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Installed the crew of the deceased attack aircraft found during the construction work of the bridge across the Kerch Strait

During the construction work of the bridge across the Kerch Strait, a team of hydrologists discovered the attack aircraft Il-2. When the plane was able to lift on board the ship, the remains of the pilot were found in the cockpit.

Installed the crew of the deceased attack aircraft found during the construction work of the bridge across the Kerch Strait

Directly on board the ship called the search engines, the main work on the survey aircraft was given to them. Police officers seized a pistol "TT" - regular weapon the pilots.

Alexander Shimkiv, from Podvig, Gelendzhik military-industrial complex, conducted a preliminary examination of the combat vehicle. The fate of the second crew member - the arrow, is still unknown. The fuselage of the aircraft is broken just around the cockpit shooter.

On August 18, the attack aircraft will be delivered to the base in Gelendzhik, where the search engines will exhume the remains of the pilot from the cockpit, in the presence of the clergyman, with the departure of the Christian rite. Next, work will begin on identifying aircraft and engine numbers. After they are established, specialists in aviation WWII - the search engines of the "Kuban bridgehead." They will carry out documentary and archival work to establish the affiliation of the IL-2 to the aircraft part, to identify the circumstances of the death of the aircraft, to establish the names of crew members.

Set the number of aircraft and engine. And in the cockpit, among the remains of the pilot, an important find was waiting for the search engines.

The aircraft was delivered to the base in Gelendzhik, where search engines took up the exhumation of the remains of the pilot and identifying the number of the engine and the aircraft. The engine hood opened easily enough, even though the fighting machine had lain for seven decades at the bottom of the strait. And here it is, the first moment of truth. Engine number attack aircraft.

Just a few hours later, Yevgeny Porfiryev reports the received information:

IL-2 No. 7826 with the motor AM-38F No. 25301 released at the factory No. 1 in Kuibyshev 19 July 1943 of the year.

This is already the time of the advance of our troops in the Crimea. The database of aircraft available at the Kuban bridgehead is being checked. It turns out the following. There is no such aircraft in the 4th Air Army, most likely it naval, and on the Black Sea Fleet, the base is very modest. A request is sent to the archive.

Scrupulous disassembling of a hodgepodge of parts, sediments in the cabin. The pilot's chest was located inside the life jacket in the pedal area. Among the ribs found the Order of the Battle of the Red Banner.

The condition is very bad, when trying to clean it from growths, the edges break off, the number is not readable. Order was temporarily mothballed in fresh water. At the weekend, they will work with him. It is hoped that it will be possible to establish its number. And according to it - already the name of the pilot.

Since this IL-2 of the later editions is already two-fold. Behind the cockpit was a cockpit shooter. The fact that he fought to the last bullet, said completely spent ammunition to the machine gun UBS. Ammunition machineguns, which managed the pilot consumed by half. Obviously, the attack aircraft was attacked by enemy aircraft from the tail, and during the battle, most likely the pilot was killed or mortally wounded. The fate of the arrow is still unknown. Whether he died with the plane, or had time to throw himself out with a parachute, archival documents can tell.

Only a few days passed, and now, by common efforts of the search engines, the names of the Il-2 attack aircraft crew found at the bottom of the Kerch Strait were established.

After just a few days, the names of the deceased crew are set. Let me remind you that in the cockpit were found the remains of the pilot, the Order of the Battle of the Red Banner. Unfortunately, the rear part of the aircraft was missing, therefore, the fate of the second crew member, the gunner-radio operator, remained unknown. The attack engine's engine number was discovered after cleaning the aircraft and the engine.

It all started with information sent by search engines. Aviation specialists of the Great Patriotic War from all over the country joined the documentary search:

The IL-2 aircraft No. 7826 with the AM-38F engine No. 25301 from 2 AE 8 GSHAP VVS ChF nbz 01.11.1943, pilot of the guard ml. lt Beats.
NBZ Did not return from a combat mission. The circumstances of the death of the aircraft and the crew are not known.

But we will continue the documentary search.
For now, having initial information, it was already easier to find documents.

The crew of the attack aircraft IL-2:
Udarov Alexander Petrovich, pilot, 1918 year of birth
Kalinkin Petr Pavlovich, air gunner, 1924 year of birth

This order was found in the attack cabin, among the remains of the pilot.
About the battle path of Alexander Udarov tell lines from the order of award.

After the award ceremony, Alexander Udarov and his arrow Peter Kalinkin had only one month to live and fight ...
Work has begun on finding the relatives of the deceased crew.

At the time of his death, Alexander Udarov was 25 years old, Peter Kalinkin was 19 ...
Eternal memory to the heroes who died defending their homeland.
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  1. vovanpain
    vovanpain 9 September 2015 05: 33
    Eternal memory and low bow to the pilot and the arrow.
    1. Hagakure
      Hagakure 9 September 2015 05: 51
      Bow to those great years
      To those glorious commanders and fighters
      And the marshals of the country and ordinary
      Worship both the dead and the living
      All those that must not be forgotten
      We bow to our friends
      1. Private IITR
        Private IITR 9 September 2015 08: 47
        Well done then what
  2. Vityok
    Vityok 9 September 2015 05: 40
    Eternal memory to the heroes who died defending our homeland!
  3. simargl
    simargl 9 September 2015 05: 45
    They would have taken a small monument at the bridge for this reason ... The devils in Ukraine are being destroyed and desecrated - it needs to be compensated.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 9 September 2015 06: 01
      Quote: simargl
      They would take a small monument at the bridge for this reason ...

