(1921 - 20. 3. 1969)
Mr. aranin Vladimir deputy commander of Squadron 254 th Fighter Regiment (14 th Composite Air Division, South-Western Front), Lieutenant. Born in 1921 in the village of Small Streams now Konakovo region Tver region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1943. In 1928 he moved with his family in Moscow. Graduated from the 7 classes and school FZU. He worked as a mechanic at a Moscow factory. On the job engaged in Kuntsevo flying club. Since 1939 the Red Army. In 1941 he graduated from the 1-S Kachin Red Banner Military Aviation Pilot School in the AF Myasnikov. He served in the Odessa Military District. Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in the army. He flew reconnaissance, participated in air combat. Fighting through the opened June 25, 1941, shooting down an air reconnaissance of the enemy and shot down another enemy plane. In one battle was wounded. After the hospital fighting near Kiev in the 254 th Fighter Regiment.
October 4, 1941 Second Lieutenant Garanin VI. the plane LaGG-3 flew in support of ground attack on their way to strike at the enemy airfield in the Poltava. At a time when the attack aircraft bombed an enemy airfield, a cover band into battle with enemy fighters Me-109 trying to attack ground attack. In this battle, Garanin shot down two "Messerschmitt", but his plane was damaged, and he was seriously wounded in the leg by a shell fragment that exploded under a seat. At this time in a frontal attack on him came another Me-109. The German pilot saw that LaGG burns, and its onboard weapons is silent, and therefore in no hurry to open fire. But he miscalculated. Fired fighter Garanin rammed right wing, he struck a blow for "Messerschmitt" and knocked him. The blow to our fighter broke away half plane. With great difficulty Garanin managed to align the damaged aircraft. During this time he was shot at the enemy, but managed to plant a burning plane in a field. On the ground was again wounded. Force enough to have to dig up the lantern and get out of the cab. Then he fell, losing consciousness. Two Red Army soldiers had barely managed to pull him from the burning plane, as the exploded fuel tanks.
4 months spent in hospitals. Then he returned to his regiment.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir Ivanovich Garanin awarded March 27, 1942 for 130 sorties, 5 person and 1 group shot down enemy planes.
. After the hospital was sent to the 32-th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment at the Stalingrad Front
. Later fought on the North-Western, Bryansk, 1 st and 3 of the First Byelorussian Front. The war ended in Berlin. Altogether during the war, shot down 14 enemy planes.
Since 1947, Major Garanin - in reserve for health. He lived in Kuntsevo district of Moscow region. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 degree, medals.
. Died March 20, 1969.
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