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Attack the red army air force IL-2 during the Second world war raised professionals search group of the Academy of State fire service of EMERCOM of Russia in the framework of passing of the autumn interregional Memory Watch.

The plane found near the town of mga the Leningrad region. Despite the fact that the work took place in difficult search conditions in the marshy area, participants in the operation were found not only parts of the fuselage, fragments of wings, engine parts, cabin, but rockets RS — 82 and elements of the cannon armament in excellent condition. Found and the remains of the pilot is a Sergeant Guskin Nikolai Trofimovich 1921 year of birth. He served in the 211 assault regiment, exploded over the target 31.08.1942. Relatives of the pilot was found and soon the staff of the Academy will give them the personal belongings of the pilot.

During the Second world war there were produced more than 36 thousand of Il-2. Enemy invaders called this car “the Black death”, “Flying tank”. Unfortunately, many brave men of the Soviet army, flying on these “flying tanks” found their death in the vast sky over the Motherland.

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