18 April 1915
- French airman Roland Garros is shot down by a member of the German Railway Protection Guard during a patrol mission over Flanders. Garros is captured and interned in a POW camp. Germans shoot down French pilot Roland Garros
- George Edgar Lockie enlists. George is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in Belgium on 7 June 1917.
- Royal Flying Corps pilot Lanoe Hawker attacks the German Zeppelin sheds at Gontrode in Belgium, destroying a brand-new shed and shooting down a nearby observation balloon. Hawker is awarded the Distinguished Service Order for the action. The Germans soon cease to use Gontrode as an airship base.
This entry was posted on April 18th, 2015.