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VSS

Pilot  Suprun (KIA)
Crashed  May 21, 1939

Aircraft History
Assigned to the Soviet Air Force (VSS).

This aircraft and pilot was the first confirmed aircraft shot down and casualty of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident, confirmed by both Japanese and Russian records.

Mission History
Took off on a liaison mission to the 6th Mongolian Cavalry Division. Intercepted by Ki-27’s of the 24th Sentai, 2nd Chutai led by Captain Marimoto, who claimed the shot down of a "R-5".

References
Japan Against Russia page 26
Air Warfare - The First Battles

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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