Schoen was shot down and killed in the same combat.
3th and 4th victories of Edward Haight(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.20 one Fokker D.VII over Damvillers. Shared with Lt H.George and Lt Karl Schoen and a second over the same area. 
3th and 4th victories of Harold George(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.20 two Fokker D.VII over Damvillers. Shared with Lt Karl Schoen and Lt Edward Haight. 
8th victory(and last)of James Meissner(147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 12.25 one Rumpler C over Buzancy.
 
By the Italian front
 
16th victory(and last)of Eugen Bönsch(Flik 51J Albatros D.III): One Hanriot HD.1 over Papadopoli Island.
 
16th and 17th victories(and last)of Ferruccio Ranza(91a Spad XIII): Two unknown types over Oderzo.  

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#690 Danelov

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:48

Oct 30, 1918
 
Southern Fronts
Piave: Italian Firenze lancers and Bersaglieri cyclists enter Vittorio Veneto(old Austrian Sixth Army headquarter). Third Army storms Lower Piave at four points as Italian cavalry and armoured cars begin pursuit; Austrian Sixth Army split in two. PoWs total 33,000. Austrian Belluno Group begins general retreat(night October 30-31). Austrian Armistice Delegates reach Villa Giusti near Padua at 2000 hours.
Adriatic: Hungarians surrender Fiume to Croats.
Balkans: 122,000 Austrian troops(5 1/2 infantry and 1 cavalry divisions)with 540 guns in Albania and Serbia vs 144,000 Italians and 373 guns among 730,850 Allies with 1,883 guns.
Middle East
Turkey: Armistice signed at 21.40 hours aboard battleship HMS Agamemnon in Mudros harbour; 25 clauses begin with Dardanelles opening and occupation(published November 2).
Mesopotamia: Turk Tigris Group(Colonel Ismail Hakki Bey)surrenders at Sharqat: 11,321 PoWs; 51 guns; 130 MGs; 2,000 animals for 1,886 British casualties since October 23 including 7th Cavalry Brigade 16-mile north pursuit taking 1,200.
Sea War
North Sea: Room 40 intercepts High Seas Fleet 0800 hours signal "All officers on board the Flagship" as first hint of mutiny. Order to leave port defied five times and crews too denuded by 1,000 arrests to do so(until October 31). Hipper disperses Fleet to the Elbe, Kiel and Wilhelmshaven.
Air War
Western Front: Sopwith Dolphin fighters of No.19 Squadron and Airco D.H.9s(No.98 squadron)attacked by many German fighters(10 lost)covering vital rail targets; 10 Dolphins and 4 Airco D.H.9s lost; 2 Airco D.H.9s crash-land, but 12 Bristol Fighters(No.88 Squadron)destroy 9 of c.17 Fokker fighters over Tournai for no loss. 62 RAF aircraft(3 lost)attack Rebaix airfield north of Ath, hit 4 hangars and destroy 9 aircraft in air. c.30 German fighters scatter 2 Airco D.H.9 squadrons(2 bombers and 4 fighter escorts shot down}. RAF claims record 67 German aircraft for loss of 41.
Politics
Germany: Government note to US says armistice terms awaited.
Austria: Fiume declares independence and desires union check with Italy. Emperor Charles gives Fleet to Yugoslav National council, Danube Flotilla to Hungarians; allows officers to serve in new national armies.
 
By the Germans
 
15th victory of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a, N of Neuville.
15th victory(and last)of Otto Löffler(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9, N of Quieverain.
11th victory of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Harchies.
13th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.00 one Spad, S of Damvillers.
9th victory of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 17.20 one Sopwith Camel over Briere Ferme.
28th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 16.45 one Spad XIII. 
22th victory of Hermann Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Spad, NE of Landres. 
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Otto Klaiber(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.25 one 22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII over Champigneulle and at 16.30 a second Spad.
1th victory of Vfw Wittchen(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Spad two-seater.
1th victory of Ltn Bertling(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One 22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII. 
24th victory of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII): One Spad over Buzancy.  
36th victory(and last)of Julius Buckler(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
8th victory(and last)of Karl Bohny(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): At 17.30 one balloon over Avancon.
7th victory of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Sopwith Camel(F3242)over Seebourg.
11th victory(and last)of Fritz Classen(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.35 one Airco D.H.9 over Shlin.  
8th victory of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 12.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Crespin.
30th victory of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 11.20 one Sopwith Dolphin near Mons. 
13th victory of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): At 12.20 one Sopwith Dolphin over Mons. 
5th victory of Willy Kahle(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Dolphin over Mons.
16th and 17th victories of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): Two EA.
6th victory(and last)of Alfred Hübner(Jasta 36 Pfalz D.XII): At 10.10 one Bristol F.2b over Tournai.
7th victory of Heinrich Henkel(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
29th victory of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Courtrai.
7th victory(and last)of Josef Raesch(Jasta 43 Pfalz D.XII): One EA.
5th victory(and last)of Helmuth Steinbrecher(Jasta 46 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
15th victory of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): At 11.40 one Spad over Cheay.
7th victory of Herbert Mahn(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): One Spad VII over Château Porcien.
7th victory of Franz Kirchfeld(Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): One Spad.
27th, 28th and 29th victories(and last)of Harald Auffarth(CO JG 3 Fokker D.VII): At 10.10 one S.E.5a over Dottenigs, one S.E.5a over Wervick and one Bristol F.2b.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
1th victory of Robert Brière(Spa3 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Chestres-Vouziers.
Cne Bernard Barny de Romanet appointed as CO of Spa3.
1th victory of Benjamin de Tascher(Spa26 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Vouziers. Shared with Mdl Marcel Plessis. 
1th victory of Marcel Plessis(Spa26 Spad XIII): One two-seater, E of Vouziers. Shared with S/Lt Benjamin de Tascher. 
8th victory of Laurent Ruamps(Spa87 Spad XIII): At 16.30 one scout over Rethel.
70th, 71th and 72th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 15.25 one two-seater over Falaise-Vouzieres and at 15.40 two others over Semuy-Terron.  
Patrouille of Spa103(Spa103 Spad VIII): At 08.10 one balloon(Drachen)over Quatres-Champs.
15th victory(and last)of Pavel Argeyev(Spa124 Spad XIII): At 15.40 one two-seater, E of Quatre Champs.
 
By the RAF
 
8th and 9th victories(and last)of James Hardman(19th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D5237): By 11.30 two Fokker D.VII over Mons. 
22th and 23th victories(and last)of Horace Lale(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2407): By 12.05 two Fokker D.VII, S of Avesnes. Observer was Lt Clement Boothroyd.
Lt Robert Farquhar(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin, 6 victories)shot down and killed in combat with Jasta 2. 
21th and 22th victories of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1912): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII, E of Tournai and at 11.35 one DFW C over Mansart Station.
3th and 4th victories of Malcolm MacLeod(41th Sqn S.E.5a H683): At 11.45 one Halberstadt C, NW of Beclers and at 16.00 one Fokker D.VII, N of Roulers.
13th victory(and last)of George Howsam(43th Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8013): At 13.40 one Fokker D.VII over Aulnoye. 
13th and 14th victories of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7279): At 13.20 one Fokker D.VII, W of Mullem and a second at 13.22 over the same area.
25th victory(and last)of Keith Caldwell(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.25 one Fokker D.VII over Quaremont.  
13th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.20 one Fokker D.VII near Quaremont-Wortegem.
9th victory(and last)of Frederick Gordon(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 08.30 one balloon over Quaremont.
20th victory(and last)of Walter Southey(84th Sqn S.E.5a H685): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII over Foret de Nouvion.
16th victory(and last)of Sidney Highwood(84th Sqn S.E.5a E5073): At 09.45 one Fokker D.VII over Foret de Le Chelles.
7th victory(and last)of Charles Stubbs(84th Sqn S.E.5a B8010): At 10.30 one Halberstadt C, N of Mormal Wood.
7th victory(and last)of Hector MacDonald(84th Sqn S.E.5a E6008): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII, 2 mi W of Leunelle.
18th and 19th victories of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2612): By 08.55 two Fokker D.VII over Peruwelz. Observer was 2th Lt C.W.Craig.
13th and 14th victories(and last)of Charles Findlay(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b F2533): By 08.55 two Fokker D.VII over Havinnes. Observer was Lt Ivan Agabeg.
7th and 8th victories(and last)of Gerald Anderson(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2451): Two Fokker D.VII. Observer was Lt C.W.M.Elliot.
6th victory(and last)of William Wheeler(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2458): At 09.30 one Fokker D.VII over Peruwelz. Observer was 2th Lt W.B.Clarke.
15th victory of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a C1142): At 09.15 one DFW C, W of Sassegnies.
8th victory(and last)of Thomas Stanley Horry(92th Sqn S.E.5a F858): At 09.05 one DFW C, W of Sassegrien. 
11th victory(and last)of John Stevenson Stubbs(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 D550): At 14.30 one Fokker D.VII over Montreuil. Observer was 2th Lt C.G.Bannerman.
7th victory(and last)of Roy Dodds(103th Sqn Airco D.H.9 E8884): At 09.55 one Fokker D.VII over Mainvault. Observer was 2th Lt Irving Corey.
5th victory of Henry Gordon Clappison(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9600): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Nazereth.
13th victory of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3930): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII,  E of Rombies.
13th victory(and last)of Solomon Joseph(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3336): At 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over Rombies-Estreaux.
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
4th victory of Eric Simonson(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D1125): At 08.45 one Fokker D.VII, N of Tournai.
22th, 23th and 24th victories of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8050): By 14.55 three Fokker D.VII over Leuze.
12th victory(and last)of Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8065): At 14.55 one Fokker D.VII over Leuze.
7th victory(and last)of Norman Trescowthick(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8064): At 14.55 one Fokker D.VII over Leuze.
 
