Lat 53°01′N Long 158°39′E located on the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, situated on hills surrounded by volcanoes. Today, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the administrative center of Kamchatka Krai.
During World War II, American ships with lend-lease goods traveled via the La Pérouse Strait (Laperouse Strait, Sōya Strait) to unload at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Russian wartime airfield, used by Americans as an emergency airield
B-25J Mitchell Serial Number 43-36160
Pilot Wolbrink force landed June 9, 1945 shot down by Soviet anti-aircraft fire
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August 25, 2018