Fletcher Adams

357th Fighter Group 03/18/1944


ENCOUNTER REPORT

2ND LT. FLETCHER E. ADAMS, O-740324

 

A.  COMBAT

B.  18 MARCH 1944

C.  362ND FIGHTER SQUADRON, 357TH FIGHTER GROUP

D.  1545 B.S.T.

E.  40 MILES NORTH-WEST OF PARIS, FRANCE

F.  HEAVY HAZE.  1/10- -2/10 SCATTERED

G.  ME 109

H.  PILOT

I.  I WAS ESCORTING A LONE B-17 HOME, CRISS-CROSSING OVER HIM AT ABOUT 18,000 FT., WHEN I SAW TWO ENEMY PLANES ALMOST DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ME.  AN INSTANT LATER THEY NOTICED ME AND WENT DOWN.  I FOLLOWED THEM TO THE DECK AND CLOSED ON ONE OF THEM TO ABOUT 250 YDS.  I GAVE THE ENEMY AIRCRAFT–AN ME 109–A BURST AS HE PULLED UP AND OBSERVED STRIKES IN HIS WINGS AND FUSELAGE.  THEN HE HIT THE GROUND AND A BIG BALL OF FIRE SHOT UPWARDS.  THE SHIP BOUNCED INTO THE AIR, HIT THE GROUND AGAIN, AND EXPLODED.  MY WING MAN, LT. JOHN S. COON, SAW HIM LAST, AND THE ME 109 WAS BURNING FIERCELY.

I CLAIM ONE ME 109 DESTROYED.

J.  460 ROUNDS

 

FLETCHER E. ADAMS,

2ND LT., AIR CORPS

 

 

 


Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Fletcher Adams of the 357th Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Fletcher Adams's combat experience.

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