Diary June 21, 1917

Richthofen's Fokker Dr I

Richthofen lands with his Fokker Dr I.

World War One Diary for Thursday, June 21, 1917:

Air War

Western Front: First operational Fokker Dr I triplane fighters delivered to Richthofen’s Jasta 11 at Courtrai.

Western Front

Flanders: British Fourth Army (Rawlinson) begins operations on Flanders coast (until November 18); they involve 8 divisions.

Eastern Front

Russia: Kerensky reviews on June 19 newly formed Women’s ‘Death Battalion’ at Petrograd. Denikin arrives at Minsk to take over Western Front.

Middle East

Mesopotamia, Persia: Turks by now reoccupy Kizil Ribat and Kasr-i-Shirin.

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