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Old 08-14-2018, 01:05 PM   #3196
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14th August 1918

Western Front

German retreat from River Ancre begins; evacuation of Beaumont-Hamel, Serre, Puisieux, Bucquoy.

North of Oise French capture Ribecourt.

Lys salient British establish posts south and east of Vieux Berquin (60 miles east-south-east of Hazelbrouck).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Portuguese East Africa: Germans 60 miles inland from coast at Angoche (seaport 100 miles south-west of Mozambique).

Aviation

French flying ace René Fonck shot down three German aircraft in ten seconds in a head-on attack, with all three crashing within 100 meters (328 feet) of one another near Roye, Somme, France.


Ship Losses:

Dorothy B. Barrett (United States) The five-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km) off the North East End Lightship ( United States Navy) (38°54′N 74°34′W) by SM U-117 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
SM UB-57 (Kaiserliche Marine) The Type UB III submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Belgian coast and sank with the loss of all 34 crew.
SM UB-103 (Kaiserliche Marine) The Type UB III submarine departed Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium on patrol. She subsequently struck a mine and sank with the loss of all 37 crew.
Wallsend (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south east of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire by SM UB-104 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
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August 14, 1918


Air War:

0600 Two English RAF Camel pilots share a victory over a DFW C.V:
Rupert Gifford, victory number 3.
Edwaard Johnstone, victory number 17.

1010 Two RAF SE.5a pilots share a victory over a Halberstadt two-seater:
Ernest Hoy, Canada, D6947, victory number 2.
Christoffel Venter, South Africa, D6965, victory number 16.

1015 French ace Henri Hay de Slade, with Spa 159, shoots down an "Enemy Aircraft" for victory number 12.

1110 French ace René Fonck, in a SPAD XIII, shoots down a German two-seater for victory number 58.

1120 René Fonck scores his second and third kills of the day, shooting down two more two-seaters for nictories number 59 and 60. The legend of "Three in ten seconds" is probably just that, but whatever the case he did bring down three enemy planes in very short order.

1200 German ace Hermann Becker, flying with Jasta 12, shoots down an SE.5a for victory number 13.

1205 German ace Ulrich Neckel, with Jasta 19, shoots down SE.5a C1888 for victory number 23. Lt H.A. O'Shea, 92 Sqdn RAF, is taken prisoner.

1215 German ace Johannes Klein, with Jasta 15, shoots down a Bréguet 14 for victory number 14.

1840 German ace Franz Büchner, with Jasta 13, shoots down a Sopwith Camel for victory number 17.

1900 German ace Ernst Udet, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down Bristol F.2b C852 for victory number 54. Lt A.R. Stedman and 2nd Lt G.R. Howard, 88 Sqdn RAF, are both taken prisoner.

German ace Otto Könnecke, flying with Jasta 5, shoots down a Bristol F.2b for victory number 30.

German ace Bruno Loerzer, in a Fokker Dr.I, shoots down an SE.5a for victory number 31.

French ace Charles Nungesser, with Spa 65, destroys four German observation balloons, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, for victories 39, 40, 41 and 42.

French ace Armand Pinsard, with Spa 23, destroys a German observation balloon for victory number 25. He is accompanied by a Lt Simeoni, victory number 1.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:31 AM   #3198
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15th August 1918

Western Front

French complete capture of Lassigny Massif by capture of Alliche farm.

End of Second Battle of Lassigny.

Last German air raid on Paris.

British cross Ancre to Thiepval Wood and make progress between Beaucourt (north of Albert) and Puisieux (north-east of Beaucourt).

Eastern Front

Announcement of British troops at Baku (on west of Caspian Sea) and at Krasnovodsk (on east of Caspian, terminus of Central Asiatic Railway).

First American troops land in Vladivostok, joining Japanese, British, and French troops in the intervention against the Bolsheviks.

Aviation

The first American bomber, the Martin MB-1 or Glenn Martin Bomber, is given a test flight. Nine of these bombers are built before the Armistice. None see service in France.


