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Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard.All of the fighters dove down to the deck. One of the enemy planes got ahead of Anderson and pulled back up to make a head-on pass at Anderson. Anderson fired and tore the enemy plane up. The German pilot bailed out. Anderson's group got two of the four enemy fighters.Anderson got his group together. He noticed a dak spot moving below him.The dark spot was the shadow from an He 111. Anderson gave his wingmen a chance to shoot down an enemy plane. He had his group get into a practice gunnery pattern so they could all shoot. All of Anderson's men got good hits. The plane was severely damaged and made a bad crash landing. Two men made it out of the crashed plane. One of them made a dash across a field and the other just stood there looking up at Anderson's group. That's how he got a quarter of a kill.All dogfights were exciting and emotional. On May 27th Anderson was on a deep rain into southern Germany. It was a bright and clear day. Anderson's group was flying a criss-cross pattern above the bombers. A call went out that the bombers were being attacked in the front of the formation.

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