Diary May 11, 1916

Nieuport XI

A Nieuport XI ‘biplane de chasse’ (destroyer).

Diary for Thursday, May 11, 1916:

Air War

Western Front: Cmdt de Rose, creator and motivator of the French fighter units defending Verdun, killed when his Nieuport fighter stalls at low altitude, aged 40.

Western Front

Artois: Germans seize 500 yards of British 15th Division trenches northeast of Vermelles; part regained in counter-attack.
Verdun: ­German attack west of Vaux pond.

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