Boelcke and “friend”
Oswald Boelcke becomes the first German “ace” today when he shot down his fifth victory, a French Voisin B.I near St. Souplet.
Unlike previous diary entries, which go into great detail about the combat, this one simply states:
“Yesterday, the 16th, I shot down a French Voisin biplane near P.”
His colleague and rival Max Immelmann in FA62 has four victories.
Boelcke’s previous four victories were:
- 4 July 1915, Morane Parasol, Valenciennes
- 19 August 1915, Bristol Biplane, Front lines
- 9 September 1915, Morane two-seater, French lines
- 25 September 1915, Voisin or Farman, Pont-a-Mousson