The explosion on the German “Sassnitz” tanker, attacked by the Soviet IL-2

Sassnitz tanker


The explosion on the “Sassnitz” tanker. The tanker with the cargo of fuel was sunk on March 26, 1945 by the planes of the 51st mine-torpedo air regiment and the 11th assault division of the Air Force of the Baltic Fleet. Picture taken from the IL-2 aircraft from the 11th Assault Aviation Division.


Source of photo information:

  1. M. Morozov “Torpedo bombs of the Great Patriotic War”, M., 2011



Location: Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
Date: March 26, 1945

In : 1945

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