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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

18/10/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Hans Birkiner II.

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

OK

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

DAMAGED

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

Flight out of Bagarovo
Patrol over Strait south of Kerch
Multi fighter engagement at 2000m
Lost 2 of our flight
Good shots on 2 P39s
No confirmed kills
Engine damage and failure on RTB
Bailed at 500m
Plane belly landed on its own intact 2km west of Bagarovo
Survived

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

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

0

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

0

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

0

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

0

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Hans Birkiner II.

18/10/1943

Report Approved