Russian intelligence officers from the 181st special reconnaissance and sabotage detachment of the Northern Fleet sergeant V.E. Kashutin and V.N. Leonov (right).
V. Kashutin is armed with a 7.62-mm submachine gun of the Degtyarev PPD-34/38 system and a F-1 hand-held anti-personnel grenade. V. Leonov is armed with a 7.62-mm self-loading rifle of the Tokarev system CBT-40 and a bayonet for the SVT-40.
Viktor Nikolaevich Leonov – commander of the 181st reconnaissance detachment, the future Twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
Vasily Kashutin – the squad leader, came to the detachment from the border troops, died in a battle at Cape Mogilny.
Source of photo information:
- The newspaper “Red Fleet” № 177 (1128) of July 30, 1942
Photo by N. Wernichuk