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Old 22nd March 2007, 20:11
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First night "kill"

Who and how got the first night "kill" (not including Zeppelins)?
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Old 22nd March 2007, 22:17
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Re: First night "kill"

Not including Zeppelins and balloon's? There was few kills against Gotha bomber but will see who was really first... airplane against airplane
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Old 24th March 2007, 00:31
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Re: First night "kill"

You could try C. Cole and E.F. Cheeseman, "The Air Defence of Britain 1914-1918", Bodley Head, London, 1984.

It's a very interesting book, listing practically every defensive sortie, down to the pilot and aircraft serial.
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Old 24th March 2007, 14:30
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Re: First night "kill"

Franek: ;-))
Nick: I don't intend to buy a book just to get an answer to this small question, all the more than WWI is not my cup of tea.
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Re: First night "kill"

Hello all,
according to the book "Geschichte der deutschen Nachtjagd" by Gebhard Aders, the first night kill was achieved in the night 10/11. February 1917 by Leutnant Peters and Frowein in a DFW C.V, when they shot down 2 landing bombers at the airfield Malzeville.
First kill of a Zeppelin was on 8. June 1915 by Flight-Sub-Lt R.A.J. Warneford with a Morane Saulnier L, shooting down LZ 37 above Gent.
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Maybe I am little late but here it is one link:

http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v4/v4n1-2/ww1nite.html
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