Soviet pilot captain Abrek Barsht near his Yak-9 fighter

captain Abrek Barsht

Soviet pilot captain Abrek Arkadyevich Barsht (1919–2006) (center) with fellow soldiers near his Yak-9 fighter.
The squadron commander of the 118th separate reconnaissance and correctional aviation regiment (2nd air army, 1st Ukrainian front) Abrek Barsht by April 1945 made 365 successful combat sorties, personally shot down 4 enemy aircraft in air battles. April 10, 1945 he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

The fuselage of the fighter is decorated with a sharks maw.

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