Budanov Ekaterina( Hero of the Soviet Union (1993, posthumous).)
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Biography Budanov Ekaterina
(7.HII.1916, der. Konoplinka Vyazemsky district of Smolensk region - 18.VII.1943, was killed in an air battle. She was buried in the d. Novokrasnovka Antratsitovskogo region Lugansk region). Worked in the aircraft factory, captured the specialty turner. Simultaneously, she studied at the flying club. In 1937, Mr.. became an instructor pilot flying club Kiev district of the capital. By more than 50 highly qualified pilots. In October 1941. designed in the Red Army, was enrolled in an aviation regiment under the command of Hero of the Soviet Union, Major MM. Raskova. Since April 1942. was in the army. Fought in the 586 Fighter (April-September 1942), 9 Guards Fighter, then 73 Guards Fighter Wing. The only fighter pilot during the war, which has been entrusted to "free hunt" for enemy aircraft.
Guard Lt. B. flew 256 successful combat missions and personally shot down 10 enemy planes and 4 in group. She was awarded two Orders of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree, Red Star, the medal "For Defense of Stalingrad.
Material on the ways and exploit combat pilots B. assembled guardsmen-brother-and a detachment of Rangers under the guidance of a teacher Tumanov school E.S. Gaidukova. He gave the authority to represent B. to the highest degree of difference. Her name is immortalized in the names of streets in Moscow and the Village. Tumanovo Viazemsky area in documentary and narrative fiction.
Lit.: Who was who in World War II: Quick Reference. - M., 1995. - P. 48; Lavrinenkov VD. Return to the sky. - M.1974; Kravtsova H. Return of the flight! - M., 1971, "Katyusha". - Sat. / ES Gaidukova. - Viazma, 1996; Belyaev I.N. Gold Star native land. - Smolensk, 1999.