Polskie Siły Powietrzne w II wojnie światowej

31 grudnia 1942 r. - ppor. Henryk Pietrzak (306 Dywizjon)

Poniższy tekst to meldunek ppor. Henryka Pietrzaka (wówczas pilota 306 Dywizjonu Myśliwskiego "Toruńskiego") z walki w dniu 31 grudnia 1942 r.:



Rodeo 140.


A. 31-12-42.

B. 306 Squadron (POlish)

C. Spitfire IX

D. 14.40

E. N.E. of Le Crotoy

F. Nil

G. Nil

H. Nil

J. 1 FW. 190 destroyed

K. Nil


The Squadron split up and dived on some 12 E/A flying 4,000 feet below us at 22,000 feet. I attacked one of the last pairs and getting on his tail, I opened fire from 100 yards closing to 30 yards. I saw black smoke and flames and the E/A did a half roll and went into a dive. I followed it down to 18,000 ft and the plane was still burning so I pulled out and rejoined my Squadron which was forming up off the Coast at Berck. Here I saw 6 FW. make a climing attack on a Spitfire flying by itself some 400 yds. to the left of the Squadron. We turned towards it but it went into a gentle dive with white smoke coming from it. The FW. 190's dived away into cloud. I landed Northolt 15.25.

I claim 1 FW. 190 as destroyed.

I fired 2x60 Cannon.

2x130 M.G.

No Cine Camera carried.

(Signed) /-/

306 Polish Squadron