By the USAAS
 
8th victory(and last)of Clinton Jones(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.40 one Fokker D.VII near St.Georges.
6th victory(and last)of Remington Vernam(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.40 one Fokker D.VII over Buzancy. Same day Vernam was shot down and became POW. Wounded, he died on Dec 1, 1918. 
Lt James Beane(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII, 6 victories)shot down and killed near Bantheville.  
25th and 26th victories(and last)of Edward Rickenbacker(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S4523): At 10.40 one balloon over Remonville and at 16.35 a second over St.Juvin.
7th victory(and last)of Harvey Cook(94th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 08.30 one LVG C over Romagne. 
5th victory of Lansing Holden(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 13.05 one balloon over Germont. 
6th victory(and last)of William Ponder(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.50 one Fokker D.VII over Bois de Barricourt. Shared with Lt H.Bartholf. 
7th victory(and last)of Wendel Robertson(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII over Villers-devant-Dun. Shared with Lt J.Carr and Lt J.J.Quinn.
5th victory(and last)of Edward Haight(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.45 one Fokker D.VII over Dun-sur-Meuse. 
4th and 5th victories(and last)of James Healy(147th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 11.00 one Halberstadt C over Grand Pre and at 11.15 one Fokker D.VII over the same sector. 

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#691 Danelov

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:48

Oct 31, 1918
 
Western Front
France: In October allies have captured 108,343 POWS and 2,064 GUNS. Since August 1 BEF has taken 172,659 PoWs; 2,378 guns; 17,000 MGs; 2,750 mortars and suffered 358,149 casualties(121,046 in October). Foch tells Supreme War Council: "… since July 18 we have forced the enemy to retreat. We have attacked him along 400 kilometres and we are continuing to do so … we can continue it if the foe desires it right up to their complete defeat …".
Germany: Kaiser leaves Berlin(for last time)by train for OHL at Spa.
Flanders: British Second Army success at Tieghem takes 1,000 PoWs as it reaches river Scheldt. Allies have taken 19,000 PoWs and advanced 31 miles since October 14.
Southern Fronts
Piave: Italian Fourth and Sixth Armies occupy empty Austrian Grappa and Asiago lines, by 1700 hours 2 Alpini battalions clear Feltre. British and Italians reach river Livenza. British recapture Sacile.
Albania: Italians and Serbs capture Scutari.
Bulgaria: 2 British and 1 French division on river Maritsa close to Turk frontier.
Middle East
Turkey: Hostilities cease noon local time. Liman hands over to Kemal at Adana, repatriation of 10,000 Germans begins.
Mesopotamia: Only 3,280 Turks with 44 guns estimated in Mosul or en route. General Lewin occupies Altun Kopri on Little Zab.
South Persia: 600 British troops(35 casualties), 4 guns and 2 MGs take Lardeh village and 30 PoWs(until November 1).
Sea War
Austria: Fleet at Pola transferred to Southern Slav National Council in Agram. Non S-Slavs free to go home, ships fully illuminated for first time, Admiral Horthy makes farewell signal, relinquishes command at c.1645 hours.
Allied and neutral shipping October losses to U-boots: 52 ships(23 British with 318 lives)worth 112,427t(British total all causes 25 ships worth 59,229t); U-boot figure 73 ships worth 116,237t. Lowest monthly tonnage score since July 1916; 5 U­boots sunk.
Air War
Germany: 9 bombs from No.55 squadron DHs cause 86 casualties at Bonn.
Western Front: In October record of 5,360,000 leaflets dropped by Allied balloons; AEF reports 80% German PoWs with one by October 15, BEF say 12% of theirs. RAF losses 164 aircraft, French 46.
Politics
Austria: Revolutions in Vienna and Budapest. Red Guards murder Count Tisza in latter. Polish troops occupy Cracow. Slovenes in Laibach National Assembly proclaim independ­ence.
Home Fronts
Britain: In October over 10,000 ships reported as repaired since June 1917. Shipbuilding up nearly 50% over 1917, little change in jobs or days lost.
Hungary: Emperor Charles appoints Count Karolyi new Prime Minister.
Austria: Death of Egon Schiele, Expressionist painter and soldier, aged 28 from flu at Vienna. 700,000 PoWs have returned from Russia since March 3.
 
By the Germans
 
29th victory of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 12.45 one Salmson 2A2.
3th victory of Alfred Greven(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
2th victory of Ltn Bertling(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad. 
18th victory(and last)of Emil Schäpe(Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One two-seater.
8th victory(and last)of Carl-August von Schoenebeck(CO Jasta 33 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
8th victory(and last)of Heinrich Henkel(Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
8th victory(and last)of Franz Kirchfeld(Jasta 73 Pfalz D.XII): One Spad over Château Porcien.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
73th and 74th victories of René Fonck(Spa103 Spad XIII): At 11.20 one two-seater N of Vouzieres and at 11.35 one scout over Vouzieres.
 
By the RAF
 
27th victory(and last)of Frank Soden(41th Sqn S.E.5a E4082): At 10.10 one Fokker D.VII, S of Audenarde.    
 
By the USAAS
 
10th victory(and last)of Jacques Swaab(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.55 one LVG C, E of Verdun. 

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#692 Danelov

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:49

Nov 1, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Foch’S plan for final phase of general offensive(until November 11): major thrusts by BEF in North and AEF in South, both supported by French armies on their flanks. BEF is to force the Scheldt, advance to Maubeuge and press on to seize Meuse crossings from Namur to Dinant. If taken before Germans evacuate Flanders they are to be pressed back against border of neutral Holland and captured. In south, US First and French Fourth Armies to advance by forced marches to seize Mezieres and Sedan, so isolating Germans facing French Centre Army Group and sever the great lateral railway Bruges-Ghent-Maubeuge­Mezieres–Metz, key artery to half of Western Front.
Scheldt: Battle of Valenciennes(until November 3): Haig turns Scheldt defences(Hermann position)and pushes east and north to Maubeuge, Mons and river Dendre. BEF Third and First Armies attack on 6-mile front and reach Valenciennes outskirts(4th Canadian Division captures Mont Houy)despite German 28th Reserve Division counter-attack with 4(captured BEF)tanks (2 lost), last such effort. BEF Fourth Army’s 32nd Division and 3 tanks attacks Happegarbes Spur southwest of Landrecies. Constant rain(until November 11).
Aisne and Meuse: French-US offensive begins: US First Army(7 divisions)with 19 tanks and right wing of French Fourth Army; US V Corps in center, drives a 5-mile deep wedge into German lines astride Bourgogne Wood including first AEF use of mustard gas(41t of gas, 36,000 round), as 4 German divisions overrun. US 5th Division crosses Meuse isolating Dun­sur-Meuse.
Eastern Front
Germany: Between 1-11 November 2 German divisions transfer to Western Front.
North Russia: In November A A Samoilo made C-in-C Sixth Detached Red Army(headquarter Vologda). Red Western Front formed and Ukrainian Soviet Army(late November).
Don: Red Army takes offensive vs Denisov’s Great Don Host(50,000 men).
Trans­Caspia: British and White troops reoccupy Merv around date.
Siberia: British War Cabinet decide to recognize Provisional Government.
Russia: Early November Communist Youth League Kom somol founded; 100,000 members by end of 1919.
Southern Fronts 
Serbian troops liberate Belgrade and whole Serbia. Bojovic’s First Army enters as last Austrian boats reach Hungarian shore and engages Austrian monitors from Topcider batteries; Second Army reaches river Drina in West.
Italian Front: Comando Supremo receives Allied armistice terms by telephone from Paris by 0615 hours, Badoglio tells Austrians’ actual text available only on November 2. Allies progress on Asiago plateau, Italians reoccupy Belluno and Longarone. Last Austrian GHQ communique "In the Veneto the evacuation operations proceed".
Sea War
Adriatic: Italian frogmen Paolucci and Rossetti mine, capsize and sink former Austrian flagship Viribis Unitis(Captain Vukovic, Yugoslav Fleet commander)in Pola harbour and liner Wien.
Air War
Western Front: Airco D.H.9s bomb Brussels rail station and Maubeuge.
North Russia: In November 2 air squadrons(White and RAF plus 6 Sopwith Camel fighters form late November)go into action above Dvina Force.
Western Front: Fonck’s 75th and final victory, a German leaflet-dropping two-seater.
Germany, Black Sea and Mediterranean: German Naval Air Service 1,478 aircraft and seaplanes with 16,122 men(2,116 aircrew)at 32 seaplane 17 land air bases strong.
Politics
Bulgaria: King Boris of Bulgaria abdicates; Peasant Party leader Stamboliski becomes Prime Minister at Tirnova.
Serbia: Great Serb National Council proclaimed at Sarajevo.
France: Versailles Conference opens. Around date Supreme Allied Council for Supply and Relief formed.
Austria: Baron Flotow provisionally succeeds Count Andrassy as Austrian Foreign Minister.
Home Fronts
Turkey: Talaat Pasha addresses last Congress of Party of Union and Progress, admits massacre of innocent Armenians by many officials.
USA: 306,719 Army flu cases since September 12; 19,429 deaths.
Britain: RFP up 4% to 133%. Shipbuilding control transferred from Admiralty to Shipping Ministry.
 
