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Up In The Air
The World War I Diaries of Balloonist Cyril Gordon Jones
22 July 1917
Hot day. Still. Very good view.
51 targets registered. No 32’s balloon (BMS 128D) was shelled on its bed and hit by splinters. Two AMs were wounded.
No 9’s balloon BMS 142 D was shelled in the air and telephone cable was cut.
Col Boyle slept here the night. Hewlett went away. Major Gould (No 1 AD) called in the evening. Visited No 32, 16, 32, 15 and 33 Sections and found everything in order.
Examined No 33 winch and found some defects. Sent report on same to Brigade.
23 July 1917
Hot still day. Poor visibility. All balloons fitted with new metal cable valve line. Col Boyle left.
Went to dentist at Hazebruck. Only a few hours ballooning. Hewlett slept here the night.
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