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SUCCESSFUL AIR RAID.

GERMAN SUBMARINES DESTROYED. LONDON, March 24 The Admiralty announce that Wing Com mander Longmore reports that a successful air attack was conducted this morning by five machines from the Dunkirk's squadron on German submarines which were being constructed at Hoboken, near Antwerp. Two pilots had to return owing to thiok weather, but Squadron Commander Ivor T. Courtney and Flight Lieutenant H. Huseer reached their objective, and planing down to 1000 feet dropped four bombs each on the sub marines. It is believed that considerable damage was done both to the works and to two submarines. The works were observed to be on fire, and five submarines were ob served on the slip Flight Lieutenant B CrossleyMeates was obliged, by engine trouble, to desoend in Hoiland. Owing to the mist the pilots experienced considerable difficulty in finding their way, and they were subjected to heavy gun fire whilst delivering the attack.

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SUCCESSFUL AIR RAID., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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SUCCESSFUL AIR RAID. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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