World War 2 Photos – Fighter Yak-1B in winter camouflage. On board the aircraft there is a gift inscription “To the pilot of the Stalingrad Front of the Guards Major Mayor Comrade Eremin from the collective farmer of the collective farm” Stakhanovets “Comrade Holovaty.”
On this Yak-1B aircraft, Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Nikolayevich Eremin (1913-2005), who during the war made 342 sorties, carried out over 100 assault positions of the enemy, participated in 70 air battles, shot down 23 German aircraft (8 personally, 15 in a group).
Source of information about the photo:
1. The newspaper “Volzhskaya Kommuna” No. 22 (7199) of January 28, 1943
Date of the photo: January 1943
Photo Author: Leonid Leonidov