(18. 7. 1910 - 14. 7. 1948)
And Vans Mikhail test pilot, Colonel. Born July 18, 1910 in St. Petersburg. Russian by nationality. Since 1925 worked as an apprentice lathe operator in Poltava. In 1929 he graduated from school FZU. He worked as a turner at the locomotive plant. Participated in the course of theoretical instruction in the Poltava aviakruzhke Osoaviahima.
In the Soviet army in 1929. In 1932, Mr.. graduated from the Stalingrad Military Aviation School of Pilots. He served in line units the Air Force.
. From October 1936 to January 1937 as a pilot SB bomber was involved in the fighting in Spain.
. In 1939-1941 БT test pilot of military aircraft factory acceptance Б•¬ 301 (Khimki), experienced serial training trenirovochnyesamolety UT-2 and Yak-1.
. In 1941-1945 БT test pilot of military aircraft factory acceptance Б•¬ 31 (Taganrog, from 1941 БT Tbilisi); experienced fighter serial LaGG-3, La-5FN and Yak-3.
. In Great Private Otechestvennoyvoyny
. In June and November 1941 БT pilot defense Taganrog. In November 1941 during the evacuation of an aircraft factory in Tbilisi took part in the fighting in south-western front. Total committed about 50 combat missions (of which 12 БT to attack the enemy).
Since February 1945 БT chief test pilot Yakovlev. April 24, 1946 made its first flight and later met the test of one of the first domestic Yak-15. Tested the various modifications Yak-3, as well as tests of jet Yak-19 and Yak-23.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal, Mikhail Ivanovich Ivanov was awarded on Mar. 5, 1948 for their courage and heroism shown during the trial of a new aviation technology.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree, Order of the Red Star and medals.
. P skirting July 14, 1948 on a plane Yak-23 aircraft in preparation for the parade.
. F ill in Moscow
. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
Biography provided by A. Simonov