(30. 4. 1917)
By ozlov Nikolai Squadron 788 th Fighter Regiment (102 th Fighter Division) Captain. Born April 30, 1917 in Petrograd in a large family working. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1940. He graduated 9 years of high school, school trade schools and 3 courses of electrical workers' school. He worked in the voluntary sports society "Rot-Front" and also studied at the flying club. In the Red Army since 1938. In 1940 he graduated from Chuguyivske Military Aviation School, then Kirov-badskie higher courses of flight training and aerial shooting. He served in the Belorussian Special Military District under Baranovichi, where he found his war.
In Private World War II from June 22, 1941. Deputy Commander of Squadron 162 th Fighter Regiment (43rd Fighter Division, Western Front) Lieutenant Kozlov N.A. opened his battle through the second day of the war, shot down in aerial combat on the plane I-16 heavy enemy fighter Me-110. August 21 in an air battle near Bryansk one bomber Ju-88 shot down, and another knocked. Was forced to land the damaged plane in a field. By September, his personal account had already been shot down 9 enemy planes.
September 24, 1941 on the outskirts of the city of Bryansk on I-16 fighters joined the battle with 5 enemy bombers Ju-88. During the battle of two of them knocked the fire onboard weapons. Soon run out of ammunition. Suddenly he noticed that one "Junkers" managed to break through to the railway station. Kozlov dovernul a fighter and went into attack from the sun. Overtook the enemy, he struck him a blow on his plane. Landed by parachute.
May 24, 1942 Captain Kozlov N.A. flew on a plane MiG-3 to intercept enemy reconnaissance aircraft. In the area of the village Morozov (now Volgograd region) at an altitude of 9500 meters, he found Ju-88, heading in the direction of Stalingrad. Having caught up with the enemy, he joined with him in battle. Firing, fascist moved to nosedive. Kozlov followed him. Having caught up with the enemy, he dropped his tail and pulled the trigger, but the queue is not followed (overload twisted tape). Then he decided to go to ram. At this time, "Junkers" tried to escape in the clouds. Kozlov caught up with him at the edge of the clouds and spiral cut off the tail, causing him an enemy aircraft fell to the ground. From strike fighter first thrown up, then he rolled over and fell on the field near the village of Morozovska. Came to the rescue farmers have helped the pilot get out of the cab.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Alexandrovich Kozlov was awarded on Feb. 14, 1943 over 495 combat sorties, . 101 dogfight and 12 personal and 5 in the group shot down enemy planes.,
. In September 1943 he was appointed commander of the 907 th Fighter Regiment (9 th Fighter Aviation Corps, Kursk Corps Air Defense)
. The war ended in Berlin. Total has made 620 sorties. In 127 combat aircraft shot down 23 enemy aircraft (of which 20 Б+T bombers).
Fter the war he continued service in the Air Defense Forces. In 1954 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff. Since May 1976, Major General Aviation Kozlov Б+T in Stock. Lives in Moscow.
. H agrazhden Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, 3 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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