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Letchikam 178 Istrebitelnogo Polka

Moskovskaya oblast

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In 178 IAP, which was based on the Lipetsk meadow of the Oka floodplain near Serpukhov. In 1941, Soviet fighters repelled enemy raids on the city of Serpukhov, the railway bridge and the airfield. More than 30 pilots were killed. But the IAP 178 completed its combat mission. The enemy failed to bomb the bridge and cause significant damage to the city.

The pilots of the 178th Aviation Regiment, which was based in the Oka floodplain, near the village of Lipitsy, took part in the defense. This regiment flew 1,695 sorties, conducted 59 air battles, shot down 22 enemy aircraft, as well as 19 anti-aircraft guns.

From the air, Serpukhov and the bridge over the Oka were covered by the pilots of the 178th Aviation

Regiment, based near the village of Lipitsa.

06.07.41 the first combat sortie was made.