14 February 1917
Source ID: 29
He said in his report that the pilot had been killed in the air and the observer seriously wounded when the B.E.2 crashed into German trenches. The opposite was true. Second Lieutenant H. A. Croft, the observer, was probably killed instantly. But the pilot, Lieutenant C. D. Bennett, fractured the base of his skull in the crash, erasing all memory of his encounter with Richthofen. He eventually became a London businessman, but forever lost the events of February 14, 1917.