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Victory 32

Event ID: 179

02 April 1917

50.34799222106521, 2.82653662595119

Source ID: 13

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

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 0835 hrs, Farbus village. BE two-seater No. 5841, motor: PD 1345/80. Occupants: both killed. Name of one – Lieutenant Powell. The second occupant had no documents or identification. I attacked an enemy artillery flyer. After a long fight I managed to force adversary nearly to the ground, but without putting him out of action. The strong and gusty wind had driven the enemy plane over our lines. My adversary tried to escape by jumping over trees and other objects. Then I forced him to land in the village of Farbus where the machine was smashed against a house. The observer kept shooting until the machine hit the ground. Weather: wind, rain and low clouds. Lothar: “It was a sad sight which we saw. Half of the machine was haging from a roof, the other half was on the ground. After inspecting the remnants, we went home. The soldiers around the place had in the meantime recognised my brother and cheered us madly.”

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