02.07 2008 © kjell sørensen/ morten moe

Lavochkin LaGG-3 Hundvasshøgda Finnmark

435.IAP Fighter Aviation Regiment (257 IAD) SNo 7033 SLt.K.A.Rusakov (KIA) 20.10 1944

Shot down by German AA-fire at Akhmalakhti/ Koutsijärvi, near Nikel. The aircraft crashed on the Norwegian side of the border.
SLt. Rusakov lost his life. Source: Rune Rautio

The fuselage of this aircraft was salvaged by the Norwegian Armed Forces in 1979, just to be dumped soon after.

Left: Serial 7033 found on a piece of wreckage.

435.IAP lost another LaGG-3 this day too. It was shot down by two Fw 190's of 13./JG 5 and crashed in the vicinity of this place. Here

SNo 7033