One of Our Bombers Is Missing Author:Dan Brennan ENEMY PLANE SIGHTED — And then I saw the aircraft, the single rudder, the nose, engines, all in line, passing overhead, twin circles of flame from exhausts outlining the head-on view of the engines, the long narrow fuselage vanishing past. Junkers 88, with three airmen, scared like us, looking for us. "It's going away to post," I called. — Crave... more »n furned the aircraft hard to port, and felt the pressure holding him down on the seat as the aircraft went down in a long diving turn. but there it was silent, exhausts glowing, long darke fuselage hovering just over his head now. Craven pulled the aircraft level, and bending over, adjusted the super=charger knobs.
The Junkers was still overhead. It cojuldn't be going to attack from that position. No one ever did that. Still, he might be trying something new.
Suddenly Craven pushed the control column forward and to starboard; it was going to attack; Craven held the aircraft in a dive and I saw the Juner overhead lift one wing and pull up its nose to do a stall turn. He's going to dive straight down on top of us, give a burst as he goes past too fast for us to bring our guns to bear on him. Must be an old-experienced deflection shot. I called Craven. Yes, he saw it.« less