Lot 13: Battle of Britain: Antoni Markiewicz DS
9th August 2017
DS, signed “A. Markiewicz,” one page, 8 x 12.75, October 26, 1940. A "Combat Report" marked "Secret," describing an air fight during the Battle of Britain. In part: "Acting as escort on A.S.R. approx 5 miles out from Withernsea I came upon a lone BF 109 about 3000 feet above me and clearly silhouetted. I gave chase immediately and he also saw me almost at once, and half rolled for the deck with myself after him. From 10,000 ft almost down to ground level I clung to his tail firing short bursts and losing distance slightly in the dive and finishing up about 700 yds astern as he levelled out and set course for the French coast. A long burst produced immediate results. Bits flew off his aircraft which rolled slowly on its back and dived apparently out of control. As I eased out of the dive I saw nothing more of the enemy fighter but on pulling round I noticed a large disturbance in the water." In fine condition. Born on January 13, 1915, Markiewicz was a fighter pilot who joined the 302 Squadron at Leconfield on August 6, 1940.
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