(17. 5. 1919 - 14. 1. 1988)
A avrinenkov Vladimir Dmitrievich. Born May 17, 1919 in the village now Ptahino Pochinkovskogo district of Smolensk region in a peasant family. Russian. KPCC Member since 1942. In 1934 he graduated seven years and enrolled in school FZU. He worked as a carpenter and also worked in the flying club. In the Red Army in 1940. In 1941 he graduated from the Military Aviation School Chuguyivske. On it as an instructor. Then served as an instructor in the Chernihiv military aviation school.
On the front was in the midst of the Battle of Stalingrad. Fighting account opened on Aug. 5, 1942. A month of fighting pilot 651 th Fighter Regiment (102 th Fighter Division, Stalingrad Air Defense Corps) Sergeant Lavrinenkov shot down 16 enemy planes. At the end of October 1942 transferred to the 9 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment Odessa (8-th Air Army, South-Western Front). He fought at Bataisk and Rostov-na-Donu.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Deputy Commander Squadron 9 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment Guard lieutenant Vladimir D. Lavrinenkovu awarded May 1, 1943 over 322 sorties, . 78 dogfighting, . 16 personally and in the group shot down 11 enemy planes.,
. In August 1943, rammed an enemy reconnaissance FW-189, then fell into German captivity
. Lull the enemy fled feigned humility. He fought as a partisan, then returned to his unit. From October 1943 to May 1944 had fought in the skies of the Crimea.
. In the Torah medal "Gold Star" Guard Maj. Vladimir D. Lavrinenkov awarded July 1, 1944 for courage and bravery in battle, the successful command of a squadron of 34 enemy aircraft shot down himself.
. In July 1944, after the death Morozov was appointed commander of the 9 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (1-Air Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front)
. After retraining on the plane La-7 had fought in the Baltic region and at Konigsberg. The last combat sorties carried out in the skies of Berlin. All during the war years made 488 sorties in 134 air battles personally shot down 35 and a group of 11 enemy aircraft.
After the war he served in the Army Air Defense. In 1948 he graduated from the Military Academy of Frunze. In 1949-1951 years in command of the aviation division. In 1954 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff. Colonel General of aviation (1971). Since 1977, the chief of staff - deputy chief of Civil Defense of the Ukrainian SSR in 1984 - military advisor of the Kiev military school defense. Was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR 7-th convocation. Several books. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, 6, Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, the Red Star and medals. Died Jan. 14, 1988. Bronze bust of Hero is set in the city Pochinok Smolensk region.
Without war. - Kiev: Ukraine Politizdat, 1982.
Return to the sky. - 2 ed. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1983.
Bells of memory (with Belovolov NN). - Kiev: Ukraine Politizdat, 1986.
Falcon-1. - M.: DOSAAF, 1976.
Sokol-2 "(with Belovolov NN). - Kiev: "Young", 1989.
Sword of honor: The story of the regiment "Normandy-Neman" (with Belovolov NN). - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1988.