Today I was patrolling Velikie Luki alone. There had been several attacks earlier by lone bombers and there were fires burning in the city. A couple of fighters from another squadron were also patrolling and I was supposed to be off duty but they needed help and the rest of the squadron was off on a mission so I was sent up in the only Yak we had, one that had been repainted to be sent to Britain for evaluation.
I climbed to 6000m and soon spotted a 109 below, presumably part of a sweep for later bombers and I dived in and caught him unaware.
He began twisting & turning but his fate was sealed and I continued to pick him apart before taking off one of his ailerons then damaging his engine.
With his potential threat now nullified I backed off and allowed him to ditch then headed home as I had used all my cannon ammo.
Arriving back at the field I saw a HS129 had just set one of our buildings alight and was heading away while more Yaks climbed to pursue him.
Watching him carefully I entered the circuit and lowered my undercarriage expecting the AAA and the defending yaks to keep him busy but he could not resist the chance to attack while I was low & slow and turned back to dive towards me.
I quickly raised my undercarriage again and avoided his attack with ease due to our differences in speeds and as he ran away with a Yak on his tail I quickly lowered the undercarriage again and put down as fast as I could.