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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

26/10/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Tilman Kruger

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

OK

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

DESTROYED

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

Intercepted suspected bombers; encountered a large mixed flight of La5s and Yaks. Shot one down (saw tail come off and he spun), but took hits myself. Thought I was okay, but my wing abruptly snapped off while pulling out from a dive.

The new La5s are dangerous. Maneuverable and very hard to catch.

Both Richter and I were luckily plucked from the water by our S-boats after bailing out.

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

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

1

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

La-5FN

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

0

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

N/A

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Tilman Kruger

26/10/1943

Report Approved