Political, etc.

Relations between U.S.A. and Bolshevist Government in Russia severed.

Spanish Note to Germany re: shipping losses.

Meeting of Kaiser Wilhelm and Emperor Charles at Main Head Quarters.

Ship Losses:

Balkan (France) The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. There were at least 102 survivors.
Cubore (United States) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (46°52′N 12°00′W) by SM U-107 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.
J. M. J. (France) The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM U-90 ( Kaiserliche Marine).
Kalps (Russia) The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal (37°57′N 18°27′W) by SM U-157 ( Kaiserliche Marine).
Madrugada (United States) The five-masted auxiliary schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Norfolk, Virginia (37°50′N 74°55′W) by SM U-113 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
HMS Scott (Royal Navy) The Admiralty type destroyer leader struck a mine laid by U 71 (Richard Scheurlen) and sank in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands (52°24′N 3°51′E) with the loss of 22 of her crew.
HMS Ulleswater The R-class destroyer struck a mine laid by U 71 (Richard Scheurlen) and sank in the North Sea off IJmuiden (52°24′N 3°51′E with the loss of five of her crew.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:12 PM   #3199
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August 15, 1918


Air War:

1025 German ace Hans Böhning, flying an Albatros D.Va, shoots down a SPAD for victory number 13.

1200 Canadian RAF ace Gerald Bell, in SE.5a D3495 over the Italian Front, shoots down an LVG two-seater for victory number 14.

1625 German ace Otto Fruhner, with Jasta 26, shoots down Sopwith Camel D1927 for victory 16. Lt R.G. Smallwood, though wounded, managest to crash his heavily damaged aeroplane on his own side of the lines.

1715 German ace Ernst Udet, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down Sopwith Camel E4405 for victory number 55. Lt D.E. Culver, 204 Sqdn RAF, is taken prisoner.

Three French pilots with Spa 65 share a victory over an "Enemy Aircraft":
Marcel Henriot, victory number 5.
Sgt Millot (no first name given), victory number 1.
Charles Nungesser, victory number 43.

German ace Karl Odebrett, flying with Jasta 42, shoots down a Caudron R.11 for victory number 13. Brig René Dupart, Adj Germain Goulin and Sol William McKerness, of Esc R 46, are all killed.
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16th August 1918

Western Front

Anglo-French advance on Roye progresses.

German counter-attack at Damery (north-west of Roye) repulsed.

Eastern Front

General Otani (Japanese) commanding Allied expedition, arrives at Vladivostok.

Sir Charles Eliot appointed British High Commissioner in Siberia.

Political, etc.

National Yugo-Slav Council Meeting at Laibach.

Ship Losses:

SMS A58 (Kaiserliche Marine) The A56-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium with the loss of three of her crew.
Balkan (France) The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of Île Rousse, Corsica (42°40′N 8°39′E) by SM UB-48 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of approximately 400 lives.
Mirlo (United Kingdom) The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States by SM U-113 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.
USS West Bridge (United States Navy) The cargo ship was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Bay of Biscay by SM U-90 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four of her crew. She was abandoned by the survivors but was later towed into Brest, Finistère, France.
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August 16, 1918


Air War:

0830 New Zealander AFC pilot Carrick Paul and Australian ace observer William Weir, flying Bristol F.2b C4627, shoot down a Rumpler two-seater. Victory number 5 for Paul; number 6 for Weir.

1040 German ace Ernst Udet, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down SPAD XIII 4848 for victory number 56. S/Lt Jean Caël of Spa 3 is wounded.

1105 English RAF pilot Laurence Pearson and observer Edward Darby, in DH.4 A7632, shoot down a Pfalz D.XII. Victory number 5 for both.

