(17. 12. 1917 - 6. 8. 1967)
Mr. Arnau Yuri - Test Pilot. Born December 17, 1917 in the town of Balashov, Saratov region. Russian. Since 1934 he lived in the village Lopasnya (now the town of Chekhov БT ), Moscow Region. He worked as a turner in the mechanical plant. In 1936 he graduated from the 3 course Podolsky Industrial Technical. In 1936-1938 БT turner Lianozovo wagon factory. In 1938 he graduated from Mytishinskiy flying club.
In the Soviet army from 1938. In 1939 he graduated from Engels Military Aviation School. He served in line units air. In 1940-1942 БT pilot-instructor Transbaikalian Military Aviation School of Pilots (Ulan-Ude). In 1942 once again served in line units the Air Force.
Member of the Soviet-Japanese war: in August-September 1945 БT navigator 718 th Fighter Regiment (9 th Air Army, Trans-Baikal Front) conducted 20 sorties. In 1945 it was repressed. Until 1948 he worked at the factory the Interior Ministry, in 1948 was the club manager of the NKVD in Norilsk.
In 1949-1950 he worked in the Flight Research Institute (now named БT LII Gromov) technologist. Participated in the development of a system refueling in the air. In 1950, suspended from duty in the LII as the repressed, and became the club manager Dart Б-= Бv= (Zhukovsky).
In 1951 БT parachutist test LII. 14/07/1951 fulfilled the country's first ejection in a spacesuit.
From 1952 to БT flight test work in the LII. In 1953 he graduated from courses at the Test Pilot School. In 1957, made its first flight and tested a unique aircraft Б-= Turbolet Бv=. Held a number of complex test works on aircraft and helicopters at a variety of classes and assignments.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Yury Alexandrovich Garnaevu awarded on Aug. 21, 1964 for their courage and heroism shown during the trial of a new aviation technology.
. P skirting August 6, 1967 in a helicopter Mi-6PZH for fighting forest fire in the area of Marseille (France)
. He lived in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery. Honored Test Pilot of the USSR (1964), Captain. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1-st degree, the Labor Red Banner and medals.
. Its streets are named in Balashov, Zhukovsky, Ulan-Ude, Theodosius, in Zhukovsky, at the house where he lived, and Balashov, at the school bearing his name, a memorial plaque
. In the town of Le Rove (France) is a monument.
Biography provided by A. Simonov