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Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

15/01/1944

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Gunter Biertrinker

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

OK

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

OK

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

Intercept mission, south of the channel. 4x 109 in formation.

Patrolled the AO and spotted flight of 4. Identified as LA5 FN x2 and x2 regular LA5. We engaged, getting all 4, I shot down 2. Since we were in the area, we decided to attack the Taman airfield. We took out 4 AAA/flak nests, 2 spotlights and then proceeded to destroy parked planes. I got 1 AAA, 1 spotlight, 1 parked plane, and 1 truck.

We then needed to RTB due to bingo fuel, but we spotted more contacts south of Taman, feet wet. We landed back at Bagerovo, Re-armed and Re-refueld and headed back to Taman. We spotted a U2 doing some recon, Vak destroyed it. Then we destroyed 2 more AAA nests. Vak got 1 and I got one.

All in all about a 1.5 hour mission, with lots of engagements. Great success

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

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

2

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

2x La5

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

5

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

1x parked plane, 1x truck, 1 spotlight, 2x AAA

m.  d . W . d . G . b .

Gunter Biertrinker

15/01/1944

Bagerovo

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