343 FIGHTER SQUADRON
PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat.
B. November 3rd, 1943.
C. 343rd Fighter Squadron
D. 1300 to 1310
E. Vicinity of Wilhelmshaven.
F. High clouds at 30,000ft; low at 11,000.
G. FW 190.
H. 1 FW 190 probable - shared with Lt. Claire D. Porter, 343rd Fighter Squadron.

I. I was leading Whiteman Red Flight and had been covering Whiteman White Flight as he made passes at E/A attacking the Forts, when a single FW 190 was observed breaking off an attack on the Forts.  The White Flight had pulled up from the Forts and was in no immediate danger, so I turned my flight to get on the tail of the 190 which was turning to the left. He had only a shallow dive for (illeg.) feet and I fired a short burst at (illeg.) closing in to about 250 yards (illeg.) fired another burst.  I broke off to the left and Lt. Porter fired as the 190 fell off to the left and went out of sight through the overcast .

KENNETH J. SORACE
1st Lt, Air Corps.

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