(7. 4. 1913 - 17. 3. 1944)
A Donkin Vasyl Squadron 78 Fighter Regiment (6 th Fighter Division, Air Force of the Northern Fleet), Captain. Born April 7, 1913 in the village Khokhlova now Belgorod region, Belgorod region in the family of employees. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. Graduated from the 7 classes. In the Navy since 1937. In 1941 he graduated from Yeiskoe naval aviation school named after Stalin. He served in the Northern Fleet.
In Private World War II on the first day. The pilot, 72-th Composite Air Regiment (6 th Fighter Division, Air Force of the Northern Fleet) Komsomolets Lieutenant Adonkin VS. July 13, 1941 in repelling an attack on their base on I-153 rammed an enemy bomber.
Soon he became deputy commander of Squadron 27 th Fighter Regiment.
By July 1943 the captain Adonkin VS. made 365 sorties, including 31 to attack the troops, military installations and vessels of the enemy. Held 42 combat aircraft, which shot down 13 enemy planes.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vasily S. Adonkinu awarded on Jan. 22, 1944.
. Awarded the Order of Lenin and 3 orders of the Red Banner.
. March 17, 1944 deputy commander of the 255 th Fighter Regiment (5 Guards mine torpedo Air Division, . Northern Fleet Air Force), Major Adonkin killed in aerial combat with superior enemy forces in the area of Lake Ecker (Finland).,
. Total air battles personally destroyed 16 enemy aircraft and 3 in group
. Forever enrolled in the lists of the military unit. In smt Safonovo Murmansk region A bust of Hero, in the village Khokhlovo - plaque. His name was given the fishing vessel.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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