Serial No. of Order detailing flight
or squadron to Patrol(B)
Number of Enemy Aircraft(E)ONE
Type of Enemy Aircraft(F)JU 88.
Time Attack was delivered(G)16.15
Place Attack was delivered(H)Mersey
Height of Enemy(J)1500 feet
Enemy Casualties(K)ONE (SHARED)
On being ordered to take off I led Yellow section. When at 1000 feet
I noticed Yellow 3 break off and climb. I then saw a JU 88 above me just
about to enter cloud. I pulled the emergency boost control and climbed up to
a position vertically underneath it. Yellow 3 did a ¼ attack and passed
away to my left. I closed to an astern position 50 – 80 yards away and
followed it through cloud firing continuously. One engine poured out smoke
and the aircraft commenced to dive. I followed it down to 800 feet then
broke away as both engines were on fire and I had run out of ammunition.
While I was in the astern position after we had broken cloud Yellow 2 and 3
were doing ¼ attacks. Continuous return fire was experienced and I was hit
on the windscreen and in the wing.