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While on a fighter sweep 25 November 1943, near the town of Arras, France, I was leading the second element in Colonel Jenkin's (sic) flight.  Colonel Jenkins was Group Leader and succeeded in getting on the tail of two FW 190's at about 12,000 feet.  I saw the rearmost FW 190 start smoking and then flip over on its back and go into a violent spin tot he left.  I followed the 190 down to about 10,000 feet and then rejoined my flight at about 12,000 feet.  The last time I saw the 190 he was at about 5,000 feet and was still going down in a violent spin.  The closest I came tot he 190 was about 600 yards, so I was unable to do ant effective firing myself.  Colonel Jenkins closed in very close on the E/A.

JOSEPH M. FLUTY,
2nd Lieut., Air Corps.

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