30 grudnia 1941 r. - sierż. Jan Śmigielski (306 Dywizjon)


Poniższy tekst to meldunek sierż. Jana Śmigielskiego (wówczas pilota 306 Dywizjonu Myśliwskiego "Toruńskiego") z walki w dniu 30 grudnia 1941 r.:

PERSONAL COMBAT REPORT

784738 SGT. SMIGIELSKI, J.

Number of Operation: "VERACITY 2"

C. 30/12/41

D. 305 (POLISH) SQUADRON.

E. Approximately 25 E/A.

F. Me.109E.

G. 14.15 hrs.

H. French Coast North of Brest.

J. 3000 - 4000 feet.

K. 1 Me.109E - Destroyed.

L. Nil

M. Nil

P. 1st attack - 250 yards.

2nd attack - 250 yards.

I was in the left hand section led by F/Lt ZIELINSKI. After firing three times at different E/A from 4/500 yds, I saw a Me.109 on the tail of a Spitfire. I followed them down and when below cloud at 4,000 feet I gave the E/A a burst from 250 yards with no visible result. A second burst from the same distance produced an explosion with bright flame, and bits fell off the E/A and it crashed on the shore. I received some fire from the A.A. guns on the coast. I went up into the clouds and eventually landed at Harrowbeer at 15.15 hrs.

Camera was not carried. I fired MG 4 x 270, cannon 2 x 54.

/-/

Sergeant



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