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Narrative:Grupa NII. This MiG-15bis was flown by St/Lt Alekhnovich and was part of the 12 MiGs led by Lt. Col. Dzyubenko of the Grupa NII in mission over the Anju sector.This team of the V-VS had assigned the task to capture a F-86 Sabre, forcing it to land. NII pilots were well trained as test pilots but no as combat pilots. Over Anju, the Grupa NII find two B-29s with a escort of four F-86s. The MiGs attack the B-29s but without results and were forced to engage the F-86s. The MiG of St/Lt Alekhnovich was damaged by the F-86A-5 flown by 1th Lt Otis Gordon Jr.(4th FIW 335th FIS).The MiG of St/Lt Bobonin was damaged by some fuel tanks dropped by someone from above. Maj Perebezchikov was shot down by 1th Lt Bobbie L. Smith and reported as MIA. St/Lt Alekhnovich and Bobonin returned and landed safely at Antung. Both MiGs repaired. USAF claims were for three MiGs, two for the F-86s and one for a B-29 gunner, Sgt M.Martocchia.
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||75 miles southeast of Sinuiju -
L.Krylov, Y.Tepsurkaev, I Seidov, A.German, Gordon and Rigmant,B.Cull, D.Newton, W.Thompson,X.Zhang,Y. Pepelyayev,S.Kramarenko.
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