By the Germans
 
775 Fokker D.VII operatives with the German Air Service.
10th victory of Gerhard Hubrich(MFJ IV Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel, N of Deinze.
32th victory of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a, W of Harchies. 
12th victory(and last)of Alfred Lindenberger(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a, SW of Harchies.
6th victory(and last)of Hermann Vallendor(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a over Fresnes.
34th victory of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4(F1068).
8th victory(and last)of Michael Hutterer(Jasta 23 Fokker D.VII): At 12.40 one S.E.5a, SW of Valenciennes.
Ltn Hans Böhning appointed as CO of Jasta 32.
8th and 9th victories(and last)of Herbert Mahn(Jasta 72 Fokker D.VII): At 12.38 one Spad over Château Porcien and at 13.00 a second, W of Obersulzbach.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
GC12 began moving to Hauviné(25km NNE of Reims).  
1th victory of Albert Lalanne(Spa31 Spad XIII): One two-seater, N of Novy. Shared with Sgt Gabriel Léon Gautié.
1th victory of Gabriel Léon Gautié(Spa31 Spad XIII): One two-seater, N of Novy. Shared with Sgt Albert Lalanne.
12th victory(and last)of Jean Casale(Spa38 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Sissone. Shared with Adj Hyppolyte Fabre.
2th victory of Hyppolyte Fabre(Spa38 Spad XIII): One two-seater over Sissonne. Shared with S/Lt Jean Casale.
4th victory of Abel Dupont(Spa62 Spad VII): One EA over Belgium.
3th victory of Etienne Mougeot(Spa62 Spad VII): One EA over Belgium.
1th victory of Emile Lamouline(Spa62 Spad VII): One EA over Belgium.
Ltt Paul Antoni(Spa92 Spad XIII)KIA, S of Château-Porcien. 
5th victory of Miguel Sainz(Spa94 Spad XIII): One balloon(Drachen)over Corny-Macheroménil(Ardennes).
75th victory(and last)of Rene Fonck(Spa103 Spad XVII S682): At 14.20 one Halberstadt C,  E of Vouzieres.
3th victory of Pierre Schmitter(Spa103 Spad XIII): One EA near Croix-aux-Mines. Shared with Mdl Charles Gui.
1th victory of Charles Gui(Spa103 Spad XIII): One EA near Croix-aux-Mines. Shared with Sgt Pierre Schmitter.
 
By the RAF
 
12th victory(and last)of James Pearson(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin F5961): At 12.00 one DFW C over Petit Bart. Shared with Lt Harry Compton and Lt E.J.Taylor.
5th victory(and last)of Harry Compton(23th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin D4130): At 12.00 one DFW C over Petit Bart. Shared with Capt James Pearson and Lt E.J.Taylor.
20th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 12.15 one Hannover C over Tournai.
6th victory(and last)of Bogart Rogers(32th Sqn S.E.5a D6991): At 13.25 one Fokker D.VII, E of Valenciennes.
13th victory of Eric Stephens(41th Sqn S.E.5a F912): At 15.20 one Fokker D.VII, E of Tournai. 
15th victory of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel): At 10.25 one ballon, W of Renaix. Shared victory.
14th victory of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 15.50 one Fokker D.VII, W of Audenarde. 
4th and 5th victories(and last)of George Gauld(74th Sqn S.E.5a C9295): By 15.50 two Fokker D.VII, W of Audenarde.
15th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3879): At 15.00 one Fokker D.VII over Audenarde.
6th victory(and last)of Henry Gordon Clappison(204th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9596): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Soffeghem.
14th victory(and last)of Kenneth Unger(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3930): At 12.10 one balloon over Estreaux.
15th and 16th victories of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel F3944): At 14.15 one Fokker D.VII, 7 mi S of Ghent and at 14.30 one type C, S of Ghent, shared with Lt M.N.Hancocks and Lt Arthur Turner.  
5th victory(and last)of Arthur Turner(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D3944): At 14.30 one type C, S of Ghent, shared with Capt George MacKay and Lt M.N.Hancocks.  
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
9th victory(and last)of Eric Cummings(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a C6473): At 14.15 one LVG C over Antoing. Shared with Capt Ernest Davies.
4th victory of Ernest Davies(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a E5765): At 14.15 one LVG C over Antoing. Shared with Capt Eric Cummings.

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#693 Danelov

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:30

Nov 2, 1918
 
Western Front
Aisne and Meuse: Germans retreat before US I Corps which captures Buzancy and links with French Fourth Army.
Sambre: Mutiny of Eastern Front reinforcements for German Seventeenth Army; they have to be disarmed by a storm battalion.
Scheldt: Canadian Corps(c.380 casualties)captures Valenciennes with 1,800 PoWs and 7 guns, over 800 Germans killed.
Southern Fronts
Italy: Allied Supreme War Council approves plan(until November 4)for up to 40 Italian divisions(including 5 British and French)to invade Bavaria from Innsbruck and Salzburg areas in early 1919 under Foch’s direction.
Italian Front: Italian First Army begins advance, occupies Rovereto and Calliano in Adige valley(night November 1-2 and Col Santo. Italian Seventh Army begins advance west of Lake Garda, captures Mt Pari near it. First armistice meeting 2100-0300 hours(night November 2-3), Austrians reluctantly accept 24-hour delay for end of hostilities.
Middle East
Turkey: Enver, Talaat and Djemal leave Constantinople in German naval ship for Ukraine.
Mesopotamia: Marshall gets full armistice terms; General Cassels sees Ali Ihsan, arranges advance to within 2 miles of Mosul.
Africa
Rhodesia: Lettow bombards Fife in Northern Rhodesia but declines to assault(premature shell explodes mortar)while 1/4th King’s African Rifles 23 miles to east. Lettow advances into Northern Rhodesia with 400 cattle; at Mwenzo Mission increases quinine supply to over 30lb(enough to last to June 1919).
Sea War
Baltic: Mass meeting of 3rd Squadron sailors in Waldweisse meadow, Kiel. Stoker Karl Artelt urges men to persist for their imprisoned shipmates’ release and gain support from shipyard workers; 5 other speakers demand continuing resistance and refusal to obey orders(reactionary officers deserve to be "clubbed to death")and an immediate end to war. Kiel Governor Admiral Souchon(of Goeben fame)attempts to disperse the crowd with 2 naval infantry coys, but both units refuse to open fire.
Constantinople­: Germans hand over battlecruiser Goeben and U-boots to Turks.
Air War
Western Front: First attempted "cloud"(blind)bombing(using dead reckoning). Lone Airco D.H.9 of No.99 Squadron RAF drops 3 x 112lb bombs in area of Avricourt rail junction and nearby dump.
Home Fronts
Austria: 69th Hungarian Infantry Regiment deserts Schoenbrunn Palace(Hungarian troops later officially allowed to go home)but Wiener Neustadt military cadets(military academies close)replace them. Emperor Charles refuses Archduke Joseph’s call to abdicate as King of Hungary. Slovenes take over Carniola Province.
Germany: Hindenburg appeals for unity. Unions and industrialists demand demobilization office instead of Imperial Economic Office.
USA: New York’s worst subway accident(97 killed, 100 injured).
 
By the Germans
 
Guido Schobinger appointed as CO of Jasta 43.
8th victory(and last)of Friedrich Poeschke(Jasta 53 Fokker D.VII): One Spad XIII over Terron.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cal Jean Romanesco(Spa12 Spad XIII)KIA by AAA near d’Attigny, E of Rethel.
4th victory(and last)of Louis Chartoire(Spa31 Spad XIII): One EA, S of Montgon-le Chesne.
 
By the RAF
 
16th victory of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4716): At 10.00 one Halberstadt C over Salsique.

