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questions in regard to the early morning patrol. I though we were in for a scolding according to the turn of the conversation but it came out that his machine gunners fired on 4 planes just inside the German lines low down and he was still trying to figure them as enemy planes, being sure they were not Spads. [[strikethrough]] Finally [[/strikethrough]]

After a while Putnam lead the colonel to Captain Biddle in whose presence the colonel unfortunately admitted he coldn't tell the silhouette of a Spad offhand. Captain Biddle was fit to be tied when he learned that U.S. troops had fired at him. It  was a rotten inexcusable stunt.

Showers broke up the day and for a while it was rather dismal until - 
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