Charles Anderson

4th Fighter Group 03/29/1944



A.P.O. 637    U.S. ARMY


VIII Fighter Command F.O. 284


A.  Combat

B. 29 March, 1944

C.  335th Fighter Squadron

D.  1410 to 1425 hours

E.  Gifhorn Area

F.  6 to 8/10 cumulus at 2 to 9,000 feet

G.  FW-190’s

H.  Two FW-190’s Destroyed

One FW-190’s Destroyed (shared with unidentified person)

I.       I was flying Greenbelt White 3 giving target support to the first Air Task Force, when approximately 7 FW-190’s flying line astern were sighted on our left.  We broke into them and they ran into the clouds and started down.  We chased them through the top of one cloud; they turned and flew down a valley between two clouds.  I closed to good range and fired at one and he went into the cloud with me right behind him.  When we came out of the cloud a few seconds later, I found myself overshooting badly.  As I overshot I could see that the prop was just windmilling and the cockpit was empty.  Lt. Godfrey of 336th Squadron claims to have seen this man bail out.

I fired at another in quite a tight turn and saw him flick and go into the deck.  I can’t say whether this FW-190 crashed due to my fire or whether it was due to his trying to tighten his turn enough to evade and flicked out and couldn’t recover.  However, I did see strikes on this A/C.

Major Carpenter and I chased two more FW-190’s on the deck and I fired at one and observed strikes.  I ran out of ammunition and pulled up and behind to give cover.  Someone came in and finished destroying this A/C.  I claim this A/C as destroyed, shared with an unidentified person.

Lt. Godfrey of 336th Squadron came in from behind and attacked the other FW-190 from line astern and strikes were seen all over.  He crashed into the deck and exploded upon hitting the ground.

Later, Major Carpenter attacked an Me-109 and he crashed landed in a ploughed field.  Before he crash-landed, he had one wheel partly down.  As he crash-landed, he dug his left wing into the ground and crumpled it badly.


A/C Used:  P-51B 10NA  43-7181

Ammunition used:  1280 rnds  50 Cal. A.P.I. & T.


1ST Lt., Air Corps,


Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Charles Anderson of the 4th Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Charles Anderson's combat experience.

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