WWII bog body

pilot

After the bog boats, here’s a bog body from WWII. This Soviet pilot was shot down at the age of 22. Boris Aleksandrovich Lazarev tried to escape from his Hurricane, but crash landed in a bog. The impact seems to have severed his feet, but the peat preserved him almost perfectly for over half a century. He has now been buried in a cemetry in the Karelian Republic in western Russia.

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