According to a report received in this country from Paris yesterday, D. E. Putnam '20, of Brookline, an aviator in the French Army, shot down a German airplane in a battle on January 19. No details of the combat were given.
Putnam was graduated from Newton High School in 1916. Last spring he went to France with an ambulance unit and after finishing his work in that branch entered the aviation service. In a letter to a friend several weeks ago, Putnam told of a 2,000-foot fall, from which he escaped with nothing more serious than two broken teeth.