Diary April 3, 1917

Emil Meinecke poses beside his Halberstadt fighter

German Lieutenant Emil Meinecke poses beside his Halberstadt fighter after a hard air combat with British aircraft in the Middle East. Meinecke was flying for the Turks.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, April 3, 1917:

Air War

Mesopotamia: Royal Flying Corps BE2c damaged by German Fokker E (9 aircraft newly arrived). Another BE2c (flown since November 1915) shot down by Halberstadt fighter over Samarra (April 15), but RFC new Bristol Scout destroys a Halberstadt on April 22.

Western Front

France: GQG moves north from Beauvais to Compiegne.
Somme: French occupy 7 villages south and southwest of St Quentin (­until March 4).

Eastern Front

Pripet: Linsingen’s Germans cross river Stokhod, take 10,000 PoWs in Russian Tobol bridgehead.

Call of War
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