S E C R E T                                                                                     FORM "F"

PERSONAL COMBAT REPORT

P/O Retinger (Polish)

DATE ................................................................ (C) 14/8/41
SQUADRON .................................................... (D) 308 (Polish)
NO. OF E/A ...................................................... (E) about 20
TYPE OF E/A ................................................... (F) Me. 109's
TIME OF ATTACK .......................................... (G) about 1730
PLACE OF ATTACK ....................................... (H) St. Omer area
HEIGHT OF E/A ............................................... (J) 30,000 ft.
ENEMY CASUALTIES .................................... (K) 1 Me. 109 damaged.
OUR CASUALTIES, a/c ................................... (L) NIL
    "               "             personnel ......................... (M) NIL

GENERAL REPORT:
I attacked a Me.109 which took evasive action. I closed to about 250 yds. and gave a short burst, after which the Me. dived vertically and disappeared in the clouds.
I then returned to the Sqdn. nad found myself slightly ahead and above an Me. 109 which was turning, I fired a short burst from about 50 yds. and saw my bullets strike the cockpit and fuselage, and pieces fly off. This Me. then disappeared in cloud, and I was unable to follow it.
I claim this machine as damaged.