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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

15/09/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Beatrix Fiedler III

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

OK

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

OK

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

WHAT A MISSION. Scrambled to intercept bombers up north in a group of five. We spotted them at about 2500 feet and climbed for the bottom of the cloud layer at 3000 feet, only to have four La-5s crash the party by diving right through into our formation. An absolute furball ensued in which Hptm Burger and I traded blows with the Russians. We mutually damaged one, then he shot off another's elevator while I came in for the kill from behind. I lit him but got *way* too close and ended up scorching the side of my aircraft in his fireball. I swear, I could've reached out and touched his plane. Goddamn! The ground crew was not happy with me after I returned to Anapa. Might just leave it scorched like this and save them the bother.

The furball continued, and OFw Kiefer was killed in a head-on with a rogue P-39. Shame. He'd just reached ten kills, and I liked the bastard. Hptm Burger had half his wing blown off on the way home and bailed, I was concerned but he turned up with friends in a half track a few hours later. I allegedly rewarded that driver with the spare booze I'd stashed away under the floorboards. Allegedly.

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

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

1

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

La-5

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

0

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

N/A

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Beatrix Fiedler III

15/09/1943

Report Approved