A German Albatros D5A Scout aircraft Serial No. 5390/17 brought down by members of the Australian Flying Corps, near Armentieres on 17 December 1917. Both the airmen concerned, Lieutenant L. Sandy ...
ID numberE01686
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown Australian Official Photographer
Place madeFrance: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Bailleul
Date madeDecember 1917
DescriptionA German Albatros D5A Scout aircraft Serial No. 5390/17 brought down by members of the Australian Flying Corps, near Armentieres on 17 December 1917. Both the airmen concerned, Lieutenant L. Sandy and Sergeant Gunner H. F. Hughes, were killed in the engagement and their machine flew uncontrolled for many miles and finally landed. During the combat in which they both were killed. Identified, left to right: Second Air Mechanic A. M. Lovegrove; Sergeant Mechanic P. J. Pearce; Chief Mechanic V. Ennis.