|Sector Serial No||(A)||D 2|
|Serial No. of order detailing patrol||(B)|
|Flight, Squadron||(D)||12 aircraft 54 Squadron|
|Number of Enemy Aircraft||(E)||Big Formation|
|Type of Enemy Aircraft||(F)||ME.109's HE.113's|
|Time Attack was delivered||(G)||12.25|
|Place attack was delivered||(H)||Thames Estuary|
|Height of Enemy||(J)||7,000 Feet|
|Enemy Casualties||(K)||Confirmed One ME. 109 destroyed unconfirmed
Unconfirmed 1 ME109 Probable
|Our Casualties Aircraft||(L)||NIL|
|A.A. Guns Assistance||(ii)||NIL|
|Fire for Fighters
(Measured or Estimated)
|(P)||Ranged opened 200 Yards.
Length of burst Various
Ranged closed 100 Yards
No. of Rounds per Gun 2057
General Report. (R) I was patrolling with Red Section as Red 2. Blue Leader reported Bombers to our North as we were over Deal. Whilst turning off to attack the fighters, 12-15 HE.113's came up alongside from our rear. We took evasive action and finished up behind them, at the same time a squadron at least of 109's appeared. I sprayed the enemy formation as did Red1. This proving very effective. The section broke and I went into cloud. When I came out I saw approximately 6,000 feet below two ME.109's in a tight V. I attacked from above and behind, and the leader went into the sea. I turned my fire on to No. 2. Large clouds of Black Smoke came out, and bits fell off, enemy aircraft staggered.
I then went home.
|Sgd. D.A.P. McMullen F/O.
DAP. McMullen F/o.