PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT
B. 13 November 1943.
C. 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1135 to 1140.
E. West of Bremen.
F. Above overcast - CAVU.
G. FW 190.
I. This was after we met the bombers and were at an altitude of 24,000 feet. There was a single Focke-Wulf 190 with checkerboard markings below us, and he was obviously bait for a flight of E/A that was sitting up above him. We made a pass at him to see if he would go down, and he did not go down. I fired a burst at him at 90 degree deflection. I couldn't go down to him because this flight of E/A was sitting up above waiting for my flight to make a bounce and then they would jump on our tails. They would have hit us as soon as we bounced him.
JAMES H. HANCOCK,
Captain, Air Corps.
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