CONFIDENTIAL

PILOT'S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

A. Combat
B. 11 September 1944.
C. 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.
D. 1150.
E. Approximately 10 miles south of Erfurt.
F. 4 to 5/10ths cumulus - 3,000 to 5,000 feet.
G. Me 109.
H. One (1) Me 109 destroyed.
I. This claim of 1 Me 109 destroyed is made for 1st Lt. Kenneth I. Crawford, who is missing in action as of above date.  It is submitted after careful questioning of the other pilots involved in the fight and is substantiated by the statement below.

ANDREW C. BOYD, JR.,
Captain, Air Corps,
Intelligence Officer

STATEMENT

On 11 September 1944, Lt. Crawford was flying my wing when we became engaged with a number of Me 109's.  We broke into two Jerries that were making a pass at our squadron.  In the chase that followed I observed Lt. Crawford getting many hits on one of the E/A and eventually the pilot baled out of his ship and the plane crashed.  After this we spotted two more 109's below us which we attacked, and in the fight that developed from this bounce my wingman and I split up.  Lt. Crawford did not return.  In his behalf, I wish to claim one Me 109 destroyed as the result of the combat.

EARL R. FRYER,
1st Lieut., Air Corps.

CONFIDENTIAL

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