Tables turned again. Sent for to see Med. Officer who states “We will have to send you to Hospital in order to ascertain the cause of your disease”. This means more waste of time. Spirits are now down to zero as there seems to be nothing but bubbles and froth in this cursed army. No use trying to make assurances & arrangements.
(Major McCudden, VC, airman, killed, 52 Huns downed by him)
*James Thomas Byford McCudden VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar, MM (28 March 1895 – 9 July 1918) was an English flying ace of the First World War and among the most highly decorated airmen in British military history. At his death he had achieved 57 aerial victories, placing him seventh on the list of the war’s most successful aces. On 9 July 1918 McCudden was killed in a flying accident when his aircraft crashed following an engine fault. His rank at the time of his death was major, a significant achievement for a man who had begun his career in the RFC as an air mechanic.