Chronicle of war:

Twice Heroes
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Mikhail Kuznetsov7.11.1913 - 15.12.1989

Mikhail Kuznetsov was Commander of the 814th Fighter Regiment of the 207th Fighter Air Division of the 3rd Composite Air Corps of the 17th Air Army of the Southwestern Front, commander of the 106th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 11th Guards Fighter Division of the 2nd Guards Attack Air Corps of the 2nd Air Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front.

He was born on November 7, 1913 in the village of Agarino (today Serpukhov district, Moscow region) in a working class family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1932. In 1930, he graduated from school.

Joined the Red Army in 1933. In 1934, he graduated from Yeisk Naval Military School. Participated in the liberation campaign of the Soviet troops in Western Belorussia in 1939 and the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940 as an assistant commander of the squadron.
 
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Evgeny Kungurtsev
Evgeny Kungurtsev3.10.1921 - 11.5.2000

Evgeny Kungurtsev was flight and squadron commander of the 15th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment of the 277th assault aviation division.

He was born on October 3, 1921 in Izhevsk (Udmurtia) in a working class family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1943. He graduated from junior high school in 1939, joined the Red Army in 1940. In 1942, he graduated from Balashov military pilots flying school.

Participated in the Great Patriotic War since February 1943. Fought on Leningrad and the 3rd Belorussian Fronts was a pilot, senior pilot, flight commander, deputy commander and squadron commander of the 15th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment.
 
 
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Pavel Kutakhov
Pavel Kutakhov16.8.1914 - 3.12.1984

Pavel Kutakhov was squadron commander of the 19th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (the 258th Fighter Division, the 7th Air Army, the Karelian Front), Major, Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal.

He was born on the 3rd (16th) of August, 1914 in the village of Malokirsanovka, today Matveyev-Kurgan district, Rostov region. Russian. In 1930 he graduated from school (7 grades). Since 1930 he lived in Taganrog, Rostov region. In 1933 he graduated from Factory Trade Apprenticeship as a trammer. He worked as a mechanic at an aircraft plant in Taganrog. In 1935 he graduated from Taganrog Industrial Institute worker’s faculty.

In the army from August 1935. In 1938, he graduated from Stalingrad Military Aviation School. He served in the Air Force combat units (in the Leningrad Military District).
 

 

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Vladimir Lavrinenkov
Vladimir Lavrinenkov17.5.1919 - 14.1.1988

Vladimir Lavrinenkov was deputy squadron commander of the 9th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 268th Fighter Air Division of the 8th Air Army of the Southern Front, Guards Junior Lieutenant; Guards Major.

He was born on May 17, 1919 in the village of Ptakhino, Pochinok district of Smolensk region in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1942. In 1934, he graduated from school (7 years) and was enrolled in Factory Trade Apprenticeship. He worked as a woodman, attended a flying club as well.

In 1940, he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1941, he graduated from Chuguev Military Aviation School. Worked as an instructor. Then he served as an instructor in the Chernigov Military Aviation School.
 
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Dmitry Lelyushenko
Dmitry Lelyushenko2. 11. 1901 - 20. 7. 1987

Dmitry Lelyushenko - commanded the 39th separate tank brigade in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1940; commanded the 4th Guards Tank Army in the Great Patriotic War.

He was born on November 2, 1901 in Novokuznetsky (now Zernogradsky district of the Rostov region) in a peasant family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1924.

Having learned poverty in early childhood, young Dmitry Lelyushenko did not suffer the problem of choosing who to join during the Civil War, and so when in spring of 1918 red horseman B. Dumenko returned from the German front and arranged in Vesely a partisans’ regiment to fight the White Cossacks, Lelyushenko became a partisan. Dumenko’s squad fought for over a year, and a future leader grew and matured during the battles.
 
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Viktor Leonov
Viktor Leonov21. 11. 1916 - 7. 10. 2003

Viktor Leonov - commanded individual intelligence units of the Northern and Pacific fleets.

He was born on November 21, 1916 in Zaraisk, Moscow region in a working class family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1942. From 1931 to 1933 he studied at a factory school at Moscow plant “Caliber”, after he worked as a gage maker, combining his work with social activities: Member of the factory committee of the Komsomol, chairman of the shop committee of inventors, head of the youth brigade.

