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A. Engagement.
B. 13 November 1943.
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1200.
E. Bremen.
F. 9/10 clouds, Visibility unlimited at 30,000.
G. ME 109.
H. None.
I. I observed two 109's behind and above flight as we were making a climbing right turn, 109's coming down on us from 32,000 ft.  Met them head-on and they refused head-on pass and swung out and under to our left.  Fired at E/A in a diving turn to left at about 500 yards, 30 degree deflection head-on.  Closed to 300 yards, 20 degree deflection from astern, then broke in a climbing turn above and to the right.  No claims and observed no hits - did not see E/A after we broke to the right.

/s/ & /t/ R. W. BUSCHING,
Major, Air Corps.

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