Mar 20, 2013

Russia FDC on "100th Birth Anniversary of A.I. Pokryshkin (1913-1985)"

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100th Birth Anniversary of A.I. Pokryshkin (1913-1985)

Date of Issue : 22 February 2013

Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (1913-1985) is a Soviet flying ace, the first three times Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Aviation.

During the World War II, A.I. Pokryshkin was the commander of the 16th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment and the 9th Guards Fighter Air Division. He developed new tactics of air patrols. By May 1944 the flying ace accomplished 550 combat missions, personally shot down 50 German aircrafts.

The stamp illustrates the portarait of A.I. Pokryshkin, the works of the painter S.N. Prisekin and aircraft “Aerokobra”.

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