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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 06 Dec 2021 14:49

277 ShAD had 45 Il-2 combat losses plus 4 accidents/catastrophes in June 44:

Losses in air combat:

-no in period from 9 June to 16 June 44

17.6.44: 5 Il-2
18.6.44: 1 Il-2
19.6.44: 5 Il-2
20.6.44: 2 Il-2
21.6.44: 8 Il-2
23.6.44: 1 Il-2
26.6.44: 2 Il-2
28.6.44: 1 Il-2 (FiAF had 20 Il-2 claims!)
29.6.44: 3 Il-2
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total 28 Il-2s

losses caused by AA:

9.6.44: 1 Il-2
10.6.44: 3 Il-2
11.6.44. 2 Il-2
12.6.44: 1 Il-2
13.6.44: 1 Il-2
14.6.44. 2 Il-2
15.6.44: 2 Il-2
16.6.44: 1 Il-2............total 13 Il-2 lost by AA fire in period from 9 June to 16 June
23.6.44: 1 Il-2
24.6.44: 1 Il-2
26.6.44: 1 Il-2
28.6.44: 1Il-2
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total 17 Il-2

4 Il-2 mentioned lost by accident/catastrophe

10.6.44: 1 Il-2
11.6.44:1 Il-2
22.6.44: 1 Il-2
(The loss day of 4th Il-2 not mentioned in June report. )
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 06 Dec 2021 17:14

281ShAD had 29 Il-2 combat losses, 1 accident and 1 catastrophe during June 44.

Losses in air combat:

17.6.44: 4 Il-2
19.6.44: 3 Il-2
20.6.44: 1 Il-2
21.6.44: 1 Il-2
23.6.44: 2 Il-2
26.6.44: 1 Il-2
28.6.44: 2 Il-2 (FiAF had 20 Il-2 claims!)
29.6.44: 1 Il-2
30.6.44: 2 Il-2
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total 17 Il-2

losses caused by AA:

9.6.44: 2 Il-2
10.6.44: 2 Il-2
11.6.44: 1 Il-2
15.6.44: 1 Il-2
16.6.44: 1 Il-2
19.6.44: 1 Il-2
21.6.44: 1 Il-2
23.6.44: 1 Il-2
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total 10 Il-2

Did not return:
14.6.44: 2 Il-2 (of 703 ShAP), mentioned likely caused by AA. No hints of enemy (FiAF fighters).

Accident/catastrophe:

10.6.44: 1 Il-2 catastrophe (872 ShAP)
19.6.44: 1 Il-2 accident (703 ShAP)

Non-combat losses: 2 Il-2. No idea which day.

The report list have some confusing things with table of losses.
448 ShAP: 4 air combat + 2 AA ( and 3 forced landings)
703 ShAP: 5 air combat + 3 AA + 2 Did not return ( and 1 force landing case)
872 ShAP: 8 air combat + 5 AA

872 and 703 ShAP had list of cases matched with numbers of table. However 448 ShAP had 8 cases, not just 6 related to combat losses. Two cases of AA were 15 June and 16 June but then 6 cases linked to aircombat of which on 4 cases Fw-190 fighters mentioned (17.6.44 three Il-2 and one in 28.6 when II./JG54 had no Il-2 claims). Losses of 448 ShAP were:

15.6.44: 1 Il-2 (AA)
16.6.44: 1 Il-2 (AA)
17.6.44: 3 Il-2 (air combat)
28.6.44: 2 Il-2 (air combat)
29.6.44: 1 Il-2 (air combat)

So the final result for 281 ShAD may suggest 19 Il-2 lost in air combat and perhaps 12 related to AA fire.
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 07 Dec 2021 21:38

I revised the combat log of the 2nd Guards IAK Air Defense.

