|Sector Serial No||(A)||D.1|
|Serial No. of order detailing patrol||(B)|
|Flight, Squadron||(D)||12 A/C 54 Sqn.|
|No. of Enemy Aircraft||(E)||130 approx|
|Type of Enemy Aircraft||(F)||40 Ju 87|
50 He 113
40 Me 109
|Time Attack was delivered||(G)||1118 - 1215 hours|
|Place attack was delivered||(H)||Dover and Hawkinge|
|Height of Enemy||(J)||Fighters 19,000 Bombers 7,000|
|Enemy Casualties||(K)||Destroyed 1 Me.109
Damaged 1 He.113
|Our Casualties Aircraft||(L)||Nil|
|A.A. Guns Assistance||(ii) None|
|Fire for Fighters
(Measured or Estimated)
|(P)||Range Opened )
Length of burst ) see attached sheet
Range closed )
No. of rounds
The squadron was ordered to engage enemy aircraft in the Dover area. We were at 16000 feet climbing when we met about 40 ME 109's off Dover. Immediately they sighted us they half rolled and streaked back to Calais in no formation at all.
I shot at two of these and succeeded (with a long range burst from astern - range 300 - 250 yds) in bringing it down in flames. I saw it dive from 17000 feet down to 1000 feet before I had to break away.
I then understood that Hawkinge was being bombed and proceeded there, climbing to 18000 feet where I encountered a number of HE 113's. These were circling about and obviously staying to protect bombers. I managed to get on the tail of one and had no difficulty in overtaking it. I got in a number of rounds from astern and must have damaged him badly as glycol was streaming out. I followed the enemy aircraft back to Calais at 18000 feet before returning. HE 113's has yellow roundels on the main plane upper surfaces.
|A C Deere F/L|