Re:2/Lt Paul Kallas pilot 355thFS
MACR is 4434. Plane: 43-12383 P-51B
Kallas (0-694251) was part of an escort group of fighters escorting a raid to Berlin.
He was shot down about 11:30 by an M09 that had dived down from about 30,000 feet into the fighter
formation. Part of the formation broke but the ME-109 continued toward a leading element, came in behind Kallas, who was flying as wingman to a Lt Davis and shot Kallas down. It appears Kallas was found dead in the crash. The plane was 97% destroyed.