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#694 Danelov

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:31

Nov 3, 1918
 
Western Front
Flanders: Belgians reach outskirts of Ghent.
Aisne and Argonne: Franco-American offensive ends; Lille-Metz rail line severed. French IX Corps takes Basancourt Farm.
Southern Fronts
Italian Front: Austrian armistice signed at 18.00 hours by Generals Weber and Badoglio at Diaz’s Villa Giusti headquarter near Padua. Austrian Army group commanders suspend hostilities from 03.30 hours. Italians(from Venice)land at Trieste, occupy Trento. British 48th Division completes haul of 23,000 PoWs with 14 battalions. Italian cavalry cross Tagliamento and regain Udine.
Politics
Austria: Austrian armistice with allies signed at noon(effective November 4, published November 6)after Emperor Charles relinquishes supreme command to Arz(Kovess nominated November 4).
Allies agree to Germans request for armistice.
Poland: Republic declared at Warsaw.
Serbia: Serb Government re-enters Belgrade. Yugoslav Republic declared at Agram.
Sea War
Baltic: German navy mutiny at Kiel. 3,000 sailors and workers converge on Waldweisse in Kiel; a USPD representative and shipyard workers proclaim solidarity. The elated crowd then marches towards Feldstrasse naval gaol, but is fired on in Karlstrasse by 48 officer cadets and shipmates(Lieutenant Steinhauser), 8 killed, 39 wounded. Crowd retaliates with stones and a few rifle shots(Steinhauser killed), then disperses.
Adriatic: Italian Navy from Venice, Ancona, Brindisi and Albania begins occupying 32 Dalmatian Islands and Adriatic ports(until December 5) beginning with Trieste and Pelagosa Island(4 small craft)and Lissa island.
Occupied territories 
Rumania: Mackensen proposes immediate evacuation(US decrypt message, Mackensen receives Rumanian ultimatum on November 9 and begins pullout November 10).
 
By the Germans
 
Ltn Henrich Maushake CO of Jasta 4 shot down in combat with 103th Aero Sqn. Wounded and replaced as CO by Ltn Egon Koepsch. 
10th and 11th victories of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 14.55 two Spad XIII over Montfaucon.
5th victory(and last)of Werner Junck(CO Jasta 8 Fokker D.VII): At 14.00 one Spad.
20th victory of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 15.15 one Airco D.H.4 over Barricourt.
5th victory(and last)of Siegfried Gussman(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 16.05 one AR2.
23th victory(and last)of Hermann Becker(CO Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one 22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII , E of Joncq. 
4th victory(and last)of Alfred Greven(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
3th victory(and last)of Ltn Bertling(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Spad.
2th victory(and last)of Vfw Wittchen(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): At 16.20 one Spad.
1th victory(and last)of Ltn Telge(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
1th victory(and last)of Flgr Rossbach(Jasta 12 Fokker D.VII): One Spad.
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Alfred Fleischer(Jasta 17 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4 and one two-seater.
7th victory(and last)of Hans Körner(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 16.10 one Spad over Stenay.
5th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Leusch(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): At 16.15 one Bréguet 14 over Beaumont.
11th victory of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 14.50 one R.E.8 over Ounaing.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
21th and 22th victories(and last)of Pierre Marinovitch(Spa94 Spad XIII): Two two-seaters near Le Chesne, one shared with Sgt Henri Grimouille and the second with Mdl Emile Froussard.
2th victory of Henri Grimouille(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Le Chesne, shared with S/Lt Pierre Marinovitch and Mdl Emile Froussard.
2th victory of Emile Froussard(Spa94 Spad XIII): One two-seater near Le Chesne, shared with S/Lt Pierre Marinovitch and Sgt Henri Grimouille.
 
By the RAF
 
9th victory of Frank Taylor(41th Sqn S.E.5a F855): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Mormal Wood.
13th victory of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8211): At 11.55 one Fokker D.VII over Herbeville. 
Lt Francis Bowles(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel, 5 victories)shot down in combat with Jasta 80. Bowles was captured and became POW. 
6th victory(and last)of Duncan Grinnell-Milne(56th Sqn S.E.5a C1149): At 12.00 one Fokker D.VII, NE of Valenciennes.
5th victory(and last)of Cecil Wilson(84th Sqn S.E.5a E6008): At 15.30 one Fokker D.VII over Mormal Wood.
 
By the USAAS
 
1th, 2th and 3th victories(and last)of John Crissey(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII S7517). Three Fokker D.VII from JG 1.
1th Lt Howard R.Clapp(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down and killed in combat with JG 1.
2th Lt Edward B.Gibson(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down and killed in combat with JG 1.
2th Lt George Tiffany(22th Aero Sqn Spad XIII)shot down in combat with JG 1. Tiffany was captured and became POW. 
6th victory of Lansing Holden(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.15 one balloon over Allemont. 

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#695 Danelov

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:22

Nov 4, 1918
 
Western Front
Sambre: Battle of the Sambre. British Fourth(3 divisions with 26 tanks and 6 armoured cars; 1,200 casualties), Third(8 divisions with 11 tanks)and First Armies(6 divisions)attack on 30-mile front from east of Valenciennes to Guise; Landrecies falls to 600 men of 25th Division. NZ Division storms Le Quesnoy taking 2,500 PoWs and 100 guns. Lieutenant W Owen(Manchester Regiment), war poet, killed aged 25 by MG fire at Sambre Canal assault. BEF 5-mile advance captures 10,000 PoWs and 200 guns. Haig orders Plumer to be ready to cross river Scheldt c. November 11. German Second Army begins retreat to Antwerp­Meuse position(night November 4-5).
Meuse and Argonne: Franco­Americans clear Argonne; AEF take Stenay and Dun-sur-Meuse.
Southern Fronts
Austro-Allied hostilities end at 15.00 hours. Diaz cables Paris that Italy will intervene to enforce Germany’s armistice terms if necessary.
Italian Front: US 332nd Infantry Regiment gets into action a few hours before ceasefire, capturing Austrian MGs on east bank of river Tagliamento. Italian 1st and 4th Cavalry Divisions reach the frontier in Carnia and Caporetto beyond. Italian 54th Division captures 10,000 Austrians at Muzzanella bridge west of coastal frontier after Commander Borghese cuts the road with Bafile Batallion and Arditi(November 3-4)who are forced to surrender at 08.00 hours.
Montenegro: Serb Second Army liberates capital Cetinje.
Middle East
Turkey: Liman reaches Constantinople, put in command of evacuation; most Germans have or are sailing to Odessa(until November 19).
Mesopotamia: British troops under General Fanshawe enter Mosul(Marshall arrives November 7).
Sea War
Baltic: Enraged by "Karlstrasse Bloodbath" thousands of sailors, 20,000 garrison troops and workers join Kiel mutiny. Crew of battleship Grosser Kürfürst overpower their officers and march to Karlstrasse to swear an oath of vengeance. At mass meeting in 1st Torpedo Division, Artelt demands immediate establishment of a sailors’ council. Officers attempting to silence him are savagely disarmed. Council elected with Artelt as chairman drafts programme of 14 demands. Troops of 1st Dock Division arrive but refuse to fire, hand over their weapons. Even the staunchly loyal U-boot Division now turns against officer corps. At 1345 hours Kiel city Commander informs Souchon "The mutiny … continues to spread … we no longer possess any reliable troops…". Souchon dismissed and replaced by Socialist Gustav Noske.
Home Fronts
Germany: Kiel mutiny: Revolution spreads to Lübeck and Travemuende(November 5), Hamburg, Bremen, Cuxhaven, Wilhelmshaven(November 6), Landwehr and workers. General Groener goes to Berlin and learns no armistice if Kaiser does not abdicate; meets Chancellor Ebert on November 6. Stuttgart founds first Workers Council.
Austria: High mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral for Emperor’s name day.
Britain: Northcliffe’s "From Peace to War" tirade vs Prime Minister in Daily Mail and The Times.
 
By the Germans
 
11th and 12th victories(and last)of Gerhard Hubrich(MFJ IV Fokker D.VII): At 10.58 one Sopwith Camel, N of Deinze and at 11.03 a second over Ghent. 
6th victory(and last)of Albin Bühl(MFJ IV Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Dolphin over Scheldewindeke.
33th, 34th, 35th and 36th victories(and last)of Karl Bolle(CO Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): Two S.E.5a over Englefontaine, one Sopwith Snipe over Tournai and another over Escanaffles. 
16th victory(and last)of Ernst Bormann(Jasta 2 Fokker D.VII): At 13.20 one Sopwith Snipe, W of Renaix.
9th victory(and last)of Egon Koepsch(Jasta 4 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.4, SW of Montmedy.
35th victory(and last)of Otto Könnecke(Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one Airco D.H.4 over Mormal Wood.
20th victory(and last)of Otto Schmidt(CO Jasta 5 Fokker D.VII): At 11.45 one EA.
21th victory(and last)of Friedrich Noltenius(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 16.50 one Airco D.H.4 over Carrignan.
Obltn Erich von Wedel appointed as CO of Jasta 11(Last CO).
25th victory(and last)of Georg von Hantelmann(Jasta 15 Fokker D.VII 465/18): At 11.30 one Spad near Le Chesne.  
7th victory(and last)of Kurt Ungewitter(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 12.07 one Sopwith Dolphin(C8165), W of Berlaimont.
12th victory(and last)of Erich Buder(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 15.30 one Airco D.H.9 over Blangries.
9th victory(and last)of Helmut Lange(Jasta 26 Fokker D.VII): At 10.15 one Bristol F.2b over Vieux Rengts.
31th and 32th victores(and last)of Hermann Frommherz(CO Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): Two Bristol F.2b. 
14th and 15th victories(and last)of Wilhelm Neuenhofen(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): Two EA.
6th victory(and last)of Willy Kahle(Jasta 27 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
3th victory of Hans Holthusen(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
3th victory of Sgt Brunnecker(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
2th victory of Vzfw Weibezahl(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
1th victory of Vzfw Kluth(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
1th victory of Uffz Plum(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One Sopwith Camel.
Uffz Paul Schönfelder(Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII, 1 victory)KIA over Oosterzeele. 
24th victory(and last)of Georg Meyer(CO Jasta 37 Fokker D.VII): One EA.
30th victory(and last)of Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40 Fokker D.VII): One Airco D.H.9 near Dutch border.
4th victory of Bernard Bartels(Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): One French balloon.
16th victory(and last)of Wilhelm Seitz(Jasta 68 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Dannevoux.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Sgt Albert Julien Beroule(Spa26 Spad XIII)KIA over Chesnes.
5th victory(and last)of Lucien Cayol(Spa65 Spad XIII): One EA over l’Aisne.
Adj Emile Picard(Spa94 Spad XIII)wounded in combat with one Fokker D.VII.
Capt Dupuy appointed as CO of Spa103 and GC12.
7th victory(and last)of James Connelly(Spa163 Spad XIII): At 12.15 one Fokker D.VII over Suzanne. 
 
