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Victory 28

Event ID: 170

17 March 1917

50.36902683761013, 2.79950140530939
West of Vimy

Source ID: 13

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

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 1700 hrs, above trenches west of Vimy. BE two-seater. No details, as plane landed between the lines. I had spotted an enemy infantry flyer. Several attacks directed from above produced no results, especially as my adversary did not accept a fight and was protected from above by other machines. Therefore, I went down to 700 metres and attacked my adversary, who was flying at 900 metres, from below. After a short fight my opponent’s plane lost both wings and fell. The machine crashed into no-man’s land and was fired at by our infantry. Weather: fine all day; ground mist early morning.

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