02 April 1917
Source ID: 13
Combat Report: 1115 hrs Givenchy. Sopwith two-seater A2401. Motor: Clerget Blin without number, Type 2. Occupants: Sergeant Dunn and Lieutenant Warrens. Together with Leutnants Voss and Lothar von Richthofen, I attacked an enemy squadron of eight Sopwiths above the closed cloud cover on the enemy’s side. The plane I had singled out was driven away from its squad and gradually came over to our side. The enemy plane tried to escape and hide in the clouds after I had holed its benzine tank. Below the clouds I immediately attacked him again, thereby forcing him to land 300 metres east of Givenchy. But as yet my adversary would not surrender and even as his machine was on the ground, he kept shooting at me, thereby hitting my machine very severely at an altitude of five metres. I once more attacked him, while on the ground, and killed one of the occupants. Weather: wind, rain, snow flurries and low clouds.