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PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Encounter
B. 31 Dec. 1943
C. 38th Fighter squadron, 55th Fighter group
D. 1210
E. "Blaye et Ste. Luce"
F. 4/10ths low clouds.
G. Me109
H. None
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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