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Thursday, July 20, 2017

From the bottom of the Kerch Strait, raised in 1943, downed Il-2


Specialists lifted from the bottom of the Black sea, the Il-2, said the head of the expedition, Deputy head of the defense Ministry to perpetuate the memory of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland Andrey Taranov. The operation lasted for several hours. According to Taranov, lain at a depth of six metres the plane is in good condition and will be restored. It was found together with other exhibits send to Sevastopol.

Il-2 was shot down by the Germans on 8 November 1943 over the Kerch Strait. At the helm of the attack that day was a Hero of the Soviet Union Yusup Akaev.

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