Method of Shooting Against Monoplace Note: This item is currently in storage. This newsletter, written for aircraft gunners and observers, describes the proper tactics of defensive shooting against enemy pursuit aircraft. The document was written in October 1917, by Lt. Pierre Sainflou of the French Aeronautique Militaire. Translated into English, these lessons were part of the core training received by American observers in France during World War I. This newsletter returned home with Lt. Harry F. Slarb, an observer with 9th Aero Squadron. Click here to return to the Featured World War I Artifacts index.