CONFIDENTIAL

PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat
B. 29 January 1944.
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1115.
E. Frankfurt, Germany.
F. 10/10 overcast at 6,000 ft., clear above.
G. FW 190.
H. One (1) FW 190 destroyed.
I. I was flying No. 2 position in Red Flight at 25,000 ft., in the target area. As we crossed above the bombers, we sighted 8 FW 190's slightly below us and approaching the bombers from off to the side and attempting to sweep around for a rear attack. We drove over the bombers into the E/A before they got to the rear and attacked. I had a deflection shot of about 90 degrees on a FW 190 and fired a three second burst. I was forced to pull up to engage other E/A and no results were observed.
I claim one (1) FW 190 destroyed (See supporting statement).
 

HARRY E. LARSEN,
1st Lt., Air Corps.

STATEMENT

I was flying No. 3 position in Red Flight behind Lt. Larsen in string formation making a left turn into 8 FW 190's which were on our left. I pulled up sharply to my left reversing to the right in an effort to get on their tails. 2 FW 190's passed ahead of me and in front of Lt. Larsen, and immediately thereafter, I saw one (1) FW 190 on fire and spinning down out of control.

THOMAS A. PARKER,
2nd Lt., Air Corps.


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