pacific war la-7s?

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  1. thedrummerguy

    thedrummerguy New Member

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    hiya!

    im a first time caller, long time listener as they say! :lol:

    ive been trying got find pictures of La-7s from the pacific campaign in 1945 for a model, a few GIAPs with la-7s were in the kuriles, I don't suppose anyone has pics of these aircraft?

    if not, does anyone have advice on what camo and markings a la-7 from this theater would likely have?

    any info greatly appreciated

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    hello,

    are you sure that the La-7s were used during the Kuriles Campaign? AFAIK the only fighter type there was the P-63 of the 888 IAP.

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    yes, indeed:

    "Reg’t32-60 a/c in 3 sqdns + HQ flightFighters IAP Yak-9, La-5, La-7, P-63 "


    It's a very strange statement. The only air unit involved in the Kurile landing operation was the 128 SAD which had following units:
    888 IAP
    05.42 - 09.45
    903 IAP
    05.42 - 09.45
    410 IAP
    10.44 - 09.45
    2 OMBAPP VVS VMF
    08.45

    both fighter regiments - 888 and 410 IAPs had only P-63s and I-16s.
    AFAIK the only Lavochkin fighters there were Lagg-3 from 38 IAP. But they didn't take part in the Kuril landing operation, they were used in the South Sakhalin Landing operation.

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