(20. 4. 1919 - 3. 5. 1997)
A eonov Nikolai Ivanovich - Squadron 183rd Fighter Regiment (294 th Fighter Division, . 4 th Fighter Air Corps, . 5-th Air Army, . 2-Second Ukrainian Front), Senior Lieutenant,
. Born April 20, 1919 in the village now Kremyanoe Korenevskaya Kursk region in the family of employee. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1943. After the 7 classes turner in Kursk at the repair plant named after MI Kalinin, while he studied at the flying club. In the Red Army in 1937. In 1939 he graduated from the military aviation school pilots.
The Great Patriotic War from June 1942. Senior Lieutenant Leonov, NI. in November 1943 made 173 sorties, 31 air battle shot down 15 enemy planes. In January 1944, Nazi bomber rammed a Ju-87. Landed the damaged plane.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star", Nikolai Leonov awarded April 13, 1944.
. After the war he continued to serve in the Air Force
. In 1951 he graduated from the Higher Officers tactical flight training. Since 1957, Colonel Leonov - in stock. He lived in the city of Rostov region Bataysk. He worked as controller at the factory. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals. Died May 3, 1997.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
Sources: 1) The immortal feats
. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
3) Gold Stars smoking. - Voronezh: Central Chernozemnoe ed., 1966
4) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.