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PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. TYPE OF ACTION:    Combat.
        (1) Combat, if casualties or damage is inflicted.
        (2) Engagement, if guns are fired.
        (3) Encounter, if no guns fired.
B. DATE:    11 - 29 - 43.
C. UNIT:    338th Fighter Squadron.
D. TIME ATTACK MADE:    14 - 25.
E. GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF ATTACK:   
F. WEATHER:    Overcast 24,000 ft. - CAVU above.
G. TYPE OF ENEMY AIRCRAFT:    ME 109.
H. ENEMY CASUALTIES:    (Pilot's claim):    1 ME 109 Damaged.


I. ACCOUNT OF COMBAT (In narrative form, stressing ours and enemy's tactics.)
    We were flying toward R/V at 31,000 ft. flying straight and level.  E/A attack came from above and ahead when about twenty (20) 109's met us head on.  I sighted on the 109 directly ahead of me and opened fire, holding until he broke away violently.  Scattered hits on the wings were observed before break away.

/s/ & /t/ JOSEPH P. MARSIGLIA,
Captain, Air Corps.

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