357th Fighter Group 09/13/1944
PILOT: CHARLES E. YEAGER, 1st Lt, AC, O-887005
B. 13 September 1944 Field Order #566
C. 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group
E. South of KASSEL, GERMANY
F. C A V U
G. Me. 109
H. One Me. 109 destroyed
I. I was leading Cement Blue Flight when I spotted a Me. 109 diving straight down around 15,000 feet. I rolled over and was pulling around 70”Hq. I caught the E/A on the deck diving around 450 to 500 M.P.H. I closed up fast and started firing around 300 yards. I observed strikes on engine and fuselage. The engine started smoking and windmilling. I overshot. Lt GAILER fired at him until the E/A attempted to belly in. The E/A exploded when it hit the ground. I took a picture of the crash.
I was using a K-14 sight and it is very satisfactory. The pattern is much too spread on the P-51D.
I claim one Me. 109 destroyed (shared with 2nd Lt. FRANK L. GAILER)
J. Ammunition Expended: 731 rounds .50 cal MG.
CHARLES E. YEAGER,
1st Lt, AC.
Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Charles Yeager of the 357th Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Charles Yeager's combat experience.
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