10.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (27 GIAP, PVO), AA, ml. Lieutenant Kruchnov, WIA
13.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (26 GIAP ,PVO) Lieutenant Kharitonov shot down in a night battle with a Ju-88, escaped by parachute.
17.06.44: 4 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) did not return, one of them was shot down by HleLv 26 Reino Sartjarvi, three others were missing, possibly shot down by AA.
17.06.44: 2 Airacobra (102 GIAP, PVO) shot down in air combat, shot down 4.5. / JG 54
19.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (27 GIAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Ivanov did not return, shot down Ltn. Gerhard Thyben 5./JG 54
19.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Bykov did not return, probably shot down A. Nuorala HleLv 34 or Hans Wind HleLv 24 (still claims Uffz. Josef Quarda 4./JG 54)
19.06.44: 1 Airacobra (103 GIAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Viktorov escaped by parachute, probably shot down Ltn. Helmut Grollmuss 4./JG 54
20.06.44: 1 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) ml. Lieutenant Krotov shot down in a daytime air battle with a Ju-88, escaped by parachute. Most likely a battle with Ju-88 out of 3. (F) / 22, which lost 1 Ju-88.
(20.06.44: 1 Airacobra (403 IAP, PVO) shot down by own AA near Terijoki)
(20.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP, PVO) did not return, pilot MIA - no such information)
(21.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (26 GIAP,PVO) - no such information)
(22.06.44: 2 La-5 shot down in air combat - no such information) - two fighters were damaged in air battles, made forced landings at the nearest airfields.
23.06.44: 1 La-5 (11 GIAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Alekseev did not return, pilot MIA, probably shot down Finns Hans Wind or Nils Katajainen HleLv 24
23.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (27 GIAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Rusanov did not return, pilot MIA, shot down Ltn. Heinz Wernicke 5./JG 54.
28.06.44: 1 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) ml. Lieutenant Kalinin did not return from combat mission, probably shot down by Finnish Me-109.
29.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (27 GIAP, PVO), ml. Lieutenant Furman did not return from combat mission, most likely shot down 4.5. / JG 54
29.06.44: 2 Airacobra (103 GIAP, PVO), shot down in air combat, ml. Lieutenant Campanian (Кампанеец) escaped by parachute , ml. Lieutenant Mezin also survived. One of them was shot down by Ltn. Gerhard Thyben 5./JG 54. The other was also most likely shot down 4.5. / JG 54.
29.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP,PVO), air combat, emergency landing in Baboshino airfield , plane crashed, (pilot Rubanov to hospital), he was shot down Risto Helava HleLv 24.
(29.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP) Belyakov, Nikolay (ltn)..KIA NOT CONFIRMED... was it next day?????? - the next day)
30.06.44: 1 Airacobra (403 IAP, PVO) ml. Lieutenant Sheikin did not return, shot down by Finnish Me-109.
30.06.44: 3 Jak-9 (404 IAP, PVO) did not return, at least two of them shot down by Finnish Me-109.
30.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP, PVO) shot down in air combat senior lieutenant Beljakov. on that day 2 La-5s were shot down, one on account of the Finns, the other on account of the Germans. Which one it was not possible to establish.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 07 Dec 2021 21:40

In total, it turned out to be the 2nd Guards. The IAK PVO lost 24 fighters irretrievably from the enemy's actions for combat reasons.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by Mangrove » 07 Dec 2021 23:10

lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
07 Dec 2021 21:38
10.06.44: 1 Jak-9 (27 GIAP, PVO), AA, ml. Lieutenant Kruchnov, WIA
According to Finnish Air Force summaries, no Finnish anti-aircraft unit claimed having shot down a Yak on 10 June 1944.
lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
07 Dec 2021 21:38
17.06.44: 4 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) did not return, one of them was shot down by HleLv 26 Reino Sartjarvi, three others were missing, possibly shot down by AA.
1. Rautatieilmatorjuntakonekiväärikomppania claimed having shot down an Airacobra out of group of 30-40 Airacobra and La-5 fighters between 5.20 and 5.28 a.m. (Finnish time) near Leipäsuo (Лейпясуо) station.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 08 Dec 2021 07:34

lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
07 Dec 2021 21:38

17.06.44: 4 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) did not return, one of them was shot down by HleLv 26 Reino Sartjarvi, three others were missing, possibly shot down by AA.
So there is true conflict between table of losses and war diary of 2 GIAK when it comes losses caused by AA.

The Yak-9 lost in night time combat with Ju-88 (13 June 44) had happened in Lembolovo-Tokosovo area at height of 800 meters. So that was not caused by AA. And when 26 GIAP lost only one Yak-9 in combat during June that table got it wrong.

