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Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

31/08/1943

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Otto Heidemann

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

OK

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

OK

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

Recon mission turned into a furball today over the northern lines. We spotted contacts heading toward our lines and broke to see what they were. It ended up being a flight of 4 C-47 transport planes with paratroopers. 10 and I took them while 1 and 12 engaged another flight of bombers. We regrouped and got engaged by fighters afterward.

1 got hit by flak at low eleven and went in, and 10 hit the back of a C-47 in the dive. It was a costly mission, and I worry we cannot sustain losses like this if they continue.

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

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

4

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

2x C-47 2x Yak

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

0

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

N/A

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Otto Heidemann

31/08/1943

Report Approved