The crew of the IL-2 “Alexander Suvorov” attack aircraft

The crew of the IL-2 "Alexander Suvorov" attack aircraft

Best crew of the 617-th Attack Aviation Regiment the Lieutenant V.T. Aleksuhin and gunner A.D. Gamayunov in his name IL-2 “Alexander Suvorov” attack aircraft. Kharkiv direction, in August 1943.

December 15, 1943 when the next combat mission the aircraft of lieutenant Aleksuhin was hit. The pilot turned his burning plane on the concentration of enemy tanks and rammed them. February 4, 1944 Vasiliy Timofeevich Aleksuhin was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

 

 

Time taken: August 1943
Author: Samarium Gurarii

In : 1943

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