The first massed low level attack by the Royal Flying Corps on an enemy airfield is carried out, when 65 Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, Sopwith Camels, Bristol Fighters and de Havilland D.H.4s attack the German aerodrome at Haubourdin. No British aircraft are lost.
Anglo-French advance on Roye progresses.
German counter-attack at Damery (north-west of Roye) repulsed.
New German Fokker D-VIII (originally designated the E-V) parasol monoplane fighter (Jasta 6) scores first victory out of 18 claimed.
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: First RAF raid on Darmstadt by No 55 Squadron, 3 D.H.4s lost to fighters.
Pershing requests return of 3 out of 5 US divisions training with BEF.
: Whites occupy Shenkursk, 175 miles south-south-east of Archangel.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
: Japanese General Otani commanding Allied expedition, arrives at Vladivostok.
Sir Charles Eliot appointed British High Commissioner in Siberia.
Czechs foil Red landing attempt on Lake Khanka. Regnault (ex-French Tokyo Ambassador) made Allied representative at Vladivostok (August 21).
: Vladimir Lenin tells Moscow Party that young people must be won over.
: National Yugoslav Council Meeting at Laibach.