01 February 1917
Source ID: 13
Combat Report: 1600 hrs. BE two-seater No. 6742. Over trenches, one kilometer south-west of Thelus. Occupants: Lieutenant Murray – Lieut McBar, both wounded and died 2 Feb. About 1600 I spotted, flying with Leutnant Allmenröder, at 1.800 metres altitude, an artillery flyer. I managed to approach him within 50 yards apparently unnoticed, with my Halberstadt machine. From this distance, up to only the length of a plane, I fired 150 shots. The enemy plane then went down in large, uncontrolled right-hand curves, pursued by Allmenröder and myself. The plane crashed into the barbed wire of our front lines. The occupants were both wounded and were made prisoners by the infantry. It is impossible to remove the plane. Weather: overcast morning, but fine for the remainder of the day.