31 January 1915 – British newspapers report destruction of German plane

A number of British newspapers have reported that a German plane was shot down over Niejport. Two German Taubes bombed targets in Flanders. A number of allied aircraft took off in pursuit, and overtook the Taubes near Niejport. The Germans attempted to escape by swift eccentric flying and the explosion of black-powder bombs, which caused a thick smoke. One Taube turned turtle and was destroyed near Malo. The other got away.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s