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Vasily Matsievich’s Birthday

Soviet fighter pilot Vasily Matsievich was born on April 13th, 1913. As a part of 26th Regiment he defended Leningrad from enemy bombers during the blockade, and by June 1942 had made 196 sorties. In 1943 he was awarded the highest award of the USSR — the Order of Lenin, the Gold Star medal and the title “Hero of the Soviet Union”.

Temporarily on sale -


To commemorate Matsievich’s birthday, from April 13th (12:00 GMT) until April 17th (12:00 GMT), the Spitfire Mk IXc from the Soviet research tree — the aircraft that Matsievich himself piloted — will be available for purchase for Golden Eagles. Its camouflage mirrors that of the 26th GvIAP, which Matsievich commanded.

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