20 October 1916 – Leather

Flight Lieutenant Guy Victor Leather RNAS was flying off Ostend in his Nieuport at 14,000 feet. He spotted a twin-engined enemy seaplane bewlo him. He dived and shot before the enemy observer could reply. The seaplane pilot then made an escape for Ostend, dropping steeply.

Due to the superior speed of his Nieuport, Flight Lieutenant Leather was easily able to keep up with and get in a position to. A second short burst killed or wounded the pilot, and the seaplane then side-slipped sharply into the sea leaving only wreckage on the surface. Leather’s Nieuport received no hits.


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