10 November 1916 – Seventy Smashed

Trevor Moutray Bennet

Trevor Moutray Bennet

Following yesterday’s heavy fighting, British and German planes were out in. force again today. The Sopwith Strutters of 70 Squadron got beaten up over Havrincourt Wood losing two aircraft. Captain Arthur Gerald Saxty and 2nd Lieutenant Charles Eric Macrae in A385 and 2nd Lieutenant Morton Allport and Lieutenant Trevor Moutray Bennet in A885.

Saxty managed to crash land at 9 Squadron’s aerodrome. He survived but Macrea was killed in the crash.  Leutnant Hans von Keudell from Jasta 1 followed up his victories from yesterday by shooting down A885. The aircraft was seen to break up in the air and crash killing both Allport and Montray.

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