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Dmitry Glinka
Dmitry Glinka10.12.1917 - 1.3.1979

Dmitry Glinka was a fighter-pilot, assistant commander of the air-shooting service of the 45/100 Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 4th Air Army.

He was born on December 10, 1917 in Alexandrov Dar village (today Dnepropetrovsk region, the Ukraine) in a miner’s family. Ukrainian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party since 1942.

In the Red / Soviet Army since 1937. In 1939, he graduated from the Military Aviation School.

During the Great Patriotic War he was in fighter element. In January 1942, in the Crimea in the 45th Fighter Regiment, D. Glinka made his first sortie. During the war years he made about three hundred sorties: in the sky over the Crimea, the Kuban, Kharkov, Sandomierz bridgehead, Iasi and Nazi Germany.

But particularly a fighter-pilot D. Glinka distinguished himself in the fighting on the Kuban, he filled of the fame around the North-Caucasian Front. In April 1943, assistant commander of the airborne infantry service of the 45th Fighter Regiment of the 216th Composite Air Division of the 4th Air Army, Lt. D. Glinka who made 146 sorties had 15 enemy planes shot down personally.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on April 24, 1943 for his courage and heroism in the battles against the Nazi invaders, Dmitry Glinka was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 906).

Collective achievement of soldiers of the 45th Fighter Aviation Regiment was marked by its transformation into the 100th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. Striking the enemy under the banner of the guard, a brave pilot, Dmitry Glinka multiplied his sorties and shot down enemy planes. By August 1943, the combat assistant commander of the air-shooting service of the 100th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 9th Guards Fighter Division of the 4th Air Army Guard, Captain Glinka had 29 personally shot down enemy planes during 62 aerial combats.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on August 24, 1943, Dmitry Glinka was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

After the war, D. Glinka continued military service in the Air Force. He commanded a regiment; graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1951, that year became Guards Colonel; he was deputy commander of the Fighter Division. Since 1960 – in reserve. He worked in the Civil Aviation. A deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the 2nd convocation.

He lived in Moscow. Died on March 1, 1979. Was buried in Moscow on Kuntsevo Cemetery.

He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1943), five Orders of the Red Banner (in September 1942, October 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1955), the 1st Class Order of the Patriotic War (1943), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), two Orders of the Red Star (1955, 1956) medals.

A bronze bust of the hero was set in the city of Krivoy Rog.
 



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