PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT
B. 31 Dec. 1943
C. 38th Fighter squadron, 55th Fighter group
E. "Blaye et Ste. Luce"
F. 4/10ths low clouds.
I. I was Swindle Blue four, led by Lt. Leve. we went down to bounce an e/a attacking a box of B17's at 18,000 ft. The e/a broke off the attack on the bombers and turned into our attack. We turned about half an orbit firing deflection the e/a half-rolled and dived, heading south and taking cover in low cloud. we broke off the attack at 14,000 ft. and rejoined the squadron.
DONALD E. PENN
2nd Lt. Air Corps
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