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Victory 53

Event ID: 217

18 June 1917

50.89667710469896, 2.8836039410008443
Hof Struywe, Square V.42

Source ID: 13

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

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 1315 hrs. Hof Struywe, Square V.42., this side of the line. RE2 (burnt). Accompanied by my Staffel, I attacked at 2.500 metres north of Ypres, on this side of the line, an English artillery RE. I fired from shortest distance some 200 shots, whereafter I zoomed over the enemy plane. In this moment I noticed that both pilot and observer were lying dead in their machine. The plane continued without falling, in uncontrolled curves to the ground. Driven by the wind, it fell into Struywe’s farm where it began to burn after hitting the ground. Weather: fine in the morning, but heavy storm in the afternoon.

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