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AVIATION

NAVAL AIRMEN'S OPERATIONS. ATTACK ON ZEPPELIN SHEDS. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association and Renter. „, , , LONDON, July 21. ' liie Admiralty reports: Aeroplanes from the Grand Fleet, operating off the Jutland coast on July 19, ma de two attacks on the Zeppehn sheds at Tondern, in Schleswig, and secured direct hits on three sneds. Owing to antiaircraft fire and dense emoke, it was impossible to ascertf**T , er the destruction v,-a 6 complete, but- the fact is assured that two Zeppelins were destroyed. Four British machines '7, t° return, three of which have landed in Danish territory. WAR CORRESPONDENT'S SON KILLED. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association. T . . x LONDON, Jnlv 21. Lieutenant Perris, the war correspondent s only eon, has been killed bv a collision with another aviator in the air. RAID ON TONDERN. TWO AVIATORS INTERNED IN . DENMARK. . . COPENHAGEN. Julv 21 bnti-h airmen, in the raid on fondern (a town near the west coast of SchleswigMqlstein), destroyed a large stock of munitions outside the town. The violent explosion occasioned killed many people. Two British machines, owing to lack of benzine and motor trouble, landed on the west coast of Jutland. One of the aviators, a New ZeaJander, stated that six Oerman aeroplanes pursued his and two other machines. According to latest advices two of the airmen have been interned. The third landed at Guldagor and set fire to his machine. According to another correspondent one landed near Rinkjoebing, and obtained petrol, hoping to escape. frenceTairhen busy, their part in the offensive. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association and Keuter. . _ LONDON, Julv 21. A French communique states: Several nres and explosions were observed at stations 6imultaneously. Our aeroplanes marked the advance of our troops and tanks between the Aisne and the Marne reported the arrival of enemy reserves' and participated directly in the battle bv machine-gunning the latter. Twentv-sik German aeroplanes were brought down disabled in numerous fights with FrancoBritish pilots. Everywhere German aviation was inferior. BRITISH AVIATION REPORT. DAEING AIRMAN'S FEAT. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association. Q . „ TT . LONDON, July 21. , b "' D ,- . HaJ S reports -. Our aeroplanes on the 19th inst, dropped 17 ton s of bombs on hostile dumps, railway stations, and aerodromes. One pilot landed in an aerodrome and machine-gunned the hangars before rising: We brought down 10 aeroplanes and six balloons; seven British machines are missing. Our night-fliers dropped 14 "tens of bombs on railways between Mons and Valenciennes, and the stations of Cambrai and Lille. BRITISH- OFFICIAL REPORT. ENEMY APPOINTMENTS BOMBED. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association and Router. LONDON, July 21. (Received July 22, at 10.15 p.m ) Sir D. Haig states: There is nothing to report on tho front. Our aeroplanes on. the 20th dropped 18 tons of bombs on Cpurtrai and Lille railways, Bruges docks three large dumps, and billets. There has been more air fighting. We brought down 14 aeroplanes, drove down three uncontrollable, and destroyed three balloons • seven British machines are missing. ' ENEMY AERODROMES DAMAGED.. LONDON, July 21. (Received July 22, at 10.15 p.m.) An Air Ministry report states that photographs show extensive damage in a hostile aerodrome at Morhange, the result of an attack on the night of the 19th inst. One large shed and three hangars were destroyed.

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AVIATION, Otago Daily Times, Issue 17374, 23 July 1918

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AVIATION Otago Daily Times, Issue 17374, 23 July 1918

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