Monkwearmouth Station Bombed!

Zeppelin 1

Zeppelin L34 under attack off Hartlepool, 27/28 November 1916

Although large and relatively slow targets Zeppelins were difficult to shoot down as they could fly higher than a lot of the early aircraft, had a higher rate of climb and could be holed but not set on fire before the advent of incendiary bullets later in the war. Zeppelin L34 was an unlucky one when it was brought down by Second Lieutenant Ian V. Pyott flying a BE2c. All of the crew of the Zeppelin were killed.

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