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Victory 12

Event ID: 147

11 December 1916

50.246000022052705, 2.789244703041792
above Mercatel

Source ID: 13

Under the guns of the Red Baron, Norman Franks, Hal Giblin and Nigel McCrery

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 1155 hrs, above Mercatel, near Arras. Vickers one-seater, No. 5986. Rotary Motor 30372. Occupant: made prisoner, wounded, Lieutenant Hund. About 1145 I attacked with Leutnant Wortmann, at 2.800 metres altitude, and south of Arras, enemy one-seater Vickers squadron of eight machines. I singled out one machine and after a short curve fight I ruined the adversory’s motor and forced him to land behind our lines near Mercatel. Occupant not seriously wounded. Weather: fine morning with some mist; rain later.

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