19 September 1916 -Tower falls

The weather remained poor today, but after 1500 the clouds cleared enough and the remains of 11 Squadron RFC and 60 Squadron RFC were tasked with a reconnaissance in the Queant area. At around 1700 they were attacked by more than 20 enemy aircraft including Oswald Boelcke’s Jasta 2.

Three of 11 Squadron’s FE2b’s were shot up with Corporal G Munk and 2nd Lieutenant Archibald James Cathie suffering minor wounds. That the Squadron did not suffer further damage was mainly due to the escort from 60 Squadron. One of their number Captain Hugh Christopher Tower was shot down in his Morane N (A204)  by Boelcke. The aircraft crashed and burst into flames killing Captain Tower.


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