On irreplaceable loss of pilots i have found these names of PVO (fighter pilots):

Nazarov,Nikolay (11 GIAP) (ltn)...KIA...11 GIAP 12.06.44 (catastrophe) (found in table 1 non-combat loss of La-5 and pilot of 11 GIAP)
Savelyev, Fedor (400 IAP)…KIA .. Plane crashed 15.06.44 (catastrophe) (found in table 1 non-combat loss of La-5 and pilot of 400 IAP)

1)Kalyamagin, Victor (103 GIAP)….MIA….103 GIAP...17.06.44
2) Morozov,Arkady (103 GIAP)..MIA...17.06.44
3) Galanin, Nikolay (103 GIAP) (ltn)...MIA....17.06.44 POW! Inkeroinen?
4) Vorobiev ,Mihail (103 GIAP) MIA...103 GIAP...17.06.44
5) Sokolov, Pavel..(102 GIAP)...MIA......17.06.44 ...
6) Sychenko, Vasily (102 GIAP) MIA......17.06.44 ..
7)Ivanov, Igor...(27 GIAP)...MIA….….19.06.44
8)Bykov, Pavel (401 GIAP)...MIA…....19.06.44....
9)Alekseev,Sergey (11 GIAP)...MIA: ….23.06.44
10)Rusanov,Pavel (27 GIAP) ...MIA….….23.06.44
11)Kalinin, Dmitry (103 GIAP)...KIA… in air combat…....28.06.44 (Vyborg)
12)Furman Mikhail Abramovich (27 GIAP) MIA….…. 29.06.44… did not return from combat mission
13) Belyakov, Nikolay (401 IAP)..KIA......30.06.44
14)Biryukov Victor (404 IAP) ...KIA…shot down in air combat....30.06.44

The loss table of 2 GIAK suggested 15 fighter pilot losses in combat during June and 2 in accident/catastrophes. I found only 14 names for June in combat but both fighter pilot losses of non-combat were found. Only missmatch is one pilot combat loss of 103 GIAP. Table suggested 6, i found 5. So likely the June table might have pilot losses either from May or July 44 or then just error written.
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 08 Dec 2021 14:30

lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
07 Dec 2021 21:38

30.06.44: 1 La-5 (401 IAP, PVO) shot down in air combat senior lieutenant Beljakov. on that day 2 La-5s were shot down, one on account of the Finns, the other on account of the Germans. Which one it was not possible to establish.
The other must have been 191 IAP (275 IAD) La-5 aircraft, it's first combat loss since 2 June 44.

30.06.44. 1 La-5 (191 IAP) shot down in air combat, pilot jr ltn Sergei Berezin, born in 1921. KIA.
Initial burial location Karelo-Finnish SSR, Vyborgsky (Viipuri) district, Vyborg (Viipuri), 3 km, 1.5 km northeast of st. Tamsni on the Vyborg-Sortavala railway. Карело-Финская ССР, Выборгский (Виипурский) р-н, г. Выборг (Виипури), 3 км, 1,5 км северо-восточнее ст. Тамсни по ж/д Выборг-Сортавала
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 08 Dec 2021 15:16

So what would the fighter combat losses of 275 IAD, 2 GIAK, VVS KBF would look like in period 9 - 30 June?

9.6.44: 0
10.6.44: 1 Yak-9 (AA, PVO)
11.6.44: 0
12.6.44: 0
13.6.44: 1 Yak-9 (PVO, night air battle with German Ju-88 near Lembolovo-Tokosovo)
14.6.44: 2 La-5 (159 IAP) air combat
15.6.44 2 Airacobra (collision), 1 La-5 (AA)
16.6.44: 0
17.6.44: 6 Airacobra (PVO), 1 Yak-9 (29 GIAP)
18.6.44: 2 La-5 (159 IAP) air combat
19.6.44: 8 Airacobra (1 PVO), 2 La-5 (1 PVO), 1 Yak-9 (PVO)
20.06.44: 7 Airacobra (1 PVO), 3 Yak-9, 2 La-5 + 1 Airacobra (PVO) shot by own AA
21.06.44: 4 La-5 (VVS KBF), 2 LaGG-3 (VVS KBF)
22.06.44: 2 La-5 damaged in air combat, emergency landing on own airfield.
23.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (PVO) and 1 La-5 (PVO)
26.06.44: 3 La-5 (159 IAP) and 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP)
28.06.44: 5 Yak-9 (29 GIAP), 2 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) (collision), 6 Airacobra (1 PVO), 2 La-5
29.06.44. 1 Yak-9 (VVS KBF), 1 Yak-9 (PVO), 2 Airacobra (PVO), 1 La-5 (PVO) emergency landing
30.06.44: 5 Yak-9 (3 PVO), 2 La-5 ( 1 PVO) and 1 Airacobra

