PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT
B. 13 April 1944
C. 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group
D. About 1535
E. R/V area
G. ME 109's
H. One (1) ME 109 probably destroyed, One (1) ME 109 probably damaged
I. As we approached the B-24's from the left I saw two ME 109's in-trail and about 1,000 yards to the rear of the box of bombers. They were pressing an attack. I came out of the sun diving from 22,000 to about 15,000 feet. I fired tow (sic) bursts at each e/a starting at about 500 yards, and closing from about 30 degrees to about 10 degrees head on. My speed was 450 plus. I noticed a few strikes on the first ME 109, then rushed over on the second and gave him two short bursts. I was closing too fast for observation, but believe I missed. Both e/a turned into me. When I opened fire they started a half roll, and I did not see them after I pulled up. I claim one (1) ME 109 probably destroyed, and one (1) ME 109 probably damaged.
DALLAS W. WEBB
Major, Air Corps.
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