On March 21st 1945, 361st Fight Group P-51 Mustangs conducted a target escort mission to Plauen. Lt. Harry M. Chapman destroyed a Me-262 jet near Wittenberg. While banking to see his kill, he is attacked by an Me-109, which is in turn attacked by another Mustang.
Flight Officer Charles Brantley, Tuskegee pilot of the 100th. Fighter Squadron, guns down a German Me 262 jet on March 24, 1945, en route to Berlin. Below, German troops and a Luftwaffe anti-aircraft detachment are in confusion.