(23. 2. 1916 - 15. 12. 1982)
Dr. David V. zhabidze Squadron 812 th Fighter Regiment Captain. Born February 23, 1916 in the village now Chhari Terzholskogo District of Georgia in a peasant family. Georgian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. Graduated 10 classes of school, 3 courses at Tbilisi State University, and the Aero Club. He worked in the city of Tkibuli in the mine.
In the Red Army from November 15, 1937. He graduated from the Stalingrad Military Aviation School in 1940. Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940.
In Private World War II from June 1941. Pilot 158 th Fighter Regiment (39 th Fighter Division, Northern Front) Lieutenant Dzhabidee DV. 22 July 1941 at the approaches to Leningrad on the plane I-16 bomber rammed destroyed a Ju-88. Landed the damaged plane.
Jabidze DV. to March 1945 has made 245 sorties, 60 air battles personally shot down 19 and in the group 2 aircraft of the enemy, held 37 assault strikes on the enemy's.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal Б• Б•L David Vasiliyevych Jabidze conferred May 15, 1946.
. All the war years made 274 sorties, 64 air battles personally destroyed 22 enemy aircraft and 2 - in a group fight.
. 16 July 1947 Captain Jabidze left sick resign
. In 1955 he graduated from the Faculty of History and graduate of Tbilisi State University. Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 degree, medals.
. In action 15 December 1982.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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