S/Ldr D. Clark -- 419 Squadron
The enemy aircraft was first seen by the mid upper gunner, flying dead astern of the Halifax at about 100 yards range. The position of the enemy aircraft was given to Sgt J. Brunett, the rear gunner, who opened fire at 50 to 75 yards range with a long burst of 300 rounds from 4 guns. The enemy aircraft then broke off the attack by diving under the Halifax.
There were no search light activity or any other indication of imminent
attack. The ME-110 did not open fire and no damage was claimed by the rear
gunner. Evasive action taken by the bomber consisted of corkscrewing immediately
after the enemy aircraft was sighted.