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Sr. Lt. Boris Aleksandrovich Obraztsov, 176th GFAR, Hero of the Soviet Union
posthumously was KIA on 11 Jul 51.
From: Diego Zampini [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: Larionov
>Wasn't it a Captain Nelson of "Charlie" flight who took out Larionov on
>9 July 1951? I believe this (or the next one?) made Nelson an ace. Want
You are right. Captain Milton E. Nelson (335 FIS, 4 FIW) was credited with a
MiG kill that day, and he is the only claiminant who is a Sabre pilot (a
gunner of a B-29 claimed 2 MiGs downed that day, something very unlikely,
due to is a fact that only a 5-10% of gunners' claims can be finally
confirmed). My apologies to Cookie for disturbing him, the data I looked for
was in front of my eyes all the time.
But Nelson is not an ace: he have only 4 MiG kills in his score: one on May
20 1951 (apparently an over-claim because the only MiG actually shot down
that day was caught by James Jabara), the second one on June 26 (apparently
his victim was Viktor Akapov), the third one on July 9 (evidently Larionov)
and the last one on July 11. I don't know whether this last claim is
confirmed by Soviet records or it is an over-claim.
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