Chronicle of war:

Alexey Ryazanov
Alexey Ryazanov27. 2. 1920 - 1. 8. 1992

Alexey Ryazanov was squadron commander of the 4th Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 287th Fighter Air Division of the 4th Air Army of the North-Caucasian Front, Major.

He was born on February 27, 1920 in Bolshaya Kochetovka, Tokarevsky district of Tambov region in a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party since 1942. Joined the Red Army in 1939. He graduated from Borisoglebsk military flying school.

During the Great Patriotic War, A. Ryazanov fought on the South-West, Central, Bryansk, Stalingrad, Southern, Northern Caucasus, the 2nd Baltic Fronts. He was a squadron commander and then deputy commander of an aviation regiment. He flew nearly 550 combat missions and spent more than 100 air battles, personally shot down 32 enemy planes and 16 – in a group.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on August 24, 1943 squadron commander of the 4th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Major Alexey Ryazanov was awarded the honorary 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 August 18, 1945 deputy commander of the 4th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Major A. Ryazanov was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

After the war, the famous ace graduated from the Military Academy named after M. Frunze (1950), and then the General Staff Academy (1958). Since 1950 he worked at the headquarters of the Moscow Military District, then the headquarters of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces. Since 1959 served in the army, since 1962 at the headquarters of Air Defense Forces. Since 1970 - Air Force Major General. Honored Military Pilot of the USSR. Since August 1975 - in reserve.

He lived in Moscow. He died on August 1, 1992. He was buried at Troekurov cemetery in Moscow.

He was awarded three Orders of Lenin (1942, 1943, 1955), four Orders of the Red Banner (1943, 1944, 1945, 1954), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1943), two 1st Class Orders of the Patriotic War (1944, 1985), two Orders of the Red Star (1941, 1954), the 3rd Class Order “For Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces” (1975), and medals.

A bronze bust of Hero was installed in Tokarevka, Tambov region.

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