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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193127
Last updated: 9 December 2020
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Date:27-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Ilyushin Il-2
Owner/operator:47 ShAP Soviet Navy - Baltic Fleet
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near the town of Memel (now Klaipeda) -   Lithuania
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 27 January 1945 47 ShAP (11 ShAD, Baltic Fleet) flew three full-strength missions (for a total of 66 sorties) against German forces at Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania), that was attacked by Soviets troops and evacuated by the Germans this same day.

47 ShAP suffered only one loss, during the second mission. 28 Il-2s attacked German batteries when one, flown by Leytenant Vasily Ivanovich Bunin (pilot) and Mladshii Serzhant Boris Sergeevich Meshcheryakov (air gunner), was shot down by a direct hit from Flak and crashed near the town, killing both crew.

Sources:

http://allaces.ru/p/episode.php?id=354
http://allaces.ru/p/people.php?id=6801
http://allaces.ru/p/people.php?id=6802
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Memel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaip%C4%97da
http://www.maplandia.com/lithuania/klaipeda/klaipeda/klaipeda/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2017 19:21 Laurent Rizzotti Added
09-Dec-2020 10:10 JF Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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