Stab II.JG 52

Combat Report

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

15/09/1943

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

Stab II.JG 52

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

Burger Jr. Jr.

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

OK

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

DESTROYED

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

bomber intercept on the coast north of anapa. Spotted 4x PE2 screaming east just below cloud level. As we were approaching, fighter cover (LA5s) dove HARD through the clouds but fortunately they did not know exactly where we were at below cloud, so their speed and altitude advantage was quickly dissipated. 6th staf. engaged and had a few victories including 1 LA5 for myself. yellow 12 was lost to a head on collision with a bandit and I took a few rounds to my right wing but no serious damages. Remaining fighters ran east trying to follow the bombers back.

We pursued the bombers all the way to krymskaya but they were just too fast to catch. As we rounded kyrmskaya and headed west, I was hit again in the right wing by some AA. Blew the wing clean off at the mid point, but I was semi-able to keep the plane mostly level and extend to the west as far as I could to get away from the city. I bailed out over the front lines, but fortunately for me, the wind pushed me further into friendly territory. I swear I could hear rifle rounds wizzing by me as I was floating helplessly downward. After I landed, I headed west and after only about 2 minutes I came across a half track that was patrolling the lines and spotted me going down. I hopped in and we beat feet back to anapa. That was CLOSE.

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

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

1

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

1x LA5

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

0

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

0

m.  d . W . d . G . b .

Burger Jr. Jr.

15/09/1943

anapa

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Otto Heidemann