Total 80 fighters (4 collision, 3 emergency landing). The rest 73 air combat/ AA or did not return.
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 08 Dec 2021 20:33

1. Rautatieilmatorjuntakonekiväärikomppania claimed having shot down an Airacobra out of group of 30-40 Airacobra and La-5 fighters between 5.20 and 5.28 a.m. (Finnish time) near Leipäsuo (Лейпясуо) station.
HleLv 34 claims were in the early morning, all 6 P-39s of the 2nd IAK PVO were lost in the evening.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 08 Dec 2021 20:38

Total 80 fighters (4 collision, 3 emergency landing). The rest 73 air combat/ AA or did not return.
Yes, the number of lost fighters in the region of 80.
I previously believed that the combat losses of the 13th VA, the 2nd IAK, the KBF Air Force were 77 fighters (including 4 in a collision), but in reality the figure is higher.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 08 Dec 2021 21:19

4. and 5./JG 54 had only 3 claims of fighters in 17 June but 8 Il-2. This fact backed the theory that many Airacobras have been lost by AA fire.

17.06.44 Uffz. Herbert Koller 5./JG 54 Yak-9 91 382: at 500 m. 17.40
17.06.44 Ltn. Albert Seevers 4./JG 54 Airacobra 81 494: at 500 m. 17.52
17.06.44 Ltn. Heinz Wernicke 5./JG 54 Airacobra 01 384: at 300 m. 17.55

Wernicke's claim had surely wrong coordinate, the right either 91 384 or 81384. What's interesting is low altitude of many II./JG54 Airacobra claims.

FiAF had 11 fighter aircraft claims and 6 of them in early morning. Only Sartjärvi (HävLeLv 26,Airacobra) as late as after 5 p.m. Two other Airacobras in early morning and the rest 8 were Yak-9 and La-5. Soviet forces had only one confirmed Yak-9 loss and the rest were Airacobras (air combat or AA). 275 IAD confirmed one Yak-9 loss (29 GIAP, guards snr ltn Kozlov, Ivan MIA). FiAF pilots had 3 Airacobra, 2 Yak-9 (first early morning, second after midday) and 6 La-5 claims (3 early morning, rest around 12.00 - 14.15) .
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 09 Dec 2021 15:53

lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
08 Dec 2021 20:38
Total 80 fighters (4 collision, 3 emergency landing). The rest 73 air combat/ AA or did not return.
Yes, the number of lost fighters in the region of 80.
I previously believed that the combat losses of the 13th VA, the 2nd IAK, the KBF Air Force were 77 fighters (including 4 in a collision), but in reality the figure is higher.
I actually added three fighter aircraft losses to table of 275 IAD:

- La-5 (159 IAP), pilot Bebko 14.6.44
- La-5 (159 IAP), got hit in air combat, emergency landing, aircraft written off, pilot Lt. Golovachev OK
- Yak-9 (14 GIAP), air combat (likely), plane of Gerashchenko damaged, forced landing 1 km north Leipäsuo, WIA

The last one (Gerashchenko) is likely not even written-off but damaged case. For instance 13 VA gave in daily report only two figther losses: 2 La-5 (Serov and Tashlykov both 159 IAP and KIA) and same case in table of losses of 275 IAD, just 2 La-5. But mostly likely Golovachev's La-5 aircraft (159 IAP) after forced landing was also written off case. Was it in your loss list?
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by tramonte » 09 Dec 2021 16:36

lemke_w_w_s_d_m wrote:
07 Dec 2021 21:38

20.06.44: 1 Airacobra (103 GIAP PVO) ml. Lieutenant Krotov shot down in a daytime air battle with a Ju-88, escaped by parachute. Most likely a battle with Ju-88 out of 3. (F) / 22, which lost 1 Ju-88.
According list of Michael Holm, 3. (F) / 22 lost only 1 Junkers in June 44 and 1 Junkers in July 44 and both in combat marked as "durch Feindeinw" which means they both were shot down by enemy. However the losses of those both Junkers were not type Ju-88 but Ju 188F-1. The unit had in 1 June six Ju 188F-1and one Ju-88-D-1 and the same strength also in 1 July 44. They got their first Ju 188F-1in November 1943.

