Spitfire IX , MA709 (AH-X)
Ramrod 240. The Wing was to act as Second Fighter Sweep in connection with Marauders bombing Beauvais-Tille airfield. On arriving over Doullens on time at 26,000 feet, Appledore Control reported e/a in the St. Omer area. The Wing proceeded on a course of 060 degrees - loosing height. When over Arras at 24,000 feet, the Wing sighted 20 Me.109's coming from N.W. at same level as the Wing - two miles ahead. The Wing chased these e/a believed to have been the same formation as previously reported over St. Omer. S.W. of Cambrad e/a were engaged, and Major R. Berg, D.F.C., of 331(N) Squadron damaged one Me.109 before e/a dived away. The Wing then reformed and returned to base via Berck sur Mere.