A group of Soviet fighter pilots who distinguished themselves in air battles in the Kuban in the spring of 1943.
In the first row (from left to right): N.E. Levitsky, A.I. Pokryshkin (awarded the American Distinguished Service Medal), I.М. Dzusov, D.B. Glinka; in the second row – GA. Rechkalov, B.B. Glinka, I.I. Babak, K.G. Vishnevetsky.