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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

14/10/43

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

6./JG 52

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

Hans Birkiner II.

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

OK

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

DAMAGED

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

Near patrol around peninsula coastline east of Kerch encountered 4 x IL2. Stab shot down times 2 IL2. I shot down 1x IL2. Final IL2 panicked and spun out control and crashed. On return to Bagarovo in very low light landed safely. Stab engaged P39 over airfield. after good shots Stab lost visual and took shots from P39 over the black sea. Returned to base with P39 in pursuit. AA and search lights fired on P39 which performed a strafing run at my plane on the ground. Minor damage to my right wing. No injuries.
Stabs landed safely in dark.

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

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

1

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

IL2

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

0

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

0

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Hans Birkiner II.

14/10/43

Report Approved