MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Northern Fleet garrison Safonovo, on the territory of the Northern Fleet Air Force Museum, a solemn ceremony was held to hand over to the relatives the remains of pilot – Lieutenant Mikhail Galunov (born in 1910), who died in October 1941 during the defense of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War.
The event was headed by Colonel Alexander Lomakin, deputy commander of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet for military-political work. The meeting was attended by servicemen, civilian personnel of the association, relatives of the deceased pilot and representatives of the search expedition, thanks to whom the plane was found and raised.
The I-153-M62 fighter with the remains of the pilot, his clothes and personal belongings were found by the search engines of the Northern Fleet during work in the area of the Zapadnaya Litsa River in an unnamed lake. The remains of the pilot and the combat vehicle had been buried in the ground for almost 80 years at a depth of 15 meters.
On July 28, 2021, 4 ShKAS machine guns, an engine, a radio station, elements of the cockpit and other fragments of the aircraft, as well as the pilot’s personal weapon – a TT pistol, were raised to the surface along with the fragments of the aircraft.
A memorial sign with the emblem of the Northern Fleet was erected at the spot where the Soviet fighter was found.
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