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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

18/09/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Hans Birkiner Jr

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

OK

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

OK

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

Final flight out of Anapa to transfer to our new home at Kerch Airfield on the eastern aspect of the Crimean Peninsula. Escorting 3 resupply Ju 52 planes to the front lines around lakes directly north east of Varenikovskaya. Engaged with a large number of Spitfire MkVs losing several Bf109s in the process.
Managed to shot down a Spit V tailing a Ju 52.
Returned safely to Kerch

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

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

1

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

Spit Mk V

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

0

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

0

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Hans Birkiner Jr

18/09/1943

Report Approved