Soviet “Mariupol” tanker on the beach of Shumshu Island

Mariupol tanker on Shumshu Island

Beach on the island of Shumshu, where the landing of the Soviet amphibious assault took place. Cape Kotomari.
To the left is a grounded Soviet “Mariupol” tanker. The “Mariupol” tanker was used by the Japanese as an anti-aircraft battery: in addition to the weapons on it (one 102 mm gun, one 76.2 mm and four 20 mm guns), the Japanese placed about a dozen anti-aircraft guns on it, supposedly 8 cm Type 3 guns.



Location: Shumshu Island, Kuril Islands, USSR
Date: August 1945

In : 1945

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