Russian Navy divers recently restored a World War II fighter from a frozen lake’s base. The fighter was among thousands supplied during World War II from Great Britain and the USA. A video uploaded to recover the aircraft and restore it.
The P-39 is regarded as the one piloted by Soviet Air Force pilot Fyodor Varavik that crashed in March 1945 into Shukozero.
Upon detecting the fighter, Russian Navy personnel assigned to the Northern Fleet coordinated the recovery operation. The aircraft lived cannon ammunition and had its air tanks. Into the surface, the Airacobra was lifted with the assistance of navy divers and is now in a museum.
Although navy employees thought they would encounter human remains, the only trace of this pilot was a bit of his boot. One speculation is that the fighter landed on ice because the lake could have been suspended in March, and he had been rescued or had his remains recovered. The fighter sank to the bottom of the lake when the ice thawed.
Over 13,000 fighter planes were sent from American factories into the Soviet Union during World War II, such as 4,746 P-39s Airacobras. In 2014, the Russian Navy recovered a M4A2 Sherman tank.