Mon, Jul 19, 2004
Celebrating July 1916 Air Victory Over Germans
The Russian Navy Saturday celebrated its proudest moment
Saturday -- aerial combat between four seaborne Russian aircraft
and four German fighters during World War I.
It happened over the Baltic in 1916. Four Russian fighters from
the seaplane tender Orlitsa intercepted four German aircraft,
shooting down two and forcing the others to turn tail and run.
It was the first Russian victory involving seaplanes and
established the country's Baltic fleet as a force to be reckoned
Even today, the Russian Baltic Fleet considers itself to be one
of the most formidable in the world.
"Airplanes the Baltic Fleet is armed with are not inferior to
the best Western airplanes," Major-General Valery Makarov, the
chief of staff and deputy commander of the naval aviation and air
defense troops of the Baltic Fleet told the Itar-Tass news
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