343 FIGHTER SQUADRON

PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Engagement
B. November 3rd, 1943
C. 343rd Fighter Squadron
D. 1300 to 1310
E.  Vicinity of Wilhelmshaven
F. High cirrus, 28,000.  Low 11,000 to 15,000
G. FW 190
H. 1 probable - shared with 1st Lt. Kenneth J. Sorace, 343rd Fighter Squadron
I. I was flying as Whiteman Red 2. Lt. Sorace made a pass at a FW 190, at which time I was a little above and behind him.  As the FW 190 turned into Lt. Sorace's attack I started firing.  My first burst was at about 300 yards, closing to about 50 yards.  I stalled at that time, losing him for a second.  I rolled my plane up on one wing and watched the FW 190 spin down through the overcast.

CLAIRE D. PORTER
2nd Lieut., Air Corps.

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