Old 05-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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The fate of the pilot Lazarev:
February, 21st, 1943; Two fighters P-40 and five Hurricanes take off from the Soviet military air base in Chupa on a mission, one of the Hurricanes was piloted by the pilot of 760-th IAP sergeant Lazarev

At the same time German pilot Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Muller from 6/JG5 Expertenstaffel with his squad of the four Bf109G's was escorting five bombers Ju87D, they entered a dogfight with the Soviet fighters of 760-th IAP near the area of railway station at Polyarnyi Krug. Muller would shoot down his last plane, before he to got the same fate- he was shot down on April 19th 1943. Muller's plane had crash landed 8 km to the east of lake Maljarvi, he was caught by soviet's and sent to a POW camp where was killed on October 21st 1943 when attempting to escape.

Military historian Jury Rybin found out information from an archive confirming that on that day Muller had shot down two Soviet planes, including the one piloted by sergeant Boris Aleksandrovich Lazarev.


Most likely after the Hurricane was hit, Lasarev had unfastened the belts on his hands & bailed out but hit the ground before he had time to deploy his parachute. The Hurricane crashed into a bog. He was only 22 when he died.

Boris Aleksandrovich Lazarev will be burried at the cemetry of Chupa, Karelian Republic







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Old 05-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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Actually on second glance at the poor english translation it looks like he didn't even have enough time to bail out so died from sudden deceleration forces inside the cockpit.

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