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THE POMEROY GROUP - COMBAT Charles Schleininger corsair schleini@lemoorenet.com "Missions 5 & 6 - We bombed Steyr, Austria today. Our mission to Steyr was to be covered by P-38s before we reached the target. As we approached the target there was no escort. This allowed the German Air Air Force to attack us at will. I do remember the German pilots in ME-1110s & 210s flying in circles to the left of our formation & firing rockets at us. The rockets did not come close to our squadron formation. While circling, the German fighters were out of range of our 50 caliber machine guns. Some brave German pilots did try to shoot us down with their guns. It was during a direct attack that Sgt. Swihart managed to shoot a ME-110 down. Flight time - 8.0 hours." To be continued ...



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