of the airmen managed to bail out from the burning aircraft, but the altitude
was too low. The three others were found badly burnt and beheaded beside the
wreck. The Captain was buried at the spot by the Germans, while the rest were
left beside the wreckage. They were later buried by some Norwegian roadworkers.
We also found the remains of the other DB-3F
in the vicinity.
til Rune Rautio som skaffet navnene på mannskapet
letters on this object: Kislorod(oxygen). Poleta (flying). Po Vycote(height)
DB-3F Kunes Finnmark
VVS SF 02.07
Two Ilyushin bombers were shot down
by German fighters in this area, during an attack on Banak airfield in Lakselv.
A third bomber managed to escape by flying low above the Laksefjord. Cpt.Pavel
Dmitrievich Zubkov. Cpt.Gavril Dmitrievich Ioshkin.
P/O Fedor Aleksandrovich Mikhajlichenko. Sgt.Ivan Ivanovich
Maltsev. Both bombers were shot down by Obfw.Helmut Kischnick of 4./JG