12 February 1917 – 2 Wing fights

Unlike on the Western Front, encounters with the enemy are much more infrequent for 2 Wing RNAS in Mesopotamia. However the last couple of days have seen two incidents.

Yesterday, Flight Lieutenant Christopher Eric Wood and 2nd Lieutenant Edgar Percy Hyde were patrolling in their Nieuport 12 (N3175) got into a fight with an Albatross near Angista. They must have got a hit as the Albatross flew off smoking but they were unable to pursue it.

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Charles Adrian Maitland-Heriot

Today, Flight Lieutenants Charles Adrian Maitland-Heriot and Wilfred Chalmers Jameson were on a reconnaissance mission in their Henri Farman(N3021). Were attacked by Leutnant Meinecke from FAb6 in a Fokker. Unsuprisingly the pre-war designed Farman was no match for the Fokker and they were shot down near Chanak. Fortunately both men survived but were taken prisoner.

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