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Lend Lease Question

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe' started by Ricky, Nov 5, 2022.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky Well-Known Member

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    I came across a statement in a book recently and wondered if the brains of the forum could shed any light on whether it is true or not, because while it is kinda believable I had never heard it before.

    The statement was that when Western equipment was delivered to the USSR, all western markings were removed to encourage the idea that these were Soviet equipment
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Ran into that about thirty years ago. Don't recall the source.
     
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    The credibility of the source matters, so why conceal it?
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    This is clearly untrue. Photos of vehicles and aircraft show they retained their US or British serial numbers.

    Where the vehicles had USA on them, this became called (I know I'm mangling the spelling here) Ubyat Sukumsim Adolfa or Kill that SOB Adolf.

    If you read recent accounts from Russian soldiers during the war, they knew where the equipment came from. In the case of aircraft, many had flown their plane from pick up points in places like Alaska.

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    You think that Russian officer knows where that airplane is coming from?
     
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    Ricky Well-Known Member

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    Because it was a random book i found in a house I was staying in and I didn't think to record the title, author and isbn
     
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    Thanks! I knew somebody would definitely know. The fact that there are photos clearly showing it to be untrue is great.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Definitely no hint of maskirovka, of course.
     

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