4th Fighter Group 12/22/1943
FOURTH FIGHTER GROUP
A.P.O. 637, U.S. ARMY
PILOT’S PERSONAL ENCOUNTER REPORT
VIII Fighter Command F.O. 207
- 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.
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.
Vasseure Wynn: Personnel File
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