(21. 9. 1918 - 26. 11. 1992)
Dr. Mitri A. Medvedev commander of the 486 th Fighter Regiment (279 th Fighter Division, . 3rd Guards Ground Attack Air Corps, . 5-th Air Army, . 2-Second Ukrainian Front), Lieutenant Colonel,
. Born September 21, 1918 in the village Uzlovaya (now city) of the Tula region in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1944. Graduated 9 classes. In the Red Army in 1935. In 1937 he graduated from the 8 th Odessa military aviation school pilots named PD Osipenko and served in the Belorussian Military District.
In the fighting on Private Khalkhin Gol summer 1939. He commanded a squadron of 22 Fighter Regiment (23rd Fighter Aviation Brigade, 1 st Army Group). Results in the sky of Mongolia has made 75 sorties, shot down 2 fighters (including one I-96 - at sea roach on a collision course) and 1 enemy bomber. For this company was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Mongol, was promoted ahead of senior lieutenant.
In private trader Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 the. Flying in the biplane-153, commanded by a link 7 th Fighter Wing Squadron of Joseph Gabe. The regiment was based on the frozen lake Valk - Jцгrvi (now it is called Nakhimovskom), was engaged in ground attack ground targets, and escort its bombers. Commanded the regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Toropchin. In early March 1940 the aircraft Medvedev was hit by antiaircraft fire and the pilot miraculously survived - the machine fell to the ground shattered to pieces. Within a week, some cure, he participated in the battles for the liberation of Vyborg.
H as the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. During the war, Dmitry Medvedev has made 298 sorties, destroyed 14, and personally in the group of 15 enemy aircraft (not including victories at the Halkin - Gol).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Dmitry Medvedev awarded May 15, 1946, and the courage shown by high-flying skills in the fight against fascist invaders.
. Fter the war in 1951, he graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy
. He commanded Fighter Air Division. In 1959 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff. He taught at the Military - Engineering Academy Mozhaiskogo. Since 1975, Lieutenant-General Medvedev - in stock. He lived in Leningrad, was Chairman of the Council of war and labor veterans.
P ended November 26, 1992. Buried in Leningrad.
. H agrazhden 2 orders of Lenin, . 6 Orders of the Red Banner, . 2 orders of the Patriotic War 1 degree, . Order of Red Banner of Labor, . 2 orders of Red Star, . Order "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces" 3 degrees, . medals,
. His name squad were pioneering school Б•¬ 59 cities Uzlovaya, the electrical locomotive depot of the railway station Uzlovaya.
H achalo Great Patriotic War, Dmitry Medvedev met already in Brody (Western Ukraine), consisting of 92-th Fighter Wing
. The first day of shooting down a bomber Ju-88. June 24, in the hardest battle c 12-Me-109, destroyed 2 aircraft. July 20, in carrying out reconnaissance mission in the White Church, was shot down, jumped with a parachute from a burning "Seagulls" and only on the third day reached its parts. In early August 1941 it was hit again, had to sit on a forced, under fire "Messers". Soon the regiment was sent to rearm in Kharkiv, where pilots have already mastered the new MiG-3. But in November, instead of the front, they smuggled (no planes) to the rear, under the Gorky.
Only in early 1942 the regiment moved to the Volkhov Front, to defend Leningrad. After becoming deputy commander of the regiment, Major D. A. Medvedev has already flown on LaGG-3. The fighting was fierce, on some days had to perform from 7 - 8 sorties. Particularly heavy bout came in the Meat Bora, which operated a special group of German hunters, who flew to the "Messer" with red noses.
In February 1943 the regiment was sent to Gorky, to rearm the planes La-5. Already in May 1943, graduating, 92 th Regiment went to the Central Front, which joined the 270 th Fighter Air Division 16 Air Army. In the battle of Kursk, for the first 5 days of battle, Dmitry Medvedev personally down 3 enemy planes. Then, in 24 years, took command of the 486 th Fighter Wing neighboring 279 th Fighter Division. At the end of July, in an air battle over Kromy, opened the scoring victories in the new team - once 2 dive-bombers destroyed a Ju-87.
On the shadow of the regiment was sent to the newly re in the Gorky region. Receiving brand-new La-5FN, in early 1944, the 486-th IAP went to the 2-th Ukrainian Front, which has actively participated in the summer Yasso - Kishinev operation and the release of Romania.
. Autumn of 1944, contributing 2-First Ukrainian Front began fighting on the territory of Hungary
. After the liberation of Budapest, the regiment took part in the liberation of Slovakia and the capital of Austria - the city of Vienna. War Dmitry Medvedev graduated in Czechoslovakia. In the air battles over Prague, he shot down several enemy planes
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