2 April 1916 – DH2s score first victory

A pair of DH2s from 23 Squadron claimed the first victory for the type, and themselves, today.

At around 6.50 am 2nd Lieutenants David Mary Tidmarsh and Samuel John Sibley were on patrol in their DH2s (5924 and 5948) when they came across an enemy Albatross 2 Seater near Baizieux. Sibley dived to attack first and exchanged fire with the enemy aircraft using his two fixed Lewis guns. Tidmarsh then joined in the fight with his fixed Lewis and the two chased the enemy aircraft over Albert. Eventually it crashed near Grandcourt killing the crew Karl Oscar Breibisch-Guthmann and Paul Wein from FAb 263.


DH2 5924


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