Boris Safonov and Yevgeny Khaldei near the I-16 fighter

Boris Safonov, Yevgeny Khaldei

Fighter pilot Boris Safonov and photojournalist Yevgeny Khaldei at the airfield of Vaenga.
A picture on the background of the plane of Senior Lieutenant Alexander Kovalenko – I-16 type 24, the number 11 “For Stalin!”, Serial number 24P21891. The military unit is the 72nd CAP (mixed aviation regiment) of the Northern Fleet Air Force.
Above the fuselage, PAU-22 photocell is installed behind the cab, which was not common at that time.

 

 

Location: Vaenga, USSR
Date: July 06, 1941

In : 1941

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