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5./JG 52

Combat Report

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

18/04/1943

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

5./JG 52

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

Bruno Stachel

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

OK

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

OK

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

This day is never-ending...

Second sortie of the day we raced to altitude our west to begin our close air patrol when we were vectored to enemy aircraft. We then noticed that a friendly flight of Ju-87s was getting attacked by a flight of enemy fighters. We firewalled the throttle and intercepted the enemy. After a quick dogfight, our flight was able to dispatch the fighters. I noticed they were French from the roundels on their planes.

Shortly after a new flight of Il-2s was heading into our lines to hit an airfield. We quickly switched our targets and engaged the enemy bombers. Preforming attacks from beneath them allowed me to down 2 enemy planes pretty quickly without using much ammo.

We regrouped after the attack and headed back to Anapa.

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

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

4

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

2x Yak-9 2x Il-2

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

0

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

N/A

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Bruno Stachel

18/04/1943

Report Approved