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willedoo

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The pilot's body was recovered as well, but no mention of the other crew members. It's been an ongoing dig for a couple of years.



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Looked up some images of the DB-3, Willie, there are quite a few of them. Here is one:

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While scrolling through the images, I also came across the Tupolev TB-3. This was a parasite bomber which could carry up to 5 fighters. The fighters could be launched from the TB-3 or dock in flight for refueling.

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Peter, that was the Zveno project. I guess at that stage it had a limited future with in flight re-fueling just round the corner.

I think that one in your photo at the Monino Air Force Museum is the only survivor.

Cheers, Willie.