By Jim Mesko, Joe Sewell, Don Greer
Built out of the DB-7 sequence of sunshine bombers. A-20s, Havocs & DB-7s observed motion in nearly each significant theatre of operation in the course of WWII. Used as a mild bomber, flooring strafer & nightfighter. Over a hundred images, forty element drawings, three pages of scale drawings, thirteen colour work, 50 pages.
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I was young and unyielding. ” I was subjected to a trial of honor twice and lost a star on my epaulets. They stripped me of the rank of captain, and I became first lieutenant (senior lieutenant). Gerovitch: Were the conditions better at Baykonur? Safro: The conditions get better after some time had passed. In Krasnoyarsk, they did not have time to do anything yet. At Baykonur, the first units lived in tents. The Soviet system showed its real face without any decorum: if this needs to be done, you will do it!
1 All male graduates were sent there, except for the six students with Jewish noses. It was demeaning, as if someone branded us. At that time, in May 1960, the American pilot Francis Gary Powers crossed the Soviet border on his U-2 plane and was shot down. 2 As a consequence of those events, Khrushchev decided to drastically accelerate the construction of new missile bases with missiles housed in underground silos. 3 Military construction engineers were in short supply, and practically all graduates—Jews and non-Jews—were dressed in the lieutenant’s uniform and sent to serve all over the Soviet Union.
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A-20 Havoc in action No 144 by Jim Mesko, Joe Sewell, Don Greer