Fifth in November 1942 with the maneuvering aerodrome, located near the mouth of rivers Ponoj, to cover the Soviet transports, single coming from New Earth to Arkhangelsk, took off a pair of long-range all-weather fighter Pe-3, which was part of the second squadron of the 95th (according to other sources, 13th) Fighter regiment Special marine air group (OMAG) This pair led Lieutenant Alexander Volodya, the slave was his constant companion sergeant Victor Gorbuntsov. Half an hour later in the area of ??the protected vessel was replaced by Pe-3 Lieutenant Konstantin Usenko. This meeting was the last in the life of fellow fighters, as the first pair did not return home. Let us try to reconstruct the events of those years.