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kaki3152 14th May 2019 23:34

Crash Landed YAK w/ Luftwaffe pilot
 
Nice picture of Speed Bird YAK , obviously after a crash landing (bent propeller blades) with grinning Luftwaffe pilot.

Any more information?

RSwank 15th May 2019 01:17

Re: Crash Landed YAK w/ Luftwaffe pilot
 
The photo appears on this Russian website among others:

https://aviator.guru/blog/43557352038/Sava-i-Martyin

A rough Google translate of the photo caption:

Captured Yak-1B from the 3rd Fighter Corps of the Air Force KA usually associated with the well-known "werewolves." Feldwebel Heinz Sachsenberg, who is directly associated with the heroes of the narration, is posing against the background of one of the forced landing "Yakov"

yogybaer 16th May 2019 15:55

Re: Crash Landed YAK w/ Luftwaffe pilot
 
This picture is probably taken from from the 1974 (?) version of the "Tagebuch des Hauptmann Lipfert". It was taken in Bagerovo airfield in October 1943 IIRC.

kaki3152 17th May 2019 03:06

Re: Crash Landed YAK w/ Luftwaffe pilot
 
If i remember correctly, the speed bird was a marking used by a Soviet fighter unit.

The picture in H Lipfert's book is different but shows the side view with a white number of "39".

kaki3152 17th May 2019 03:22

Re: Crash Landed YAK w/ Luftwaffe pilot
 
From "Red Stars" by CG Geust et al: "YAK-7Bs of the 3 IAK (Fighter Aviation Corps) donated by kolkhoze workers of the Bashikirian ASSR at Kuban in May 1943 ...[T]he winged star was the corps emblem."


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