Chronicle of war:

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.

During the Great Patriotic War, Ivan Mikhailichenko made 179 successful sorties to attack and bomb manpower and equipment of the enemy. During the 48 air battles he personally shot down 4 planes and 8 - in group, 6 enemy planes he destroyed on the ground.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet dated 1 July 1944 for exemplary performance of tasks, courage, bravery and heroism displayed during fights against the Nazi invaders, senior pilot of the 667 Attack regiment (the 292nd Assault division, the 1st corps, the 5th Air Army, the 2nd Ukrainian Front) Ivan Mikhailichenko was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 1980).

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet dated 27 June 1945, Squadron of the 141st Guards Ground Attack Aviation Regiment (the 9th Guards Assault Air Division, the 1st Guards assault corps, the 2nd Air Army, the 1st Ukrainian Front), Guards Lieutenant Ivan Mikhailichenko was awarded a second Gold Star medal.

After the war, the brave bomber pilot continued to serve in the Air Force and Air Defense. In 1962, Lt. Col. Mikhailichenko was in reserve.

He lived in Moscow. He worked as a turner. He died on June 2, 1982. He was buried at Vostryakovskoe cemetery in Moscow.

Colonel (1975). He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1944), four Orders of the Red Banner (1943, 1944, 1945, 1955), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), the 1st Class Order of the Patriotic War (1943), the Order of the Red Star (1955), the 2nd Class Order of Glory (February 1944), the 3rd Class Order of Glory (February 1944), degrees, and medals.

A bronze bust of Hero was set in his homeland.
 



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