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5./JG 52

Combat Report

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

25/10/1943

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

5./JG 52

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

Sigi Schuster

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

OK

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

DAMAGED

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

We were supposed to bomb a train so we took a 200kg bombs. The mission went normal with us climbing and reaching the area around twenty minutes in. We went flying low and through the clouds I saw three planes. They soon start diving on us. We dropped our bombs and start engaging. I went in for an attack on an la-5 and got to point blank range and lit him up. He soon lost control and ran into my wing taking his own wing off in the process. This damaged my right wing causing major structural damage to the right wing. We immediately began rtb. I had to baby the aircraft home in order to not lose my right wing. On final I noticed that my flaps were jammed making it a particularly hard landing but I made it down and survived.

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

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

1

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

La-5

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

0

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

n/a

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Sigi Schuster

25/10/1943

Report Approved