29 April 1916 – Action in all theatres

Out in German East Africa, Flight Sub Lieutenant Cecil Roy Terreneau and his passenger Captain C Bruno of the Italian forces were carrying out reconnaissance in their Voison 5 biplane when they were forced to land at Kigonigoni, inland of Mombasa. They landed safely but were captured and killed by German Askari troops.

Back on the Western Front, 1AM Sergeant Samuel Catton was also killed when his FE2b (6332) with pilot 2nd Lieutenant Roy Dennis Sampson crash landed into a field South West of Poperinghe after being attacked by a Fokker on escort to photo reconnaissance mission. The plane was accidently set on fire by a stray cigarette from one of the crowd who gathered to see the wreck. Catton was killed but Sampson was ok.

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