361st Fighter Group 11/26/1944
B. 26 NOVEMBER 1944 F.O. 529B 2ND BOMB.DIV.
C. 375TH FIGHTER SQUADRON, 361ST FIGHTER GROUP
D. 1215 HOURS
E. AREA: MITTINGEN, CELLE, GIEHORN
H. 1 FW-190 DESTROYED (AIR)
I. I WAS FLYING BLUE LEADER IN DECOY SQUADRON. I SINGLED
OUT A FW-190 COMING DOWN FROM TOP COVER AT ABOUT 28,000 FT. WE WENT INTO A LUFTBERRY TO THE LEFT AND THE FW-190 GOT ON MY WINGMAN’S TAIL. I GOT ON THE FW-190’S TAIL AND PULLED 20 DEG DEFLECTION AT 400 FT AND GAVE HIM A BURST. THE FW-190 TURNED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AND STARTED TO CLIMB INTO THE SUN. THE SUN BLINDED ME FOR A SECOND BUT I PULLED OVER TO THE LEFT OF HIM AND GOT HIM IN MY SIGHTS. I BRACKED HIM WITH MY K-14 SIGHT AND FIRED A BURST AT ABOUT 300 YDS WITH 10 DEGREES DEFLECTION. I OBSERVED HITS ON HIS MID SECTION AND HE ROLLED OVER AND WENT INTO A STEEP SPIRAL I FOLLOWED HIM DOWN AND HE BAILED OUT AT ABOUT 20,000 FT. HIS CHUTE DID NOT OPEN. I WAS INDICATING ABOUT 450 MPH WHEN HE BAILED OUT. I CLAIM 1 FW-190 DESTROYED.
J. E2-L 44-1411 P-51 728 ROUNDS.
ROBERT G. ADAMS,
1ST LT., AIR CORPS.
I WAS FLYING DECOY BLUE TWO, AND DURING THE FIGHT A FW-190 GOT ON MY TAIL, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PULL ENOUGH DEFLECTION TO FIRE ON ME. I SAW MY FLIGHT LEADER, LT ADAMS DIRECTLY BEHIND THE FW-190 THAT WAS ON MY TAIL. THE LAST TIME I SAW THE FW-190 IT WAS SPIRALING DOWN AND MY LEADER WAS RIGHT BEHIND HIM. A SHORT WHILE LATER, LT. ADMAS WAS RIGHT BACK UP TO OUR ORIGINAL ALTITUDE.
HERMAN R. AUTH,
2ND LT, AIR CORPS.
Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Robert Adams of the 361st Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Robert Adams's combat experience.
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