V. Kashutin and V. Leonov – Russian intelligence officers from the 181st reconnaissance detachment of the Northern Fleet

Russian intelligence officers

Russian intelligence officers from the 181st special reconnaissance and sabotage detachment of the Northern Fleet sergeant V.E. Kashutin and V.N. Leonov (right).
V. Kashutin is armed with a 7.62-mm submachine gun of the Degtyarev PPD-34/38 system and a F-1 hand-held anti-personnel grenade. V. Leonov is armed with a 7.62-mm self-loading rifle of the Tokarev system CBT-40 and a bayonet for the SVT-40.

Viktor Nikolaevich Leonov – commander of the 181st reconnaissance detachment, the future Twice Hero of the Soviet Union.

Vasily Kashutin – the squad leader, came to the detachment from the border troops, died in a battle at Cape Mogilny.



Source of photo information:

  1. The newspaper “Red Fleet” № 177 (1128) of July 30, 1942




Location: USSR
Date: 1942
Photo by N. Wernichuk

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