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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

15/11/43

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

6./JG 52

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

Hans Birkiner II.

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

OK

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

DAMAGED

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

Second right wingman in 5 flight Bf109 patrol over Kerch Strait
2 Hurricaines with altitude advantage dove in on us over strait. Downed one Hurricaine.
Turned south over the strait. Jumped again by 4 yaks coming high from the west. Good hits on yak. Kill confirmed by squad mate. Out of ammunition.
Stayed on edge of dogflight attempting to support flight. Forced to RTB after sustaining several hit and engine damage.
Landed safely with heavy cross wind on heading 220.

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

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

2

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

1 Hurricane, 1 Yak

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

0

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

0

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Hans Birkiner II.

15/11/43

Report Approved