By the RAF
 
10th victory(and last)of Stanley Wallage(22th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2454): At 14.15 one Pfalz D.XII, NW of Bavay. Observer was Capt Dennis Waight.
21th victory of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a F5642): At 10.45 one DFW C, E of Mont St.Auber.
23th and 24th victories(and last)of William Ernest Shields(41th Sqn S.E.5a C1912): At 11.20 one balloon, S of Gaillaix and at 11.25 a second over Pipaix, shared with Lt Malcolm MacLeod.
5th and 6th victories of Malcolm MacLeod(41th Sqn S.E.5a H683): By 11.25 one balloon over Pipaix, shared with Capt William Ernest Shields and a second over Baugnies.
11th victory(and last)of Leonard Payne(48th Sqn Bristol F.2b D6041): At 15.15 one Fokker D.VII over Lessines-Gramont. Observer was 2th Lt R.L.Ford.
14th victory of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a F5500): At 07.50 one Pfalz D.XII over Bavay. 
19th, 20th, 21th and 22th victories(and last)of Joseph White(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel H7007): By 08.50 four Fokker D.VII, SE of Ghent.
16th and 17th victories of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7189): At 08.50 one Fokker D.VII, SE of Ghent and at 08.55 a second over the same area.
9th victory(and last)of Kenneth Watson(70th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7183): At 11.45 one Fokker D.VII, SW of Renaix. Last victory in WWI of No.70 Squadron.
15th victory(and last)of Andrew Kiddie(74th Sqn S.E.5a): At 10.15 one Fokker D.VII over Cordes. 
17th victory of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3584): At 13.06 one Fokker D.VII, W of Renaix.  
17th victory(and last)of Ronald Bannerman(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin E4716): At 12.45 one type C over Baeggem.
20th victory(and last)of Kenneth Conn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2612): At 13.08 one Fokker D.VII over Foucaumont. Observer was 2th Lt C.W.Craig.
15th and 16th victories(and last)of Allan Hepburn(88th Sqn Bristol F.2b C821): By 13.00 two Pfalz D.III over Faucaumont and W of Mainvault-Faucaumont. Observer was 2th Lt Alexander Tranter.
16th victory(and last)of Oren Rose(92th Sqn S.E.5a C1142): At 10.45 one Fokker D.VII, W of Landrecies.
8th victory(and last)of Ernest Joy(205th Sqn Airco D.H.9a F1025): At 15.35 one Fokker D.VII over Mauberge. Observer was 2th Lt L.A.Drain.
16th victory(and last)of Robert Foster(209th Sqn Sopwith Camel C61): At 07.30 one Pfalz D.XII over Athies. Shared with E.W.Millis and E.K.Langton. 
 
By the AFC(Australian Flying Corps)
 
9th victory(and last)of Gregory Blaxland(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a F5457): At 12.45 one Fokker D.VII over Houtaing.
7th victory(and last)of Frank Alberry(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6995): At 13.10 one Fokker D.VII over Houtaing.
6th and 7th victory(and last)of Charles Stone(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D6919): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII over Renaix and at 13.10 a second over Houtaing.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of James Wellwood(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a F5511 and D6965): At 11.10 one Fokker D.VII over Tombelle and at 13.10 a second over Houtaing.
5th, 6th and 7th victories(and last)of Ernest Davies(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a E5765): At 08.10 one LVG C over Elleselles-Renaix, at by 13.00 two Fokker D.VII over Houtaing. 
5th victory(and last)of Eric Simonson(No.2 Sqn S.E.5a D1125): At 08.10 one Fokker D.VII over Tombelle.
25th and 26th victories(and last)of Elwyn King(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8050): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Buisseral and at 15.20 a second over the same place.
7th victory(and last)of George Jones(No.4 Sqn Sopwith Snipe E8052): At 13.15 one Fokker D.VII over Buissenel.
Capt Thomas Baker(No.4 Sqn, Sopwith Snipe, 12 victories)KIA near Buisseral.
 
By the USAAS
 
6th victory(and last)of Murray Guthrie(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 13.00 one Fokker D.VII over Fontaine. 
5th and 6th victories(and last)of Frank Hays(13th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 12.45 one Fokker D.VII over Fontaine and at 13.15 a second over the same sector. 
7th victory(and last)of Lansing Holden(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 16.12 one balloon over St.Jean de Buzy. 
6th victory of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.40 one balloon over Boinville. Shared with Lt A.J.Weatherhead.
6th and 7th victories(and last)of Gorman DeFreest Larner(103th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.20 one Fokker D.VII over Stenay, shared with Lt.H.Bartholf and at 15.25 a second over Stenay. 

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#696 Danelov

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 15:11

Nov 5, 1918
 
Western Front
Sambre: Pursuit after Battle of the Sambre begins: BEF Fourth, Third and First Armies engaged; Mormal Forest cleared. Canadian Corps and 3 British divisions with tanks force river Grand Honnelle(mainly just inside Belgium; until November 7). OHL orders general retirement into Antwerp-Meuse position(issued 04.00 hours). Foch given "supreme strategical direction of all forces operating against Germany on all fronts".
Aisne: French take Château-Porcien.
Meuse: General retreat of Germans from the Meuse to Conde on the Scheldt begins, French Centre Army Group joins in pursuit. Groener in Berlin informs German Cabinet "… one thing must not be allowed to happen. The American Army … must be prevented from advancing north of Verdun". MacArthur in command of 42nd "Rainbow" Division(until November 22)on advancing US I Corps flank after AEF link with Gouraud.
Sea War
Adriatic: Italians enter Pola.
Baltic: Captain Weniger and 2 other officers of battleship Koenig, shot dead while attempting to prevent hoisting of red flag on their ship(Kiel town cadet also killed by sailors on November 6). Kaiser’s brother Grand Admiral Prince Heinrich flees in a truck flying the red flag.
North Sea: British carrier Campania sunk in collision with battleship HMS Revenge, Firth of Forth.
Politics
Britain: Lloyd George announces Armistice conditions in Commons.
USA: Wilson tells Germany she must apply to Foch for terms. Government recognizes Rumanian Unity National Council(Britain on November 11, Italy on November 22).
Germany: Soviet Ambassador Yoffe expelled from Germany for subversion, but gives Independent Socialists 4 million roubles for propaganda on November 6.
 
By the Germans
 
12th victory(and last)of Richard Wenzl(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 10.10 one Airco D.H.4(32910)over Stenay, Malmy.
14th victory of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 10.35 one Spad over Sivry.
13th victory(and last)of Erich Rüdiger von Wedel(CO Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 10.35 one Spad.
8th victory(and last)of Wolfram von Richthofen(Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII): At 10.30 one Airco D.H.4, S of Montmedy. 
Ltn Fritz Leicht(Jasta 31 Fokker D.VII)KIA over Beney.
5th victory(and last)of Friedrich Hengst(CO Jasta 64 Fokker D.VII): One Bréguet 14 over Mesnil.
8th and 9th victory(and last)of Otto Fitzner(CO Jasta 65 Pfalz D.XII): At 12.20 one Airco D.H.4 over Beney and at 16.40 one balloon over Nonsard.
5th victory(and last)of Kurt Seit(Jasta 80 Fokker D.VII): At 16.00 one Bréguet 14 over Kambrich.
 
By the RAF
 
17th victory(and last)of John Pinder(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7244): At 15.50 one Rumpler C, N of Parroy.
14th victory(and last)of Sidney Cottle(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8327): At 12.00 one Rumpler C, E of Diaze. 
7th victory(and last)of James Dewhirst(45th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7204): At 15.50 one Fokker D.VII, N of Parroy.
 
