GROMOV Mikhail Mikhailovich( Soviet military commander, Colonel General of Aviation (1944). Hero of the Soviet Union (1934),)
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Biography GROMOV Mikhail Mikhailovich
(24.II.1899, Tver - 22.I.1985, Moscow)
Honored Pilot of the USSR, Professor (1937). In the Red Army from 1918. Participated in the Civil War, then was an instructor-pilot and test pilot. In 1934, Mr.. for establishing a world distance record for a closed curve a distance of over 12 thousand miles he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. Before World War II, he held various positions in aircraft parts. In June 1941. Colonel. During the war he commanded divisions of (December 1941), Air Force commander of the Kalinin Front (February 1942), 3rd (May 1942) and group 1 (May 1943) air army. Under his leadership, the personnel of the air regiments, compounds provided combined armies fighting for the liberation of Smolensk from nemetskofashistskih invaders. Since June 1944. Director-General for training Frontal Aviation. In 1946-49. Deputy Commander of the long-range aviation, then a manager at the Ministry of Aviation Industry. Awarded 5 orders of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov, 2-nd degree, World War 1-st degree, 3 Orders of Red Star.
Lit.: Soviet Military Encyclopedia. - T. 3. - M., 1977.