This is a Airframe panel with insignia remains what looks like a black painted edge possibly the outline to the famous red star. The Airframe panel which is 2 aluminium sections on a thin metal bar still has lots of original paint remains looks like the dark and light green camouflage paint it does still have lot of original colour it has ripped, smashed and bent by the impact of the crash but has been very nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The airframe panel were recovered from Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-3 fighter shot down and recovered from the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield A lovely piece of Russian history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front which comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures .
On 22 June 1941 most of the Russian MiG-3s and MiG-1s were in the border military districts of the Soviet Union. The Leningrad Military District had 164 aircraft over the winter of 1941–42 the Soviets transferred all of the remaining MiG-3s to the Navy and PVO so that on 1 May 1942 none were left on strength with the Russian Airforce.
The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.
German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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