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How a 20-year-old Soviet pilot avenged the commander's death: the story of a photograph

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It so happens that historians manage to reconstruct a picture of a certain battle during the Great Patriotic War from one or several photographs or give search engines information about where exactly the remains of the dead Soviet soldiers are located. Obviously, photographs are an important source of information. But, first of all, photo and video recording of battles was carried out, for obvious reasons, not always. Secondly, the films and the photos themselves can be stored behind piles of other materials in foreign military archives, and therefore it is extremely difficult to gain access to them.


The channel "Tactic Media" presents история one of those photographs that helped establish the exact crash site of the American-made Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter used in the USSR. The story is connected with the events of 1944, when the battles were fought in the north - in the territory that today is part of the Murmansk region.

The photo, which we are talking about in the video, shows fragments of the "Aircobra", which was carrying out a combat mission and was shot down by enemy fire.

Historian Stanislav Sopov talks about the feat of the pilot of the Northern fleet 20-year-old Yevgeny Kachevsky and how, using a German photo, it was possible to shed additional light on the events of April 1944, including how Yevgeny Kachevsky managed to avenge the death of his commander, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Safonov.

About the feat of the Soviet pilot and the history of one photograph:

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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 25 November 2020 08: 36
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    Soviet pilot avenged the commander's death
    Debt good turn deserves another ! soldier
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 November 2020 08: 52
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      Post time - 8.33
      Comment - 8.36
      Given that the length of the roller is 5.40
      But the thought in the commentary is certainly powerful.
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 25 November 2020 09: 03
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        Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Post time - 8.33
        Comment - 8.36
        Given that the length of the roller is 5.40
        But the thought in the commentary is certainly powerful.

        Do you take into account the time difference? On my watch - 8.03.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 November 2020 09: 21
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          I take into account the VO timecode, dear. I don't care how much you have on your watch.
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 25 November 2020 08: 44
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    These are the materials you need to recommend to schools, for history lessons. Fortunately now they sit at home and have the opportunity to see.
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 November 2020 09: 19
    +1
    Eternal memory to those who fell for the Motherland.
  4. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 November 2020 10: 58
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    2.13
    and on skis, hiding from enemy fighters and posts, went out ...

    I wonder what was included in the NAZ of the Soviet pilot / crew? The Luftwaffe is familiar with NAZ - very detailed ammunition - a kerosene stove, a flask of gasoline, a shovel, folding snowshoe skis with sticks, 4 cans of stew, pork in fat, pressed tea, 48 cigarettes, camouflage cloak, biscuits, chocolate, sawn sugar, glucose, crackers , matches, etc.
    And what was included in the NAZ Air Force of the Red Army, can anyone share the info?
    1. Bulrumeb
      Bulrumeb 25 November 2020 22: 02
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      Resolution of the State Defense Committee No. 662
      12 September 1941
      On the norms of food supply for the Red Army

      2. To establish for wartime 4 categories of food rations for the flight personnel of the Red Army Air Force:
      the first - for the combat crew of aircraft crews of the army;
      the second - for the technical staff of the air force of the active army;
      the third - for combat crews of crews that are not part of the active army, and flight technical personnel in a barracks position;
      the fourth - for the technical staff of the Air Force, which is not part of the army

      7. Establish food supply for 1 person on front aircraft in case of accidents and forced landings:
      - condensed milk - 3 cans
      - canned meat - 3 cans
      - biscuit "Cracker" - 800 g
      - chocolate - 300 g
      - sugar - 400 g.

      Order of the NCO of the USSR No. 312
      22 September 1941g.
      On the introduction of new norms for the food supply of the Red Army

      In pursuance of the decision of the State Defense Committee of September 12 of this year. d. to introduce, from September 20, 1941, new food norms for the daily allowance of the Red Army personnel in the following categories:

      2. For the flight and technical personnel of the Red Army Air Force:
      The first category is the norms according to Appendix No. 5. According to these norms, the combat crew of the aircraft crews of the active army should be satisfied.
      The second category is the norms according to Appendix No. 6. According to these norms, the flight and technical personnel of the air force of the active army should be satisfied according to a specially announced list of positions.
      The third category is the norms in accordance with Appendix No. 7. According to these norms, the combat crew of aircraft crews that are not part of the active army should be satisfied, according to a specially announced list of positions, and the flight technical personnel in the barracks position.
      The fourth category is the norms according to Appendix No. 8. According to these norms, the technical staff of the Air Force, which is not part of the active army, should be satisfied according to a specially announced list of positions.
      3. Cadets of all military schools of the ground and air forces of the Red Army, privates and junior command personnel of the airborne troops should be satisfied according to the norms in accordance with Appendix No. 9. Cadets of flight schools on the days of training flights are given additional allowance according to the norms specified in Appendix No. 8.

      9. Establish food supply for one person on front and operating aircraft in the rear in case of accidents and forced landings:
      condensed milk ................ 3 cans
      canned meat .................. 3 cans
      biscuit "Cracker" ... ... ................... 800 grams
      chocolate ..... …… .................... 300 - "-
      sugar ...... ………… ................. 400 - "-
      or instead of chocolate biscuits .. 800 - "-
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 November 2020 22: 08
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        I asked not about the ration, but about the full NAZ.
    2. Free wind
      Free wind 26 November 2020 08: 43
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      I wonder how you can get out of the plane with this ammunition if you are wounded? On a forced emergency they went on rare occasions, in most of the planes were shot down. Okay, put a couple of chocolates with cocaine in a suit, but where do you put your skis, a shovel, a kerosene stove, etc. there was no catapult chair yet.
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 26 November 2020 09: 38
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        Quote: Free Wind
        I wonder how you can get out of the plane with this ammunition if you are wounded?

        ration, small items and 24 missiles are packed in two (for fighters) semi-oval tin containers with carrying straps. Well, the boat, of course, out of necessity. Skiing is conditional. Folding snowshoes. But with sticks. For example, Rudy Mueller, when he was shot down, covered 90 km, until our guys knocked him down. In general, everything is relatively compact.

  5. Yellow bubble
    Yellow bubble 26 November 2020 22: 01
    -1
    Cool! Thank you.
  6. prelovskij
    prelovskij 1 December 2020 20: 17
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    All the same, the USSR won the Cold War over the West. Evidence in the story "The Key to Democracy" http://www.litsovet.ru/index.php/material.read?material_id=568627
    The main point of this story cannot be explained in another language. Try it. This can only be done by me and my descendants. Yes, the guys are democrats.
  7. alekszeit
    alekszeit 9 December 2020 02: 47
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    the first time I hear that Safonov was hit by a bomber