Ilyushin IL-2 "Shturmovik" Sennagressvatnet, Finnmark
214. ShAP (Ground Attack Regiment) VVS code 9 SNo 303560* 22.10 1944
Received hit in the engine by German ground fire after an attack on Elvenes bridge. The gunner Sgt. Nikolai Makimenko (KIA) bailed out, but the aircraft was flying to low. The pilot, Senior Lt. Alexandr Tsejetsjulin managed to land on lake Sennagressvatnet and walked away from the aircraft. sources: Vesa Viero/ Rune Rautio. *serial via sergey krasilnikov.
Kirkenes 17.08.2005 © kjell sørensen/ morten moe
214 ShAP was named "The white reindeers" and based at Murmashi.
The Il-2 was restored in Russia and is now an exhibit at the Borderland Museum in Kirkenes.
The propeller blades belong to a An-2
The Borderland Museum
The restored aircraft has wrong code and serial painted on its tail.