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Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

23/12/1943

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Gunter Biertrinker

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

Item 1

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

DESTROYED

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

CAP near taman peninsula. flight of 7. Extremely bad weather, clouds at 1000m with 7 m/s wind with heavy fog and snow. Worst visibility I've seen.

Stab flight and 6th staffel patrolled south along the straight until we were intercepted by a flight of yaks with xray vision that could see through thick clouds. even staying in groups, it was an absolute disaster. 2 109's were knocked out by friendly fire, including myself and was minorly wounded. Not sure if we got any of them. Probably 5 yaks, didnt have time to get a count.

Had to bail over the large lake on the south of our lines. parachuted right into a friendly AAA nest. Picked up by friendly patrol and brought back to bagerovo to find a replacement plane.

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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Gunter Biertrinker

23/12/1943

Report Approved