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Victory 27

Event ID: 169

17 March 1917

50.347546393651186, 2.894814943448958

Source ID: 13

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

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 1130 hrs, Oppy, Vickers two-seater No. A3439. Motor No. 854. Machine guns: 19633 and 19901. About 1130 I attacked with nine of my machines, an enemy squadron of 15 aircraft. During the fight I managed to force a Vickers two-seater aside, which I then, after 800 shots, brought down. In my machine gun fire the plane lost its open-work fuselage. The occupants were killed and were taken for burial by the local commander at Oppy. Weather: fine all day; ground mist early morning.

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