(1. 6. 1923 - 11. 12. 1985)
And Alexis V. Danilov, . Guards Lieutenant, . commander of the 161-th Guards Bomber Aviation Cherkassky Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Regiment (8 Guards bombardirorvochnaya Air Division, . 6 th Guards Bomber Aviation Corps, . 2-Air Army, . 1-st Ukrainian Front),
. Born June 1, 1923 in a. Ulmaceae enemy Ekaterinovskaya District, Saratov Region. Russian. After three courses of the Moscow River College and the Aeroclub of Kirov region r. Moscow. In 1939 he voluntarily joined the Perm Aviation College. In 1941 he graduated from Kirovabad military aviation school.
. From August 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 1-Bomber Air Corps and 2-th Air Army in the West, . Central, . Kalinin, . North-West; Volkhov, . Voronezh, . Steppenwolf, . 2 and 1 Ukrainian Front,
. Participated in the battles of Rzhev, Great Luki Demyansk, in breaking the blockade of Leningrad, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy in Germany. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1944, . 1945), . two Orders of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1943 - 2), . medals "For Military Merit" (1951), . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Prague and three other medals, . as well as the Czechoslovak Medal for bravery.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexey V. Danilov was awarded June 27, 1945 for the 179 successful combat missions in bomber Pe-2, . causing great damage to the enemy, . implementation of a number of important tasks for aerial reconnaissance and for displaying valor and courage.,
. In the postwar years, AV
. Danilov graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy, and until 1956 he served in the Army. Retired Major, lived in Mr.. Dedovsk Moscow region. Died Dec. 11, 1985.
H emetske command pulled up from deep in the rear, all new and new reserves and the move threw them into battle against the Soviet troops who had seized a bridgehead on the west bank of the Dnieper
. Guard Lieutenant Danilov in those days to fly only on military intelligence. Command with the task to monitor the concentration and movement of enemy. And every day he flew over the front line, exposed to mortal danger to be shot down by enemy fighters, constantly patrolling over the areas of clusters of German troops.
. On the morning of September 27, 1943 Danilov, flew to the usual task - to establish the presence of enemy reserves in the area Pyatikhatki and to determine how their movement to the front
. Picking up in the air a two-engined Pe-2, the pilot gained height of 5000 meters and half an hour left in the designated area. Train. Pyatikhatka site was scored military trains. Danilov counted fourteen, and immediately reported it by radio to the command post.
During this time, Pe-2 was attacked by two fighter Focke-Wulf-190 ". Danilov battle on fire from guns and machine guns repulsed three attacks of the enemy and escaped prosecution. However, data on the concentration of enemy trains had to confirm photography.
Despite the danger of a new meeting with the fighters, Danilov went on the second calling. At this time the scout attacked two "Messerschmitt". Under intense fire, fighting off the fighters were arrayed, Danilov photographed the station area and lay down on the opposite course.
"Messer" persecuted, and the crew Danilova courageously fought the enemy. But soon the cannon burst was killed navigator Lieutenant Matveyev, punctured fuel pipe. The plane burst into flames. The flames burned face and hands airman. Danilov on the radio once again reported the situation to headquarters and continued to lead bomber on its territory, skillfully dodging the repeated attacks of German fighters.
Ahead flashed tape Dnieper. At this time the plane lost control and began to fall. Danilov-radio operator and gunner Sergeant Baranov left the plane. Baranova strong wind drifted on shore, occupied by the enemy. Danilov later opened the parachute, and that saved him: he landed in the neutral zone, on an island in the middle of the Dnieper. The evening was rescued by boat, our scouts.
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