(19. 1. 1914 - 7. 2. 1942)
Mr. odovikov Alexey military commissar 1 st Squadron, 740 th Fighter Regiment (148 th Fighter Division, Cherepovets, Vologda region divisional air defense), political commissar
. Born January 19, 1914 in Moscow in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1939. Graduated from the 7 classes and school FZU. Was a student and then as a fitter at the plant "Aviahim-1". In 1932 he graduated from Glider School, was the instructor-glider factory Aeroclub. In the Red Army in 1936. Admitted to the Tank School. After the death of his father - mechanic in the crew SA Levanevskogo - transferred to the 1-S Kachin Red Banner Military Aviation Pilot School in the AF Myasnikov, from which he graduated in 1939. Directed to serve in the Moscow Military District.
In sosteve 148 th Fighter Regiment participated in the Soviet-Finnish War 1939-1940. Then he served in Libau.
H as the Great Patriotic War from the first day. The political leader Godovikov AN. covered from the air railway Cherepovets, Vologda, flew to attack the enemy. In November 1941, in an air battle near the town Apraksina shot down Me-109. 29 December in a thick cloud on the approach to Vologda bomber shot down a Ju-88, and another forced to drop their bombs and turn back. Knocked down by him "Junkers" was exhibited in the square in the center of Vologda on public display.
February 7, 1942 at 9.50 politruk Godovikov flew at the head of five MiG-3 for alarm. In air at an altitude of 7000 m. He first discovered the air reconnaissance Ju-88 and went to the convergence. He overtook the enemy at the station Zaborje (45 km west of the city Babayev Vologda region). Noticing the prosecution, the enemy pilot made a left turn and tried to escape in the clouds. Guessing the intent of the enemy, Godovikov rushed to slitting. Arrows "Junkers" opened fire on him. Godovikov evaded the enemy lines and he opened fire. First, it struck an arrow, then fire engine "Junkers", but he continued to fly toward the front. When ammunition ran out, Godovikov passed to the command on the radio that goes to ram. Coming right up, he struck the tail "Junkers". An enemy plane crashed down. The blow Godovikov apparently lost consciousness and was unable to leave unmanaged fighter. It was his fifth shot down enemy aircraft.
. Airplane Godovikova was found Feb. 8, 1942 in half a kilometer from the downed them "Junkers."
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Alexei Nikolayevich Godovikova awarded posthumously March 4, 1942.
. H agrazhden Orders of Lenin, Red Star and medals
. Buried in the city of Cherepovets, on the area of victims of the revolution. His name is carved on the obelisk of Fame in Vologda and the stele at the main entrance to the factory where he worked. Name of the Hero wore street Cherepovets.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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