3 October 1916 – Another respite

Foul weather made air work virtually impossible on the Western Front today, and most crew remained on the ground. A welcome relief from the daily activity and consequent casualties.

September 1916 was the worst month so far for casualties for the RFC on the Western Front with a total of 63 killed, 40 taken prisoner and 34 wounded. The RFC also lost 102 aircraft.

This compared to 33 killed, 24 taken prisoner and 25 wounded in August, along with 62 aircraft.

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