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In Primorye, fragments of the Pe-2 bomber and the remains of a radio operator were found.

In Primorye, the remains of a gunner-radio operator with documents, as well as fragments of a bomber crashed in 1945, were raised from the swamp, the group reports Air Search Dvfo in the social network "VKontakte".

In Primorye, fragments of the Pe-2 bomber and the remains of a radio operator were found.

The plane was found by search enthusiasts near the village of Varfolomeevka, Yakovlevsky District, Primorsky Territory, in early November. He went deep into the swamp, but the fragments that he managed to raise are in very good condition.

Presumably, the crash occurred due to a fire on board and stopped engines. Pe-2 was part of the 9-th Air Army.

“At a depth of about 3 meters, fragments of the rear fuselage with a hatch turret and the remains of a radio operator gunner were discovered. Together with him lay a folded parachute and a tablet with documents. Upon further study of the found papers, it was possible to find out the name of the shooter - L. Konychev. In notebooks soaked aviation gasoline, the settlements of the Primorsky Territory were indicated, over which the flight routes ran, and on one of the sheets the name of the station Seisin appeared. This station and the port of the same name, which are located on the territory of North Korea, were stormed by Soviet troops in August 1945 and our aircraft bombed, ”the search engines said in a statement.

From a depth of about 6 meters, all three landing gear racks, burnt and smoked skin, UB and ShKAS machine guns, one of the M-105Р engines, propeller blades, fragments of the cockpit and the pilot's armor were raised. The remains of the pilot and navigator was not found.

Search engines installed the numbers of both engines, and now in the course of archival work to learn the fate of the crew and the circumstances of the tragedy.

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  1. Sergei75
    Sergei75 13 November 2017 16: 36
    Another crew returned from the last flight. Well done search engines, returned the heroes.
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 13 November 2017 16: 43
      Eternal memory to the arrow to the radio operator and a low bow. Thank you to the search engines. hi
    2. Evdokim
      Evdokim 13 November 2017 20: 17
      It’s 50 kilometers from me to Varfolomeevka, for the Primorsky Territory, nothing at all. My grandfather served at that airport from 39 to February of the 45th, while they didn’t charge for health. He wrote reports throughout the war to the front, but they did not let him go. And at the end of the war, from poor feeding and the health of one who didn’t fight, he cursed the authorities until his death. Although I think he did his job, as necessary, for which I respect. hi
  2. Mwg
    Mwg 13 November 2017 16: 40
    Everlasting memory
  3. Cheldon
    Cheldon 13 November 2017 17: 30
    So the departure of 72 years ended. Kingdom of heaven crew members.
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 November 2017 17: 34
    It is good that in our country there are people who are not indifferent to our past! hi Thanks to them for their work, and to the pilots who died, eternal memory! !! soldier
  5. evil partisan
    evil partisan 13 November 2017 21: 11
    Glory to the heroes. I have an uncle and managed to fight with the Japanese. He respected our pilots, artillerymen and tankers very much. The Japanese fought in the infantry.
    1. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 13 November 2017 22: 19
      Do not take it for a run over, but somehow "Glory to the Heroes" now no longer sounds unfortunately right. Thank you, you know who you need to say for this ...
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 13 November 2017 22: 30
        Quote: Freelancer7
        "Glory to the Heroes" now no longer sounds unfortunately right.

        Not to be confused with "heroeslav". yes
        1. family tree
          family tree 13 November 2017 23: 34
          A pawn was generally considered reliable, and indeed a fighter was originally
          Without parachutes flew?
          Both engines failed?
          So threw the crew and try to land if the hero
          Yes, die this piece of iron in the taiga, does not fall on the city.
          And the country taught you to fly, and she needs you alive!
          1. evil partisan
            evil partisan 13 November 2017 23: 51
            Quote: perepilka
            Without parachutes flew?
            Both engines failed?

            As a rule (well, according to the recollections of the pilots themselves flying on the Pe-2), the main cause of the disasters is weather conditions. There is a loss of orientation, then a loss of altitude follows, and then the catastrophe itself ... The case was described when the Pe-2 acted as a leader leading several “AeroCobras” along AlSib. Not far from Krasnoyarsk, the leader lost orientation. Everyone crashed ... It seems like he read it from Drabkin ...
            Hi Vova! drinks
            1. family tree
              family tree 14 November 2017 00: 20
              Hello be
              So again no heroism
              Did not complete the task, times
              Led to losses, two
              Yur, you know, I’m not an office person, they threw me out into the woods on a night in the winter, but damn, an emergency reserve is always at hand and God forbid what was lost, I’ll stupidly not go and I won’t let the brigade go, I’ve lost three times the prize . 21 years, no loss!