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Old 7th January 2006, 11:40
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Re: Highest scored VVS IAP in WWII

Sorry, I made a typo, 5 GvIAP's score is 739 kills...

As for the "Guards" title, that's a good question, honestly, I don't know but one could remark that 812 IAP also didn't get this honor, and that both units were part of 3 IAK commanded by the famous General Savitskiy, who, although he got impressive results was notorious for his bad temper and disregard for orders...

But there are a few others "forgotten" regiments, like 4 IAP which scored 439 kills and was not awarded the "Guards" status, so that there not necessarily a link between these facts...
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