17 February 1917 – Bysshe bashed

Gordon Bysshe

Gordon Bysshe

After the losses on the 11th and 12th of February, 2 Wing RNAS suffered another casualty today in Mesopotamia today.

Lieutenant Gordon T Bysshe was on patrol in his Bristol Scout D (8996) when he was attacked and shot down by Lieutenant Emil Meinecke in his Fokker DIII. Meinecke had also shot down the aircraft on the 12th. Bysshe was taken prisoner and the aircraft was captured.

Meinecke sitting on the captured Bristol D

Meinecke sitting on the captured Bristol D

 

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