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Severomortsev intend to find the plane of the legendary polar ace Boris Safonov

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Commander of the North fleet Vice Admiral Nikolai Evmenov defines the tasks of the militaryhistorical and fleet search activity for 2018, the press service of the Federation Council reports


Among the priorities - the search for the aircraft of the legendary marine fighter pilot aviation Northern Fleet of the first twice Hero of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War of the Guard Lieutenant Colonel Boris Feoktistovich Safonov. He died in an air battle over the Barents Sea in 1942, protecting the Allied convoy from an air attack by the Luftwaffe.

Severomortsev intend to find the plane of the legendary polar ace Boris Safonov


Next year, the North Sea warriors will carry out military-historical expeditions to the Middle and Rybachy peninsulas, Kildin Island and to Novaya Zemlya. Research will be conducted in the battle area in the south-west of the Murmansk region. It is planned to attract members of the youth patriotic movement “Unarmia” and students of sponsored cadet classes to the expeditions.

It is noted that in the search activity of military-historical artifacts in the Barents Sea and in the water bodies of the Kola Peninsula, submarine forces, specialists of the hydrographic service and control of the search and rescue operations of the Northern Fleet are involved. From 2014 to 2017 years, they were able to detect and identify 8 objects in the Barents Sea, including Soviet and German submarines, warships and transport ships that died during the years of the Great Patriotic War in the Arctic.

In 2017, members of the Northern Fleet discovered, raised to the surface and transferred to the museum for the study and restoration of the remains of the “Aerocobra” aircraft found in Shchuk Lake, as well as 3 tank “Sherman” and 4 units of industrial machine-tool equipment from sunken vehicles “Thomas Donaldson”.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 8 December 2017 10: 48 New
    +4
    A noble cause .. I read memoirs, I don’t remember the author, it was a long time ago. It says that he died due to a plane malfunction.
    1. Sail
      Sail 8 December 2017 11: 00 New
      +5
      I also read about it, as far as I remember, the last thing I said was “the engine is down, I'm going ......” It doesn’t matter, of course, the plane was shot down or it crashed. How is he. hi
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 8 December 2017 11: 04 New
        +9
        Dima, welcome! hi
        Quote: 210ox
        A noble cause

        In general, I bow to those who seek, find and betray the earth with due honors of our soldiers of the great war. Thanks, search engines !!! soldier good
    2. Train
      Train 8 December 2017 12: 11 New
      +1
      P-40? He died at sea in repelling an attack on a convoy — how do you know why the plane crashed?
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 8 December 2017 12: 38 New
        0
        P-40? He died at sea in repelling an attack on a convoy — how do you know why the plane crashed?

        You can approximately determine the place ... but finding an airplane is a problem ... it could have been deposited with marine sediments for a long time ... it was a difficult task to demolish the current and find what remained in the depths of the sea. what .. I don’t even know how all this will be done.
        1. Train
          Train 8 December 2017 12: 45 New
          +1
          In my opinion, this is nonsense, even the P-40 falls into the water, and this, like all Americans, is a very durable machine, it will fall to smithereens. Of course, depending on how the plane crashed, but .... I don’t think it will be possible to find a fighter ... P-40, of course, in comparison with the BF F-4 G-2 Missing aircraft according to veterans, with one exception, after reading an interview with one veteran He fought in the north. According to him, the car wasn’t bad, just had to hit at close range 6 Browning is not a joke
      2. tomket
        tomket 9 December 2017 01: 28 New
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        Quote: Zug
        P-40? He died at sea in repelling an attack on a convoy — how do you know why the plane crashed?

        He planned in the direction of our ships, did not hold out.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 December 2017 10: 56 New
    +2
    ... I can imagine the scale of work to be done !!! ... it just doesn’t fit my head ... Lord! Give good luck in a charitable deed!
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 8 December 2017 10: 57 New
    +4
    Safronov generally a legendary person in the North at that time was ... akin to Chkalov ... of course the memory of this Human Hero must be preserved in all forms.
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 December 2017 11: 15 New
      +3
      it would be a good memory to find a plane, restore it on a pedestal, so that they remember
      1. DenZ
        DenZ 8 December 2017 11: 39 New
        +3
        I think they’re not looking for an airplane on a pedestal. 40 years in water for an airplane is a very serious time. It’s probably the main task to bury the remains of a pilot.
        1. tomket
          tomket 9 December 2017 01: 29 New
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          Quote: DenZ
          I think they’re not looking for an airplane on a pedestal. 40 years in water for an airplane is a very serious time. It’s probably the main task to bury the remains of a pilot.

          The plane is completely all-metal, so it will not spoil much. In addition, the riddle with the camouflage of Safonovsky P-40 will be finally solved.
    2. Train
      Train 8 December 2017 13: 03 New
      +1
      He became the first twice Hero ...
    3. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 8 December 2017 13: 35 New
      +3
      I agree. This is a pilot, which should be remembered by posterity. Although, for sure, the pilots know this person well (by the way, not only ours).
      Real heroes and battle masters did not fall into the Guinness Book of Records and did not bring down hundreds of enemy aircraft. But when they went up in the air, hysterical warnings filled the air: "Achtung, Achtung! Safon in der play!"

      “On one of those days when our army radio stations on the Kola Peninsula most often intercepted these panic warnings, I happened to be present at the interrogation of a captured Hitler pilot. The personnel captain of the Luftwaffe with Iron Crosses on a torn jacket, with burnt eyebrows and eyelashes did not consider it necessary to wag and hide the bitter truth revealed to him:
      - They assured us that aviation is not a strong point of the Slavic race, that dominating in the air is the mission of the Germans .. In practice, we were convinced that this was a pure invention of propagandists. When your Safon is in the air, we are scared. There is an opinion that the first meeting with him is usually the last ...


      https://mikle1.livejournal.com/1287516.html
      1. Train
        Train 9 December 2017 11: 14 New
        0
        Achtung-pokrischkin auf der lueft - there’s just one fairy tale and a tale- "who told you this at all? Who is Pokryshkin? -Who heard this? Everyone flew under the call signs and we Germans did not know the regiment at best! -And none of the Germans did did not scream on the radio ... do not make me laugh)))
  4. another RUSICH
    another RUSICH 8 December 2017 14: 53 New
    +1
    Safonov did not die in battle, but because of a technical failure of the Hurricane that arose in flight, no matter how boring.
    1. tomket
      tomket 9 December 2017 01: 31 New
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      Quote: another RUSICH
      Safonov did not die in battle, but because of a technical failure of the Hurricane that arose in flight, no matter how boring.

      There are two versions. The first that he was shot down, the second - “Allison” refused to P-40. There, bearings often melted and wedged.
    2. Train
      Train 9 December 2017 11: 14 New
      0
      I think he flew on p-40
  5. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 8 December 2017 15: 40 New
    +8
    Another positive point in the upbringing of the younger generation: no one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.
  6. vladimirasha
    vladimirasha 8 December 2017 19: 24 New
    +2
    alas guys he was the best !!!!! V1942 he destroyed 43 German aircraft. Eternal to him GLORY !!!