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6./JG 52

Combat Report

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

30/09/1943

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

6./JG 52

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

Hans Birkiner Jr

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

OK

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

OK

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

Kerch airfield
Patrol black sea south of eastern area of Crimean Peninsula
Intercepted A20 bombers and La 5 and Yak 1 fighter escort
Shot down one La 5 and severely damaged a second La 5 which was subsequently destroyed by flight leader.
Safely returned to Kerch low on fuel. Aircraft undamaged

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.) ................................................

0

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Hans Birkiner Jr

30/09/1943

Report Approved