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PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat
B. 11 June 1944
C. 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group
D. 1500
E. Beauvais, France
F. 3-5/10 Cumulus 2,000 Ft.
G. ME 109
H. One (1) ME-109 Damaged
I. While leading Red Flight at 8,000 Ft. I observed two ME-109s on a P-38 tail at 9 o'clock.  I broke left with my flight and made a head on pass at one of them and observed a few strikes.  Then I covered my No. 4 man, Lt. Schank as he followed the other ME-109 to the deck and in a 5 minute flight at 0 altitude shot him into some trees.

I claim One (1) ME-109 Damaged.
 

MERLE E. BLANCHARD
Capt., Air Corps.


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