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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

03/10/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Tilman Kruger

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

OK

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

OK

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

Confusing mission in the clouds. Stab flight engaged a lone yak on the south coast. 6 staffel encountered a "phantom"... broke thinking we were being bounced, but never re-acquired the contact.

Then encountered two? yaks in the clouds. I witnessed one shot down in flames, then blew one to pieces near the coast. While RTB, 10 was shot down and killed by a P-39 in the pattern. Witnessed it shot down.

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

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

1

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

Yak

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

0

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

N/a

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Tilman Kruger

03/10/1943

Report Approved