In the ranks of the Navy since 1937. Was drafted to the Northern Fleet, where took a course in teaching scuba diving squad named after S. Kirov in Polyarny, Murmansk region, and was sent to further service on the “Shch-402” submarine.
 
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Sergey Lugansky
Sergey Lugansky1. 10. 1918 - 16. 1. 1977

Sergey Lugansky was squadron commander of the 270th fighter aviation regiment (the 203rd fighter aviation division, the 1st storm aviation corps, the 5th air army, the Steppe Front).

He was born on October 1, 1918 in Alma-Ata in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1942. After graduating from junior high school in 1936, he worked as a gardener. Joined the Red Army in 1936, on the Komsomol voucher was sent to the Orenburg Air Force Pilot School, which he graduated from in 1938. He served in the 14th Aviation Brigade in Pskov.

Junior lieutenant, Lugansky participated in the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40. Made 59 sorties, shot down an enemy plane, for which he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.
 
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Alexey E. Mazurenko
Alexey E. Mazurenko20. 6. 1917 - 11. 3. 2004

Alexey Mazurenko was pilot of the 57th Attack Aviation Regiment of the 8th Bomber Brigade, commander of the 7th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment of the 9th Air Division of Air Assault of the Baltic Fleet.

He was born on June 7 (20), 1917 in Leninka, Ustinovsky district, Kirovograd region in a peasant family. Ukrainian. Before being drafted into the Red Army he worked as an electrical mechanic. He studied at Glider School, and then a flying club.

In 1938, he was conscripted and sent to the Naval Aviation School, which he graduated from in 1940.
 
 
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Rodion Malinovsky
Rodion Malinovsky23. 11. 1898 - 31. 3. 1967

Rodion Malinovsky commanded the 2nd Ukrainian and Trans-Baikal Fronts; Marshal of the Soviet Union, the USSR Minister of Defence.

Malinovsky was born in Odessa on November 11 (23), 1898. A lady-cook’s base son. After graduating from a parochial school, Rodion Malinovsky left his home in 1911. In 1911-1913 he worked as a farm servant. In 1913-1914 he was In 1914 he volunteered for the front and was assigned to a machine-gun brigade of the 256th Elisavetgradsky infantry regiment. In October of 1914 he was wounded and awarded the 4th Class George Cross. In February of 1916 he was sent to France in the Russian expeditionary corps. He was again wounded there and received the French War Cross. Was sent to a quarry like many Russian soldiers disarmed in France after the October Revolution of 1917. Malinovsky decided to join the Foreign Legion of the French Army where he fought until the Germany was surrended.
 
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Ivan Mikhailichenko
Ivan Mikhailichenko2. 9. 1920 - 2. 6. 1982

Ivan Mikhailichenko was senior pilot of the 667th Attack Aviation Regiment (the 292nd Assault Air Division, the 1st Attack Air Corps, the 5th Air Army, the 2nd Ukrainian Front); Squadron of the 141st Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 9th Guards Assault Air Division, the 1st Guards Ground Attack Air Corps, the 2nd Air Army, the 1st Ukrainian Front).

He was born on September 2, 1920 in Almaznay, Kadievsky district, Lugansk region. Ukrainian. After graduating from college he worked as an electrical mechanic in the mine and also studied at the flying club.

In 1940 he joined the Red Army. In 1943 he graduated from Voroshilovgrad military flying school and was immediately sent to the front. Was a flight commander, deputy squadron commander and squadron commander in the 667th assault and the 141st Guards assault regiments.
 
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Alexander Molodchy
Alexander Molodchy27. 6. 1920 - 9. 6. 2002

Alexander Molodchy was Deputy Squadron Commander of the 420th Bomber Aviation Regiment of the 3rd Air Division of the Long-Range Aviation and the 2nd Guards Aviation Regiment of the 3rd Air Division of the Long-Range Aviation

He was born on June 27, 1920 in Lugansk, the Ukraine. Ukrainian. He graduated from school (7 years).

Joined the Red Army in 1937. In 1938 he graduated from Voroshilovgrad military flying school.
 

 

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Kirill Moskalenko
Kirill Moskalenko11. 5. 1902 - 17. 6. 1985

Kirill Moskalenko commanded the 40th Army of the Voronezh Front; Colonel-General, Chief Inspector of the USSR Ministry of Defence - Deputy Minister of Defense, Marshal of the Soviet Union.

