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Voskhod5
02-23-2005, 10:11 PM
translated by Babelfish with some minor corrections to make it a bit more understandable:

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The first channel is continuing the series called the "time of victory" about the brightest events and the heroes of World War II.

During the August of 1944- on the Aviation day in the USSR - one of the German divisions in the Vistula received citation from the command. A Russian attack aircraft had been shot down. The armored aircraft Il-2's - called the flying tanks - left after themselves the burnt out earth.

They delivered the covered with wounds, but living pilot into the Kuestrin (Kostrzyn) concentration camp. Germans had long been hunting precisely for this attack aircraft. It was called the "black death". But fascists were struck, when at long last they saw the person whom they so feared . German press wrote on this event a decade later: "They brought the covered with wounds, burnt pilot: when the pieces of burnt overalls were removed from the pilot, under it proved to be the girl, when the pieces of burnt skin were removed from her - she kept silent."

- you do remember this time?
- Of course! I will see it in my dream sometimes and then I can't fall asleep.


This was the last flight of Anna Yegorov. The only woman in the 197th assault (shturmovoi) division that for the courage that she had displayed was validly called "egorushka(a male name)".

Two hundred seventy seventh sortie in the Vistula became fateful for her. In the division they decided that "egorushka" had perished. The ground attack pilots did not have graves. As a rule, they burnt in the aircraft. On the low-level flight almost no one managed to jump out from the cockpit. Anna Yegorov, the former ground attack pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union: "parachute was with me, but the earth was close. Parachute did not open fully, and I smacked into the ground so that... to God I prayed... ".

They gave the Title of Hero posthumously to Anna Yegorov in her native land. But at this time she was located in the Polish concentration camp. For the covered with wounds female flier only her hope helped her to survive: " our forces will come - and they will free us". She hardly ever left the barracks, would hide her orders and medals in the boots.

She did not know that the heaviest testing was ahead with our own counter-intelligence. War decorations did not help.

For the first time in the time of war she burst into tears on the examination in the Soviet counter espionage. Anna Yegorov, the former ground attack pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union:

"each night I had to go to the second floor. And there: " Stand up! B(itch)! Stand up!" But I'm falling to the ground. "How did you switch over to the Germans? From where did you take the orders and medals?" Tore away the awards... ". However, she managed to stand her ground and got all her awards back.

Now Hero of the Soviet Union, a female flier- shturmovik pilot, that struck terror into fascists, three times grandmother. But the sky is calling her still... Museum VVS is a dear place for her. In the Soviet Union only three women flew in the most terrible combat vehicles of the great patriotic war: attack aircraft (shturmoviks). Today Anna Yegorov - the only one who's remaining among the living.

"Goodbye Ilusha, maybe we won't see each other again..."
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http://www.1tv.ru/owa/win/ort6_videopage.main?sender=news&p_topic_id=74837&p_video_num=1&counter1_href=287212&counter2_href=id=268366;t=56



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p1ngu666
02-23-2005, 10:19 PM
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p1ngu666
02-23-2005, 10:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif @ that many sorties

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif @ interogators.

thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p1ngu666
02-24-2005, 11:16 AM
only ive replied? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

shoulda put 109 190 p51 in the title, then it would be on page 6 by now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

crazyivan1970
02-24-2005, 11:31 AM
Great post.

There are several others women IL-2 pilots, HSU even...but i think they all passed away.

JG52Uther
02-24-2005, 12:01 PM
S! to a brave flyer.I think all Russian prisoners of the Nazi's were given a rough time after the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

flyplenty
02-24-2005, 12:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif @ that many sorties

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif @ interogators.

thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My thoughts exactly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

PBNA-Boosher
02-24-2005, 01:52 PM
Anna Yegorova was a very strong woman, mentally and physically. She has an account of her stories in "A Dance with Death." She's a very brave woman, they all were.

CzechTexan
02-24-2005, 02:01 PM
good post. we shouold see more like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

womenfly
02-24-2005, 02:27 PM
I salute them all .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Thank you for this fantastic posting!

p1ngu666
02-24-2005, 03:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by womenfly:
I salute them all .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Thank you for this fantastic posting! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

what she said http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

-HH- Beebop
02-25-2005, 12:42 PM
Excellent post! Couldn't understand a word of it and watched it three times during lunch. Pasted it into my favorites.

Is there an english translation of the story?

(btw, I see that the gun flashes on the Sturmovik are NOT overmodelled!)

graffalski
02-25-2005, 02:31 PM
"But at this time she was located in the Polish concentration camp".

There was no polish concentration camp!!!!!

VF-29_Sandman
02-25-2005, 07:36 PM
nazi's set up concentration camps everywhere. most were in and around germany; including poland.
and did u notice...the sturm's didnt have all the guns firing at the same time.

MrMoonlight
02-26-2005, 02:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by graffalski:
There was no polish concentration camp!!!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm...and Auschwitz is located where?

Anyway...
Great story. It's always interesting to read accounts from people who actually lived through the events that we can only experience in a computer sim. These people are living history books with one significant advantage...you can't hold a conversation with a book. Books are a one way street - the information flows in one direction only. Interviews with living persons can provide specific answers to spontaneous and dynamic questions. Such veterans are literally a fountain of knowledge and information. Unfortunately, each day that passes takes more and more WWII veterans from this world. It won't be long until all we have left are the written documents and pictures.

Anna Yegerova (BTW, her name is Yegerova...Yegerov would be her husband's name http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif) is a true heroine. I ask myself sometimes if would have the courage to go through what she did. I salute her.

F19_Ob
02-26-2005, 03:12 AM
Many thanks...good post.
I have been off for a while.
Again thanks. I wasn't aware of her until now and I've read a fair share about the il-2.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-26-2005, 04:06 AM
I always hate it if I have to scroll sideways for reading...

schurem
02-26-2005, 10:08 AM
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LStarosta
02-26-2005, 10:21 AM
I love that whole bit about "Polish Concentration Camps"...