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6./JG 3

Combat Report

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

03/10/1943

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

6./JG 3

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

Hans Birkiner II.

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

OK

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

OK

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

Low altitude patrol around Kerch area
Engaged 3 Yak 9 plus 4 IL2s over Black sea south of Kerch city
Shot down 1 yak 9 and 2 Il2
Regrouped with Stab2 and Yellow 3.
Yellow 3 returned to base with damaged aileron
Further engagement with fighters over straight between Sea of Azov and Black sea
Shot down 1 further Yak 9
Returned to Bagorov with low fuel low ammo

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

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

4

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

2 Il2, 2 Yak 9s

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

0

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

0

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Hans Birkiner II.

03/10/1943

Report Approved