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"When he dives at you, you will remember your whole life": from the memoirs of a Soviet anti-aircraft gunner

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"When he dives at you, you will remember your whole life": from the memoirs of a Soviet anti-aircraft gunner

The very first days of the Great Patriotic War showed that air supremacy also ensures success on the ground. And at the initial stage of the war, Hitler's aviation, using, among other things, the notorious factor of surprise. Although the surprise of the attack can be argued for a long time, which is what modern historians and amateurs do. historical science.


Hitler's aviation inflicted huge damage on Soviet airfields, destroying hundreds of aircraft even before they had time to start their engines.
In such conditions, the role of the air defense unit was great. And without any pathos, we can say with confidence that the role of anti-aircraft gunners throughout the Second World War was special. They defended Moscow and Leningrad, shot down enemy planes off the banks of the Volga, provided an advantage on the Kursk Bulge, when crossing the Dnieper.

The story on Dmitry Puchkov's channel presents the memoirs of the Soviet anti-aircraft gunner Anatoly Tochilov.

When he (an enemy bomber) dives at you, you will remember all your life
- Anatoly Tochilin told about his service as an anti-aircraft gunner.

The fighter went through the war, returned home, got a family. About his fate - in the video "I remember" from Dmitry Puchkov:

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  1. lucul
    lucul 4 November 2020 19: 47
    -10 qualifying.
    The very first days of the Great Patriotic War showed that air supremacy also ensures success on the ground. And at the initial stage of the war, Hitler's aviation dominated the air, using, among other things, the notorious factor of surprise.

    And to counteract Junkers needed something like that

    Preferably in every battalion.
    It's bad that massively, our ZSU began to appear only towards the end of the war.
    1. Train
      Train 9 November 2020 11: 18
      0
      It’s better not to write this here, they don’t like the truth here, they’ll be killed in a moment. Our factories, Yu, due to the imperfection of the equipment, could not establish the gross production of machines for a long time, the machines were not the same, and there were not enough specialists, the machines entered the troops, but for the above reason, there were few of them ...
  2. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 4 November 2020 20: 05
    +2
    They say that there are no atheists in the trenches?
    1. Avior
      Avior 4 November 2020 20: 30
      +6
      ... "There are no atheists in the trenches" is not an argument against atheists, it is an argument against the trenches

      : (((((
      1. Sergey Averchenkov
        Sergey Averchenkov 4 November 2020 20: 31
        +1
        Right. Very true.
      2. Asad
        Asad 5 November 2020 04: 09
        +1
        A front-line neighbor told me that on the first day on the front line they were raided by ,, pieces ,,! I immediately believed in God!
    2. Alexander Kopychev
      Alexander Kopychev 4 November 2020 21: 17
      +1
      Who stuck a minus? I corrected as best I could wink You, Dear, wrote the truth about yourself. RESPECT ANOTHER HASPAD EXPERIENCE !!!
      1. Sergey Averchenkov
        Sergey Averchenkov 4 November 2020 21: 29
        +1
        I?! I have never in my life put more than one minus to anyone. You are wrong.
        1. Alexander Kopychev
          Alexander Kopychev 4 November 2020 21: 41
          +2
          Yes, God bless you ... I corrected your rating. You misunderstood ... It is I sincerely, like a man, I correctly understood your "mate in the trenches" ... The site was built in such a way that sometimes it is difficult to understand who is answering whom.
          Sincerely soldier
          1. Sergey Averchenkov
            Sergey Averchenkov 4 November 2020 21: 53
            +1
            Thank you
          2. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx 5 November 2020 04: 28
            0
            Quote: Alexander Kopychev
            VO has built the site in such a way that it is sometimes difficult to understand who is responsible for whom.

            Everything is built correctly. If I decided to answer you:

            Under your message, I click "Reply". I select a quote (the most successful phrase, an original thought) and press: "Quote". After that, I write to you everything that excited me. If in one message you need (want) to answer two users, then on the message of another user I select the phrase and click: "Quote".
            Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
            Thank you

            So there was a message from a veteran who would like to wish him good health and say that the stories of front-line soldiers (first-hand) are always welcome. Who else will tell the truth, who will bring the real facts ...
            I wish you health.
            hi
    3. ism_ek
      ism_ek 5 November 2020 04: 40
      +1
      Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
      They say that there are no atheists in the trenches?

      Have you watched the video, or just read the title? The anti-aircraft gunners did not sit in the trenches when enemy planes dived on them. (((Therefore, the cons.
  3. donavi49
    donavi49 4 November 2020 20: 20
    +3
    Well today there are things of the 21st century.

    1. Virus-free crown
      Virus-free crown 5 November 2020 00: 06
      +2
      Quote: donavi49
      Well today there are things of the 21st century.
      .


      Things of the 21st century look like this:



      soldier good drinks
      1. Bat039
        Bat039 6 November 2020 00: 26
        +3
        Su-25 is more like an Il-2 of the 21st century.
  4. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 4 November 2020 21: 43
    0
    In my alarm clock there are howling things and 'ala-a-arm' from the Boat. Invigorates.
    To hear this sound live when this crap falls on you is a paragraph ...
    It seems that the siren originally had a completely different purpose than scaring the people below. It seems to be something like a tonal audio speedometer)
  5. GTYCBJYTH2021
    GTYCBJYTH2021 5 November 2020 07: 32
    0
    Guys, how the pilots were afraid of anti-aircraft artillery fire and machine guns !!!! But they crawled under the shots ..... Everyone had their duty - some wanted welfare for their people at the expense of the PEOPLE OF OTHERS, others wanted to keep their welfare at the expense of their people ........ The film "Torpedo bombers" - frames, where a burning plane falls to pieces ...
  6. meandr51
    meandr51 2 December 2020 12: 28
    0
    Мне бывший зенитчик рассказал в начале 70-х... Мы с ним вместе на работу устраивались в один НИИ. Мне 20 с небольшим тогда было. Я заметил в его анкете "участник ВОВ", "служба в МЗА", "ордена и медали". Разговорились... Обычно фронтовики описывают разные смешные и необычные случаи. Страшные неохота вспоминать. Вот он и рассказал. "Было в Молдавии в 1944 г. Идем мы колонной, пушка наша за машиной едет, все в меру пьяные. Поскольку вина кругом более, чем достаточно. И вдруг налет! "Юнкерсы" заходят...
    Все разбегаются в разные стороны. А нам, пьяным - пофиг! Мы прямо с колес - как дали ведущему пятерку в лоб, так один снаряд 37 мм попал! Наверное, прямо в бомбу, потому что самолет на клочки разнесло! Остальные разлетелись, бомбежка сорвана. Нас нашли, всех наградили... Командир полка спрашивает:"Как это вы ухитрились так быстро огонь открыть?" Мы, конечно, секрет молдавского вина открывать не стали..."