30 March 1916 – Immelmann Strikes Again

After downing his 12th aircraft yesterday, Max Immelmann claimed another victim today.

2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Welsford and Lieutenant Wayland Joyce from 15 Squadron were on a photo reconnaissance mission when Immelmann jumped them. With his opening burst he mortally wounded Welshford their BE2c (4116) went into a steep dive. Joyce, managed to crawl into the pilots cockpit and pulled the nose of the aircraft up before it crashed. Joyce survived the crash and was taken prisoner.

BE2c 4116 after the crash

BE2c 4116 after the crash

Another view of the crashed BE2c

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