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Friday, July 02, 2010

An RCAF Flight Sergeant's Diary

From "My Diary of Ops" - the notebook of Flight Sergeant E. Burnett, 419 Squadron R.C.A.F.
(part of a series)

Thur July 2/42
13th trip

Took off from base in own air craft and crew at approx 2338 hrs. with bomb load of three ton.
Target:- Bremen. Night was very good No cloud moon was behind us. target was hot tonight, we dropped our load and got out. Run into an ME110 I opened up on him first he broke away and came in again Skipper turned into him so that the front gunner could take a crack at him. He dove down and got away. However we confirmed damage done to E. A/C. No return fire. Landed at base at approx 0420 hrs. All returned safely.

1 comment:

kursk said...

Its not often that a bomber would run into an ME-110 and get away scot free.

With two 20mm and 2 30mm auto cannons at its disposal, the 110 could stand off from a distance and tear an aircraft to shreds.

Another bomber may not have been so lucky that night.