Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLVII

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Nivelle Offensive, Part III
April 1917: "Bloody April"—The British Royal Flying Corps conducted an aggressive & effective campaign of aerial photography, artillery spotting, & harassment bombing to support the Battle of Arras (which included Vimy Ridge), but at a steep cost: a killed or captured rate of four to one verses the German Luftstreitkräfte; Baron von Richthofen's Jasta 11 accounted for one-third of British losses.

Lest we forget.

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