GRIGORYEV Gerasim Afanasievich( Hero of the Soviet Union (14.II.1943 g.).)
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Biography GRIGORYEV Gerasim Afanasievich
(16.III.1921, der. Antsifirovo Holm-Zhirkovskogo Area - 23.IV.1966, Riga)
In the Red Army from 1939. Graduated in 1940. Odessa Military Aviation Pilot School. Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Deputy Commander of Squadron 178 th Fighter Regiment 6-Fighter Air Corps Air Defense. Captain D. by November 1942. made 300 sorties, spent 18 air battles, shooting down 11 planes in person and 2 in group. After the war he continued service in the Air Force. In 1955, Mr.. graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1963. in zapase.Polkovnik. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 3 orders of Red Star and medals.
Lit.: Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. - M., 1987; Heroes of fire years. - M., 1980. - Kn. 4. - P. 65-70.