(19. 12. 1920 - 5. 3. 1943)
Mr. Paul A. razhdaninov commander of the 169 th Fighter Regiment (210 th Fighter Division, 1 st Fighter Aviation Corps, the Kalinin Front), Lieutenant. Born December 19, 1920 in the village Dyakovo now Yasnogorsk district of the Tula region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1943. Since 1932 he lived in Moscow. Graduated from the 7 classes of secondary school Б•¬ 201. Worked at the factory. He graduated from the Aero Club. In the Red Army since 1938. In 1939 he graduated from the 2-S Red Banner Borisoglebsk Military Aviation Pilot School Chkalov. He served as an instructor at Stalingrad Aviation College. Since the beginning of World War II aircraft distilled from the factory to the front. Total surpassed 250 aircraft, for which he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.
On November 22, 1942 in the army.
December 8, 1942 Lieutenant Citizen P.A. of six La-5 entered into battle with 10 enemy aircraft. In this battle, shot down Me-109 and knocked FW-190.
Dec. 16 at the time patrudirovaniya over the dispositions of their troops Gradaninov met a group of bombers Ju-88. He boldly rushed into the attack and broke the system of bombers, and then knocked one of them. Others turned back. In the same sortie accurate fire from an inverted position shot down Me-110.
December 29, Lieutenant Citizen flew out of the five La-5 under the command of Lieutenant A. Chyslau to cover the ground troops in the Great Bow. In the area covering our pilots have discovered a large group of enemy bombers with fighter escort. Unequal air battle ensued. Citizen, along with his wingman crashed into operation bombers. Going against the Ju-88, he knocked him several bursts. At this time, under the nose of his aircraft was the second "Junkers". He bent take flight fire, but the enemy continued to leave its territory. Citizen decided to knock it in, no matter what was. He caught up with the "Junkers", came close to him, lined screw speed and he cut the tail. After that, citizen returned to his group and continued to battle group. After safely landing at its airport.
By January 1943 he flew 16 combat missions, shot down in aerial combat 6 aircraft of the enemy. In February, one of the battles shot down Me-109 German ace, who had 107 victories in the account. Fascist pilot landed by parachute and was captured by the soldiers.
Evening, March 5, 1943 consisting of six joined the battle against 32 enemy planes. During the battle shot down 2 aircraft, but he himself was shot down. It was his 58-second sortie and 28-second battle. Total shot down 13 enemy planes.
W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Pavel Andreyevich Grazhdaninovu awarded posthumously May 1, 1943.
He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1 degree, the Red Star. Forever enrolled in the lists 2 Squadron of the regiment.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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