Spitfire IX , MA301 (AH-S)
Ramrod 203. The French coast was crossed at Berville sur Mer at 26-28,000 feet. After the Fortresses bombed Poix and were halfway between Poix and Abbeville, 8+ F.W.190's were sighted at 22,000 feet coming from the East. 331(N) Squadron attacked these e/a and destroyed one of them without loss to themselves. The Wing later reformed and the bombers were escorted to the French coast, and no further incidents were experienced. An interesting point is that several F.W.190's seen during this operation had Italian markings. Flak - medium heavy from both targets. Weather:- clear over France, visibility exceptional.