(25. 2. 1918 - 8. 5. 1943)
By oval Dmitri Ivanovich - senior airman 45 Fighter Regiment (216 th Composite Air Division, 4 th Air Army, the North-Caucasian Front), Lieutenant. Born February 25, 1918 in Moscow in the family of employee. Ukrainetz. From early childhood he lived in Tashkent. Graduated from the 7 classes, worked as a trainee plumber. With the Red Army from March 1936. In 1939 he graduated from Tambov Aviation School GVF, in 1940 - the Odessa military aviation school pilots.
The Great Patriotic War from June 1942. In March 1943, in the Crimean village (now city Krymsk) Krasnodar Region rammed an enemy fighter.
. By May 1943 made 127 sorties, 26 air battles he personally shot down 10 and in the group 3 enemy planes.
. Died May 8, 1943 in an air battle near the village of Crimea.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitry I. Koval awarded posthumously May 24, 1943.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Red Star
. Bust of Hero is set in a park village of Kalinin.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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. - Kn. 5 .- Moscow: Moscow Worker, 1982
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4) Church MF, Shiganov AD, Yur'ev B.F. Heroes immortal feats .- Kiev: 1982
5) Tskitishvili KV, Chinchilakashvili T.G. Heroes of the Soviet Union of Georgia .- TB, 1981