26 November 1915 – Trapdoor

2nd Lieutenants H A Cooper and A J Insall from 1 Squadron RFCI were on an aerial photography mission over Bray in their Vickers FB5 when they spotted an enemy Albatros flying 200 feet above them.

Cooper turned to attack, and Insall got about 15 shots off from his Lewis gun without effect.

The German then opened fire, apparently from a trap door in
the floor of the machine, and then made for his lines. Insall fired again without effect.

Unfortunately engine failure forced them to give up the chase and they headed home.


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