12 IAKP KBF PHOTO ALBUM part 3
research by Oleg Korytov  All photos are courtesy of Naval Academy Museum, St-Petersburg 
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Updated on August 10, 2006
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Ground crew looking at a dogfight.
 
 

Flying crew of 3-d squadron
 
 

Commander of 3-d squad Ivan Golosov was lost over Pillau on April 1945, when his fighter received a direct hit by large caliber AAA.
When he was killed he was already at the 21 IAP VVS KBF. Batievskii told this story: When Golosov's Yak was hit, its engine stopped. He had no chance of returning. He had no chance of staying alive in freezing waters of Baltic sea, and not willing to be captured, he addressed to his fellow pilots by radio, said goodbye, and pushed control stick forward. His plane dove straight into the sea.
 

Left:Smolyaninov was ordered on 5.5.1945 to fly over Bronholm island and drop the capitulation demands. Survived to the war, in 1950-s managed forced landing in MiG-19 with fully out avionics and engine at night without plane damage.
Right: Barsukov. His fate  has been described above.
 


Pilots L-R: Parafienko, Simutenko, Akimov, Tikhomirov, Doroshenko, Osadchii
Standard procedure was pre-flight briefing, where questions of tactics and possible actions in different situations were cleared by the flight leader .
 
 


2 squad Pilot Osadchii. He was lost in August 1944 on a reconnaissance mission over Chudskoye lake. His fate is unknown, presumably dead. His flight leader was Doroshenko.
 


Burying a killed comrade in spring 1942. Field green camo, and no shoulder straps
 

Commanders of IAP L_R: Stab commander Lt Col. Umanskii, Commander m-r Belyaev, Deputy commander m-r Klimenko
 
 


Engineer Knysh, chief of recovery team . Nick name , “Bat’ka”, means “Father”
 

Grinchenko
 


Dismemberment of regiment
 
 


Pre-flight briefing
 
 

Friends…
 
 

1941 flight uniform
 


Preflight briefing on the wing of a Yak-9U fighter
 
 
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