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>Nicholas G. Pinchuk – commander of the 1st Squadron of the 18th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (303 th Fighter Division, 1st Air frmiya, 3rd Belorussian Front).
>On August 30, 1943 near the town of Elnya, Nicholas Pinchuk was injured after ramming a German dive-bomber Ju-87. He was sent to the hospital for treatment, but on the way to the rear fled to his regiment, and a month later was already again in battle formation.
>Nikolai Pinchuk was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union on April 19, 1945 for 226 sorties, 46 air battles and shot down 18 enemy aircraft and displaying courage and high flying skills.
>During the war, Nicholas Pinchuk made 307 sorties, participated in 68 aerial combat missions, shot down 24 enemy aircraft – 22 person (one ram) and 2 in the group.
Damn girl in white looks like my wife when she was 12-13 years old.
It’s sad, because a lot of soviet war veterans came back to Soviet Union and they ended up on the street, begging for money
Is the name spelled correctly? I searched on wiki and found nothing on him.
Anyone know his fate?
Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Pinchuk awarded April 19, 1945 for 226 combat sorties, 46 air battles and shot down 18 enemy planes and for displaying courage and high flying skills.
6 years ago: http://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/13mdus/hero_of_the_soviet_union_major_nicholas_pinchuk/
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Was anyone else looking for pikachu in this picture