Our 6 machines did an Escort for Be 2's. No contact for them. The Flight was spread all over the sky like Jam on Bread. As we headed home, One N-17 dropped out ( Ground Fire ? Motor ? ) He is Listed as missing. I spotted and dove on 2 Dfw Types and we shot it out till I took to many hits then Dove for home only to land on our side of the lines by a Balloon Detachment. Counted 18 hits Plus a fuel Leak.