23 September 1916 – Shumram bombed

In an attempt to regain air superiority in the Mesopotamia theatre, Major Tennant, Commmander of 30 Squadron RFC has ordered night bombing attacks on the German Aerodrome at Shumram.

A few unsuccessful attempts have been made to date, but today, Lieutenant the Hon. James Henry Bertie Rodney and Second Lieutenant John Stephen Windsor, made a successful attack flying BE2c’s as single-seaters. They approached the aerodrome and dropped their bombs at a height of under 100 feet. They destroyed one aeroplane and damaged another.


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