He was born on May 11, 1902 in Grishin (now Krasnoarmeysky district of the Donetsk region) in a peasant family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1926. He graduated from the village school.

Joined the Red Army in 1920. Took part in the Civil War. Red Army soldier, K. Moskalenko fought with the Whites and Makhno’s group in the Ukraine and Crimea, against counter-revolutionary bands at the Don and in the Northern Caucasus. In 1922, after graduating from Ukrainian Joint School of Red Commanders he served in the North Caucasus and the Belorussian Military Districts, headed a platoon, battery, battalion, was chief of staff and artillery regiment. In 1928 he graduated from the artillery advanced courses for the Red Army commanders.
 
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Grigory Mylnikov
Grigory Mylnikov25. 5. 1919 - 26. 9. 1979

Grigory Mylnikov was squadron commander of the 15th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 277th Assault Air Division, the Leningrad Front).

He was born on May 25, 1919 in Egorievka, Kastorensky district of the Kursk region in a peasant family. Russian. He graduated from the Trade Factory Apprenticeship.

Joined the Army in 1939. In 1940 he graduated from Borisoglebovsk Air Force Pilot School.
 
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Vasily Mykhlik
Vasily Mykhlik29. 12. 1922 - 29. 12. 1996

Vasily Mykhlik was a bomber pilot of the 566th Attack Aviation Regiment of the 277th assault aviation division.

He was born on December 29, 1922 in Soldatskoe, Kazankovsky district of Nikolaev region in a peasant family. Ukrainian. He graduated from high school in Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk region, the Ukraine.

Joined the Red Army in 1940. He began his service as a cadet of the 1st Volsky aerotechnical school named after Lenin Komsomol which he graduated from in September 1941.
 
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Anatoly Nedbaylo
Anatoly Nedbaylo28. 1. 1923 - 13. 5. 2008

Anatoly Nedbaylo was Squadron of the 75th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 1st Guards Assault Air Division, the 1st Air Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front), Guards Captain.

He was born on January 28, 1923 in Izyum, Kharkov region in a working class family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1944. He graduated from junior high school.

Joined the Red Army in 1941. He began his service as a cadet of Voroshilovgrad military flying school which he graduated from in 1943.
 
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Alexander Novikov
Alexander Novikov19. 11. 1900 - 3. 12. 1976

Alexander Novikov was Commander of the Air Force, the Red Army; Air Chief Marshal.

He was born on November 19, 1900 in Kryukovo, Nerekhtsky district, Kostroma region. Russian. In 1918 he graduated from Kineshma-Khrenovsk Teachers’ Seminary. He worked as a teacher in Peshevo, not far from his native village.

Joined the Red Army in 1919. A. Novikov participated in the Civil War, in the suppression of counter-revolutionary uprising in Kronstadt, fought in the Caucasus. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1920.
 
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Mikhail Odintsov
Mikhail Odintsov18. 11. 1921

Mikhail Odintsov was Squadron of the 820th Attack Aviation Regiment of the 292nd Assault Air Division of the 1st Attack Air Corps of the 5th Air Army of the Steppe Front; deputy commander of the 155th Guards assault aviation regiment of the 9th Guards assault aviation division of the 1st Guards Attack Air Corps of the 2nd Air Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front.

He was born on November 18, 1921 in Polozovo, Chastinsny district, Perm region in a servant’s family. Russian. In 1937 he completed seven grades of school № 36 in Sverdlovsk (since 1991 - Yekaterinburg) and enrolled in the Civil Engineering College. At the same time he was engaged in urban aero club, which he graduated from in 1938.
 
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Vasily Osipov
Vasily Osipov30. 12. 1917 - 16. 7. 1991

Vasily Osipov was a bomber pilot of the 81st Aviation Regiment, deputy squadron commander of the 5th Guards Aviation Regiment. He was born on December 30, 1917 in Petrograd (since 1991 - Saint-Petersburg) in a working-class family. Russian.

Joined the Red Army in 1937. In 1940 he graduated from Chkalov Military Aviation School.

 

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Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov25. 6. 1922 - 12. 10. 1950

Ivan Pavlov was commander of the 6th Guards Attack Aviation Regiment (the 3rd Air Army, the Kalinin Front), Guards Lieutenant;
squadron commander of the 6th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 3rd Air Army, the 1st Baltic Front), Guards Captain.

