Diary August 30, 1917

Eddie Rickenbacker with his Spad XIII
Leading American fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker with his Spad XIII in 1918. In frontline service, the US Army Air Service used exclusively French and British aircraft types.
World War One Diary for Thursday, August 30, 1917:

Air War

France: Government agrees to supply US with 5,000 aircraft and 8,500 engines (Spad and Breguet).

Western Front

Artois: British troops repulse night raid on trenches southeast of Lens.


Germany: Papal Nuncio Pacelli in Munich sends German Chancellor Anglo-French note to Vatican on Belgium (evasive German reply on September 24).

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