By the USAAS
 
7th victory(and last)of Sumner Sewall(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 06.25 one balloon over Hannonville.
5th victory(and last)of Harold George(139th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.00 one Fokker D.VII over Brandeville. Shared with Lt T.Ash and J.J.Quinn. 
3th victory(and last)of Hobart Baker(141th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): One Rumpler C. Shared with Lts Cady, Shelby, Hamlin and Cappell. 141th Aero Sqn last victory.

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#697 Danelov

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:53

Nov 6, 1918
 
Western Front
Meuse: US 1st Division reaches Sedan. Traffic halted on key Mezieres­Montmedy railway; only line to Western Front still available south of Ardennes; 4 German armies are virtually cut off. Army Group Gallwitz ordered to retire to Antwerp-Meuse position. Groener warns Chancellor: "… even Monday will be too late(for an armistice), it must be Saturday at the latest".
Scheldt: Canadians enter Belgium, forcing Rivers Aunelle and Honelle north of Valenciennes­Mons road; they take 1,750 PoWs from 7 German divisions(November 1­8).
Sambre: British Third Army makes very limited advances owing to Seventeenth Army rearguards and repeated shelling of river crossings; added to heavy rain, bad roads and limited room for manoeuvre.
Oise­and Aisne: French recapture Vervins and Rethel.
Lorraine: Foch decides to attack as soon as possible and assigns troops from US Second Army.
Eastern Front
USSR: Lenin tells 6th Soviet Congress "Germany has caught fire, and Austria is burning out of control."
Caspian: 5 Royal Navy ships reach Petrovsk(Northern Caucasus)to fetch Bicherakov.
Middle East
Syria: French High Commissioner in Syria and Armenia, Picot, lands at Beirut.
Georgia: 15th Bavarian Jaegers begin 4-month march home via Ukraine.
Politics
Serbia: King Peter re-enters Belgrade.
Rumania: Marghiloman Government resigns at Jassy, General Coanda succeeds.
Home Fronts
Austria: Emperor formally demobilize armed forces.
Britain: Lloyd George lunches and dines ministers; they agree to call General Election.
Germany: A dozen sailors persuade all 12,000 workers at Hamburg’s Blohm & Voss shipyard to down tools.
 
By the Germans
 
Several combats between Fokker D.VIIs of JG 1, JG 11 and American and French Spad XIIIs. JG 1 claims 3 Spad XIII(last victories of JG 1).
30th victory(and last)of Ulrich Neckel(Jasta 6 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad XIII(7528)over Fôret de Woëvre.
15th victory(and last)of Alois Heldmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad, NE of Sivry.
10th victory(and last)of Justus Grassmann(Jasta 10 Fokker D.VII): At 11.30 one Spad, NE of Sivry. 
4th victory(and last)of Richard Schneider(Jasta 19 Fokker D.VII): One 95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII near Argonne. Pilot William Vail was wounded. 
10th and 11th victories(and last)of Hans Nülle(Jasta 39 Fokker D.VII): By 15.00 one Airco D.H.9(C3040)over Ibingen, St.Georg and a second(D1050)over Bühl.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
7th victory(and last)of Fernand Jacquet(Groupe de Chasse Spad): At 09.00 one type C, E of Ghent.
 
By the RAF
 
5th victory(and last)of Charles Blizard(104th Sqn Airco D.H.9 D847): At 14.00 one Fokker D.VII over Buhl airfield. Pilot was 2th Lt P.Hopkins.
 
By the USAAS
 
8th victory(and last)of Martinus Stenseth(28th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 10.55 one two-seater over Foret de Woëvre. Shared with Brown and McClung.
103th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)deployed at Foucaucourt Aerodrome.

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#698 Danelov

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:53

Nov 7, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Germans radio Foch with names of armistice envoys,(leave Spa at noon)he stipulates they must come to Forest of Compiegne. Haig orders that on November 8th "The Fourth, Third and First Armies should continue their present operations … reaching the line Avesnes-Maubeuge-Mons(Avesnes road). Advanced guards and mounted troops should then be pushed forward beyond … to keep touch with the enemy … the Fifth and Second Armies … with the Flanders Group of Armies should on the 11th November … force a passage of the Scheldt and then drive the enemy back over the river Dendre."
Record of 190,564 US soldiers in 23 hospitals and 21 hospital trains. French Army has 185 hospital trains(8 in 1914).
Sambre: British advance 5 miles through Avesnes and Bavai to Haumont, 3 miles west of Maubeuge.
Scheldt: German artillery "hate shoot" on Oudenarde, heavy civilian casualties. At 19.15 hours Petain cables: "Reserve Army Group is to support the British right wing, making its principal effort by the Chimay gap(before Givet on Meuse); Centre Army Group is to secure Mezieres, Charleville and Sedan and establish bridgehead on the Meuse".
Meuse and Argonne: US 29th Division and French 10th Colonial Division meet on Borne de Cornoiuller(15,000 US casualties since Septembet 26)above Meuse after fighting since November 3. US Third Army formed.
Southern Fronts
Serbia: Franchet d’Esperey and Serb Crown Prince enter Belgrade under triumphal arches and meet Karolyi’s Hungarian delegation which left Budapest on November 5, hand them the armistice terms.
Austria: Austrians inform Italians that elements of II Bavarian Corps approaching Brenner Pass.
Middle East
Allenby makes Anglo-French declaration of Eastern Peoples’ liberation from Turk oppression.
Syria: Yilderim and Seventh Army HQs closed, Kemal recalled to Constantinople, Nihad Pasha in command of Second Army takes over.
Sea War
North Sea: Harwich Force sorties(until November 8)but cannot prevent some German steamers interning themselves in Holland by sailing in Dutch territorial waters. First Sea Lord Admiral Sir R Wemyss made British Naval Representative for Armistice talks. Beatty writes "The Fleet, my Fleet, is broken­hearted(at being denied battle), but are still wonderful, the most wonderful thing in creation."
Politics
Germany: Bavaria declared republic by Prussian Jew Kurt Eisner at Munich as King Ludwig III flees into Austria(formally deposed November 8, "abdicates" November 16).
Switzerland: Yugoslav Conference at Geneva decides on joint government.
Home Fronts
Germany: Majority Socialists demand Kaiser and Prime Minister’s abdication by noon November 8, resign from Reichstag and call General Strike for November 8. Demobilization Office set up. General Linsingen in command of Brandenburg forbids Soviets. Sailors seize Cologne despite 45,000 strong garrison.
USA: False armistice celebrated in New York due to erroneous UP dispatch.
Britain: Labour Ministry forms Civil Demobiliza­tion and Resettlement Department. Churchill announces munitions "carry on at reduced speed"(not less than halftime on November 9, in force November 11).
Alsace: Pro-French demo at Strasbourg.
 
By the USAAS
 
13th Aero Sqn(Spad XIII)move to Souilly aerodrome.

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#699 Danelov

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 13:28

Nov 8, 1918
 
Western Front
France: German Armistice delegation led by Erzberger sees Foch at 09.00 hours, refer terms to Berlin 13.00 hours. German senior commanders warn imperial chancellor that army cannot be relied on, of ordered, to suppress uprisings at home.
Germans retire from Hermann position(Oudenarde-Tournai-Conde). BEF begins advance to Armistice Line(18,000 PoWs taken since November 1). US Second and First Armies and 4 French Armies begin final advance.
Sambre: British 32nd Division(Fourth Army)captures Avesnes.
Scheldt: Germans begin withdrawing opposite BEF Fifth Army at 02.00 hours. British patrols soon discover abandoned German bridgehead west of Antoing-Tournai, British quickly reach western bank from Bruyelle to Froyennes and cross river.
Eastern Front
Poland: Leaders tells Austria they has assumed sovereignty over Galicia.
Politics
France: German Armistice delegates reach Foch’s Headquarter.
Germany: Prince Max’s proclamation to Germans abroad. King of Wuerttemberg and Duke of Brunswick abdicate. Pilsudski released from Magdeburg fortress to Berlin, arrives Warsaw on November 10.
USA: Wilson cables congratulations to new governments at Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
Britain: Blockade Minister warns enemy ships’ transfer will not be recognized.
Home Fronte
Germany: Revolutionaries seize 11 major cities. Munich crowd demand Kaiser’s abdication. Troops occupy Berlin essential services. Bavarian battalions reach Brenner Pass to guard it vs Allies but go home on November 10. Belgian Brussels Burgomaster Adolphe Max escapes from Goslar.
Austria: War Minister and Emperor order that new loyalty oath replaces imperial one.
Britain: Final wartime import restrictions(first relaxation on November 14).
 
By the Germans
 
Jasta 36(Pfalz D.XII)retreated to Lierme. Because the poor weather the Pfalz could not be flown out and so were all burned.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Ltt Roger Labauve appointed as CO of Spa49.
Adj Georges Halberger(Spa153 Spad XIII S5004)WIA and emergency landing near Mazerny.
Cpl Justrabot(Spa153 Spad XIII S15410)land in enemy lines and rejoin friend positions next day.  
 
By the USAAS
 
5th victory(and last)of James Knowles(95th Aero Sqn Spad XIII): At 15.37 one Fokker D.VII over Stenay. 

