P-39 Airacobra of N.G. Kuzmin from 212 giap, 22 giad


by Michal Sekula

March 14, 2016
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Nikolaj Georgievich Kuzmin was born in 1922.
He flew P-39 Airacobra within 438 iap, latter renamed to 212 giap, in a position of the Squadron commander. He achieved 8 individual victories, the last of them on March 16, 1945.

White diagonal stripe and blue propeller spinner was the fast recognition marking for 212 giap.

Squadron commanders Guard captian A.A. Yegorov (left) and Guard senior leutenant N.G. Kuzmin in front of P-39, 212 giap, 1st Ukrainian front, spring 1945:

Squadron commander A.A. Yegorov and unknown pilot congratulate to N.G. Kuzmin for his victories.

Let me thank to KL and Massimo from sovietwarplanes.com and Alex and Owl-99 from VIF for their comments and help.

References and sources of the photos:
vif2ne.ru/nvi/forum/0/0.htm (VIF)