(1919 - 22. 6. 1951)
By onstantin V. Thank guard lieutenant, deputy commander of the squadron 8-Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment, Feodosia, was born in 1919 in Mr.. Saratov in a working class family. Russian. He graduated from high school, flying club and Military Aviation School. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1939 to 1951. From October 1943 to victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the air forces of the Black Sea and the Baltic Fleet. Participated in the liberation of Tagansky Peninsula, the Karelian isthmus, Sarema islands, coastal cities of Feodosia, Sevastopol, Tallinn, Memel (Klaipeda), Libau (Liepaja), Gdynia and Gdansk. For military distinction was awarded four Orders of the Red Banner (1943, . 1944-3), . Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), . World War 1-st degree (1945), . medals "For Military Merit", . "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945..",
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Konstantin Blagodarovu awarded April 20, 1945 for 130 successful sorties on IL-2, . destruction of 17 enemy ships and a large number of ground equipment of the enemy.,
. June 22, 1951 KV
. Blagodaryov tragically died. Buried in g. Saratov in Resurrection Cemetery.
With tarshy Blagodaryov lieutenant was a master top-mast bombing (with strafing). Of the total number of sorties flown 60 times as the lead group of 6-18 aircraft. Every sortie Blagodarova was marked by high military skill.
In mid-November 1943 the first ever participated in a massive raid on the port storm troopers Reed-Burun (Arshintseva). As a result of the raid were sunk or damaged several ships, and who was killed in the port commander of Germany's Black Sea Fleet, Vice Admiral Kazeritski, who arrived to hand out awards.
. Especially successfully fought Blagodaryov spring of 1944, when Soviet troops completed the liberation of Crimea from invaders
. On May 4 he composed six Ilyushin flew to destroy the enemy craft on the outskirts of Sebastopol, prepared to evacuate the remnants of the defeated in the Crimea 17-Army. Blow from the strafing Blagodaryov sank transport tonnage of 2500 tons. In addition, other airmen were killed, two of the landing barges and patrol craft of the enemy. When you exit the plane attacks on Babkina attacked four enemy fighters. Thank you, risked his life to shut its slave, brought down "Fokker", saved the life of someone. With lossless returned to their base.
On the night of 10 May to Cape Chersonese walked past an enemy convoy, diesel-electric "Totila", "Thea" and landing barges. Having taken on board by 5-6 thousand people, with the dawn of the court took a course on Constanta. Black Sea Fleet sank all of the Nazi transports. In these raids took part and Lieutenant Thank you.
After the liberation of the Crimea regiment, which served as a thank you, I was transferred to the Baltic. Despite more difficult conditions, the guardsmen attack aircraft crushed the enemy is just as well as on the Black Sea.
July 20 Blagodaryov led a group of 17 planes taking off on the destruction of the enemy craft in the Narva Bay. When entering the target Blagodarova aircraft was damaged by shell fragments. Despite this, the pilot dropped bombs on the enemy trawler and sank it.
January 28, 1945 Thank you for three sorties, destroyed a battery of field artillery, 10 vehicles and a large group of infantry on the south spit Mr.. Memel. In the second departure of his plane was shot down, but the pilot made a daring three call in the objective and accomplish the combat mission.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968