BOLSHOI TUYTERS (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, RGS members on the island discovered the debris of a Pe-2 plane shot down by Nazi Germany’s forces occupying the island from 1942 to 1944.
"Following the three days of work, we have found the plane’s serial number. On one of the engine’s pistons there was a serial number that helped to identify the crew members," Khutorskoy said.
The expedition on Russia's Bolshoi Tuyters island is the fourth carried out by the RGS to several Gulf of Finland islands, and is sponsored by the Russian Defense Ministry and the Leningrad Region administration. Some 100 Russian service personnel and 20 units of military equipment are taking part in the expedition alongside volunteers and Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency journalists.