343rd FIGHTER SQUADRON
PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT
A. Combat - confirmation of damage
B. November 13, 1943
C. 343rd Fighter Squadron
E. Five miles west of Bremen
F. CAVU - seven tenths to nine-tenths at about 17,000 feet
G. FW 190
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.
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