1125 Laurence Pearson and Edward Darby score their second kill of the day, a Fokker D.VII. Number 6 for both.

1220 German ace Oliver von Beaulieu-Marconnay, with Jasta 15, shoots down a SPAD for victory number 13.

1220 German ace Josef Veltjens, flying a Fokker D.VII, shoots down a SPAD for victory number 29.

1930 Josef Veltjens scores his second kill of he day, another SPAD, for victory number 30.

German ace Gerhard Fieseler, with Jasta 25 on the Macedonian Front, shoots down a Dorand AR.2 for victory number 12.

German naval ace Theo Osterkamp, in an Albatros D.V, shoots down DH.9 D1708 for victory number 22. Lt A.C. Lloyd and wnd Lt M.G. Wilson, 218 Sqdn RAF, are taken prisoner.

German naval ace Gotthard Saschenberg, in an Albatros D.V, shoots down a Sopwith Camel for victory number 22.

Gotthard Saschenberg shoots down DH.9 B7623 for number 23. 1st Lt D.R. Harris, on loan from the USAS and 2nd Lt J. Munro, 211 Sqdn RAF, are taken prisoner.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:34 AM   #3202
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17th August 1918

Western Front

French capture Caesar's Camp trenches (west of Roye) and Canny-sur-Matz (north-west of Lassigny).

New advance of French in angle between Oise and Lower Aisne.

French advance 1 mile north of Autreches.

Eastern Front

Arrival of U.S.A. troops at Vladivostok.

Announcement of re-capture of Irkutsk by Czecho-Slovaks and Siberian troops.

Reported defeat of Bolsheviks on Ussuri front by Czecho-Slovaks.

Ship Losses:

Denebola (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celtic Sea, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north west of Gurnard's Head, Cornwall (50°13′N 5°37′W) by SM UB-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.
Eros (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) south east of Scarborough, Yorkshire by SM UB-113 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of seven of her crew.
Escrick (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) north west by north of Cape Finisterre, Spain (46°24′N 16°10′W) by SM U-90 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.
Helene (Denmark) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west by north of St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°17′N 5°36′W) by SM UB-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.
Joseph Cudahy (United States) The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 370 nautical miles (690 km) north west by north of Cape Finisterre (46°35′N 13°54′W) by SM U-90 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.
Moghram (Belgium) The tanker was wrecked in Poro Bay, Crete by the explosion of petrol from Monastir (flag unknown), which she was involved in salvaging.
Nordhav (Norway) The four-masted barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north east of Cape Henry, Virginia, United States by SM U-113 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
San Jose (Norway) The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°10′N 64°42′W) by SM U-156 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
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August 17, 1918


Air War:

0740 Two RAF SE.5a pilots share a victory over an LVG two-seater:
Louis Bennett Jr, United States E3947, victory number 2.
Lt F.H. Knobel, details unknown.

1000 German pilot Johannes Gildmeister, with Jasta 20, shoots down SE.5a F5910 for victory number 2. Lt W.G. Claxton, 41 Sqdn RAF, is taken prisoner.

1000 German pilot Karl Plauth, with Jasta 20, Shoots down SE.5a E4014 for victory number 5. Lt T.M. Alexander, 41 Sqdn RAF, is killed.

1710 German pilot Gustav Klaudat, with Jasta 15, shoots down a SPAD XIII for victory number2.

1715 German pilot Uffz Vahldieck (no first name given), shoots down a SPAD for victory number 1. This is possibly MdL Patay (no fiirst name given), SPAD VII 3257, Spa 26, listed as Missing.)

1720 German ace Josef Veltjens, flying a Fokker D.VII, shoots down a SPAD for victory number 31.

Two French pilots with Spa 75 share a victory over a German observation balloon.:
Capt Blandinièrs, victory number 1.
Antoine Laplasse, victory number 4.

French ace Jean Bozon-Verduraz, with Spa 94, destroys a German observation balloon for victory number 9.

Antoine Laplasse scores his second kill of the day, destroying another German observation balloon for victory number 5.

French ace Pierre Marinovitch shoots down a Fokker D.VII and a German two-seater for victories 14 and 15.
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18th August 1918

Western Front

French advance between Oise and Lower Aisne, capturing plateau about Nampeel and village of Nouvron-Vingre.

