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5./JG 52

Combat Report

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

04/04/1943

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

5./JG 52

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

Bruno Stachel

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

OK

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

OK

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

The battle for Krimskaya has begun.

Our mission was to patrol the front lines and screen out any contacts heading to the objective. we took off from Staro-Nijne-Steblievskaya and headed south at an altitude of 5800 meters. Once over the lines, we spotted a group of C-47 transports para dropping troops into the area. I told the second element to break and engage while myself and my wingman White 6 stayed high to cover for fighters. All enemy aircraft were destroyed with no incidents after. The lines over the city were scattered with thick smoke from heavy ground battles taking place. This is only the beginning of a long defense we must hold.

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

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

0

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

N/A

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

0

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

N/A

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Bruno Stachel

04/04/1943

Report Approved