IL-2 found in the mud, Russia

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  1. seesul

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    Very interesting Roman, I dont under stand any thing they are saying but the it amazes me on how alot of the documents carried by the pilots survieved even under water. The pilots hand gun looks in excellent condition. Many thanks!!!
     
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    Yeah, great post. That mud is a great preservative. Amazing.
     
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    Was that the pilots body they pulled up?? That's creepy if it was.
     
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    Yep, it was...
     
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    Great find ! Thanks Roman.
     
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    #7 VALENGO, Jul 21, 2010
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    Very impressive video, thanks for sharing.
    I´m trying to learn russian from a few months, maybe that at 1:03 the speaker says "letters to home"?.
     
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    That pilot and his personal effects (including his pistol) were in remarkable condition!

    Thanks for sharing the link, Roman!
     
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    Wow!! That was amazing Roman, thank you for sharing sir.:thumbright: It is astounding how well preserved all of the pilots effects were.:shock:
     
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    Hi,
    I learned Russian for 8 years (as we had to back then) but forgot almost everything since I don´t use it anymore.
    As for the letter- I think he says 'letter from home'
     
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    That was in remarkable condition. Amazing how they are preserved in the Russian marsh/mud conditions. Cool find.
     
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    if you think that pilot was well preserved go to warrellics.eu and look at the aircraft recovery section. there is a really amaizing recovery there that i cant look at/look away. gives me the creaps.
     
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    Can you specify the concrete link please?
     
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    im not a member there. just a lurker. its not letting me in on this computer. ill try tonight when i get home.
     
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    Good find, Roman..... thanks for sharing...

    Charles
     
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    Try WW2 militaria collectors-War relics forum. Uniforms, Guns, helmets, battlefield archaeology

    The problem you might be having, is that you have one too many Ls in the address

    And this might be the thread you're thinking of: Hurricane wreck with pilot recovery. Northern Russia

    And there are photos showing the pilot that was recovered from the wreck in a remarkable state of preservation. So for anyone who's not familiar with the Hurricane wreck that was recovered in Russia a while back, the photos of the pilot are graphic.
     
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    yeah saw that before on another forum. creepy but amazing....i think in the years to come you will see more of these kinds of things....finding vehicles complete with human remains. so many were lost and so few were found....
     
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    thats the posting. thanks for putting up the link .
     
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