British advance between Vieux Berquin and Bailleul, capturing Oultersteene.

Political, etc.

British Government announcement re: representation of Dominions in Imperial War Cabinet.

Ship Losses:

Gasconier (Belgium) The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off Udsire, Rogaland, Norway and sank.
Idaho (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north by west of Cape Villano, Spain by SM U-107 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eleven crew.
USAT Montanan (United States Army) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) west of Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde, France (46°47′N 13°42′W) by SM U-90 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of five of the 86 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USS Moma ( United States Navy).
Nordboen (Denmark) The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Palamos, Spain (41°20′N 3°48′E) by SM UB-48 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
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August 18, 1918


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0745 In a mixed dogfight over the Italian Front four RAF Camel pilots are credited with the downing of three Albatros D.Vs and two Siemens-Schuckert D.IIIs.
John Preston, England, D6643, victories, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Douglas Davies, England, C1599, victories 8 and 9.
Lt H.N. Jennings, victories 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Lt H.A.E. Matthews, D6551, victories 1, 2 and 3.

1240 American RAF pilot Francis Gillet, in Sopwith Dolphin C3887, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 2.

1845 German ace Oskar Hennrich, with Jasta 46, destroys an Allied observation balloon for victory number 9.

1940 German pilot Georg Staudacher, with Jasta 1, shoots down an RE.8 for victory number 2.

German pilot Ernst Bormann, with Jasta Boelcke (2), shoots down a Dorand AR.2 for victory number 3. S/Lt Pierre Paquier of AR 268 is killed; Lt Marcel Tournair is wounded.

German ace Siegfried Büttner, flying with Jasta 61, destroys an Allied observation balloon for victory number 11.

German ace Alfred Lindenberger, with Jasta Boelcke, shoots down a Béguet 14 for victory number 6.
(per Jasta War Chronology. Above the Lines has this happening on June 18.)

South African 16-victory ace Christoffel Venter shot down and captured. After the war he will join the new South African Air Force, rising to Squadron and then Wing Commander. From 1940 to 1945 he will be Director-Gernaral of the SAAF, then Managing Director of South African Airways. Christoffel Johannes Venter will live until 1977.
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19th August 1918

Western Front

North of Oise French capture Le Hamel; between Oise and Aisne French capture Morsain; British retake Merville (Lys front).

Eastern Front

Successful Bolshevist attack on Ussuri front. Allied line withdrawn 6 miles.

Political, etc.

Italian newspapers begin discussion re: difference in foreign policy between S'ri. Orlando (Premier) and Sonnino (Foreign Secretary).

Ship Losses:

Buoni Amici (Portugal) The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) off Viana do Castelo by SM U-22 ( Kaiserliche Marine).
Marie Suzanne (United Kingdom) The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea 47 nautical miles (87 km) south west of Mudros, Greece by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
SM UB-12 (Kaiserliche Marine) The Type UB I submarine departed from Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium on patrol. No further trace, lost with all fourteen crew.
Zinal (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) north by east of Terceira, Azores, Portugal by SM UB-109 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.
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August 19, 1918


Air War:

0805 German ace Josef Mai, flying an Albatros D.V, scores a double victory, numbers 21 and 22, when he attacks two Bristol F.2bs and they turn into each other and collide, killing all four occupants:
C296, 2nd Lts E.S. Glasse and C.W. Woodend.
D8027, Lt R.H. Davis and 2nd Lt E.G. Locke.

0835 Josef Mai claims his third victory of the day, shooting down SE.5a E1348 for victory number 23. Lt T.D. Hazen, 56 Sqdn RAF, is killed.

