Ivan Makarovych Tarnavsky with his front-line friends. From left to right: L.V. Malygin, Ivan Tarnavsky, M.I. Zimenkov, A.M. Podoprigora. August 1941, the city of Budennovsk, the North Caucasian Military District, the regiment on the replenishment.
Ivan Tarnavsky, an aircraft engineer, went through the whole war from the first to the last day in the 134th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment. He was awarded six (!) Orders (4 – Red Star, 1 – Battle Red Banner, 1 – Patriotic War), medals.
Location: Budennovsk, USSR
Date: August 1941
Source: family archive of V.F. Demchenkov.