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Enemy Attacks

Story of the Attack> At about 1138 in the target area a FW 190, silver, with dark tostripe, around the fuselage, behind the cockpit, doing a slow roll pealed off attacked our aircraft. From my turret I tracked him and when he approached from 2 o'clock high, coming in to 600 yards flying a pursuit curve, I opened fire. There were 50 or 60 rounds fired into E/A from start of attack with coming in to within 100 feet of our ship, after which he went over the right wing and rudder and then flipped over onto his back and spiraled down with black smoke trailing from the plane.

. Story of the Attack> Near Salzwedel Germany a group of FW 190 attacked the #3 on our left from 10 o'clock low and passed between #3 and a our ship at about our level. The Our nose turret fired about 40 rounds as it approached and hits were seen on outer left wing.. I fired two short bursts from the Top Turret and swung around and picked him up as he passed behind our ship. He was smoking. I fired in a burst about 80 rounds as he broke to the right and a few pieces of cowling and canopy flew in the whole off. His engine was on fire. He pulled up in a stall and fell off straight down. He passed within 100 feet of our ship. Four P-38's were behind him and I think one of them followed him down to the deck. The FW 190 was silver.

. Story of the Attack> Twelve to 15 FW 190's attacked the group in front of us, coming through the middle of the formation. One of the planes did a half roll over the planes in our formation and did a split "S" in front of our nose at 12 o'clock. Beteen the time he was 100 yards out until he broke under our nose at 50 feet. I fired a total of 60 rounds. I saw pieces flying off the E/A. S/Sgt Cantrell, left waist gunner in #2 ship in our flight saw the plane smoking and spinning and disappeared into the smokescreen which had been laid over the target area. The E/A was silver.