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PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat.
B. 31 January 1944.
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1520.
E. Just north of Venlo, Germany.
F. Clear.
G. Me 109.
H. One (1) Me 109 Damaged.
I. I was flying No. 2 position in Warcraft Blue flight. I observed an Me 109 coming down in a diving turn to the right. I intercepted him in a climbing turn to the left, and started firing a 20 degree deflection shot at about 150 yards and held fire, one long burst, until approximately a head-on position. I observed two hits at wing root, but no further results, as the E/A passed below me.

I claim One (1) Me 109 Damaged.

GEORGE KORINEK,
2nd Lt., Air Corps.

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