The Australian Forces in Palestine completed their retreat from Es Salt today. Every available machine was sent up to harass the Turkish forces.
At dawn Lieutenants Edward Patrick Kenny and Garfield Findlay and Lieutenants Ross McPherson Smith and Ernest Andrew Mustard carried out strategic reconnaissance around Amman and took the opportunity to bomb the station there which was crowded with tents, transport, and stores.
At around 1150, Lieutenants Edgar Leslie Spragg and Oswald Charles Dawson and Lieutenants Stanislaus Acton Nunan and Charles James Vyner attacked a group of enemy cavalry with their machine guns.
In the afternoon around 1420 patrols by Francis William Lukis and Edward Balfour Somerset Beaton and Colin Campbell Cameron and Wilmot Hudson Fysh, attacked enemy cavalry with bombs and machine gun fire near Ain es Sir.
Arthur William Murphy and Harold Alexander Letch got into a bit of trouble when a stray bullet ignited a smoke ball in the cockpit. However Letch put the fire out with a fire extinguished carried in the cockpit and only minor damage was caused in the end.
In all 1 Squadron AFC put in 27 Hours 25 minutes of flying time, more than any other day during the operation. Australian forces were able to escape in relatively good order.
The enemy forces did not get the same assistance. German aircraft stayed mostly on the ground. Two German machines that did attack British infantry withdrawing west of Shunet Ninirin, but were both shot down by ground fire and seen to crash.