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5 Apr 1917

  • Overnight, the British No. 100 Squadron RFC, the first British purpose-trained night operations squadron, flew B.E.2E aircraft during its first operation with two raids on Douai airfield in France, at that time home to the notorious Manfred von Richtofen's Jasta 11 "Flying Circus". ww2dbase [Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais | AC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda departed for a training cruise. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | CPC]

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