The month's first break in the weather came
on Easter Sunday, 8 April 1917, when Jagdstaffelll
was credited with shooting down five British aeroplanes.
All of them fell in German-held territory,
"................. I kicked over the rudder just
in time to see the red 'plane passing below. We
swerved at the same time, and 'round and 'round we
went, each trying to get on the other's tail ...I kicked over the rudder just
in time to see the red 'plane passing below. .................My controls ...
must have gone......."
On that day the Richthofen brothers and their
comrades dominated the Arras sector and outperformed
all other Jastas, as well as their adversaries.
Relatively modest success on Saturday,11 April Evening.
seven out of nine scored on 6. Armee's front
- was followed two days later by the best day in Jasta
11's history. Of the sixteen victories confirmed that
day for the sector, twelve were credited to Jasta 11
after fighting that had lasted from morning until
evening. Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen led the
day's scoring with his 41st victory at 0856 hours......
Lothar von Richthofen ,Werner Voss's followed with the same success...shooting down 2 more enemy planes..
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