Repair of the chassis of the B-17 bomber in Poltava

Repair of the chassis of the B-17 bomber in Poltava

Repair of the landing gear of the B-17 bomber from the US technical personnel. B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber based on the territory of Ukraine. 169th Air Base special purpose Poltava airfield 1944.

1943, the US government asked Joseph Stalin allow Heavy Bombers US Air Force fly over Soviet territory to bomb targets in eastern Germany and the Balkans, so they do not go back to England or Italy. In early 1944, the Soviet Union has allocated for this flight three fields in Ukraine in Poltava region: Poltava, Mirgorod and Piryatin (Poltava airfield complex, 169th Airbase of special purpose). Airfields were covered by Soviet air defense aircraft on airfields themselves everything was organized at the highest level.

 

 

Recording location: Poltava, Ukraine, USSR
Time taken: 1944

 

Source: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US AIR FORCE

In : 1944

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