F/O McMullen claims one He 113 probable over Maidstone

Sector Serial No(A)D 2.
Serial No. of order detailing patrol(B)
Date(C)15. 8. 40.
Flight, Squadron(D)12 a/c 54 Squadron
Number of Enemy Aircraft(E)60 (Approximately).
Type of Enemy Aircraft(F)40 Do.17's.
He.113 ) Unknown No.
Me.109 )
Time Attack was delivered(G)1826 - 1930
Place attack was delivered(H)Maidstone.
Height of Enemy(J)Bombers 18/19000. Fighters 13/25000.
Enemy Casualties(K)Destroyed. NIL.
Probable. 1 He.113.
Damaged. NIL.
Our Casualties Aircraft(L)NIL.
Personnel(M)NIL.
Searchlights(N) (i)N/A.
A.A. Guns Assistance(ii)NIL.
Fire for Fighters
(Measured or Estimated)
(P) Range opened )
Length of burst ) See attached Sheet.
Range closed )
No. of rounds per gun 608.
F/O McMullen We were ordered on patrol and given a vector straight away. The Squadron climbed to approximately 17000 feet and orbited. Yellow Section gave Tally-ho,. On looking in that direction I saw a large formation of bombers resembling DO 17's. I was No. 2 to the C.O. We went into line astern and came round behind the DO 17s. Echelon left was then ordered and I found one He 113 in front of me. I closed range to about 250 - 300 yards astern and fired short bursts. Bits fell off this aircraft and he appeared to be going down out of control. I saw my fire bursting on him. I was then attacked myself and was forced to break off the engagement. I fired one short burst at one HE 113, which I think was the one which fired on me.
DM McMullen F/o

(AIR/50/21/49)

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