He was born on June 25, 1922 in Boris-Romanovna, now Kostanay region (Kazakhstan) in a peasant family. Russian. In 1931-1932 he lived in Terensay, now Adamovsky district of Orenburg region, since 1932 - in Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region). Completed 7 years of school, in 1940 - 3 years of Magnitogorsk Industrial College and Magnitogorsk flying club.

Joined the Army in December 1940. In 1942 he graduated from Chkalov Air Force Pilot School (Orenburg).
 
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Georgy Parshin
Georgy Parshin23. 5. 1916 - 13. 3. 1956

Georgy Parshin was squadron commander of the 943rd Attack Aviation Regiment (the 277th Assault Air Division, the Leningrad Front), Captain.

He was born on 10 (23) May 1916, in Setukha, Zalegoshchensky district of Orel region in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1942. He worked as a mechanic at a plant. In 1936 he graduated from the Kherson School of Instructors of the Civil Air Fleet, and then Parachute High School. He worked as an instructor pilot in Dnepropetrovsk, Cheboksary and Grozny.

Joined the Army in 1941. In 1941 was a pilot-instructor of the 28th Aviation Regiment Reserve.
 
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Vasily Petrov
Vasily Petrov5. 3. 1922 - 15. 4. 2003

Vasily Petrov was a brave artillery officer; the Great Patriotic War veteran (the 1st group).

He was born on March 5 (from other sources - June 22) in 1922 in Dmitrievka, Azov district of Zaporozhye region in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1945. In 1939, after graduating from high school, was enrolled in Sumy Artillery School which he graduated form in 1941.

Participated in the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Commanding the artillery units, he showed great courage and military valor. His units destroyed much of the enemy’s equipment and manpower.
 
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Issa Pliev
Issa Pliev25. 11. 1903 - 6. 2. 1979

Issa Pliev was a prominent commander of the Red Army - commander of the cavalry mechanized group of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, commander of the mechanized cavalry group of the Transbaikal Front.

He was born on 12 (25) November 1903 in Old Batakoyurt, Right Bank district of the North Ossetia ASSR in a peasant family. Osset.

Joined the Red Army in 1922. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1926. I. Pliev graduated from the Leningrad Cavalry School, in 1933 - the Military Academy named after M. Frunze, in 1941 - the General Staff Academy, and higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff.
 
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Pavel Plotnikov
Pavel Plotnikov4. 3. 1920 - 14. 12. 2000

Pavel Plotnikov was a bomber pilot of the 1st Guards Bomber Air Division of the 2nd Ukrainian Front.

He was born on March 4, 1920 in Gonba, Altai Territory in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1944. After graduating from Barnaul School no.27 he worked as an electrical fitter at a railroad car repair plant and at the same time was engaged in a flying club.

Joined the Red Army in 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Military Aviation School.
 
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Pyotr Pokryshev
Pyotr Pokryshev24. 8. 1914 - 22. 8. 1967

Pyotr Pokryshev was Squadron of the 154th Fighter Aviation Regiment, commander of the 159th Fighter Regiment of the Leningrad Front.

He was born on 9 (24) August 1914 in Golaya Pristan, now Kherson region (the Ukraine) in a peasant family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1941. He graduated from a factory trade apprenticeship.

Joined the Red Army in 1934. In 1935 he graduated from the Odessa Military Pilot School. He participated in the Russo-Finnish War and the liberation campaign of the Soviet troops in western Ukraine.
 
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Ivan Polbin
Ivan Polbin9. 2. 1905 - 11. 2. 1945

Ivan Polbin was Commander of the 150th Bomber Aviation Regiment of the Stalingrad Front, Commander of the 6th Guards Bomber Air Corps of the 1st Ukrainian Front.

He was born on January 27 (February 9) 1905 in Rtishchevo-Kamenka, Mainsky district of Ulyanovsk region in a peasant family, but actually was born in prison. His mother was arrested by police during the peasant revolts. Russian. In the autumn of 1918, Polbin left his native village when he was only 13. Then he worked on the railroad maintenance. In 1922 he joined the Young Communist League. He was secretary of the Komsomol organization, a member of the Ulyanovsk district Komsomol committee.

Joined the Red Army in 1927. A member of the CPSU (B) since 1927. In 1931 he graduated from the Orenburg military school of pilots. From 1933 to 1941 he served in various aviation units of the Red Army in the Far East.
 
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