0842 German ace Arthur Laumann, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down an SE.5a for victory number 25.

0900 German ace Alois Heldmann, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down an SE.5a for victory number 11.

0900 German ace Paul Aue, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down a Sopwith Camel for victory number 8.

0950 Australian AFC ace Adrian Cole, flying SE.5a D6948, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 6.

0950 German pilot Ltn Matzdorf (no first name given), with Jasta 6, shoots down a Sopwith Camel for victory number 2.

1000 American RAF pilot Louis Bennett Jr, in SE.5a E3947, destroys a German observation balloon for victory number 4.

1000 Adrian Cole scores his second kill of the day, shooting down a Fokker D.VII for number 7.

1006 German ace Franz Büchner, with Jasta 13, shoots down either a Bréguet 14 or a DH.9 (records are unclear) for victory number 18.

1010 Louis Bennett Jr scores his second kill of the day, flaming a German observation balloon for victory number 5.

1050 German ace Reinhold Jörke, with Jasta 39, shoots down a Bristol F.2b for victory number 11.

1115 English RAF pilot Guy Wareing, in SE.5a C1133, shoots down a DFW C.V for victory number 2.

1130 American RAF pilot Hilbert Blair, in SE.5a B8505, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 2.

1130 Hilbert Blair shares his second kill of the day, another Fokker D.VII, with English ace Thomas Selwyn. Number 3 for Blair; number 7 for Selwyn.

1130 Scottish RAF ace Thomas Harries, flying SE.5a E6006, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 9.

1159 American RAF ace William Lambert, in SE.5a B8395, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 18.

1340 Louis Bennett Jr gains his third victory of the day, another balloon, for number 6.

1341 Louis Bennett Jr scores his fourth of the day, yet another balloon, for number 7.

1750 German pilot Alfred Fleischer, in an Albatros D.V, shoots down a SPAD XIII for victory number 3. MdL Maurice Gauier of Spa 94 is listed as Missing.

1950 Scottish RAF ace Walter Carlaw, flying Sopwith Camel D9442, shoots down a Fokker D.VII for victory number 6.

German pilot Thilo Boelcke, with Jasta 67, destroys an Allied observation balloon for victory number 3.
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20th August 1918

Western Front

French between Oise and Aisne reach Lombray.

Eastern Front

British War Office announces Japanese to be advancing beyond Nikolaievsk (at mouth of Amur).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British and Arab attacks continued against Hejaz Railway.

Political, etc.

Speech of Dr. Solf (German Colonial Secretary) in reply to Mr. Balfour's speech of 8 August 1918.

Committee of Representatives established by Inter-Allied Food Council.

Ship Losses:

A. Piatt Andrew (United States) The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada by Triumph ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
Boltonhall (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) south west by west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM UB-92 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of fiver of her crew.
Frances J. O'Hara Jr. (United States) The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off the coast of Nova Scotia by Triumph ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
Kite (United Kingdom) The cargo ship came ashore at Cape Rosie, Newfoundland and was a total loss.
Lucille M. Schnare (Canada) The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 52 nautical miles (96 km) south of Cape Canso, Nova Scotia by Triumph ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
Magalhaes Lima (Portugal) The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) off Nazaré by SM U-22 ( Kaiserliche Marine).
Otis Tetrax (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) south of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine.
Pasadena (Canada) The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) south south east of Cape Canso by SM U-156 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
HMT Strathmore (Royal Navy) The naval trawler was lost on this date.
Uda A. Saunders (Canada) The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Cape Canso by Triumph ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:41 PM   #3209
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August 20, 1918


Air War:

1255 German pilot Friedrich Noltenius, flying with Jasta 27, destroys a French observation balloon for victory number 2. S/Lt Pujau, 71° Cie d’Aérostiers, parachutes safely.

1325 German ace Hans-Joachim Rolfes, with Jasta 45, shoots eown a Bréguet 14 for victory number 10.

1600 German ace Albert Haussmann, with Jasta 13, shoots down a Bréguet 14 for victory number 10.

1730 German pilot Thilo Boelcke, in Albatros (OAW) 6591/17, destroys a French observation balloon for victory number 4. S/Lt Emile Martinet, 86° Cie d’Aérostiers, parachutes safely. Shortly after this Boelcke is killed by ground fire while attacking another balloon.

