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Victory 54?

Event ID: 218

23 June 1917

50.869532751538074, 2.874498885085415
North of Ieper

Source ID: 13

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

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 2130 hrs, north of Ypres. Spad one-seater. I attacked, together with several of my gentlemen, an enemy one-seater squadron on the enemy’s side. During the fight I fired at a Spad some 300 shots from shortest distance. My adversary did not start to curve and did nothing to evade my fire. At first the plane began to smoke, then fell, turning and turning to the ground, two kilometres north of Ypres, without having been caught. Weather: cloudy, with bright intervals: visibility very good at times.

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  1. source: Inside the victories of Manfred von richthofen – Volume 1, James F. Miller, Aeronaut Books, 2016

    The exact manner of Farquhar’s downing is unclear. His Spad suffered engine and radiator damage, yet not enough for a damage report, and it is unknown if he force landed or was able to reach his base at La Lovie.

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