16 June 1915 – RFC continues the attack on Bellewaarde

Today the Second Army Continued the attack at Chapelle St. Roch-Rue d’Ouvert with a view to taking the high ground near Bellewaarde Lake. 6 Squadron distinguished itself by the efficiency of its artillery co-operation. The firing throughout the day, on targets which had been registered from the air before the attack, showed a great improvement on anything previously observed.

The flying officers found so little correction was required that they had time to spare for tactical work and for the locating new targets. Captain BT James located fourteen active batteries, and his wireless messages enabled the artillery to engage eleven of these at once, on to six of which he corrected the fire.


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