(17. 10. 1916 - 17. 11. 1941)
And Vans Jacob Matveyevich pilot 32 Fighter Regiment (62 th Fighter Aviation Brigade, the Air Force's Black Sea Fleet) Lieutenant. Born October 17, 1916 in the village Selivanovo now Volotovsky district of Novgorod region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1941. In 1936 he graduated from the Higher parachute school, worked as an instructor pilot in the Novgorod flying club. In the Navy from November 1939. Graduated Yeiskoe naval aviation school named after IV Stalin in August 1940. Sent to the 32 nd Fighter Regiment Air Force's Black Sea Fleet.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Member of defense of Sevastopol. He flew reconnaissance, ground attack enemy. He took part in air battles.
November 12, 1941 Lieutenant Ivanov YA.M. on duty at its airfield. As an alarm went up to heaven in a Mig-3 in a pair with Lieutenant Sawa NI. to repel enemy air raids on the main base of the Black Sea Fleet. When approaching Sevastopol they found 9 bombers of the enemy He-111. Under cover of clouds, our pilots suddenly attacked the enemy. A few minutes of battle Ivanov managed to shoot down one "Heinkel". Build bombers violated and they alone have to break through to the goal. Having battle turn, Ivanov was in line with other "Heinkel". An enemy gunner opened fire on him. Having multiple queues, Ivanov made the last decisive call, caught a bomber in sight and pulled the trigger, but the shots are not followed. Then he walked right up and struck the propeller on the tail "Heinkel". Losing control, he went stumbling to the ground and exploded on its own bombs. With a damaged hood and a screw Ivanov landed at his airfield.
H Erez few days in an air battle shot down another enemy plane. November 17, 1941 in repelling a massive air raid on the town in battle with 31 enemy bombers, accompanied by fighters shot down a Do-215. Then attacked the second. Enemy arrows shot at him from all firing points. The label queue Ivanov managed to incite "Dornier". The damaged bomber tried to escape to the sea. Ivanov at full throttle and overtook him battering destroyed. Debris from both aircraft fell into the sea.
W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Matveyevich Yakov Ivanov conferred posthumously on Jan. 17, 1942.
He was awarded the Order of Lenin. In the name of Hero named street in the city Chudovo Novgorod region, on it a memorial plaque. In smt Kacha Crimean region and in the bust of the Hero of Sebastopol.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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