The night of 21st./22nd. January 1944. First Lt. James 'Lou' Luma (USAAF) scores the first of five victories with 418 Squadron RCAF. Luma encountered an Me 410 twenty miles S.W. of Wunstorf, the following is from his report.
"We did a quick orbit to port, coming behind him and chasing him for about 15-20 miles. We were on his tail and gave him a 2-3 second burst of cannon and m.g. from about 250-100 yards. Strikes on the fuselage were followed by a ball of fire which enabled us to indentify E/A as a 410. A large piece broke off to the left and he went down."