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Anatoly Brandys
Anatoly Brandys12.8.1923 - 23.3.1988

Anatoly Brandys was a pilot-bomber of the 75th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment of the 1st Guards Assault Aviation Division.

He was born on August 12, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk) in a working class family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party since 1944. He graduated from high school.

Joined the Red Army in June 1941. He graduated from Perm military aviation school in 1943.

On the fronts of the Great Patriotic War from August 1943. Received his baptism of fire on the Southern Front. His first sortie was in a group to attack a column of the enemy tanks from the SS-Totenkopf Division. He fought in the skies of Melitopol, the Crimea, Belarus, Lithuania and East Prussia.

Deputy squadron commander of the 75th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 1st Guards Attack Air Division, the 8th Air Force, the 4th Ukrainian Front), Guards Senior Lt. Brandys by the end of August 1944 had made 128 sorties to attack the enemy airfields, railway nodes, clusters of equipment and manpower. Personally destroyed 16 enemy planes on the ground.

The title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal Anatoly Brandys was awarded on February 23, 1945.

Squadron Commander of the same regiment (the same division, but in the 1st Air Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front), Guards Captain Brandys had made 99 more sorties and destroyed eight enemy planes on the ground by April 15, 1945.

On June 29, 1945 he was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

In 1950 he graduated from the Air Force Academy, in 1959 - the General Staff Military Academy. He taught at military academies. Candidate of Military Sciences. Since 1986, Aviation General-Lieutenant A. Brandys - retired.

He lived in Moscow. Died on March 23, 1988. Was buried at Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.

Lieutenant General of Aviation (1985). He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1945), the Order of the October Revolution (1978), four Orders of the Red Banner (1943; February 1944; November 1944; 1945), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), two Orders of the Patriotic War of the 1st Class (1944, 1985), the Order of the Red Star (1956), and medals.

A bronze bust of the hero is set in Dnepropetrovsk.
 



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