CONFIDENTIAL

PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat.
B. 13 November 1943
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group
D. 11:45 (Approximately).
E. Hagen, Germany.
F. 9/10 sky coverage up to 30,000. Visibility unlimited.
G. ME 210.
H. One (1) ME 210 damaged.
I. Our flight observed a formation of ME 210's below and to the right of us, travelling 180 degrees to our line of flight.  The flight broke down and to the right for the attack.  I closed in on a ME 210 from the right and behind the enemy aircraft.  I opened fire from about 400 yards, and then closed in.  I noticed three or four strikes on the right side of the fuselage, and something fell off the underside of the left wing as I passed from right to left and down.  I was unable to stay behind the enemy because of my excessive speed.  I could not follow up with another attack because other enemy aircraft were closing in on me from behind.

KARL H. GARLOCK,
2nd Lieut., Air Corps.

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