35.MTAP (Mine-Torpedo Aviation Regiment) VVS SF SNo 7520 19.07 1942
Three Ilyushin torpedo
bombers were shot down during this attack. A fourth bomber was damaged, but
managed to return.
Pilot SLt Aleksander A. Dolinov (POW). Navigator SLt. Vasilij F. Jagodkin (POW). Radio operator SGt. N.N. Marenukha (KIA).
Gunner JSgt N.I. Zhukov (KIA). Source: Rune Rautio.
The Russians were on a bombing raid on a German convoy of 28 ships at Honningsvåg harbour. M/K "Aud" and M/K "Store Bill" were hit and sunk. Five Norwegian sailors on board "Store Bill" were killed, and 20 tons of potatoes were lost.
They were attacked by Bf 109's of II./ JG 5, based at Banak with four planes at that time. Kurt Hammel of 4./II./ JG 5 claimed two IL-4's here at Sarnes on this date.
20.08 2006 Druce,
Moe & Sørensen on tour