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5./JG 52

Combat Report

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

20/04/1943

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

5./JG 52

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

Bruno Stachel

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

OK

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

OK

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

Intense mission.

Takeoff was beautiful at 6:00 AM right as the sun was rising. We climbed up to our patrol over the Neptune Offensive, when we spotted 5x La-5s heading at us. We turned to engage and climbed above them to get the drop. After an intense dogfight, Ivon pushed his engine too hard and Will had a La-5 hit his radiator.

I escaped multiple attacks and left the combat area with 3 kills.

We sent a truck to pick up both our downed boys. It seems like they arrived back ok!

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

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

3

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

La-5

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

0

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

N/A

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Bruno Stachel

20/04/1943

Report Approved