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Bombs on La Brayelle

Event ID: 233

05 April 1917

50.367639, 3.03435
Near Douai
La Brayelle

Source ID: 61

Inside the victories of Manfred von richthofen - Volume 1, James F. Miller, Aeronaut Books, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-935881-42-1

La Brayelle was attacked on the night of 7/8 April by No. 100 Sqn F.E.2s.

Royal Flying Corps Communiqué No.83:

On the first raid, one phosphorus and forty-five 20-lb. bombs were dropped. Three hangars (sic) were destroyed and buildings near the aerodrome were hit.

On the second raid, which took place about 2.40AM, a fourth hangar was destroyed. The bombs were dropped from an average height of 600 feet.

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