Three times Hero of the Soviet Union, fighter pilot Ivan Kozhedub against the background of La-7 fighter aircraft.
Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub – Pilot-ace of the Great Patriotic War, the most effective fighter pilot in the Allied aviation (64 victories). An alias during the fighting as part of the Group of Soviet Military Experts in Korea – Krylov.
Source of information about the photo:
1. Timofej Melnik. Kriegsfotografie 1941-1945. ELEFANTEN PRESS Verlag GmbH Berlin 1998.
Date of the photo: March 1945
Author: Timofey Melnik