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Mira Aizenshtadt's Article about Alexander Shats

An excerpt from the article by Mira Aizenshtadt (Zheleznyova) prepared for the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC) Yiddish newspaper Eynikayt, depicting Alexander Shats's mission as a transport pilot and, especially, his participation in the battle at the Dnieper:

"… Alexander Shats is still very young. He is only 20 years old. In his fight log are recorded 900 hours in the air in battles for the [Soviet] homeland. … Shats flew two hundred thousand kilometers while carrying out his missions. He provides ammunition to the [Soviet troops on the] frontlines. He participated… in the significant event of these days – [for example] the crossing of the Dnieper River. During this time our pilot worked day and night! Forgetting all sleep or rest, the young patriot continued to transport ammunition to the frontline troops who were crossing the Dnieper. This pilot participated in fierce battles on more than one occasion. The Fascist aces repeatedly tried to set the plane of Alexander Shats on fire. But fate is protecting this fine young man! …"

From: GARF 8114-1-30, copy YVA JM/ 26082, published in Mire Aizeshtadt, "Undzer naye 'luftmentshn'" (Our new people of air), Eynikayt, October 14, 1943.