PERSONAL COMBAT REPORT.
307 (Polish) Squadron.
DETACHMENT – SUMBURGH.
Atlantic Recce Intrerception – 9. 12 ˝ 43.
F/O PACHOLCZYK (Polish).
I was flying on a dawn patrol and after being given several vectors by
the Controller sighted a JU 88 crossing from port to starboard at about
ten o’clock 300 to 400 yards. I made a steep turn to port, then to
starboard and got on his tail. The rear gunner immediately opened fire,
as being in the up, sun position he could see me very well. I held my
fire until within 70 yards of him then I opened up with a short burst
securing strikes on the port wing. He immediately began to take evasive
action thus upsetting his rear gunner’s aim. He then opened the
throttle and drew away for about 100 yards. I too opened up and again
came within 80 – 100 yards and gave another burst, still from astern
and saw strikes on the starboard engine which caught fire. I continued
to close, this time to 50 yards and gave another burst silencing the
rear gunner and setting fire to cockpit and wing area to the starboard
I claim the JU88 Destroyed.
Pacholczyk F/O (hand signature)