Chronicle of war:

Nikolay Stolyarov
Nikolay Stolyarov22. 5. 1922 - 23. 2. 1993

Nikolay Stolyarov was commander of the 667th Attack Aviation Regiment of the 292nd Assault Air Division of the 1st Attack Air Corps of the 5th Air Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front; navigator of the 141st Guards Attack Aviation Regiment of the 3rd Guards assault aviation division of the 1st Guards Ground Attack Air Corps of the 2nd Air Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front.

He was born on May 22, 1922 in Kazan, the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic into a working class family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party since 1944. He completed 10 school years and the Kazan Aviation Club. Joined the Red Army in 1941. The same year he graduated from the Sverdlovsk military aviation school.

Entered the Great Patriotic War in December 1942. Was a pilot in the Attack Aviation Regiment, then flight commander of the 667th Attack Aviation Regiment (the 292nd Assault Air Division, the 1st Attack Air Corps, the 5th Air Army, the 2nd Ukrainian Front).

By January 1944, Lieutenant N. Stolyarov made 96 sorties, inflicting great damage to the enemy in manpower and materiel. Destroyed six enemy aircraft in group air battles.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on July 1, 1944 for military exploits, courage and heroism, successful assault against the enemy during the Battle of Kursk, crossing of the Dnieper, liberation of Poltava, Kremenchug and Kirovograd, Nikolay Stolyarov was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 1979).

In 1944 - 1945 N. Stolyrov was deputy commander and commander of the squadron, navigator of the 141st Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (the 3rd Guards Assault Air Division, the 1st Guards Assault Air Corps, the 2nd Air Army, the 1st Ukrainian Front).

By April 1945 Guards Captain N. Stolyarov made 185 sorties to attack enemy targets.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on June 27, 1945 for the new combat feats, battle honors in the Korsun-Shevchenko, Lvov-Sandomierz, Berlin and Prague operations, courage and dedication, Nikolay Stolyarov was awarded the second Gold Star medal.

During the war N. Stolyarov took part in the battles on the Kalinin and Voronezh, Steppe, the 2nd and the 1st Ukrainian fronts, made over 180 successful sorties and shot down eight enemy aircraft.

In 1946 the brave bomber pilot graduated from Poltava highest officer school of navigators, in 1954 - Air Force Academy. He was a navigator and deputy commander of the Air Regiment. Since 1956, Lieutenant-Colonel N. Stolyarov was in reserve. In 1975 he was promoted to the rank of colonel. He lived in Moscow where he died on February 23, 1993. He was buried at Troekurov Cemetery in Moscow.

He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1944), two Orders of the Red Banner (1943, 1944), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), two 1st Class Orders of the Patriotic War (1943, 1985), the 2nd Class Order of the Patriotic War (1944) and medals.

A bronze bust of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, N. Stolyarov, made by the prominent Soviet sculptor, Vera Mukhina was set in his native city Kazan.
 



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