|Sector Serial No||(a)||D.2|
|Serial No. of order detailing patrol||(b)||-|
|Flight, Squadron||(d)||12 aircraft 54 Squadron.|
|Type of Enemy Aircraft||(f)||Me.109 )|
He.113 ) very large formations
|Time Attack was delivered||(g)||1240 -1342 hours|
|Place attack was delivered||(h)||KENT|
|Height of Enemy||(j)||15,000 to 25,000 feet|
|Enemy Casualties||(k)||Destroyed -
Damaged 1 He 113
1 Do 17 (?215)
|Our Casualties Aircraft||(l)||Nil|
|A.A. Guns Assistance||Nil|
|Fire for Fighters
(Measured or Estimated)
|(p)||Range opened )
Length of burst) see attached sheets.
Range closed )
No. of rounds fired ) 935
I was Yellow Leader. We were ordered off to patrol Dover at 25,000 feet. At that height Red and Green sections intercepted 5 or more HE113. A short dogfight appeared to go on.
I found I was by myself when I saw two large formations of bombers escorted by fighters. I attacked the rearmost escort fighters, about 12 HE 113's. I picked one in the middle of the formation and large bits fell off him. I am sure he was badly damaged. I opened fire at 250 yards, sprayed the remainder and broke them up. I continued my dive towards the sea. I saw what was probably a DO 17 and engaged him at close range, making one engine catch fire. I broke off the engagement because I was a long way out to sea. On my way home I sighted six enemy twins and could not catch them up.
|DAP McMullen F/o|