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Heavy damaged Pe-2R
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:30:24 PM »
The crew of senior Lieutenant Mikhail Batovskaya after returning from a combat sortie in front of his damaged PE-2R.

9 October 1942 the crew of M. Batovskaya on the plane PE-2R flew to the next mission in the district Yartseva the Smolensk region and on his return "pawn" was fired on by antiaircraft artillery and received a direct hit on the propeller, which tore along with a motor reducer. At this point, from the front line crew was separated by nearly 100 km. Batovskaya managed to keep a heavily damaged plane in the air and after an hour and a quarter put him on its airfield. Pictured left to right: gunner senior Sergeant Yakovlev Nikita Hrysanovych (1922-1942), commander of 11-th ORP Lieutenant Batovskaya Michael Fillipovich (1917-1942), Navigator level senior Lieutenant Shamin Mamontov (1919-1942).

The crew of the M. Batovskaya not returned from the next sortie on 9 November 1942, three days after signed the order on rewarding of the commander of the order "red banner", and the Navigator and the arrow the order of the Red Star.

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Re: Heavy damaged Pe-2R
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 01:47:59 PM »
Excellent article, thanks for bringing it here, No.1! Sad ending like so many war histories, but a talented crew that deserves recognition.

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Re: Heavy damaged Pe-2R
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 02:10:03 PM »
I am glad you like it :))

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Re: Heavy damaged Pe-2R
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 11:56:38 AM »
Excellent article my friend !

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Re: Heavy damaged Pe-2R
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 12:57:01 PM »
Thanks :))