Soviet pilots and a representative of the 151st wing of the RAF plan a joint military operation

Soviet pilots

Soviet pilots and a representative of the English 151st wing of the RAF plan a joint military operation against the Nazi Luftwaffe.
The second Soviet pilot on the right is Hero of the Soviet Union (future twice Hero of the Soviet Union) Major Boris Safonov.

To participate in joint military operations in the Soviet Arctic and retrain the Soviet pilots to Hurricane fighters, new for them, with their subsequent transfer, in July 1941 the RAF was formed as part of the Royal Air Force. The wing consisted of two squadrons (134th and 81st). The wing consisted of approximately 550 people, including more than 30 pilots, up to hundreds of command officers, technicians and flight dispatchers, and about 400 service personnel: doctors, cooks, drivers, translators.




Location: Vaenga, USSR
Photo Time: 1941

In : 1941

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