By Jack Sheldon
The most recent quantity within the Airfields and Airmen sequence covers the Arras sector. It incorporates a stopover at to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the 1st British fliers killed in motion. there's a stopover at to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed whereas flying with 32 Squadron. The German part is definitely lined with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes. This good researched e-book relives the lethal thrills of warfare within the air over the battlefields of the Western entrance.
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1 Squadron RFC and the pilot, Second Lieutenant Hugh Welch, was killed. While landing near to his victory Bethge turned his Albatros on its nose. His score gradually mounted and on 17 August he claimed two Sopwith Camels of 8 Naval Squadron that had collided. By March 1918 he had been awarded the Iron Cross First Class and the Knight’s Cross of the Hohenzollern House Order. Following his 20th victory on 10 March he was nominated for the Pour le Mérite. Unfortunately, it was not approved as he was killed in action on 17 March 1918, probably during an encounter with DH4s of 57 Squadron.
The first streak of dawn was lighting the horizon. The birds wakening with the dawn were singing their chorus with crisp vigour. Mannock drew his companion’s attention to a particular blackbird which appeared to be leading the others.
Indra Lal Roy, the only Indian ace of the First World War. After a direct plea to Brigadier-General Sefton Brancker, the Director of Air Organisation, Laddie joined the flying service at South Farnborough on 4 April 1917. Part of his flying training was conducted at Vendome in France, and then on 27 October of that year he joined 56 Squadron. In December he crashed his SE5 and was hospitalised, following which he returned to England. He attended the Armament School at Uxbridge and in April 1918 was graded as a technical lieutenant.
Airfields & Airmen Arras (Battleground Europe) by Jack Sheldon