Douglas Boston A-20G-10 (20) Langbunes, Finnmark

3./9. GvMTAP (or 3./36 MTAP) VVS SF(Northern Fleet ) 16.10 1944

The Boston bomber was shot down during an attack on a west-ward bound German convoy near Kramnes at 14:40.
A total of four Bostons were lost during this attack
. Two of them crashed into the sea, one crashed at Midt-Skagen in Vardø.
source:Rune Rautio

This convoy was also attacked near by Skallnes at 13:01. A Ilyushin Il-2 "Shturmovik" of 3./46. ShAP was lost in that attack.
Langbunes 06.07 2008
© kjell sørensen/ morten moe 06.07 2008

Right: Remains of the Boston bomber which crashed at Midt-Skagen in Vardø during the attack on the German convoy. Hornøya and Reinøya is seen in the background on the photo.

All of theRussian crew were killed in the crash at Midt-Skagen. They vere buried at the site and their graves were forgotten as years went by. Two of the graves were rediscovered again in the late 70's.
source: Rune Rautio

© Photo via Stuart Hadaway. Royal Airforce Museum Hendon

Medlemmer av familien Malin i Kramvik sittende på styrbord vinge på den sovjetiske Boston A-20 i Grunnesbukta ved Kramvik (eller Langbunes).
Bombeflyet ble skutt ned 16.10.44 og fløt i land i fjæra.
Foto: Astrid Olsen, Kiberg.


photo: astrid olsen via rune rautio
Members of the Malin family posing on the starboard wing of the Boston bomber.