5 Jul 1917
  • Robert Saundby was awarded the Military Cross for being one of the three pilots that together shot down Zeppelin L48 in the previous month. ww2dbase [Robert Saundby | CPC]
United States
  • Graves Erskine joined the United States Marine Corps at the rank of second lieutenant. ww2dbase [Graves Erskine | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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