(5. 5. 1903 - 2. 2. 1951)
D oronin Ivan - pilot. Born on May 5 (April 23, SS) 1903 in the village of Kamenka now Pugachev district of Saratov region. Russian. He studied at schools in the cities of birch and Balakovo.
In the army since 1920. He served in the Baltic Fleet, entered the training of naval technicians in the summer of 1921 on the destroyer sailed Ussuriets Б• Б•L, then studied at the Naval Academy. In 1924 he was seconded to the Egorievskay military-theoretical school BBC. In September 1924 transferred to the Sevastopol military aviation school marine pilots, from which he graduated in 1925. He served as a pilot in the Air Force's Black Sea Fleet, then БT instructor at the Sevastopol military aviation school of marine pilots. Since 1930, flying in civil aviation commander of the transport plane, . regular flights on the airlines Irkutsk Yakutsk БT БT Bodaybo, . first paved the airways from Irkutsk in Ust-Srednekan in Kolyma, . the road in bad weather with almost zero visibility overcame Verkhoyansk range,
. In 1930 participated in the expedition, studying the Kara Sea.
. To participate in the expedition to rescue Chelyuskinites together with M. Vodop'ianova V. Galysheva in bad weather, flew Khabarovsk БT Vankarem length of about 6000 km.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan V. Doronin awarded April 20, 1934 for courage and bravery shown during the rescue Chelyuskinites.
. In 1939 he graduated from the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky
. In 1939-1940 - Chief Flight Test Station (PIM), an aircraft factory N1 (Moscow). In 1940-1947 - head of FOX aircraft factory N301 (Khimki). From 1947 - retired. He continued to work on aircraft factory N301 deputy chief of the flight of the LIS.
Lived in Moscow. Died Feb. 2, 1951. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
Colonel. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, World War 1-st degree, Red Star and medals.
. His name is given to the streets in Astrakhan and Moscow, a school in the town of Balakovo in Saratov region.
Biography provided by A. Simonov