1 October 1916 – 32 Squadron in action

32 Squadron were in the thick of the action today in their DH2s. Early this morning at around 0815, 2nd Lieutenant Gerald James King got into a dogfight with an enemy aircraft over Puiseaux and claimed to have shot it down in his DH2 (7892).

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Hubert Jones

At around 0930, Captain Hubert Wilson Godfrey Jones and King got into fight – both machines were shot up. One hostile machine engaged by Jones was driven down emitting large clouds of smoke – this is possibly Leutnant R Herwarth Philipps of Jasta 2 who was reported killed over Beaulencourt, near Bapaume. Later at around 1115, Captains Herman Walter von Poellnitz and George Neville Martin and three other DH2s got into a fight over Baupame. Martin attacked one enemy aircraft and fired a drum at 100 yards range, the German dived followed by von Poellnitz who fired at a range of about 50 feet. The hostile machine dived steeply and appeared to be on fire.

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