Robert Dickmeyer

4th Fighter Group 06/20/1944



A.P.O. 637    U.S. ARMY

Pilots Personal Combat Report

VIII Fighter Command F.O. 402


A.  Combat

B. 20 June 1944

C.  334 Fighter Squadron

D.  0915 hours

E.  East of Pasewalk, Germany.

F.  1/10th cloud.

G.  Me-109

H.  1 Me-109 Destroyed (air).

I.    Narrative ---   I was flying No. 2 in Cobweb Red Section at 27,000 feet.  Twin-engine bandits were called in and said to be at 10,000 feet.  We started down and then learned the bandits had 109s as top cover.  At 15,000 feet, I saw a Me-109 coming from about 5 o’clock and below us.  I swung up over the No. 1 man and as the 109 passed between us and under me, I started an overhead pass.  I observed a strike around his cockpit when I was approximately 350 yards at 70o overhead.

I closed down on him at a very rapid rate of closure, firing all the time until I was directly astern of him.  I observed a great many strikes and his canopy flew off and parts of his cowling.  I passed him to the left and observed the pilot slumped over the side.  It went into a bank, down and to the left, smoking.  I climbed back up and joined Red 1 and 3.

I claim one Me-109 destroyed.


420 rounds fired.


Robert A. Dickmeyer,

2nd Lt., Air Corps.

Official US Army Air Forces Combat Report by Robert Dickmeyer of the 4th Fighter Group. This material is a transcription of official reports-testimonials of Robert Dickmeyer's combat experience.

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