Death of a Zeppelin, 1916

Very interesting account of an eyewitness to the shooting down of a Zeppelin L31 over Blackfriars Bridge in 1916 by Wulstan Joseph Tempest, a 2nd Lieutenant in the 39th Home Defense Squardon of the RFC.

The first Zeppelin to be shot down was SL11 down, destroyed by 2nd Lieutenant (later Captain) William Leefe Robinson who received the Victorian Cross for the attack. Success depended upon the innovative use of incendiary rounds. Robinson was flying a BE2C Biplane.


Death of a Zeppelin, 1916


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