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6./JG 52

Combat Report

Date of Report ..................................................................................................................................................................... (1.) ................................................

01/11/1943

Staffel ......................................................................................................................................................................................... (2.) ................................................

6./JG 52

Pilot Name ................................................................................................................................................................................. (3.) ...............................................

Hans Birkiner II.

Status of Pilot .................................................................................................................................................................... (4.) ................................................

OK

Status of Aircraft ........................................................................................................................................................... (5.) ................................................

OK

General Report ..................................................................................................................................................................... (6.)

Chaotic scramble from Bagarovo midday.
Patrol over Russian beachhead established south of Kerch.
Immediate action over Kerch Strait approx 2000m multiple La 5
Formed up on Lead yellow 7. Engaged and shot down 1x La5 after pass with hits by yellow 7
Strafing repeatedly Russian landing craft east to west over beach head. Hits on landing craft with each pass.
Nil damage to aircraft. Landed successfully at Bagarovo from North

Claims ............................................................................................................................................................................................ (7.)

Number of Air Claims ..................................................................................................................................................... (8.) ................................................

1

Type of Aircraft ................................................................................................................................................................ (9.) ................................................

La-5

Number of Ground Claims ......................................................................................................................................... (10.) ................................................

0

Type of Ground Targets ............................................................................................................................................ (11.) ................................................

0

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Hans Birkiner II.

01/11/1943

Report Approved