Il-2 returned from a mission

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Il-2 returned from a mission. On the fuselage next Il-2 aircraft – the inscription “The Avengers”.

Il-2 aircraft with the tail number 25, “The Avenger” was built by the chairman of the collective farm named after Joseph Stalin – Grigor Ayrapetovich Tevosyan, who lost two brothers in the war. He has made 100 thousand rubles for the purchase of military aircraft.

This IL-2 flew Hero of the Soviet Union, too, Armenian Nelson Stepanyan (1913-1944). Nelson Stepanyan during the war has made 239 successful sorties, destroyed himself and a group of 53 enemy vessel. Killed in action December 14, 1944 near the city of Liepaja, Latvia. Posthumously March 6, 1945 re-awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

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