Junkers Ju 52 Luppovaara Finland

4./TGr.20 7U+GM WNr.6399 23.10 1944

Three Ju 52's took off from Nautsi early in the morning. All three were shot down by four Russian Airacobras. Fw.Gustav Kunzmann (KIA). Uffz.Ludwig Rohnacker (wounded). Passengers: Ofw. Fritz Hartwig. Ofw.Paul Kaufmann. Ogfr.Rudolf Gilga (wounded). Ogfr.Ludwig Stuhldrein (wounded). Uffz. Hans Bernd. Stgfr.Hermann Königs. Stgfr.Wladis Marmella (wounded).

They took off from Nautsi at 08.05, destination Kaamanen airstrip. Above lake Inari they ran out of luck when they were spotted by four Airacobras of 2.Gv. IAP. All three Junkers were immediately shot down and crashed not far from each other.

Ju 52 7U+HK crashed at Toulbujärvi. Ju 52 7U+GK crashed at Väylä.

Captain Didenko of 2.Gv.IAP was credited two of the Ju's. Lieutenant Beljajev was credited the last one. Source:Lapin lentokone hylyt homepage, Vesa Ainasoja

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