(16. 9. 1915 - 10. 11. 1946)
A LEXANDER G. Nakonechnikov, Guard lieutenant colonel, commander of the 78-th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment of the Red Banner of the Volga, was born September 30, 1915 in a. Dergachi Dergachivske district of Saratov region. Russian. He studied at the junior high school, place of birth. In 1933, for the Komsomol left the Air Force, graduated from military school pilots. In 1938, as an internationalist fighters fought the fascists in Spain.
During the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 16-th Air Army in the South-West, Stalingrad, the Don, the Central and 1 st Belorussian fronts. Participated in the defense of Kiev, Stalingrad and Kursk battles, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy on its territory. For military distinction awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1939, . 1943, . 1945), . Order of Suvorov 3rd degree (1943), . Alexander Nevsky (1943), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . medal "For Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the liberation of Warsaw", . "For the capture of Berlin and others.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medals 3olotaya Star Alexander G. Nakonechnikovu awarded July 1, 1944 for his able leadership of the regiment, . 81 sortie to attack the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,
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. G. Nakonechnikov finished in Berlin, commander of the Guards Ground Attack Air Division. Died Nov. 10, 1946. Buried in g. Baranovichi. In the name of the hero named Dergachivska school.
W turmovoy Wing Nakonechnikov adopted in May 1942. In the days of intense fighting at Stalingrad, the personnel of the regiment showed high airmanship, courage and valor in the performance of combat missions. On new machines, the IL-2 produced a regiment of 514 successful flights and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. Excellent action of the regiment were marked by a special decree of the Military Council of 66 th Army, on the proposal that all the pilots were awarded government awards. In March 1943, the regiment was awarded the title of the Guard and the honorary title of "Volga".
During the Battle of Kursk Guard pilots headed Nakonechnikovym multiplied the glory of the regiment. Command had instructed them to perform the most complex and demanding combat missions. These tasks, in spite of high saturation areas of enemy antiaircraft purposes, always performed with high military skills. Large groups of planes led the battle personally by the commander of the regiment.
. 1 July 1943 the regiment, driven Nakonechnikovym, produced a massive bombing attack hit the crowd of vehicles, shops, warehouses with ammunition and fuel at the station Glukhov
. The attack resulted in lower altitudes there were several large fires, accompanied by strong explosions.
July 9, 1943 a group of 15 ground attack, led by Nakonechnikovym on the way to the goal was intercepted by twenty "Focke-Wulf". Despite the numerical superiority of the enemy, tips, rebuild order of battle, bravely joined the battle, which were shot down three enemy fighters. After that Soviet pilots bombed the enemy infantry and tanks, and lossless returned to their base. This dogfight, as an outstanding example of the flight of art, has been highlighted in the newsletter of the Air Force Red Army in 1943 and studied ground-attack pilot in combat units and aviation schools.
. Nakonechnikov educate subordinates example of courage, bravery and military skill
. Many pilots, trained Nakonechnikovym, immortalized their names showing in combat high military prowess. For example, 19 July 1943 in an attack on a column of enemy tanks in the leading group Zhernovets Lieutenant Cherezov aflame sent his plane to accumulation of enemy tanks. The example of the fearless falcon followed and his wingman Lieutenant Ageev. A noble act of self-sacrifice heroes pilots disrupted the attack of enemy tanks.
. In September 1943, the regiment Nakonechnikova was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
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