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PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat. (Corroboration Statement only)
B. 13 November 1943.
C. 38th Fighter Squadron,  55th Fighter Group.
D. 1145.
E.  Near Bremen, Germany.
F. Overcast to 22,000 feet.
G. FW 190
H. One (1) FW 190 destroyed by Lt. C. E. BEALL, 338th Fighter Squadron.
I. Shortly after leaving the target area at Bremen I observed Lt. C. E. Beall of the 388th Fighter Squadron on the tail of a FW 190.  I saw the E/A take evasive action and dive away.  Lt. Beall pulling up.  I watched the E/A in its dive and about 2000 feet after breaking away saw a great puff of smoke envelope the E/A, which then went into an uncontrolled spin.  The E/A continued smoking and spinning until it went out of sight in  the clouds several thousand feet below.  I did not see flames, but from the size of the initial puff of smoke observed, I believe an explosion occured (sic.) in E/A.

GERALD F. LEINWEBER
Captain 1ST LT., Air Corps.

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