Chronicle of war:

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.

Participated in the Great Patriotic War from January 1942. Was a pilot of the 65th Attack Aviation Regiment (The Central Front). In December 1942 and April 1943 – unit commander, deputy squadron commander of the 765th Attack Aviation Regiment (the North-Caucasian Front). In 1943 he completed Lipetsk training courses for officers. From August 1943 commanded the 943rd squadron Attack Aviation Regiment (the Leningrad Front).

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on August 19, 1944 for his courage and heroism in fighting against the German fascist invaders, squadron commander of the 943rd Attack Aviation Regiment, Captain Georgy Parshin was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (# 4345).

At the final stage of the war he was assistant commander for airborne infantry service, navigator and commander of the 943rd Attack Aviation Regiment (the Leningrad and the 3rd Belorussian Front). Altogether during the war he made out 253 sorties on the Il-2 plane to attack ground enemy concentrations; his crew shot down 10 enemy planes.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on April 19, 1945 commander of the 943rd Attack Aviation Regiment, Major Georgy M. Parshin was awarded the second Gold Star medal (# 40).

After the war he commanded a regiment in the Leningrad Military District. Since 1946 - in reserve.

He worked as a pilot in transport detachment of the Ministry of Aviation Industry. In 1950-1951 years he was a test pilot at aircraft factory № 30 (Moscow); tested the Il-28 serial bomber. Ejected from the emergency IL-28. Since 1952 - a test pilot at Scientific Testing Institute of aircraft equipment; was involved in testing of various aviation systems and equipment.

He died on March 13, 1956 when testing the IL-28.

Lived in Moscow. He was buried at Vagankovskoye cemetery in Moscow.

He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1944), four Orders of the Red Banner (1943, January 1944, July 1944, 1945), the 3rd Class Order of Suvorov (1945), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), the 1st Class Order of the Patriotic War (1943), some medals and a foreign order.

The street in Moscow is named after him. A bronze bust was installed in Zalegoshch, Orel region. There is a memorial plaque on the wall of the house where he lived in Moscow.

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