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Old 28th March 2017, 21:03
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Lt-Col Vladimir Popov 608-BAP

Hi guys

Seeking details surrounding the death of Lt-Col Vladimir Popov, CO of 608-BAP, following is aircraft (a Pe-2) being shot down in May 1942. Apparently he committed suicide rather than be captured.

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Old 29th March 2017, 00:50
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Re: Lt-Col Vladimir Popov 608-BAP

Hi Brian,
Where does the information come from?
Commander of the 608 BAP was a major (lieutenant colonel) Kotov Vasily Vasilievich.
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Old 29th March 2017, 13:48
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Re: Lt-Col Vladimir Popov 608-BAP

Hi Kirill

I'll make enquiries - but I assume that Popov did commit suicide?

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Re: Lt-Col Vladimir Popov 608-BAP

Hi Brian,
Lieutenant Colonel Popov Vladimir Mikhailovich - navigator of VVS of the Karelian Front (former navigator of VVS of the 7th Army).

As suggested by comrades:
On the night of 31.05.1942 / 01.06.1942 at 00.45 5 Pe-2 608 BAP, accompanied by 10 "Tomahawk" 20 GvIAP from a height of 4000 m, bombed the airfield Hebukten...

... the Pe-2 (from 608 BAP) with the damaged engines made an emergency landing (according to other sources, it crashed) 15 km to the north-west of Salmiyarvi:
- Pilot - Captain Yakunin Mikhail Semenovich was rescued by parachute, was picked up on post on the seventh day and returned to the unit;
- Lieutenant Colonel Popov Vladimir Mikhailovich, the flag-navigator of VVS of the front, died - threw himself on a parachute from a burning aircraft, stayed for several days in the enemy territory (according to Eric Mombeek, hiding on a farm in Svanvik), when group of Soviet recon approached, took them for an enemy and shot himself;
- gunner-radiooperator St. Sergeant Gulyutin Ivan Grigorevich probably returned (although he is listed as missing on June 1, 1942, but was awarded for the anniversary of Victory in 1985)

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