Our air and save energy. Occasionally, both Soviet and French pilots flying for 'free hunting', which often ended in success. So it was, for example, on May 15. On that day in the evening Capt. Litolf together with Lieutenant Kastelenom flew to free search.
Soon met two pilots 'Messerschmitt'. Forgetting in the heat of battle on the duties of a slave, looked up from Kastelen Litolfa, fascinated by the pursuit of 'Messerschmitt'. Having caught up with him, the French pilot opened fire. Deviated from the first turn, became a fascist maneuver. In the ensuing battle Kastelen was stronger: in a moment the enemy plane began to smoke and a burning crashed into the ground.
Match themselves with 'Messer' and 'Fokkers', 'Normans' convinced that the Nazis are not so strong as they shouted Goebbels propaganda. In June 1943, in 'Normandy' came the completion of the eight pilots. This group was headed by Major P. Puyyad. Along with him came the lieutenants J. Leon, J. de Tedesco, A. Bub, L. Barbier, J. Mathis junior lieutenants, A. and F. Balck Vermeyl. They staged a warm welcome. The respite in fighting in the area of Kursk, which lasted three months, ended. In the early morning July 5, 1943 German troops launched an offensive at the same time on the Orel-Kursk and Belgorod-Kursk directions. His early pilots 303rd Air Division and Squadron 'Normandy' learned in the morning on July 6. 303rd Fighter Division and French squadron 'Normandy' held on the first day of the attack more than a dozen air combat, shooting down several Nazi aircraft.