Soviet fighter pilot, Aleksandr Pokryshkin, lands at an Air Base, where he is greeted with a piano concert, during World War II
Soviet Union Date:1942, June 13 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A concert pianist in civilian clothes sits at a grand piano set up on a stage outdoors on the flight line of a Soviet Air Base during World War 2. Soviet airmen dressed in flight gear, listen attentively to the concert, as several sit in their cockpits or on the wings of their Mikoyan-Gurevich (MIG 3) fighter aircraft. Many others are assembled around the stage.(Several lend-lease C-47 aircraft are seen in the background.) A Mig-3 flies low over the the assembly.Lieutenant Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin,a renowned Soviet fighter pilot, is seen in cockpit of the plane, after landing, as he shuts the engine down. He climbs down, wearing a seat-pack parachute, and walks across the ramp toward two decorated Soviet airmen. They exchange salutes. Pokryshkin then joins them,leaning against the wing of a MIG-3. The camera focuses upon Pokryshkin. The concert pianist finishes playing and the airmen applaud. Scene shifts to airmen loading boxes of supplies aboard a C-47 transport airplane. A C-47 in flight overhead.
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