(12. 7. 1921)
By Aravan Pavel Petrovich - Squadron 897 th Fighter Regiment (288 th Fighter Division, 17 th Air Army, the 3rd Ukrainian Front) Captain. Born July 12, 1921 in Smolensk in the family of an employee. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1943. He graduated from the railway school Б•¬ 29 in 1939, flying club. He worked there as an instructor pilot. In the Red Army in 1940. He graduated from the Stalingrad Military Aviation School of Pilots in 1942.
. On the Great Patriotic War in October 1942.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Pavel Petrovich Karavai awarded on Aug. 18, 1945 over 145 sorties, 27 air battles, 15 downed enemy planes (1 battering ram).
. All during the war, made 172 sorties, 35 air battles personally shot down 16 and in Group 7 aircraft.
. Fter the war he continued service in the Air Force
. In 1956 he graduated from the Air Force Academy. Since 1973, Colonel Loaf - in stock. He lives in Kiev. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 and 2 degrees, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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