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23 December 1917 - McCudden's quartet

Captain James McCudden from 56 Squadron RFC scored the first quadruple by a British pilot today. The RFC Communique reported:

“This is the first occasion on which one pilot has shot down four EA in a day, and Capt McCudden’s accounts are as follows:—

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24 December 1917 - An early Christmas present

41 Wing RFC was established in October 1917 at Ochey with the purpose of finally realising the long held plans to bomb strategic targets in Germany. 176 more words


January 17 in San Antonio history...

Oysters are served at the annual alumni meeting of St. Mary’s College, thus beginning the tradition of Oyster Bake.

The news reports on the trial of Emma Burgemeister that began yesterday.  38 more words


22 December 1917 -

Following the fall of Jerusalem, the RFC squadrons of the Palestine Brigade were divided as follows:

  • 113 Squadron, working with the XXI Corps on the left, was at Deiran…
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22 December 1917 – A damp squib

In what turned out to be the final raid of 1917, a half-heated attempt to bomb the Kent coast took place around 1745 this evening. The raid consisted of one Gotha and two Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI “Giant” aircraft. 132 more words


Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff says:

” Be no longer tender.

Cover me with frenzied kisses,
— even as I would drench my
body in the cruel torrents of
the rain. 9 more words

New Beginnings

William began 1917 with a feeling of certainty that had evaded him for the past two  years. His promotion to Captain in the preceding November and his new role as Commander of ‘A’ Squadron of the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment were good reasons for his renewed confidence.   1,411 more words