Polskie Siły Powietrzne w II wojnie światowej

31 grudnia 1942 r. - ppor. Władysław Szajda (306 Dywizjon)

Poniższy tekst to meldunek ppor. Władysława Szajdy (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. Berck

F. Nil

G. Nil

H. Nil

J. 1 F.W. 190 probable.

K. Nil.


I attacked the last F.W.190 of a pair that crossed in front of me, going from right to left. As I got on to his tail he did a quarter roll and wento into a gentle dive, weaving all the time. I gave him a burst from 150 yards. He stopped weaving and I gave him another burst. I saw a cloud of black smoke come from him but at this moment my engine hesitated and I lost a little distance. The e/a went into a steep dive and I fired again from 200 yards. My speed was so great that it was all I could do to hold the controls. As at 5000 feet he was still in this dive I started to pull out. I came back by myself being unable to locate the Squadron and landed at Northolt 1525.

I claim this F.W.190 as probable.

I fired 2x15 cannon.

2x50 machine gun.

No cine camera carried.

(Signed) /-/

(306 Polish Squadron)