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Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

22/08/1943

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Otto Heidemann

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

OK

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

OK

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

Last night Anapa was hit by high-altitude bombers. Someone left a light on all night and seems like the enemy was able to accurately hit our runway. We had to shift operations temporarily to Anapa 2 just to the northeast.

I was woken up at midnight by one of the technical officers who explained that some front-line observers heard engines over the front lines. Presuming they were enemy aircraft I got a quick flight together and headed to intercept. It was a bright night so spotting was not too difficult. Despite this, once we reached the combat area we saw nothing. After patrolling for another 20 minutes we headed back.

I assume the observers either miss-identified contacts or they left the area long before we arrived.

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

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

0

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

N/A

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

0

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

N/A

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Otto Heidemann

22/08/1943

Report Approved