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#700 Danelov

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 13:28

Nov 9, 1918
 
Western Front
Germany: Abdication of the Kaiser Wilhelm II. following a final showdown with Hindenburg and Groener at OHL Spa(after 39 division, brigade and regiment commanders give Army’s opinion). Hindenburg offers to resign rather than say that situation both at the front and at home is hopeless. Groener boldly states "The Army will march back home under its own generals in good order but not under the leadership of Your Majesty"’. Kaiser retorts "I require that statement in writing, I want all the commanding generals to state … that the Army no longer stands behind its Supreme Commander. Has it not taken an oath on the colours?" Groener replies that in this situation oaths lose their meaning.
Scheldt: Germans in general retreat on British Second Army front; British take Tournai.
Sambre: Guards Division battalion(Third Army)occupies Maubeuge. BEF Fourth Army organizes Maj­or-General Bethell’s mobile force(including 5th Cavalry Brigade and 5 armoured cars)to pursue Germans across Belgian frontier east of Avesnes(until November 11).
Aisne: French capture Hirson rail junction.
Eastern Front
Poland: Government formed at Lublin.
Urals: Czechs at Ekaterinburg proclaim national independence. Kolchak visits and presents new colours to 4 Czech regiments on November 10.
Africa
Rhodesia: Captain Spangenberg’s 3 coys take Kasama(100 miles southwest of Abercorn), a little ammo and 20 Boer wagons. 1/4th KAR(Major Hawkins and 750 all ranks)fords river Chambezi guided by Rhodesian settler.
Sea War
Germany: Kaiser tells Scheer(at Spa)"I no longer have a Navy’. Hipper’s flagship hoists red flag and he goes ashore.
Eastern Atlantic: Last U-boot sunk: U-34(sinker of 121 ships of 262,886t since 1915)sunk off Gibraltar by British ex-Q-ship Privet and minelayers. British battleship Britannia sunk(40 men lost to toxic smoke)by coastal submarine UB-50(Kukat)off Cape Trafalgar, but stays afloat for 3 1/2 hours.
North Sea: Grand Fleet heavily afflicted by flu, 2 captains die. U-boot Commander Michelsen orders last c.20 loyal U-boots and small craft to home ports.
Politics
Germany: Revolution in Berlin as Scheidemann proclaims German Republic from Reichstag, Prince Max becomes Regent(having announced Kaiser’s abdication)and Ebert becomes Chancellor. General Groener tells Kaiser at Spa Army will not follow him("Treason, gentlemen, barefaced treason!"). Saxony declared a Republic. Eisner Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Bavaria.
Britain: Lloyd George in Guildhall speech says Germany’s choice immediate surrender or worse fate.
USA: Wilson directs Hoover to Europe(in London November 23)for food relief.
Home Fronts
Germany: Berlin revolution. Prince Max hands Chancellorship to Ebert. Liebknecht Sparticists seize Old Palace and hang red flag. Republic of Hesse declared. Krupp Works at Essen close; Gustav Krupp decides to keep pre-war workers(November 10)and sends 70,000(including over 30,000 Poles)home with 2 weeks pay and rail tickets(until November 18).
France: War poet Guillaume Apollinaire died from flu after March 1916 headwound(age 38).
Austria: Emperor to his advisers "I will not abdicate and I will not flee the country".
Britain: Lloyd George on Kaiser’s abdication "Was there ever a more dramatic judgment?"
Italy: Prime Minister Orlando Rome speech claims "it is a Roman victory".
 
By the Germans
 
Karl Thom(Jasta 21 Fokker D.VII)badly injured in a crash landing.
11th victory(and last)of Rudolf Stark(CO Jasta 35 Pfalz D.XII): At 14.55 one S.E.5a(E5795), E of Bavai Wood.
Ltn Carl Degelow(CO Jasta 40)awarded with the Pour le Mérite Degelow was the last pilot and final German serviceman to be awarded with the Blue Max.
5th victory(and last)of Bernard Bartels(Jasta 44 Fokker D.VII): One balloon over Salon-le-Château.
 
By the Aviation Militaire
 
Cpl Léon Lalouette(Spa38 Spad XIII)KIA near Sorbon, NW of Rethel. 
 
By the RAF
 
18th and 19th victories of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a F5543): At 10.25 one Fokker D.VII over Laerne, shared with Lt H.Holroyde and at 10.20 a second over the same area.
7th victory(and last)of Malcolm MacLeod(41th Sqn S.E.5a H683): At 09.00 one Fokker D.VII over Renaix.
9th victory(and last)of Reginal Maxwell(54th Sqn Sopwith Camel C8836): At 14.35 one Albatros C over Croisette.
15th victory(and last)of Charles Cudemore(64th Sqn S.E.5a F5500): At 15.15 one Fokker D.VII over Givry. 
18th victory(and last)of Maurice Newnham(65th Sqn Sopwith Camel E7279): At 13.45 one ballon, NE of Gontrode.
6th victory(and last)of Ronald Sykes(201th Sqn Sopwith Camel F5941): At 14.45 one Fokker D.VII over Bois de Princemaille.
17th victory of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9648): At 15.15 one Fokker D.VII, 10 mi SE of Ghent.
9th victory(and last)of Charles Sims(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D7272): At 10.25 one balloon, 5mi NW of Ghent. 

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#701 Danelov

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Nov 10, 1918
 
Western Fronts
Germany: Chancellor radios Armistice delegation after 18.00 hours to sign.
Flanders: Belgian reoccupy Ghent.
Sambre: Canadian 3rd Division enters Mons(264 Canadian casualties)overcoming diehard MG squads; town cleared of German 62nd Regiment(12th Division) by dawn November 11.
Meuse: Gouraud’s right wing(French Fourth Army)reaches Mezieres; Germans abandon gun parks, huge store dumps and rolling stock. US First Army assault crosses Meuse.
Moselle: US Second Army(Bullard), including 92nd Division(Negros; 1,000 casualties), attacks towards Briey Basin(blast furnaces and iron ore workings).
Lorraine: Mangin gives Legion RMLE its 9th, final and record citation in Army Orders, unit in sight of Metz on November 11.
Southern Fronts
Balkans: Allies cross Danube: 2 French battalions at Ruschuk into Rumania(also at Sistova and Nikopol on November 11), Serb First Army crosses unopposed around Belgrade into Hungary.
Alps: Some German troops cross Austrian frontier into North Tyrol but soon dissolve into desertion and Italians occupy Brenner Pass where Commander of 4th Bavarian Division says he will retire to Germany on November 11.
Middle East
Turkey: Sultan appoints Tewfik Pasha(ex-London Ambassador)to form pro-Allied government(Assembly approves on November 18).
Mesopotamia: Turks evacuate Mosul for Nisibis.
Sea War
North Sea: Paddle minesweeper HMS Ascot(53 crew lost)sunk by coastal submarine UB-67 off Northeast England.
Britain: Naval staff discuss desirability of abolishing the submarine.
Western Mediterranean: Newly arrived Brazilian Squadron fires in error on US submarine chasers during anti-submarine operation.
Air War
Germany: 11 Airco D.H.4s(1 lost)of No.55 Squadron bomb railways at Ehrang. Low cloud, mist and heavy anti-aircraft fire prevent them reaching Cologne; 5 killed, 7 injured in central Metz by Handley Page bomber(night November 10-11).
Politics
Germany: Kaiser crosses into Holland at Eysdin at about 07.00 hours with 70 staff in 11 cars, waits for and reboards imperial train for journey through Liege(Crown Prince follows him on November 12 with 4 staff).
Rumania: King announces nation has resumed war on Allied side(General Berthelot crosses Danube in Wallachia).
Czechoslovakia: Masaryk elected President in Geneva. 2 Hungarian divisions drive 1,100 Czechoslovaks from Slovakia.
Britain: Mannerheim arrives from Finland at Aberdeen.
Occupied territories
Belgium: German soldiers hoist red flag in Brussels.
 
By the Germans
 
21th victory(and last)of Friedrich Altemeir(Jasta 24 Fokker D.VII): At 10.50 one R.E.8(C2691)near Solre.
4th victory of Hans Holthusen(CO Jasta 29 Fokker D.VII): One S.E.5a.
19th victory(and last)of Hans von Freden(CO Jasta 50 Fokker D.VII): One Bristol F.2b(F4421)over Froid Chapelle. 
 
By the RAF
 
11th victory(and last)of Geoffrey Hooper(20th Sqn Bristol F.2b E2407): At 08.30 one Fokker D.VII over Charleroi. Observer was Lt M.A.McKenzie.
22th victory(and last)of Thomas Harrison(29th Sqn S.E.5a C9071): At 13.45 one Fokker D.VII over Moorleghen 
20th victory(and last)of Charles Ross(29th Sqn S.E.5a C8904): At 13.45 one Fokker D.VII, N of Elene. 
10th victory(and last)of Frank Taylor(41th Sqn S.E.5a F855): At 10.00 one Fokker D.VII SE of Faynolle.
18th,19th and 20th victories(and last)of Francis Gillet(79th Sqn Sopwith Dolphin C3584): At 06.30 one Fokker D.VII, N of Pelceghem and by 06.35 two more, NW of Besseghem.
5th victory(and last)of Charles Pickthorn(84th Sqn S.E.5a F904): At 10.00 one Fokker D.VII, E of Mutagne.
11th and 12th victories(and last)of William Jenkins(210th Sqn Sopwith Camel D8219): At 08.40 one DFW C over Merbes le Château and at 13.15 one Fokker D.VII, E of Binche.
18th victory(and last)of George MacKay(213th Sqn Sopwith Camel D9648): At 10.40 one LVG C, 7 mi SE of Ghent. Shared with Lt A.B.Rosevear, Lt A.F.Chick and Lt H.H.Gilbert.

