F/O McMullen claims an He 113 over Hornchurch

Sector Serial No(A)D 1.
Serial No. of order detailing patrol(B)-
Date(C)16/8/40
Flight, Squadron(D)9 aircraft 54 Squadron
Number of Enemy Aircraft(E)80 approx.
Type of Enemy Aircraft(F)40 Do.215's
40 Me.109's and He.113's
Time Attack was delivered(G)1214 - 1327 hours
Place attack was delivered(H)E. of Hornchurch and over the Coast.
Height of Enemy(J)Fighters 19,000 - 25,000
Bombers 16,000 feet
Enemy Casualties(K)Destroyed 1 He 113
Probable -
Damaged -
Our Casualties Aircraft(L)NIL
Personnel(M)NIL
Searchlights(N) (i)N/a
A.A. Guns Assistance(ii)Behind bombers : in front of our fighters at16,000 ft.
Fire for Fighters
(Measured or Estimated)
(P) Range opened )
Length of burst ) See attached Sheet.
Range closed )
No. of rounds fired ) 1540
F/O McMULLEN The Squadron were engaging enemy bombers East of Hornchurch, when we were attacked by protecting ME 109's and HE 113's. I chased an ME 109 and found myself near Deal, where I came upon four HE 113's. I was at 28,000 feet and dived on one of these four; the enemy aircraft could not have seen me until I was right on him. I attacked from slightly astern and above, range 200 yards, giving enemy aircraft a 4 seconds burst. The enemy aircraft dived steeply and I followed it down and saw it crash into the sea just off Calais.
DAP McMullen F/o

(AIR/50/21/49)

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