Perth Digger Posted 21 February , 2022 Share Posted 21 February , 2022 According to Trevor Henshaw's book, D5630 DH9 piloted by Capt R W Bell with Lt A A Malcolm as Observer was on a high reconnaissance mission when shot down south of Thiepval. They had left Hazebrouck at 4.30am on 17 May 1918. The CWGC has on its site a massive file on the possible fate of Malcolm that can be downloaded. See https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/cwgc-archive/efiles/malcolm-and-bell/ All the translated German evidence in the file (and it is extensive) assumes that their plane crashed in flames along the Ypres-Menin road. That seems a long way from Thiepval (but not too far from Hazebrouck). The only other two-seater lost on 17 May was a night bomber FE2b of 100 Squadron which left at 10.35pm. Does anyone have access to a 98 Squadron War Diary or some other source that might clarify matters? Thanks Mike Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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