Planes shot down in this area (2)
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French plane shot down near the battlefield of 11th Bavarian near Saint-Mihiel on 1916
Cross of German plane LVG - C IV - N° 1500 shot down north Pont-à-Mousson on April 4 th 1917
|The newspaper " Pays de France" of June 22,
1916, related the aerial shelling of the town of Toul, on june 4 th ( 6 dead
and 10 wounded).
A german plane Aviatik L.V.G. type D9 and the pilote were captured near Sanzey, 12 km north of Toul .
The plane quite intac was carried to the aerodrome of Toul and displayed on the town square.
Picture and text published in "La guerre aérienne illustrée" the 10/18/1917.
|On march 1917, Georges Guynemer is honored : "On February
the 8th, and March the 16th and the 17th he shot down five German planes in our front
On February 8th 1917, this figth tooks place near Bouconville and one of the three German planes shot down the 16th of March 1917, fell near Régniéville.
It was the 34th official victory.
Guynemer was promoted to captain on February 18th, 1917.
Having taken off from the Saint-Pol-sur-Mer airport, near Dunkerque, was disappeared on September 11th 1917, having by then shot down 53 plane.
|In his book about the town of Thiaucourt, the priest Marange tells
that a French plane was shot down April 16th, 1917 et that the lieutnant
Raymond Havet was buried with all the inhabitants of Thiaucourt and German officers, to
the music of a band, between the church and the German cimetary on the hill near the town.
Pilot's grave in the German cimetary (Joël Huret's picture in Le Saillant de Saint-Mihiel)
|On september 6th, 1917 Le Pays de France published a picture of a Gotha plane shot down near Pagny sur Meuse on August 21 th, 1917.|
|On the web, you can find the American victories
of the 94 th Aero based at Toul :
In april 1918, Captain Edward Vermon Rickenbacker attacked near Montsec Hill a plane Albatros, and followed it over German lines where he shot it down near Vigneulles les Hattonchâtel.
On march 17, 1918 , Captain James Meisser fought with 3 German planes above Rappe Wood near Domèvre, he shot down a plane and succeded in landing his plane in American lines.
Lieutenant Douglas Cambell attacked a German biplane on May 19, 1918 near Flirey and shot it down.
Rickenbacker, Cambell and an other 94th Aero pilot
The Major Gervais Lufbery after a figth in the north of Nancy falls out of his plane at Maron, on the Moselle river side.
The Aerodrome shows list of german pilot killed, we founded the following names in our area:
Ludwig Müller at Saint-Mihiel April 7, 1917
Friedrich Ebeling at Mars-la-Tour May 4, 1917
Hermann Selz in theWoevre wood? May 31, 1917
Erwin Skowronski in the Woevre wood? May 31, 1917
Georg Imhof at Flirey June the 28th 1917
Kuhrs at Flirey June 28, 1917
Walter Fritzsche at Montsec May 27, 1918
Wilhem Ortegel at Varnéville May 27, 1918
Hans Berhinger at Varnéville May 27, 1918
Julius Seherr-Toss at Nancy June 1918
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