(1917 - 27. 1. 1968)
D Udin Nicholas Maksimovich military commissar Squadron 29 Fighter Regiment (31 th Composite Air Division, Air Force 29, Army, Western Front), junior political officer. Born in 1917 in the village Sklepovo now Vohomskogo district, Kostroma region into a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1939. Graduated from high school. In the Red Army in 1936. In 1938 he graduated from the 7 th Stalingrad Military Aviation School of Pilots. He served in the Far East.
Member of the Great Patriotic War on July 7, 1941.
July 28 1941 Jr politruk Dudin NM. flew on a plane I-153, paired with a squadron commander Captain Tormozovym to cover the crossing of the river fishing in the area of the village Sevast'yanova Vitebsk region. In Rheine purpose they were attacked four enemy fighters Me-109. In the ensuing battle Dudin knocked out one "Messerschmitt". The Germans, in turn, knocked out "tea" Tormozova. The line hit the left outboard tank caught fire and the. Brake dived to knock down the flames and hanging drop tanks. Seeing this, the remaining "Messerschmitt" attacked Dudina. At this time, Brake free from the tanks, and around, again joined the battle. The label of all, he shot down a Me-109. The other destroyed Dudin in the frontal attack ramming attack. Landed by parachute in the location of our troops. Captain Brake also returned safely to their base.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nicholas Maximovich Doudin awarded Oct. 22, 1941.
. After injuries received in February 1942, Guard Senior Political Dudin until the end of the war served as an instructor in flight schools
. After the war, was the chief of the flight of the Astrakhan and Krasnodar aero clubs, flying club head Orlovsky. Since 1958, colonel Dudin - in stock. Lived in Krasnodar. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Red Star and medals. Died Jan. 27, 1968.
Traditions Soviet Guards. / / Russian Knights sky. - Khabarovsk, 1943.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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