|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.
|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.
|Our Casualties Aircraft||(L)||NIL.|
|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
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|