1971. Lyudmila Pavlichenko at the Memorial of the heroic defense of Odessa - 411th coastal battery

It seems a little strange to me that comrade Pavlichenko tightens the belt so high. I can assume that this is a necessary measure due to a severe injury. At the end of December 1941, during the second assault on Sevastopol by the Germans, Lyudmila received a serious shrapnel wound in the back, falling under shelling of her sniper position in no-man's land.
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Pe-2 bombers are going for take off, 1942

Il-4 torpedo bomber is attacking and sunking german tanker

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A Polikarpov Po-2 biplane has been converted to remove casualties from the front line. The type was also employed (successfully) as a light bomber, most famously with female pilots.
Did the Russians report back with any reviews on that system?
During the war years, the Red Army did not have its own armored personnel carriers. There were "line" and reconnaissance armored vehicles - for example, cannon BA-3/6/10/11, machine-gun BA-20 and BA-64. The M3 and "Scout Car" cars supplied to the USSR, as well as various equipment based on them, were highly rated by the military. I personally could not find information about the anti-aircraft installation, but the Red Army had a large number of its own mobile anti-aircraft guns - most often these were installations of four Maxim machine guns, with a DShK machine gun or a 37-mm anti-aircraft gun.
And here you can see one of the unknown exploits, which was photographed by a German soldier. Installation M-4 could fire at ground targets. The crew of the anti-aircraft gun fought until the last - the tapes for 1000 cartridges each (4000 cartridges in total) were completely used up, there are traces of bullets on the machine. After the end of the ammunition, the crew died or retreated.

One of the curious pages of the Soviet army's military operations are illustrated combat journals. The combat operations log was kept by the subunit headquarters (army, division, regiment, less often battalion or individual subunits). They were conducted both officially and on personal initiative (especially at the end of the war). In the first - for official reporting, in the second - as a memorable thing about comrades in arms. In all cases, the war logs were tried to be as beautiful as possible - for this, the best artists of the units were involved. Many war logs are now being digitized by our Department of Defense. Fragments of the combat operations log of the 271st Stalingrad Bomber Aviation Division.

Boris Pavlovich Artemiev, Commander of the 98th Separate Guards Reconnaissance Vistula Red Banner Order of Kutuzov of the Long-Range Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment

There were very few cameras in the Red Army. Counterintelligence rightly believed that cameras in units could serve for espionage and intelligence activities - they were worn only by correspondents, and they reported in the statements on the amount of used film. At the end of the war, when many captured cameras appeared, this rule was no longer strictly observed. One way or another, instead of photographs in the Red Army, hand-made portraits painted by talented soldiers were common.
Artist B. Sverdlov - "Scout Senior Sergeant Slavinsky".

230 Assault Aviation Division. Scheme of actions of a group of eight IL-2 aircraft under the leadership of the Hero of the Soviet Union Guards Lieutenant Popov, 03/11/1945. As well as damage to aircraft received in battles with the enemy.

If I understood correctly, all the planes returned to base. I think, if someone did not know, now it became clear why the IL-2 was called a "flying tank", and pilots were given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for 100 combat missions on the IL-2.

Miners under the command of the platoon commander of the 157th engineering barrage battalion of the 16th separate special-purpose engineering brigade of the guard senior lieutenant A.N. Kurnosov's front line of defense is being mined.

The navigator of the aviation link of the 215th separate long-range deployment aviation squadron, Lieutenant Permyakov Gennady Grigorievich (27th sortie). His Pe-2r plane took off on April 1, 1942 at 08:05 a.m. from the Monino airfield on a reconnaissance flight. The crew did not return to the base


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