(5. 5. 1915 - 10. 10. 1979)
Alex M asnev Nikanorovich Squadron 13th Fighter Regiment (201 th Fighter Division, . 2 nd Mixed Air Corps, . 4-th Air Army, . North-Caucasian Front) Captain,
. Born May 5, 1915 in the village ready Alekseevskogo (now - Krasnenskaye) area of the Belgorod region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1943. In 1931 his family moved to Moscow. Graduated 9 classes. He worked as a fitter-machinist at CHP. In the Red Army since 1938. In the same year he graduated from 2W Borisoglebsk Red Banner military aviation school pilots Chkalov.
. In Private World War II from June 1941.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexei Nikanorovich Masnevu awarded on Aug. 24, 1943 over 356 combat sorties, . 70 dogfighting, . 10 personal and 7 in the group shot down enemy planes.,
. He fought until the end of the war
. The war ended in Prague. Total has made about 500 sorties.
Fter the war he continued to serve in the Air Force. In 1947 he graduated from the Higher tactical flight KUOS. He commanded the aviation part of. Since 1959, the Major Masny - in stock. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner and medals.
In action on Oct. 10, 1979. Buried in Krasnodar.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
Sources: 1) Boykov rm
. On the main directions. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1984.
2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
3) Heroes-belgorodtsy. - Voronezh: Central Chernozemnoe kn. ed., 1972.