What Happened on November 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Canadian pilot William George Barker flying over Ancre River, spots concentration of German troops massing for counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, sends emergency Zone Call to break up German infantry apart. Barker later receives Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker

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