Charles Anderson

4th Fighter Group 04/12/1944



A.P.O. 637     U.S. ARMY


VII Fighter Command F.O. 296


A. Combat

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.



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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