|Title||World War I Royal Flying Corps logbook of Scottish pilot John Hood, covering March 13, 1917 until his death in action on August 18, 1917|
|Object Name||Logbook, Pilot's|
|Caption||Cover of 1917 RFC pilot's logbook for Lt. John Hood|
|Scope & Content||
World War I Royal Flying Corps logbook of Lieutenant John Hood. The logbook records his training and combat flights in England, France, and Belgium from his initial training on March 13, 1917 until his death on August 18, 1917.
On August 16, 1917, Hood noted that on a bombing run during which he reached an altitude of 13,000' he had a "Scrap with Gotha", and wrote succinctly, "Hun shot down." The same day, he recorded, "Scrap with 4 Albatros scouts. 2 driven down."
His last entry, on August 18, registered that he went up in De Havilland 7510 for 30 minutes, reaching an altitude of only 5,000'; the intent was to bomb Courtrai (aka Kortrijk, Belgium), but his notes read, "unsuccessful owing to clouds." RAF records indicate that he went up again later, with his observer 2nd Lieutenant McDaniel (James Robertson MacDaniel, per official RFC records), and was "Last seen in nosedive at 14,000 ft." This was apparently near Roulers/Roeselare.
Lieutenant Hood and 2nd Lieutenant MacDaniel are buried at the Harlebeke New British Cemetery in Belgium. Hood was 22 years old, MacDaniel 25.
Printed on cover of book: "Army Book 425. Pilot's Flying Log Book". Written in for Name, Rank, and Regiment are "J. Hood", "Lieut.", and "5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders".
String binding. 23 pp. Approximately 4½"x7½".
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British.
Royal Flying Corps
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
Hood, John, -1917.
MacDaniel, James R., -1917
|Other Creators||Royal Flying Corps|
|Year Range from||1917|
|Year Range to||1917|
Digitized casualty card recording the death of John Hood: http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/hood-j.-john. ID OC0231094, Object CC2_11010. Casualty card type: "incident".
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|Condition Notes||Expected wear given age of item. Cover weathered, with printing at bottom nearly illegible. Interior is yellowed and has very minor stains. All corners are weathered.|