Pavel Mikhailov( The pilot of the transport aircraft. Hero of the Soviet Union (1945).)
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Biography Pavel Mikhailov
(1917, der. Gryshkova today Holm-Zhirkovskogo district of Smolensk region)
Graduated Vyazma teacher training college, worked as a teacher, studied at the Smolensk Pedagogical Institute, who did not graduate because of air entrainment. During the Great Patriotic War has made more than 520 sorties, including 217 in the rear of the enemy, more than 70 times planted his plane in the most difficult conditions. Threw arms and ammunition to guerrilla wounded shipped to the "mainland", flew to the partisans in Greece, carried out combat missions in Yugoslavia. Distinguished Pilot USSR. In the postwar years, flew to the state and public figures and other famous people in many foreign countries. In his books celebrates the feat of Soviet aviation, tells of the courage and heroism of the pilots. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, two Orders of Red Banner of World War 1-th degree, the Labor Red Banner, the three Orders of Honor, the highest Yugoslav Order "Guerrilla Star, five medals.
. Vol.: Moscow - New York - Moscow
. - M., 1958, 10 000 hours in the air. - M., 1960, 1964, in the sky of the two hemispheres. - M., 1965, there have aircraft wings. - M., 1968, etc.
Lit.: Vorobyev M. etc.. Smolyan - Heroes of the Soviet Union. - M., 1982; Yakovlev, SM. Our cruise countrymen. - Smolensk, 1962.