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Date: July 16th 1917
Diary

July 16
German plane forced down near camp. Flew extremely low and we could distinctly see him operating his gun. Was forced down by our two pursuers and I ran over & saw both the machine and the prisoner, who was the sole occupant, the machine being a single seater. When brought down near Erie Camp he turned his gun on the men who ran out to capture him. Was finally led to a tent by officer and eventually taken away by much rough handling by Imperials.