Flyet ble beskutt både fra båten og kystfortene, HKB 17/971 Kvalsund og HKB 3/971 Stallogargo.
Under: Foto fra artikkel på nett. www.kvalsund kommune.no Fotograf er ukjent, bildet er utlånt av Ingmar Løkvold
Douglas Boston A-20G-25 Kvalsund Finnmark
1./36 MTAP VVS SF (Northern Fleet ) US-Serial 43-9156 "White 16" 23.09 1944
The a/c belonged to 1. Squadron of 36 Mine and Torpedo Aviation Regiment of the Northern Fleet. At 17:30 local time, it was hit by AA-fire during an torpedo attack on the German Artilleriewerkstattschiff "Illkirch" moored at Kvalsund. Both torpedoes missed and the shot up aircraft crashed into a boat house at Kvalsundet. The Russian crew of four were all KIA. They are buried at the Russian War Cemetery, Tjøtta. Pilot, Lt.Sergej P. Batrakov. Navigator, Lt.Vladimir F. Beljaev. Radio Operator, Sgt.Konstantin V. Bykov. Gunner, JSgt.Peter V. Popov.
The Boston crashed into a boat house which burned down, here on the shore at Kvalsund.
Thanks to Rune Rautio for info.