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SECRET                                                                                                                                                        Form "F"
Sector Serial No                                                                                    (A)
Serial No. of Order detailing flight or squadron to Patrol               (B)
Date                                                                                                        (C)                8/10/1940
Flight, Squadron                                                                                    (D)          Flight:                B          Sqdn:                312
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)               Over Mersey at Speke
Height of Enemy                                                                                    (J)                1200 feet
Enemy Casualties                                                                                   (K)                1 (shared)
Our Casualties                                      Aircraft                                     (L)                NIL
                                Personnel                                (M)                NIL
General Report                                                                                       (R)
                                                         I was Yellow 2 and started close behind Yellow leader, staying about 20 yards behind. On turning over the river Yellow leader started to climb sharply and looking round I sighted the E/A. I gave full gas, turned to port and flew about 60 feet below the E/A from but could not fire on account of the presence of |Yellow 3. I turned and climbed and attacked E/A from rear and above (about 2 seconds at 100 yards). Immediately afterwards I saw Yellow 1 attack E/A from below. I broke away slightly to right and saw E/A smoking (white) from starboard engine and gliding downward. I followed at 1200 1500 feet distance and approached, but could not fire at once as Yellow 3 was attacking. I then fired a short burst and experienced return fire from the upper gunner. E/A then flew level at a height of 200 feet and I attacked from the stern and gave a third short burst and saw E/A fall flat on the ground and slew round to port. It lies on a meadow at the edge of the waterborne Balloon Barrage.


                                                                                                                                    P/O. A. Vastko.

 Squadron No. 312