Chronicle of war:

Ivan Vorobyev
Ivan Vorobyev26.8.1921 - 17.3.1991

Ivan Vorobyev was a pilot-bomber of the 76th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment.

He was born on August 26, 1921 in Gorbachevo village in Odoev district of Tula region, in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party from 1944. From 1938, he worked as an electrician at the Efremov plant of synthetic rubber. He graduated from the Tula Aero Club. Joined the Red / Soviet Army in 1940. In 1941, he graduated from Tambov Military Aviation School.

On the Great Patriotic War fronts from August 1942. He rose from the rank of a pilot to the squadron commander of the 76th Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment. When the enemy was driving toward Stalingrad, pilot Ivan Vorobyev launched a bombing attack to the Nazi troops rushing to the Volga River ...

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on August 19, 1944 for exemplary military missions in the Ukraine and the Crimea, Ivan Vorobyev was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on June 29, 1945 Major Ivan Vorobyov was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

During the Great Patriotic War, Major I. Vorobyev, fighting at Stalingrad, Sevastopol, Belarus and East Prussia, made 101 night combat missions on the light Po-2 bomber, and over 300 – on the IL-2 fighter, shot down three enemy planes.

After the war he continued to serve in the Soviet Army, commanded a squadron and aviation regiment. In 1952, he graduated from the Air Force Academy of the Red Banner. In 1956, he was assigned the rank of colonel. In 1958 he switched over to teaching; since 1973 colonel Ivan Vorobyov - in reserve.

He lived in Kiev. Died on March 17, 1991. He was buried in Kiev at Baikovo cemetery.

He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1944), two Orders of the Red Banner (1943, 1944), the 3rd Class Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky (1945), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), two 1st Class Orders of the Patriotic War (1944, 1985), the 2nd Class Order of the Patriotic War (1944), two Orders of the Red Star (1955, 1956), medals (including medals “For courage” ( 1943) and “For Military Merit” (1950)).

A bronze bust to the hero was installed in Gorbachev village of Odoev district in 1947. Then it was transferred to the district center - Odoev.
 



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