Roland Garros suffers an engine malfunction; he lands behind German lines, and the Germans learn the secret of his machine gun bullet deflectors. The Germans call Anthony Fokker to examine the device.
Flying a BE-2C, RFC pilot Lanoe Hawker attacks the German Zeppelin sheds at Gontrode, Belgium, destroying a brand-new shed and shooting down a nearby Drachen observation balloon. He will be awarded the Distinguished Service Order for the action. The Germans soon cease to use Gontrode as an airship base.