(15. 7. 1918 - 5. 7. 1943)
W alevsky Vladimir commander of the 157 th Fighter Regiment (Air 4-Second Shock Army, Kalinin Front), Lieutenant. Born July 15, 1918 at the station now Don Artemovskiy City Council of Donetsk region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. In 1937 he graduated from the workers' school and flying club. In the Red Army in 1937. In 1940 he graduated from Chuguyivske Military Aviation School.
Member of the Great Patriotic War, the first day. Second Lieutenant Zalewski VN. 27 July 1941 in an air battle near the railway station Thickets October Railway (Gatchina district of Leningrad region) on the plane I-16, . expending ammunition, . at an altitude of 100 m double ram stroke knocked the enemy bomber Ju-88,
. "Junkers" fell and exploded bombs on their. Zalewski planted damaged aircraft at its airport.
By April 1942, made 149 sorties, of which 10 - to explore for, 8 - to attack the enemy. Held over 30 air combat. Shot down 11 enemy planes. In one of the air combat was shot down and, while unconscious, was taken prisoner. After killing the guard and fled from the shooting. With the help of partisans returned to his regiment.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir Nikolaevich Zalewski was awarded on Jan. 30, 1943.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner.
. W D EPUTY squadron commander Captain Zalewski VN
. killed in an air battle on the Kursk Bulge 5 July 1943. By this time, he personally destroyed 17 Nazi planes and 23 - in a group fight.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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9) exploits have become legend. - Donetsk: Donbass, 1985