(20. 7. 1906 - 2. 1. 1989)
M azuruk Ilia Pavlovich - Pilot. Born 20 (7 st.s) in July 1906 in Brest-Litovsk (now Б┬ city of Brest, Belarus). Belorus. After seven years of school he worked in Orel City Party Committee. In the army since 1927. In 1928 he graduated from the Leningrad military-theoretical school Air Force in 1929 Б┬ Borisoglebsk Air Force Pilot School. He served in line units the Air Force.
Since 1932 Б┬ pilot, commander, Civil Air Fleet in the Far East. One of the first mastered a number of new overhead lines in Sakhalin and Kamchatka, the Northern Sea Route. In 1936 he flew in the polar aviation.
. In 1937, as commander of the TB-3 aircraft was involved in planting the first drifting research station North Pole Б▄═ 1 Б√═.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Ilya Pavlovich Mazuruk awarded June 27, 1937 for courage and heroism in carrying out this task.
. In 1938-1947 Б┬ Head of the Polar Aviation NSRA
. In 1939 he graduated from refresher commanders at the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky.
. Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 as commander of a bomber TB-3, performed several sorties.
. In Private World War II: from July 1941 Б┬ commander of the aviation group of the Northern Fleet Air Force, since 1942 head of the Krasnoyarsk Б┬ airway, . from 1943 Б┬ commander 1 st ferry aircraft division, . directed ferry route from Alaska to the USSR (Krasnoyarsk) for the supply of lend-lease American aircraft.,
. In 1947-1953 Б┬ Deputy Head of Research and Testing Institute GVF
. Б┬ Since 1953, retired. Worked in the NSRA, made 254 flights on drifting station. In 1955-1956 Б┬ flight commander of the detachment of the first marine expedition to Antarctica. In January 1956 the first landed an AN-2 at the tip of the iceberg in Antarctica.
Lived in Moscow. Died Jan. 2, 1989. He is buried in Moscow on Troekurov cemetery.
Major General Aviation (1946). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 3 orders of World War 1-st degree, 2 orders of Red Banner of Labor, 3 orders of Red Star and medals, and foreign awards.
. Test pilots Aeroflot (with AA Lebedev)
. M., 1991.