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Balloonatics - The Huts Cemetery


Balloonatics. the Huts Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Battlefields Belgium. Flanders
Authors image. The Huts Cemetery

Grave II.C.16 2nd Lieutenant Christopher Leckonby Phipps. Observer. 118th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery attached 15 Kite Balloon Section, RFC. Age 20. KIA 14.8.17. Son of Gerald Edward and Emily Phipps, of St. Albans. A Kite Balloon observer he drowned in Dickebusch Lake when he bailed out from his balloon when attacked by aircraft from Jastas 7 and 27. He had already survived two parachute descents.


Australian War Memorial's collection A Balloon of the 15th Kite Balloon Section . The Huts Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Battlefields Belgium. Flanders
Australian War Memorial's collection A Balloon of the 15th Kite Balloon Section . About to ascend at Cafe Belge in the Ypres Sector.

Grave IV.D.15 42899 Air Mechanic 2nd Class A H Wood. 47th Balloon Section, 11th Balloon Company, RFC. KIA 14.9.17. Grave IV.D.20 Air Mechanic 3rd Class U Cox. 47th Balloon Section, 11th Company, RFC. KIA 16.9.17. As the Kite Balloon Sections were so close to the front line, they were prone to enemy artillery fire and a considerable number of Kite Balloon ground crew were killed or wounded.



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