Chasing bombers returning to France we encountered a flight of 109s over Cap Gris Nez and in the scuffle Lats, who was winging Phoenix took some damage to his cooling system and tried to disengage. Phoenix tried to help but had used up all his ammo killing a 109 a minute earlier so could only follow and hope to scare the 109 into breaking off. Seeing this occurring I dived in and told Phoenix he could break off as I still had ammo and was just behind him.
Getting behind the 109 I gave him a burst causing him to pull off Lats streaming vapour.
Despite the damage and the danger he decided to resume his attack and dived down after Lats again.
I continued to chase and take parts off him but was unable to hit anything critical and despite Lats evading the 109 managed to disable Lats spitfire and Lats was forced to flip and bail out just off Deal.
This time I managed some good hits just behind his cockpit but it was not clear whether I had hit the pilot or just the armour and was now down to my residual belt.
Rumba was now following just behind so knowing he was a better shot I invited him to finish the job which he duly did with a burst that hit the cockpit and engine to set it burning and plummeting into the sea near Lats who was greatly cheered by the sight.
Twenty seconds later Talisman put another 109 into the sea near Lats and we were able to head home while a fishing boat pulled Lats aboard.