”When I fired my four 20mm cannons, the Bv 138 caught fire and, trailing a huge plume of smoke, ditched in the sea. I circled and saw what I thought was a survivor, so I called [control at] Belfast to send a destroyer”
On the morning of July 28, Beaufighters flown by de la Haye and Fg Off Syd Shulemson were vectored to the southeast where they drove off a Ju 88. They were then sent west, as Shulemson recalled: “I continued to dive off height, building up great speed and very soon saw a Bv 138 at about 500ft with de la Haye behind it, but turning away. I continued my dive, got well below the enemy and came up behind and below.