Petlyakov Pe-2 Tankavaara, Vuotso Finland

118. ORAE (Independent Reconnaissanse Aviation Squadron) 27.09 1944

Shot down by III./5./gem. Flak-Abteilung 425 at 07:55. Crew: JLt. A.I. Poplavskij. Cpt. S.P. Boldyrev. P/O T.M. Obljakov. Two of the crew managed to bail out, but only one parachute opened. The third man of the crew, went down with the aircraft. The sole survivor became POW. Thanks to Rune Rautio for info.

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