Pilots – Heroes of the Soviet Union – participants of the Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow.
The fifth to the right is the pilot, the guard Captain Vitaly Popkov, the comassian of the 5th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, twice Hero of the Soviet Union (personally shot down 41 enemy aircraft).
The sixth to the right is a pilot, Colonel-General, Commander of the 17th Air Army Vladimir Sudets (1904-1981).
Sixth from left: Guards lieutenant Rogozhin Alexei Arsentievich, deputy. comet of the 142nd Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment. At the front, on January 22, 1943. He fought on the Il-2 attack aircraft in the North-Western, Kalinin, Voronezh, Steppe, 2nd and 1 st Ukrainian fronts.
Location: Moscow, USSR
Date: June 24, 1945
Photo by Timothy Melnik