On February 22, postage stamp “The 100th birth anniversary of A.I. Pokryshkin (1913-1985), three times Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Aviation” is issued

Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (1913-1985) is a Soviet flying ace, the first three times Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Aviation.

During the World War II, A.I. Pokryshkin was the commander of the 16th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment and the  9th Guards Fighter Air Division. He developed new tactics of air patrols. By May 1944 the flying ace accomplished 550 combat missions, personally shot down 50 German aircrafts.

The stamp illustrates the portarait of A.I. Pokryshkin, the works of the painter S.N. Prisekin and aircraft “Aerokobra”.

Design: R. Komsa.

Denomination: 15 rub.

Size of stamp: 42x30 mm.

Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 10 (3x4) stamps and 1 doubled coupon.

Circulation: 400 thousand copies. (40 thousand sheets).


To the issue an illustrated cover will be prepared inside of which there are a stamp sheet, cancelled First Day Covers.


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