MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Norway, on the island of Sørøya, a solemn ceremony was held to unveil a memorial sign to Soviet military pilots who died during the mission of ferrying Catalina seaplanes from the USA to the USSR under the Lend-Lease program. The author of the monument is the sculptor of the Studio named after M.B. Grekova Dmitry Klavsuts.
The memorial sign is a bronze bas-relief depicting the Catalina seaplane, figures of Soviet military pilots, an explanatory inscription and the names of the victims. The text placed on the commemorative sign is made in Russian, English and Norwegian. The monument was created on the initiative of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu.
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