343rd FIGHTER SQUADRON
PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat - confirmation of damage
B. November 13, 1943
C. 343rd Fighter Squadron
D. 1145
E. Five miles west of Bremen
F. CAVU - seven tenths to nine-tenths at about 17,000 feet
G. FW 190
H.
I. Flying as his wingman, I was following Capt. Ryan at about fifty yards when he went into a slight dive.  I spotted about four FW 190's coming our way and also in a dive.  Capt. Ryan opened fire with a short burst when the FW 190 that he hit was about 300 yards away and at a sixty degree deflection.  The E/A started to trail smoke and went into a uncontrolled spin.  I confirm Capt. Ryan's claim for one FW 190 destroyed.

RICHARD C. STANTON
2nd Lt, Air Corps.

CONFIDENTIAL

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