Me-262 fighter pilots: Russians

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Me-262 fighter pilots: Russians

Post by Sgt.Steiner » 26 Oct 2005 00:17

I was watching the re-run series of Secret Aircraft of WWII on the History channel. The one on Russian aricraft I tended to avoid because I had no interest. Anyway, I cleared my mind and decided to learn something. I watched this program and learned they had pilots who flew for the Luftwaffe as Me-262 pilots. How much more evidence of this is there? I found this interesting. They flew the old colors and said they flew for Germany to rid Russia of Stalins reign. Anybody have a link here on this forum or what they know from the history books?

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Post by Avis 1 » 27 Oct 2005 22:11


From memory (says actually very little... :roll: ) I have never heard of any Soviet Me 262
pilots(s). Possibly it is the fact that someone has entered one Messerschmitt 262 on the operational strength of ROA during 1945 that is the reason for this statement. How correct that strenght report is can of course be discussed.... :D


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Post by varjag » 31 Oct 2005 12:23

Sounds like a fairytale to me. Germans were dying to fly the 262 - what need of Russians? Varjag

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Post by Mikko H. » 31 Oct 2005 19:12

Check these earlier threads:

ROA Airforce Me 262's?

Vlassov's Airforce?

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Re: Me 262 fighter pilots: Russians

Post by Cantankerous » 17 May 2022 23:31

varjag wrote:
31 Oct 2005 12:23
Sounds like a fairytale to me. Germans were dying to fly the 262 - what need of Russians? Varjag
Page 82 of Frank Joseph's book The Axis Air Forces: Flying in Support of the German Luftwaffe, mentions that Pavel Olejnyk was chosen by Vlassov to command a squadron of Me 262s to defend Berlin from approaching Soviet forces.

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