Fighter Yak-9 of the Hero of the Soviet Union captain Mikhail Mazan

Fighter Yak-9

Yak-9 fighter of Captain Mikhail Semyonovich Mazan, deputy squadron commander of the 85th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. The aircraft is effectively painted with a shark image.

Guards Captain Mikhail Mazan made 440 sorties, in 91 air battles shot down 21 enemy aircraft. He was killed in the performance of a combat mission on December 12, 1944. The title of Hero of the Soviet Union to him was awarded posthumously May 15, 1946.

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