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FLIGHT – COMMANDER ROBERT P. ROSS ONE OF THE RAIDERS.
FLIGHT – COMMANDER DOUGLAS A. OLIVER, ONE OF THE RAIDERS.
FLIGHT – LIEUTENANT ARNOLD J. MILEY, 3 ONE OF THE RAIDERS. !… ~ ii
FLIGHT – COMMANDER FRANCIS E. T. HEWLETT. THE MISSING RAIDER. L_… __…,
FLIGHT SUB – LIEUT. VIVIAN G. BLACKBURN. ONE OF THE RAIDERS.
i FLIGHT – COMMANDER CECIL F. KILNER. ONE OF THE RAIDERS.
FLIGHT – LIEUTENANT 3 C. H. K. EDMONDS ONE OF THE RAIDERS.
THE MOST THRILLING INCIDENT OF THE GREAT WAR CUXHAVEN, GERMANY’S FAMOUS NAVAL BASE, CHIEF AIR-SHIP BASE AND MINE BASE, I ATTACKED BY SEVEN BOMB-DROPPING BRITISH NAVAL SEAPLANES ON CHRISTMAS DAY (SHOWING HELIGOLAND AND THE SCHILLIG ROADS _ROADS). ‘ ” ” ” 1 ‘ . ‘ ‘ ” ‘.. S ” . .- = L . . . / . . . . ‘ ? ” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PART OF THE OBJECTIVE OF THE NAVAL SEAPLANES’ ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS DAY CUXHAVEN HARBOUR. ýII y:ý SPART OFµ THE OBJECTIV OF THE NAVAL SEAPLANES’ ATTACK x ON CHRISTMAS DAY : CUXHAVEN HARBOUR. ý
_ I EXAMINING A BRITISH AIR-BOMB: A SCENE AT THE FRONT. j I
We give above the .portraits of the seven seaplane officers who carried out the brilliant and heroic attack on the German naval station at Cuxhaven on Christmas morning. Fl:ght-Commander Robert Pell Ross qualified as an airman in 1913, and was promoted Fhght-Commander last September. Flight-Commander Douglas Austin Oliver, the senior officer engaged, qualified in 1913, and was made Commander last July. Flight-Lieut. Arnold John Miley qualified in 1913, and became Lieutenant last July. Flight-Lieut. Francis Esmb Theodore Hewlett, missing after the attack, is the only son of Mr. Maurice Hewlett, the author, and was taught flying by his mother. He qualified in 1911, and became Commander last July. Flight Sub-Lieut. Vivian Gaskell Blackburn qualified in 1913 and received a temporary commission last August. Flight-Commander Cecil Francis Kilner,
Royal Marines, qualified in 1913, and became Commander last September. Flight-Lieut. Charles Humphrey Kingsman Edmonds qualified in 1912, and received his present rank :ast July. Cuxhaven is an important naval base at the entrance of the Elbe estuary, and commands the approaches to Hamburg. It has no dockyard, but has a harbour large enough for big war-ships, and certain facilities for repairing. It is the chief mine- station of the German Navy-for mine-laying and mine-sweeping ; has a powerful wireless station; has an artillery dept ; and is the chief base of the German air-fleet. The batteries of Dose, with heavy guns and quick-firers, are a mile or two west of the harbour. It must be understood that our diagrammatic drawing does not pretend to show the precise positions of ships and seaplanes.