Vasseure Wynn

4th Fighter Group 12/22/1943


HEADQUARTERS

FOURTH FIGHTER GROUP

A.P.O. 637, U.S. ARMY

 

PILOT’S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT

VIII Fighter Command F.O. 207

 

  • Combat
  • 22 December 1943
  • 334 Fighter Squadron
  • 1405 hours, 2nd phase – between target and coast.
  • Enshade vicinity
  • 6/10ths strato-cumulus with top at about 8,000 ft.
  • Me 109s
  • 1 Me 109 Destroyed and 1 Me 109 Destroyed shared with Lt. J. T. Godfrey (336th Squadron)

 

I.             I was flying Red 4 in my squadron in support of bombers over Munster. Just after the bombers turned back from the target, I followed Red 3 down on a bounce and saw two Me 109s going at right angles to him. I broke off to engage. I closed to approximately 250 to 200 yards and fired on the No. 2 E/A observing flashes all over the cockpit. I pulled up over the E/A and stall-turned back on them in time to see the one I fired at being attacked by another P-47 which I took to be my No, 1 but whom I later learned was Lt. John Godfrey of 336 Squadron. The E/A fell off to the right going down in flames. I then closed on the other Me 109 which was flying off to the left and ahead in a slight climb. I gave him approximately a 2-second burst and he blew up, his starboard wing coming off. I was engaged by another Me 109 coming from 6 o’clock which out-turned me. I dove into cloud and came home alone. I claimed 1 Me 109 Destroyed and 1 Me 109 Destroyed shared with Lt. Godfrey.

 

Ammunition: 

266 rounds fired

 

Vasseure H. Wynn

1st Lt., Air Corps.

 


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

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