(5. 3. 1920 - 13. 10. 1944)
In IKTOR A. Kondakov, the Major, the navigator 136-Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment. Born March 5, 1920 in d. Obolyaninovke Krasnoarmeiskii district of Saratov region. Russian. In 1933 he graduated from junior high school N 13 in g. Engels, in 1935 - a school trade schools in machine-building plant in g. Moscow, in 1937 - Aero Club in 1939 - Engels Air Force Academy. In 1936 - 1938 he worked as a turner at the repair tractor factory in g. Engels. In 1939 - 1940 he served in Engel's aviation college instructor of theory and technique of piloting, where he was transferred to the same position in the Tashkent military school shooters, scorers.
. In the Great Patriotic War, participated from November 1941 to October 1944 in the North-West, . Southwestern, . Southern, . 4-m 3-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts, . successively taking up the post of commander of the, . deputy commander and commander of the squadron, . navigator Regiment,
. Participated in the defense of Leningrad and Stalingrad, in the defeat of the Nazis on the river Mius in the Donbass, Crimea, Belarus and Lithuania. For military distinction awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1943 - 2, 1944), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), World War 2 nd degree (1942) and a medal 3a defense of Stalingrad ".
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor A. Kondakov awarded Oct. 26, 1944 for the 160 successful bombing assault against the enemy, . 5 personally shot down enemy planes and for displaying valor and courage.,
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. Kondakov killed in action October 13, 1944. Buried in g. Kaunas. In the name of the hero named the village where he was born, and the street in g. Engels.
All combat sorties Kondakov as leader of the group performed with great precision bombing and attack, with the high art of aerial combat with both bombers and enemy fighters.
. August 2, 1943 during fighting in the Donbass Squadron Kondakova first on the southern front by applying a special incendiary bombs, destroying in that day, 13 enemy tanks.
. August 20, 1943 a group of 11 Il-2, led by Kondakova, was ordered to destroy enemy tanks, concentrated in an area with
. Saur-Mogilska for a counterattack on the troops of the Southern front, breaking through the enemy defenses on the river Mius. When approaching the goal Kondakov found up to 50 S-87 bombers, which, under cover of 4 fighters regrouping in the order of battle over the area with. Crynychka engaged in our units. At the signal Kondakova attack aircraft, taking advantage in height, at high speed crashed into a fascist military formations of bombers. Kondakov attacked the leading. Fascist in a steep dive trying to get away from the blow, but with machine-gun burst from close range Kondakov lit "Junkers", which fell near the village Crynychka. After the first vultures accurate fire of the Soviet pilots were shot down five bombers and one fighter. Hastily dropping bombs on their troops, the rest "Junkers" left the area of battle.
. After successfully completing the air combat, the squadron Kondakova struck the enemy tank grouping.
. More fierce fighting Soviet attack aircraft from enemy bombers, occurred Aug. 30, 1943 in the Novo-Natalevki
. In this air battle group Kondakova was shot down 8 enemy aircraft, including two "Junkers" personally Kondakova and one "Messerschmitt-109" air gunner.
April 11, 1944 6 "Ilyushin headed Kondakov in an area with. Shevchenko accurate bombing assault strikes destroyed 23 minutes battlefield 10 tanks and crushed the two batteries of the enemy. From the air army commander General Khryukin immediately received a telegram: "With Kondakova fought well. All pilots and personally declare Kondakov gratitude. "
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968