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joeap
08-17-2008, 09:12 AM
I found this interview at another forum. This interview is very interesting.

Interview with Y.Abramov: Navigator on Bostons (http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/abramov/index.htm)

Good stuff as usual. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

joeap
08-17-2008, 09:12 AM
I found this interview at another forum. This interview is very interesting.

Interview with Y.Abramov: Navigator on Bostons (http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/abramov/index.htm)

Good stuff as usual. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

DKoor
08-17-2008, 04:27 PM
Good interview, this guy sure went thru some serious stuff...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">" How you were shot down the third time?

You know, for a long time I remember only feelings. I felt a hit, the right engine caught fire, and that's all. I shouted: "Misha, to the left, to the left! To the left, go to the left! Go to the left!"
I saw where "boxes" (ships) were, and I knew that we had to go away from them.
But he didn't answer, and I didn't hear our gunner Sergey. He most likely had been wounded or killed.
I continued: "Move to the left! To the left! To the left!"
There was noise from explosions and "Tya,tya,tya" shell fragments were hitting our plane.
I understood that we were going to die.
My comrade, Alexey Zakharovich Skryabin, watched how our plane landed on the water. He died some time ago, but he left documents. I don't remember anything I was thrown out through the astrohatch.
By this time my body was full of shell fragments. I was bleeding, several teeth were punched out, my tongue was cut to pieces by fragments. I even got a piece of metal in my butt. And a lot of small ones. They were hitting us good.
I can't blame Mikhail. Our pilot was not guilty. They both perished Mishka and Sergey.
(On 12 October 1944 the plane was shot down by antiaircraft fire from enemy ships. Junior Lieutenant Krylov Michael Alekseevich and Sergeant Kurovennyi Sergey Petrovich were killed comments by Igor Zhidov). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

CUJO_1970
08-17-2008, 09:07 PM
Yes, very difficult times those were...