(6. 12. 1912 - 29. 1. 1993)
H ikolay Kuznetsov, Major, deputy commander of the 58 th Bomber Aviation Regiment. Born Dec. 6, 1912 in g. Saratov. Russian. Initial education in the 9-th of a mixed school and factory school food workers. In 1934, after the first year of the Saratov Institute of Mechanization of Agriculture behalf MI. Kalinina, Engels went to military school pilots. In 1937 - 1941 he served in parts of the bombers.
. Participated in the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940 period, for military distinction was awarded the medal "For Courage".
. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the North-West
. Leningrad and 3-Byelorussian fronts. He took part in the heroic defense of Leningrad, in the defeat of Nazi troops in the Karelian Isthmus, near Narva and Pskov, in the territory of Estonia and East Prussia. For services to the country awarded three Orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1-th degree, the Red Star and medals "For Service in Battle", "Partisan of Patriotic War," 1-th degree, "For the Defense. Leningrad "," For the capture of Koenigsberg "," For Victory over Germany in World War II 1941 - 1945 gg. "And four commemorative medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Vasilyevich Kuznetsov was awarded June 29, 1945 for the 329 successful bombing sorties and shown courage and bravery.,
. After the war, in 1955, NV
. Kuznetsov graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. In 1960 the rank of colonel from the Soviet Army transferred to the reserve.
NV Kuznetsov lived and worked in Mr.. Michurinsk Tambov region. Died Jan. 29, 1993.
NV Kuznetsov flew day and night, in simple and complex meteorological conditions, alone and in group. However bomber blows he destroyed the manpower and military equipment of the enemy on the battlefield, . aerodromes, . railway stations, . seaports, . perform special tasks of Staff of the Leningrad front for exploration targets in the rear of the enemy and ensure the guerrilla weapon, . ammunition and food,
. Each sortie was carried out a daring pilot with great skill, was associated with risk to life.
. Day 18 July 1941 bombing at the crossing of the river in the area Shelon Soltsy Kuznetsov aircraft was hit by enemy fighters and burned
. Radioman-gunner was killed. Beating off the persistent attacks of the fascist fighters, Kuznetsov burning plane landed safely on the line of the front edge of our troops.
. At night, May 8, 1944 in carrying out the demanding task of Staff of the front plane, piloted by Kuznetsov, was severely damaged by ground fire and enemy fighters over the city of Rakvere
. The machine rapidly losing altitude, became unwieldy. Applying their skills and experience, Kuznetsov landed at the nearest airport, saving the life of the crew and delivering the command of valuable data about the enemy.
. September 13, 1944 pilots, led by Major Kuznetsov, accurate bombing raids destroyed the headquarters of the tank corps of the enemy in the manor Holdren
. October 9, 1944 Nine "Petlyakov" under the command of Major Kuznetsova in the attack on the pier on the island of Saaremaa Island destroyed 2 enemy transport troops, 4 boats and 2 landing barges.
. Total, . According to staff of, . Major Kuznetsov during the war years made 360 sorties and destroyed 5 tanks, . 11 railway wagons with troops, . 5 aircraft at aerodromes, . 2 river crossings, . 3 warehouses with ammunition and fuel, . 21 car, . 1 locomotive, . 4Z fortified enemy building, . 2 Marine Transport, . 5 boats and landing barges and a lot of military equipment, . defenses and the enemy.
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