Tuesday 30 July 1918 We Lost 427
99 Squadron sets out to bomb Stuttgart but finds low clouds as they near the target. The town of Lahr is bombed instead, but their activities attract a large formation of enemy fighters. Three enemy aircraft are claimed destroyed and another two shot down out of control but two of their DH9’s are shot down east of the lines with 3 of the 4 crew being killed.
Today’s losses include:
- An England Cricket International
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A 16-victory ace
- An 8-victory ace
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Cuthbert Everard Brisley (Royal Air Force) is killed while flying in England. He played cricket internationally several times versus France, Wales, and Belgium and is the son of George Charles Brisley JP.
- Captain Owen John Fredrick Scholte an eight-victory ace (Royal Air Force) is killed in an automobile accident while returning from a party when the car driven by fellow ace Cyril Crowe collides with a tree. Also killed is
- Major Cyril Edgar Foggin (Royal Air Force) at age 26. He is the holder of Royal Aero Club Certificate #349.
- Sergeant John J Cowell (Royal Air Force) is killed in action by German ace Friedrich von Roth. He is a sixteen-victory ace.
- Second Lieutenant Charles St Aubyn Clarke (Punjabis) dies of endocarditis at age 20 in India. His brother was killed in December 1917.
- Lance Corporal Harold Temperley Green (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in a fall from his horse on service in November.