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#702 Danelov

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 14:07

Nov 11, 1918
 
Western Front
France: Armistice signed in Foch’s wagon lit at Rethondes, Compiegne Forest at 0505 hours, comes into force 11.00 hours and fighting ceases all along front.
Allied line from Selzaete and Ghent to Thann and Swiss border: BEF stands on 55-mile line; Franco-Belgian frontier east of Avesnes-Jeumont-Givry, 4 miles east of Mons(captured by 3rd Canadian Division and 5th Lancers), Chievres 4 miles east of Ath­-Lessines (captured at 1055 hours with 150 PoWs), Grammont. Since July 18 Allied Armies have taken 385,500 PoWs and 6,615 guns(BEF share totals 188,700 PoWs and 2,840 guns). Petain weeps in frustration that Armistice has denied "decisive" victory, but at 20.00 hours writes GHQ order "Closed due to victory".
Meuse: Vanguards of US Second Army and 3 French corps are within 6 miles of Montmedy. AEF strength 1,981,701 men (1,078,222 combat troops).
Eastern Front
Germany: Germans have 26 divisions from Finland to Georgia, Austrians have 7 divisions in Ukraine.
Britain: Government recognizes Latvia.
Poland: Directorate formed at Warsaw, deposes Regency Council.
Lithuania: Hoffmann diary(Kovno) "A Soldiers’ Council has been formed here also."
Northern Russia: Archangel Allies(53 casualties)at Kurgomin-Tulgas(river Dvina)repulse 1,000 Reds(over 600 casualties)and gunboats.
Southern Fronts
Balkans: 80,000 Germans(53 battalions or 6 divisions)with 338 guns on Southeastern(Danube)front. British effective other ranks strength 103,996(November 1 ration strength 158,707).
Sea War
North Sea: Armistice terms stipulate delivery of 11 German battleships, 5 battlecruisers, 8 cruisers, 50 destroyers(all modern warships)and all U-boots to internment. Germany to retain only 6 battleships, 6 cruisers and 24 destroyers(all oldest classes). Record 20 Q-ships under SNO Scotland. Germany has 171 U­boots plus 149 building.
Naval Council of 21 in command at Wilhemshaven.
Britain: Light cruiser Carlisle completed by Fairfield Yard, joins Harwich Force.
Air War
Western Front: French Breguet 14(Minier)carries German plenipotentiary Major Geyer from Tergnier to German GHQ at Spa with Armistice terms. They include immediate demobilization of Germany Army Air Service and surrender of 2,000 fighters and bombers(eventually reduced to 1,700). Special importance is attached to confiscation of all Fokker D.VII fighters and Zeppelins. 2,713 planes handed over by January 16, 1919.
RAF now has 22,647 aircraft(including trainers; 1,576 serviceable out of 1,789 on Western Front)with 291,170 personnel(54,075 in France). French first line strength 4,511 aircraft and 61,000 men in 80 fighter, 32 bomber and 146 reconnaissance squadrons; German 2,390(2,709 establishment including 1,134-1,296 fighters and 168 bombers in 284 flying units with c.4,500 airmen. Since May 16, French 1st Air Division(600 aircraft)alone has claimed 637 German aircraft and 125 balloons, dropping 1,360t of bombs.
Politics
France: Armistice signed at 05.05 hours. Hostilities end 11.00 hours. Germans to evacuate France and Low Countries in 14 days. New German Foreign Minister Dr Solf appeals for lighter terms and immediate talks(November 12).
Austria: Emperor Charles renounces rule(and as King of Hungary on November 13). Prime Minister Lammasch and last Imperial Cabinet resign.
USA: Wilson Washington speech says Allies will feed Central Europe.
Neutrals
Switzerland: Bolshevik Mission expelled.
Holland: Kaiser given refuge at Count Bentinck’s Amerongen moated house near Utrecht.
Occupied territories
Belgium: First German Army Soviet at Malines.
Home fronts 
USA: AP flash brings armistice news at 0300 hours. Wilson reads terms to joint session of Congress. Greatest nationwide celebration ever known.
Britain: King’s message to Empire. Joyous pandemonium in London and elsewhere from 1100 hours. CIGS Wilson records No 10 dinner "Lloyd George wants to shoot the Kaiser. Winston does not …" War Risks Insurance reduced 50% since November 1.
Austria: Emperor accepts his last Prime Minister’s resignation. Imperial family leave Schoenbrunn for Eckartsau, 37 1/2 miles northeast of Vienna.
Germany­: Berlin workers delegates appoint council of Six Peoples Commissars(non-Bolshevik).
France: From 11.00 hours church bells salute the Armistice, Paris anti-aircraft guns fire 1,200 shots.
 
By the Germans
 
By 11.00 hours word of the signing of the Armistice brought end to hostilities right across the front. 
1069 Fokker D.VII in service at the front. 78 Jagdstaffeln were equiped, strenght was from 6 to 12 aircrafts by each unit.(Total production was 2768 Fokker D.VII delivered). 
 
By the USAAS
 
Total deliveries to the USA were 893 Spad XIII(from a total of 8472 produced).

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#703 Danelov

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 14:08

And with this last entry for Nov 11, 1918 end my contribution for this post. Was a long way from Apr 29, 1917(2017). Thanks for reading. 


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#704 Canvas

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 14:21

Thank you for all your effort and consistency in making these posts. It's really appreciated!  :icon_e_salute:


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#705 xvii-Dietrich

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 14:53

Thank you @Danelov


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#706 Hans140

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 15:16

Thank you for your daily work on these reports. Much appreciated!


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#707 Arty_Effem

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 15:30

Nov 11, 1918.

 

Shocked and incensed by the news of Germany's defeat, a lance corporal in the German messenger corps resolves that Germany will be avenged at all costs, thereby assuring at least one alternative war theatre to be modelled by future computer game developers.


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#708 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 20:43

Brilliant effort Danelov, Cheers S!


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#709 FourSpeed

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:24

Kudos to Danelov for his excellent contributions to this thread.

 

While several of us chimed in with various pilots/contributions, his continual additions here helped bring a large part of the air war (and other war efforts) into focus for us all...

 

Excellent Work!

 

Cheers,

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#710 Odovacer

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 16:26

Thanks Danelov for all your efforts. Very well done indeed and much appreciated.


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#711 Panthercules

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 00:34

Monumental task Danelov - well performed  :icon_e_salute:

 

Have really enjoyed all your contributions - almost sorry to see the war end  :icon_e_smile:


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#712 LennieL

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 16:24

Eddie Rickenbacker (in his book "Rickenbacker"), concerning events of 11/11/1918:

"Orders came down that all pilots should stay on the ground.  It was a muggy, foggy day.  About 10:00 I sauntered out to the hanger and casually told my mechanics to take the plane out on the line and warm it up to test the engines.  Without announcing my plans to anyone, I climbed into the plane and took off.  Under the low ceiling I hedgehopped towards the front.  I arrived over Verdun at 10:45 and proceeded on toward Conflans, flying over no-mans-land.  I was at less than 500 feet.  I could see both Germans and Americans crouching in their trenches, peering over with every intention of killing any man who revealed himself on the other side.  From time to time on the German side I saw a burst of flame, and I knew that they were firing at me.  Back at the field later I found bullet holes in my ship.

 

I glanced at my watch.  One minute to 11:00, thirty seconds, fifteen.  And then it was 11:00 A.M., the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  I was the only audience for the greatest show ever presented.  On both sides of no-mans-land, the trenches erupted.  Brown-uniformed men poured out of the American trenches, gray-green uniforms out of the German.  From my observer's seat overhead, I watched them throw their helmets in the air, discard their guns, wave their hands.  Then all up and down the front, the two groups of men began edging toward each other across no-mans-land.  Seconds before they had been willing to shoot each other; now they came forward.  Hesitantly at first, then more quickly, each group approached the other.

 

Suddenly gray uniforms mixed with brown.  I could see them hugging each other, dancing, jumping.  Americans were passing out cigarettes and chocolate.  I flew up to the French sector.  There it was even more incredible.  After four years of slaughter and hatred, they were not only hugging each other but kissing each other on both cheeks as well.

 

Star shells, rockets and flares began to go up, and I turned my ship toward the field.  The war was over."

 

I recreated this flight seven hours earlier my time so as to be the correct time of the event.  Later today I will try to add a screen capture of the flight as a reply to this post.


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#713 LennieL

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 23:47

Here is the screen shot I took, exactly 100 years after the event. 

 

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