5 June 1917; Tuesday

[Very faint and smudged]

Up at 6.30. Busy first thing as usual. Grand day. About 8 o’clock a German aeroplane came over and dropped two bombs. One fell on a dump or train of ammunition which was behind the aerodrome and blew the lot up. It went on for about 3 or 4 hours. Some very big explosions which broke most of the glass in the town. The people had the wind up and were moving out from the town at night. Went to the Y M pictures at night. With Whittaker. Called for Billy Truman’s watch and didn’t get it1. Saw one of our crews at the C C S and the driver said that the R W F2 had made a raid and captured 70 Germans.


  1. ALL had taken Billy Truman’s watch to Bailleuil on 2 June, presumably to get it repaired. 

  2. R W F: the 9th Royal Welch Fusiliers were in the 19th (Western) Division.