Was there any Il-2s losses on 19 June 1944 at Kämärä/Gavrilo area?

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Re: Was there any Il-2s losses on 19 June 1944 at Kämärä/Gavrilo area?

Post by CF Geust » 31 May 2018 08:50

POWs of VVS KBF were (at least) Ltn. Ivan Markovich Shvedov (Il-4 pilot of 1 GMTAP) who was captured 20.6.1944, and Jn.Ltn Boris Kokorin (Il-2 pilot of 47 ShAP) who was captured 4.7.1944.

Detailled information about KBF-losses are generally NOT found in the Defence Ministry Archive (TsAMO) in Podolski, but in the Navy Archive (TsAVMF) in Gatchina - as the Navy formed a separate Peoples Commissariat during WW II, and was formally NOT subordinated to the Defence Ministry!

The mentioned aviator-POWs Jn.Lt. Nikolai Borisov and Red army Soldier Rem Khuzainov were members of the same Pe-2 crew (pilot and gunner; the navigator Sergei Kuznetsov was KIA. Pe-2 c/n was 9/275, unit 34 GBAP) which was shot down at Hiitola 18 June 1944 (note date!). Khuzainov was captured next day (19 June 1944).

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