      Perhaps they will put it, it would not be bad to give this future bridge the name of the hero found. Wonderful things are your Lord, if not for the bridge, you would not know about the fate of the hero.
      1. Aleksandr72
        Aleksandr72 9 September 2015 07: 24
        I believe that the construction of the Crimean bridge is justified by this fact of discovering the remains and establishing the fate of two missing heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Eternal memory to them and eternal glory!
        It is believed that the war is not over until the fate of its last soldier is established, and for this reason, too, for us all - residents of the former USSR, the Great Patriotic War is not over yet, until the fate of all the missing soldiers of that war has been established.
  4. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 9 September 2015 05: 47
    Eternal memory to the heroes who died defending their homeland.

    That is why the war is terrible because the best ones, the young ones, are dying in the first place, they should live and live, but the war has decided on its own, it took their lives and took another twenty-seven million lives from Russia, damn the war. And now in the West again they are trying to start a new war against Russia, apparently there they forgot that Russia and its people cannot be defeated.
  5. Kos_kalinki9
    Kos_kalinki9 9 September 2015 05: 48
    Absolutely guys! Everlasting memory!
  6. nimboris
    nimboris 9 September 2015 05: 49
    25 and 19 years old, they died so that we live, a low bow to you, eternal memory and glory to the heroes. Respect to search engines.
  7. brasist
    brasist 9 September 2015 05: 54
    "Heroes don't die, they fly away." While we are alive you are in our memory.
  8. ,
    , 9 September 2015 05: 56
    I read, and tears in my eyes. Children by age, but men by life. Eternal memory of the heroes. And all of the UPA are still alive and well. Even for the Germans there is no such hatred as for these our "brothers". Khokhly, with your tacit consent, this bacchanalia took place and is happening ,,,,
  9. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 9 September 2015 06: 05
    When will the war end!
    When will it all end
    What makes tears pour
    Parents for the death of children!
    What makes tears pour
    Orphans left behind without fathers!
    When will they disappear into the abyss
    Who war inflates again!

    Eternal memory to heroes!
  10. Coconut
    Coconut 9 September 2015 06: 06
    the best reward for heroes is the memory of generations .. our memory, eternal glory to them
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 September 2015 06: 06
    Dozens of years have passed, and the war continues to reveal its secrets. The names of two more Soviet wars defending their homeland were established. Everlasting memory.
  12. Amurets
    Amurets 9 September 2015 06: 08
    Eternal Glory and Memory. Here are two more "Missing without Vesti" found. According to the recollections of pilots who fought in attack aircraft, the shooter died first. To the greatest regret.
  13. Kos_kalinki9
    Kos_kalinki9 9 September 2015 06: 15
    My grandfather died in World War II. And he was 27. I am now 2 times more. Looking at his only photograph I see how young he is, but my heart says - he is older than you, he is smarter than you, he is a man for me. A man with a capital letter. Sorry, maybe a little messy.
  14. Ingvar 72
    Ingvar 72 9 September 2015 06: 21
    The article is cool, but the question arose about the order -
    His condition is very poor, when trying to clean it of growths, the edges break off, the number is not readable
    The Order of the Red Banner was made of silver with gilding. It seems that it should not rust and oxidize. request
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      1. Hagakure
        Hagakure 9 September 2015 07: 06
        There are no atheists in the war ...
    2. Sergey Vladimirovich
      Sergey Vladimirovich 9 September 2015 07: 38
      The water is not distilled, salty ... here you have a chemical reaction, but in 70 years ...
  15. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 9 September 2015 07: 25
    Two more Soldiers ceased to be missing ... Two more heroes ceased to be nameless ... Eternal memory. And the guard of honor should be necessary, regardless of religious rites, one does not interfere with the other. Relatives, of course, would be found to participate. Parents are hardly alive yet. The children were young, children, most likely, did not acquire, if only nephews ...
  16. anip
    anip 9 September 2015 07: 31
    Great thing. Great article.
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    1. uyrii67
      uyrii67 9 September 2015 07: 50
      Under the STARS lie: Christians of all confessions, Muslims, Buddhists, pagans, atheists. The "Star" united them all. And on their graves we must put Stars-RED STARS !!!
  18. Slon1978
    Slon1978 9 September 2015 08: 46
    25 and 19 years old ... By today's standards, just boys ... Sanya and Peter. And they were already a pilot and gunner of the Il-2 attack aircraft, conducted more than 14 attack aircraft, sank barges and boats with fascists, the pilot had already been awarded. In the Great Patriotic War, especially at its beginning, given the huge losses of the Il-2 crews, for 10 successful attacks they were already given the Order of the Red Banner. Towards the end of the war, the awards were slightly tightened. These are the heroes that used to be, the real ones ... And not these, the scum, who are now shouting "Glory to the Heroes". Eternal memory to the boys!
  19. aleXXXandr
    aleXXXandr 9 September 2015 08: 51
    Eternal memory to the Heroes!
  20. Sochi
    Sochi 9 September 2015 09: 47
    Good memory to you guys.
  21. roskot
    roskot 9 September 2015 10: 26
    Oh war, what did you mean ...
    May the memory of our heroes live in the hearts of the victorious people. This is their best monument.
  22. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 10 September 2015 00: 14
    Correct article: Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.
  23. Appius
    Appius 10 September 2015 10: 17
    A lot of work has been done, I have great respect for the people who bit by bit collect materials about the dead soldiers, so that we know about them and remember.
  24. Miha86
    Miha86 13 September 2015 10: 03
    Everlasting memory.
  25. mamont5
    mamont5 April 14 2017 06: 15
    “Unfortunately, the rear of the aircraft was absent” - A common thing when finding IL-2. The armored corps remains, the shooter with armor was not protected. Eternal memory to the heroes!