January 1942 N-sky aviation unit of Colonel E. N. Preobrazhensky. Preparation of the aircraft of the crew of S. N. Preobrazhensky. Crew members: navigator - Hero of the Soviet Union Captain Khokhlov and others. Hero of the Soviet Union Captain Plotkin, navigator Rysenko and others at the airfield. Preparing crews for departure. The plane at the start, in the air.