Strength 26 June 44: Luftflotte 1 (Malpils)

L.R. Reconnaissance: Stab/ FAGr. 1 Riga-Splive - FW 200
L.R. Reconnaissance: 3.(F)/ 22 Riga-Splive 7 Ju 188
L.R. Reconnaissance: 5.(F)/ 122 Mitau 9 Junkers Ju 88
L.R. Reconnaissance: NSt. 3 Riga-Spilve 3 Dornier Do 217
Sea-Reconnaissance: 1./SAGr. 127 Reval-Uleministe 12 Ar 96: Hs 126: Ju 60
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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 09 Dec 2021 19:00

The last one (Gerashchenko) is likely not even written-off but damaged case. For instance 13 VA gave in daily report only two figther losses: 2 La-5 (Serov and Tashlykov both 159 IAP and KIA) and same case in table of losses of 275 IAD, just 2 La-5. But mostly likely Golovachev's La-5 aircraft (159 IAP) after forced landing was also written off case. Was it in your loss list?
About the Yak-9 Gerashchenko in the documents of the 275th IAD, it is not said that it has been written off. But in the diary of the 13th VA on this day, it is recorded that one Yak-9 was written off after an emergency landing, after an air battle. I counted it as an irrecoverable loss, although of course the fate of the aircraft needs to be clarified.

Yes, Golovachev's La-5 was recorded as an irrecoverable loss, in total 3 La-5s of the 159th IAP were shot down on 26 June.

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Re: Finnish air victories (LeR 3) on 21.6.-7.7.1944

Post by lemke_w_w_s_d_m » 09 Dec 2021 21:17

Revised 275 IAD losses:

07.06.44: 1 Airacobra (196 IAP), air combat, shot down by Finnish Me-109 HleLv 24.

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14.06.44: 2 La-5 (159 IAP, Evdokimov KIA, Bebko WIA) both air combat, shot down by Finnish Me-109, Evdokimov was shot down by Olli Puhakka.
(15.06.44: 2 Airacobras (196 IAP, Nesterenko and Vorotnikov KIA ) both collision)
15.06.44: 1 La-5 (captain Sergey Bogatyrev KIA), AA fire near Raivola
17.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (29 GIAP, Ivan Kozlov MIA) did not return from combat mission, shot down in air combat, controversial between Uffz. Herbert Koller 5./JG 54 and two Finnish pilots.
18.06.44. 2 La-5 (159 IAP, Medvedev and Spiridonov - both escaped), both shot down in aerial combat, two suitable claim from German pilots and three from Finnish pilots, I considered that 1 La-5 was shot down by the Germans, the other La-5 was shot down by the Finns.
18.06.44: 1 Airacobra (196 IAP, Manturov escaped by parachute) shot down by AA, according to the 275th IAD, he was shot down by his own AA. I considered that there was a surprise attack and he was shot down by pilots II./JG 54, Uffz. Knabel or Uffz. Kurt Tangermann.

