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Szolnok

. 125" Neulen 2000, p. 125. On the same day Hungarian CR.42s had their baptism of fire, when 2 3. Squadron escorted bombers against Stanislau. Ensign László Kázár was hit by Soviet anti-aircraft fire while strafing and crash landed behind enemy lines. On the same day, Sergeant Árpád Kertész, from the same unit, claimed the first victory, shooting down a Soviet reconnaissance plane. The 2 3. Squadron flew many sorties until the middle of July escorting bombers and strafing enemy airfields. They claimed six additional kills, losing one plane on 12 July, when 2nd Lieutenant Gyõzõ Vámos collided in a dogfight with a Polikarpov I-16 and bailed out, surviving. Skulski 2007, p. 66. On 11 August, Hungarian Fiats escorted six Caproni Ca.135s, commanded by Sen Lt Szakonyi, on their way to bomb a 2 km (6,560 ft) bridge across the Bug river in the city of Nikolayev (Nikolayev (Ukraine)), on the Black sea. On the way back the Capronis were intercepted by Soviet Polikarpov I-16 fighters. The escorting Hungarian CR.42s shot down five I-16s, with no own losses. After the German 11th Army captured Nikolayev on 16 August the commander of Luftflotte 4, Col Gen Lohr, decorated the successful Hungarian crews at Sutyska. Neulen 2000, pp. 125-126. While less prolific than in previous decades, Smyslov played many strong tournaments in the seventies and even into the eighties and beyond. He was joint runner-up with Hort, Gligoric and Korchnoi (Viktor Korchnoi) at Rovinj Zagreb 1970, after Fischer. A winner at Amsterdam in 1971, he came third at The Alekhine Memorial (Moscow) the same year, after Karpov and Stein. At Las Palmas 1972, he was second equal with Larsen, behind Portisch and in 1973, topped The Capablanca Memorial in Cienfuegos. First place followed at Reykjavik in 1974 and at the Venice tournament of the same year, he finished second behind Liberzon (Vladimir Liberzon). There followed a second place at The Alexander (CHO'D Alexander) Memorial (Teesside) in 1975 (after Geller), a first place at Szolnok (also 1975), and a multi-way share of second at the large Lone Pine (Lone Pine International) Open of 1976 (Petrosian won). He finished third behind Romanishin (Oleg Romanishin) and Tal at Leningrad in 1977, when all three eclipsed the efforts of then world champion Anatoly Karpov. In 1978, he won at São Paulo and finished with a share of second at Buenos Aires, after Andersson (Ulf Andersson). As the seventies ended, he took first place at Berlin 1979, this time shared with Csom (István Csom). * Wikipedia:Szolnok Commons:Szolnok


United States Department of War

-7858-0194-4, p. 4. * April 29 – Flying a Nieuport 28 fighter, the top-scoring American ace of World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory, shooting down a German Pfalz D.III fighter near Baussant, France. * May 24 - In Russia, Order No. 385 of the Bolshevik People


Slovakia

Czechoslovak army. They succeeded on all counts. * May 7 – The Royal Air Force sinks a German submarine for the last time in World War II. * May 8 – Flying a Messerschmitt Bf 109, ''Luftwaffe'' fighter pilot Erich Hartmann scores his final aerial victory, shooting down a Soviet (Soviet Union) Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter over Brno, Slovakia. He is the highest-scoring ace (Flying ace) in history, with 352 kills. He surrenders to Allied (Allies of World War II) forces soon afterward. * May 8 – '''VE Day; Germany surrenders, ending the Second World War in Europe.''' '''Ružomberok''' ( Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio


Soviet Union

– Flying a Messerschmitt Bf 109, ''Luftwaffe'' fighter pilot Erich Hartmann scores his final aerial victory, shooting down a Soviet (Soviet Union) Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter over Brno, Slovakia. He is the highest-scoring ace (Flying ace) in history, with 352 kills. He surrenders to Allied (Allies of World War II) forces soon afterward. * May 8 – '''VE Day; Germany surrenders, ending the Second World War in Europe.''' * May 14 – A ''kamikaze'' crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Wikipedia:Post-Soviet states commons:Союз Советских Социалистических Республик


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