Argent Acosta

364th Fighter Group 08/23/1944



  1. Combat
  2. 23 August 1944
  3. 383rd Ftr. Sq. 364th Ftr. Gp.
  4. 1150
  5. Near Seyda
  6. High clouds.
  7. ME-109
  8. 1 ME-109 destroyed

I.      Narrative:


               I was flying Blue Four position at 24,000’ when we saw six bogies at 11 o’clock, level to us.  They were moving in on the bombers when they saw us and immediately split “S”’d. My element leader peeled down after them and caught them at approx. 3,000’. He began firing on one and as he closed I saw strikes all over the enemy aircraft. He pulled around to make another pass but the enemy plane rolled over out of control and went down. He then made a pass at another plane but his guns jammed and he pulled up and flew my wing. I followed an ME-109 down to the deck firing as we turned. I saw strikes on his wing roots and the pilot then pulled up and bailed out. I claim 1 ME-109 destroyed.


J.     Ammo Exp.                                               Aircraft Type                           Aircraft No.

        803 rounds, .50 cal.                                   P-51 D                                     44-14088



2nd Lt., Air Corps,

383rd Ftr. Sqdn



1st Lt., Air Corps,

Asst. S-2 Officer.





               I hereby confirm Lt. Acosta’s victory having seen the pilot bail out.



1st Lt., Air Corps,

383rd Fighter Sqdn.



1st Lt, Air Corps,

Asst. S-2 Officer.


Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Argent Acosta of the 364th Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Argent Acosta's combat experience.

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