19.06.44: 1 La-5 (159 IAP, pilot captain Grigory Vershinin - KIA) air combat, was shot down by Uffz. Heinrich Schlomann.
19.06.44: 2 Airacobras (196 GIAP) Major Chirkov and Lieutenant Babaev were both shot down in air battles, both escaped by parachute. They were shot down Uffz. Jakob Assmann and Ltn. Helmut Grollmuss.
19.06.44: 1 Airacobra (196 GIAP) ml. Lieutenant Banguzin was shot down in air battles, probably shot down Hptm. Herbert Aloe 4./JG 54.
19.06.44: 1 Airacobra (196 GIAP) ml. Lieutenant Mandrykin was shot down in air battles, escaped. He was shot down Klaus Alakoski HleLv 34.
19.06.44: 2 Airacobras (196 GIAP) junior lieutenant Shorin and captain Arkhipov was shot down in air battles, they were shot down Ltn. Gerhard Thyben 5./JG 54 - 2 Airacobras, Uffz. Gerhard Fradich 4./JG 54, Ltn. Helmut Grollmuss 4./JG 54.
19.06.44: 1 Airacobra (196 GIAP) ml. Lieutenant Soots was shot down in air battles. He was shot down Urho Lehtovaara HleLv 34 or Jorma Saarinen из HleLv 24.
19.06.44: Perhaps the 275th IAD lost 1 Yak-9 that day, there is not enough information. According to the 13th VA, 2 Yak-9 did not return that day. one of the 27 GIAP 2 GIAC PVO, the other is not known from which part.
20.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) shot down in air combat in Viipurinlahti, captain Rusak Stepan POW, probably shot down by pilots II./JG 54.
20.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (29 GIAP)shot down in air combat in Sintola, jrn ltn Hvorov Semyon, POW. He was shot down by Finnish Me-109.
20.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) shot down in air combat Säiniö, pilot Shelkovnikov (Shorin) KIA, shot down by Finnish Me-109.
20.06.44: 2 La-5 (159 IAP) shot down in air combat , ltn Semenov, Vasily MIA and senior lieutenant Pashchenko - MIA, both were shot down by Finnish Me-109. Pretend Paavo Myllyla HleLv 34 - claim 2 La-5 and Heimo Lampi HleLv 24 - claim 1 La-5.
20.06.44: 6 Airacobras (196 IAP) all shot down in air combat Lieutenant Artemov, Jr. Martianov, Jr. Stolyarov - escaped by parachute. ml.L-t Lazukov - MIA, captain Podorovsky escaped, Ml.L-t Gribb - escaped. It is very difficult to understand due to the abundance of applications, I assumed that 4 P-39s were shot down by the Germans, and 2 P-39s were shot down by the Finns.
26.06.44: 1 La-5 (159 IAP) shot down in air combat (bf-109?) ltn Serov, Vladimir KIA
26.06.44: 1 La-5 (159 IAP) shot down in aircombat (bf-109?) ltn Tashlykov Nikolai KIA
26.06.44: 1 La-5 (159 IAP) shot in air combat, emergency landing, aircraft written off, pilot Lt. Golovachev OK.
For these 3 La-5s, lost on June 26, the Finns have two claims for victories: Nils Katajainen - 1 La-5 and Olli Puhakka - 1 La-5. The Germans have 3 claims for La-5, Ltn. Heinz Wernicke 5./JG 54 - 2 La-5 and Uffz. Josef Quarda 4./JG 54 La-5. Both Finnish and German claims were at the same time against Serov's group. I counted 2 victories for the Finns and one for the Germans.
26.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) Lieutenant Gerashchenko was hit in an air battle, made an emergency landing, the plane was probably written off.
28.06.44: 4 Yak-9 (29 GIAP) shot down in air combat (Zobnin, Ershov and Kavun KIA. Kochurov MIA). I assumed that the Finnish fighters had 2 shot down Yak-9s, and the Germans from II./JG 54 had two Yak-9s.
(28.06.44: 2 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) collision (sgnt. Sergei Gordeev, jr ltn.Aleksei Klepikov KIA))
28.06.44: 2 La-5 (159 IAP) shot down in air combat (pilot Grečka and Vasiliev of 159 IAP, KIA) 13 VA report claimed 3 La-5 losses! I counted 1 La-5 for the Finns and 1 La-5 for the Germans.
28.06.44: 5 Airacobra (196 IAP) all shot down in air combat, junior l-that Mandrykin (shot down in June for the second time) was shot down in combat, the pilot escaped by parachute. pilots: Jr. Glagolev, Major Parfenov, Captain Podorosky (shot down in June for the second time), Jr. Gavrilov, all the planes were destroyed, and the pilots escaped and returned to the unit. Presumably, two of the P-39s were shot down by the Germans, and 3 P-39s were shot down by the Finns, including one shot down by Olli Puhakka.
30.06.44: 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) jr ltn Sukhorukov MIA, detached from his group, the German and Finnish fighters have no corresponding claims.
30.06.44 1 Yak-9 (14 GIAP) Jr.l-t Sboev shot down in air combat, escaped by parachute.
30.06.44. 1 La-5 (191 IAP) shot down in air combat, pilot jr ltn Berezin, Sergey KIA. on that day 2 La-5s were shot down, one on account of the Finns, the other on account of the Germans. Which one it was not possible to establish.

In total, 275 IAD lost 50 fighters, 4 of them in a collision with each other. 43 in aerial combat, 1 shot down by AA, 2 MIA.

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