Curtiss P40N-20-CU Tana, Finnmark
78.IAP Serial No.43-23813 Lt.L I Pustobayev (KIA) 26.10 1944
This Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was shot
down by AA fire from Minenraumschiff-26, during attack on ships at Smalfjord.
Lt.Pustobayev belonged to the 2nd Sqdn. of 78th Fighter Aviation
Regiment of Northern Fleet Air Force.
A Boston bomber was also shot down by German AA-fire. Lt. N.K. Nikolajev and his crew survived.