Syastoslav Filevich was a flight navigator in the Soviet Red Air Force during World War III. He was assigned to the Tu-4 piloted by Boris Gribkov in January 1952. The crew began training for mid-air refueling, using a technique based on one the Germans had actually attempted to use to refuel their submarines.
In May 1952, he participated in the atomic bombing of Washington, DC. The crew ditched in the ocean, and were picked up by the submarine S-71, commanded by Alexei Vavilov.
- ↑ Fallout, loc. 4964-5023, ebook.
- ↑ Ibid., loc. 6541-6615.
- ↑ Ibid., loc. 6692-6762.