(10. 8. 1910 - 28. 6. 1942)
By alacha Vladimir Nikolaevich - Commissioner 22 Fighter Regiment (Fighter Aviation Brigade, 1 st Army Group) battalion commissar. Born August 10, 1910 in the village of Mount now Cyrillic district of the Vologda region in the teacher's family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) with the September 1931. Since 1924 he lived in Leningrad. Finished 7 classes, worked as a demolition, then a student fitter and fitter in the factory "Red Putilovets (now JSC" Kirov Plant "). In the Red Army in 1932, is intended. In December 1934 he graduated from the school Engels air force pilots. Served in parts of the Trans-Baikal military district pilot, flight commander, deputy commander of the squadron, military commissar of the regiment and the group.
Member of fighting with the Japanese militarists in Khalkhin-Goal from 23 May 1939. Kalachev VN. in the first 9 air combat fighter shot down 2 Japanese. Was wounded.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Nikolaevich Kalacheva awarded on Aug. 29, 1939.
. Total till September 16 shot down 6 enemy aircraft personally and 2 - in the group.
. Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941
. He was Commissioner of the 35 Fighter Regiment, Inspector of pilot technique 72-th Air Division.
. By omandir 15 Fighter Regiment (278 th Fighter Division) Major Kalachev VN
. June 28, 1942 in an air battle over their airfield near the village of Staro slimy-Oskol Belgorod region of rammed Nazi reconnaissance plane and was killed.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Red Star, a medal, the Order of the Red Banner of the MPR
. Was buried in Pioneer Park city Stary Oskol. Its named after a street in the town of Kirillov.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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