The commander of the 1st squadron captain Semyon Sibirin congratulates his French counterpart captain albert Littolph with another victory-shot down Fw-189. A month later, on 16 July 1943, albert Littolf would die in a dogfight.
Soviet Yak-3 fighter of the Normandie-Niemen regiment preparing for the flight to France. The airfield on the outskirts of Stuttgart, in June 1945.
After the end of World War II Soviet union gave France 41 fighter Yak-3, which had fought the French pilots of the Normandie-Niemen regiment.
June 20, 1945 French pilots on those planes flew home. Yak-3 were on the French armament until 1956.
2/30 Normandie-Niemen squadron pilots