World Battlefronts: What Can One Man Do?

When Nelson Stepanyan, an Armenian dive-bomber pilot in the Red Air Force, was made a Hero of the Soviet Union, the Russians said that he had destroyed: 78 German trucks, 67 tanks, 63 anti-aircraft guns, 19 mortars, 36 railroad cars, 20 merchantmen and warships (including one destroyer) 13 fuel tankers, twelve armored cars, seven long-range guns, five ammunition dumps, five bridges. Once, wounded, he was forced to land behind the German lines, but guerrillas helped him escape.


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