(11. 7. 1916 - 23. 10. 1986)
H Hovik Alexey squadron commander and navigator 17 Fighter Regiment (205 th Fighter Division, 2-Air Army, the Voronezh Front) - Captain. Born November 7, 1916 in Moscow in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. Graduated from the 7 classes and school FZU. In the flying club learned to fly a glider and U-2 plane. Upon completion in 1936, Ulyanovsk Pilot School instructors worked at the flying club. In the Red Army from 1939. In 1939 he graduated from the 2-S Borisoglebsk Red Banner Military Aviation Pilot School Chkalov. Served under Lutsk in the post of deputy chief commander of the courses 205 th Fighter Division.
The Great Patriotic War from June 22, 1941. The first day was opened by combat schyt, knocking on I-16 spotter Hs-126 and bomber Ju-88. Summer of 1941 led managers pursue exploration in the area of Lviv. At the train station found a large concentration of enemy trains and led a link to attack. After the shelling, the PC-s and machine guns at the station fires broke out, which brought her a long time of order.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexei Ivanovich Novikov was awarded on Feb. 4, 1943 for 242 combat sorties, . 34 air boyab 11 person (of which 1 is a battering ram), shot down enemy planes, and for displaying courage and high flying skills.,
. Later fought at Stalingrad
. In early 1943, Captain Novikov was appointed deputy commander of the 3rd Fighter Air Corps on fire training. In the case shelves arranged show fights, organized conferences, taught young pilots by example. He fought in the skies of the Kuban and the Crimea, Lithuania, Poland. His last battle, Lieutenant Colonel Novikov held May 2, 1945 over Berlin.
Altogether during the war flew about 500 combat sorties, shot down in aerial combat 22 enemy planes.
Fter the war he continued service in the Air Force. In 1960 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff. Since 1970, Major General Aviation Novikov - Retired. Lived and worked in Moscow. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, 4 orders of the Red Star and medals.
Died Oct. 23, 1986. He was buried in Moscow on Vagankovskoye cemetery.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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