CONFIDENTIAL

PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat.
B. 25 November 1943.
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1330.
E. 5 miles north of Lens, France.
F. 2/10 cululus clouds at 4,000 feet.
G. FW 190.
H. One (1) FW 190 probably destroyed, pending assessment.
I. I was flying No. 4 position in Yellow Flight.  My flight leader, Capt. Jones, made a 90 turn to the right and followed with a turn to the left, which put me in No. 3 position, whereupon I observed two FW 190's at 9 o'clock 1,000 feet below and dived on the leader, making a head-on attack of 10 above his line of flight.  I closed to 150 yards firing about a three second burst and skidded out to the right.  No results were observed and due to my position I was unable to follow enemy aircraft.

JOHN R. PRUITT,
2nd Lieut., Air Corps.

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