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Aircraft Down

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On 30 July 1919 a 20 Squadron Bristol Fighter, piloted by A/Capt George Eastwood, was shot down by Afghan tribesmen near Badama Post. Pilot and observer survived the crash landing and were rescued by the Kurram Militia. Both were then given first aid and dispatched to hospital via Kohat on one of Sjt Macro's Ford vans. Sjt Macro and Maj Percy Dodd (Commandant of the Kurram Militia) then climbed down to the wrecked aircraft and, under sniper fire, stripped the guns, bombs and ammunition, sending them back to Badama Post.

Lance Daffadar Miru Mian, Kurram Militia, was killed during the course of the action.

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