An Associated Press story in the Daily Banner Feb. 27, 1918, reported that aerial activity along the Franco-Belgian front was “reaching a state of great intensity such as usually precedes important offensive movement. Germany claimed to have brought down 15 Entente fliers.”

On the ground, large scale raids continued, the story said, and that in one case Germany “attempted a real attack” but it was broken up by the French before it reached their lines.

The story said it was not known if American artillery was still with the French in that area.


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