2./36.MTAP VVS SF serial No.43-21667 code"26" 29.10 1944A force of 15 Boston bombers, escorted by 10 fighters, were attacked by German fighters of JG 5 after an attack against a German convoy in Tanafjord. The a/c received several hits. One of the engines started burning and the pilot JLt.Viktor Dmitrievich Ladygin was badly wounded. He decided to make a forced landing on the lake.
The Boston bomber was claimed by Fw.Heinz Halstrick of 13/JG 5, based at Berlevåg airport. He was flying a FW 190 F-8 (white 5)
Below: One of the American Wright Gr.2600-A5 engines of the Boston.