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Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

03/10/1943

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Gunter Biertrinker

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

OK

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

OK

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

Ho-lee-crap, what a mission. Patrol mission just south of the kerch bay. Flight of 4 109s patroled N to S over the straight. On the return run to the north, spotted flight of 5 IL2's covered by 3 Yak fighters. We engaged the fighters first. I shot down 2 of them confirmed by Yellow3 and Yellow 10 shot down 1 confirmed by stab 4. We then proceeded to go for the IL2. I managed down 1 of them. stab 4 was hit in the engine by an IL2 gunner and caught fire, but he was able to bail over our troops.

Yellow 3 called out enemy fighters over kerch so we headed back to the north to assist. Spotted Yellow3 in a furball with 4 enemy planes. We split them up and shot down a couple, 1 spun himself and 1 went down from AA. Back over kerch yellow 10 called he was engaged with 2 planes. Ended up being a Yak and a P40. Y10 got the Yak and I got the p40.

No other planes in the area, RTB

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

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

4

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

2x Yak, 1x IL2, 1x P40

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

0

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

0

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Gunter Biertrinker

03/10/1943

Report Approved