1840 French ace Arman Pinsard, with Spa 23, destroys a German observation balloon for victory number 26.

1845 New Zelander RAF pilot Ronald Bannerman, flying Sopwith Dolphin C3879, shoots down a German two-seater for victory number 2.

1955 German pilot Hans Donnhauser, with Jasta 17, shoots down a Bréguet 14 for victory number 1.

1900 French ace Raoul Echard, with GC 22, destroys a German observation balloon for victory number 7.

2335 German pilot Fritz Anders, with Jasta 73, shoots down Voisin 10 2996 for victory number 3. MdL Etienne Crouan and S/Lt Poissonier, V 25, are listed as Missing.

2350 Fritz Anders scores his second kill of the day, shooting down another Voisin 10 for number 4. MdL G. Lepicier and Sgt E. Mangot, V 25, are listed as Missing.

German ace Franz Büchner, flying with Jasta 13, shoots down a SPAD XIII for victory number 19. Lt Raymond Castaignet, Spa 155, is listed as Missing.

Franz Büchner scores his second kill of the day, shooting down a Bréguet 14 for number 20.
(Three Bréguets were lost this day:
Lt Edgar Marques and S/Lt Georges Maguet, Br 108;
S/Lts Pierre Dufayet and Fernand Castets, Br 127;
Adj Dominique Emmanuelli and S/L Charles Ulrich, Br 131.
All these are listed as Missing.)

German ace Alfred Lindenberger, in a Fokker D.VII, shoots down a Dorand AR.2 for victory number 7.

Three French pilots with Spa 80 share a victory over a Halberstadt two-seater:
S/Lt Compagion (no first name given), victory number 1.
Robert Delannoy, victory number 6.
Adj de Tonnac de Villeneuve (no first name given), victor number 3.

Robert Delannoy and Adj de Tonnac de Villeneuve share their second kill of the day, another German two-seater. Victory number 7 for Delannoy; number 4 for de Tonnac de Villeneuve.

Three French pilots from Spa 96 share a victory over a German "Scout":
Lt Fauquet-Lamaitre (no first name given), victory number 1.
Charles Lefevre, victory number 6.
Lt Ménard (no first name given), victory number 2.

German pilot Otto Steger, with Jasta 53, shoots down a two-seater for victory number 1.
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21st August 1918

Western Front

French capture Lassigny.

Battle of Bapaume begins. British 3rd and 4th Armies attack north of River Ancre on 10-mile front between Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and Moyenneville. British line reaches Albert-Arras Railway.

Eastern Front

Reported Bolshevist advance towards Grodekoro (on Kharbin-Vladivostok Railway).

Announcement of appointment of M. Regnault (ex-French Ambassador at Tokyo) to be French representative at Vladivostok.

Political, etc.

British Prime Minister Lloyd George states that without women’s help in the war effort, “Great Britain, and, I believe, all the Allies, would have been unable to withstand the enemy attacks of the past few months.”

Ship Losses:

Boscawen (United Kingdom) The collier was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) west north west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire (52°46′N 5°24′W) by SM UB-92 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.
Champlain (France) The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 124 nautical miles (230 km) west of Cape Mondego, Portugal (40°10′N 11°42′W) by SM UB-128 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.
Diomed (United Kingdom) The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 195 nautical miles (361 km) east south east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States by SM U-140 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.
Hecla (Norway) The barge was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 102 nautical miles (189 km) east north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
Lake Edon (United States) The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north by east of Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°27′33″N 5°07′34″W) by SM U-107 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of sixteen crew.
Loeke (Norway) The tug was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 102 nautical miles (189 km) east north east of Coquet Island by SM UC-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
Sylvania (United States) The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) south east of Cape Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada by Triumph ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.
The Stewart's Court (United Kingdom) The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south south east of Seaham, County Durham by SM UB-112 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.
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