4th Fighter Group 04/12/1944
FOURTH FIGHTER GROUP
A.P.O. 637 U.S. ARMY
PILOTS PERSONAL COMBAT REPORT
VII Fighter Command F.O. 296
B. 12 April 1944
C. 335th Fighter Squadron
D. 1410 hours
E. 10 miles NW of Brunswick
F. 6/10 cumulus at 8,000 feet
G. Me-109; Ju-88
H. Two Me-109s destroyed (in air)
One Ju-88 damaged (on ground)
I. I was flying greenbelt White 3 when White Section went down on a bounce NW of Brunswick. White Leader dropped his tanks and attacked the No. 4 of a section of four 109s flying line astern at 8,000 feet. I attacked the No. 3 and he started to turn left and as I fired I saw only one strike which was right in the cockpit. He more, less fell off on his left wing and did a spiral dive into the deck. Upon hitting the deck he did not explode but the A/C broke up into small pieces and a large cloud of black smoke rose to 3 or 4 hundred feet in the air.
We reformed the section and rejoined the group. As the bombers did not show up, our section went down and strafed the A/D of Volkenrode. I fired at a Ju-88 on the ground and saw many strikes but since I saw no flames I can only claim this A/C as damaged. The return fire from this drome was quite heavy, so we only made one pass.
A/C #: P-51B 10NA 43-7181
Ammunition used: 665 rnds .50 Cal. A.P.I. & T.
CHARLES F. ANDERSON,
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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