Enemy aeroplane painted red shoots down one of our ‘planes & later on we shoot down one of theirs. The red ‘plane is manned by a dare-devil Hun. Much shelling & some very near to us.
I go the tour of trenches and tunnels.
42nd lose 3 men killed & many wounded when covering a working party on crater.
*It is possible that the red aeroplane was flown by Baron Von Richthofen, The Red Baron. There are reported “kills” credited to him in the area during this time – at Vimy, Oppy, La Neuville, Givenchy, Lens. Draycott names him as the pilot in his memoir.