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BF 109 G2 3./JG 53 Black 3 Tusow August 1942

Bf 109 G2, 2./JG 53 Black 3, unknown pilot, Tusow Stalingrad area August 1942
Bf 109 G2, Yellow 13, Fw. Wilhelm Crinius, Tusow Stalingrad area August 1942 POW 13 January,1943 after bailing out of Wk# 10805 in Tunisia after a dogfight with Spitfires, sustaining engine damage. Made a force landing in his F-4 at Woronesh Russia on 8 July, 1942, as a result of enemy fire. He was uninjured in the incident. 400 missions, 100 victories in the East, 1 four engine bomber. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 1 & 2, both Il-2's on 9 June, 1942. His 14th victory, an R-5 on 27 July, 1942. An R-5 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. One of many multiple victories, a triple on 12 August, 1942; Two MiG-3's and an Il-2. A DB-7 and an Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. A U-2, an R-5, an I-180 and a MiG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two P-40's and two LaGG-3's on 2 September, 1942. Three Yak-1's and a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Three Yak-1's and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. He received the RK and the EL the same day. Wolf Tonne's wingman. Deceased 26 April, 1997.

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