(8. 2. 1919 - 20. 3. 1985)
H ovoselov Kuzma Vasilyevich - Deputy Commander of Squadron 115 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (7 th Guards Fighter Division, . 2-nd Fighter Air Corps, . 2-Air Army, . 1-st Ukrainian Front) Guard lieutenant,
. Born February 8, 1919 in the village Klimin now Sernurskogo district Mari Republic in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1941. Early left without parents: his father was killed during the liberation of the Far East against the Japanese in 1920, his mother died of typhus in the same year. He was brought up in an orphanage in the city Urzhum Kirov region. He graduated from the 8 classes. He worked at the leather factory in Kazan, and simultaneously studied at the flying club. In the Red Army from May 25, 1939. He served in Ukraine in the convoy troops.
On the Great Patriotic War from the first day. In the area of Boryspil conquered in battle the enemy flag and car. By covering the crossing of the Dnieper, was wounded and was in hospital. The hospital was captured by the enemy. He escaped from captivity. Was captured, but escaped again. To his left on Nov. 7, 1941. Since pneumonia sent to the hospital.
After the hospital was in a spare Aviation Regiment. He flew the U-2. Soon he was appointed commander-level management. The summer of 1942 began to master sergeant Novoselov Yak-1. Then became an instructor pilot, flight commander completed courses. At the front came after numerous reports only in the autumn of 1943.
. With tarshy pilot 146 th Fighter Regiment (7 th Guards Fighter Air Division, 2 nd Fighter Air Corps, 15 Air Army, Bryansk Front) Lieutenant Novoselov, KV
. fall of 1943, consisting of four Yak-1B was patrolling near the town of Mtsensk Oryol region. At this time appeared a group of enemy bombers, Ju-88 escorted by Me-109. Our pilots went out of the sun and dive bombers attacked. Novoselov went to the tail of a "Junkers" and knocked him. Then attacked the second. Novoselov fired a queue, but the "Junkers" continued to fly. Then Novoselov came close to him and the propeller cut off his tail. Then, slipped down below the bombers, attacked the Me-109. On-board weapons and denied it again rammed. On impact the plane Novoselova caught "Messerschmitt" and he had to use a parachute. The German pilot, too, jumped with a parachute. Even in the air between them, shots were exchanged. On the ground Novoselov joined with the Nazis in melee. He came to the aid of the infantry, who tied German ace.
He fought on the 1 st Baltic, 3-m 1-Belorussian and First Ukrainian fronts. He flew the Yak-7 "Soviet Latvia". One flew to the U-2 and bomb a restaurant, which killed about 300 German officers, for which he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. A few days later in a dogfight to save his commander, shot down Me-109. For this he was awarded the title of "lieutenant". July 28 in a night battle near the river Neman shot down 2 bomber Ju-87.
Guard Lieutenant Novoselov, KV. the end of the war has made 235 sorties, 37 air battles personally shot down 17 and in Group 5 enemy planes. The war ended in Berlin. On the morning of May 1, 1945 dropped from an airplane Victory flag over the Reichstag.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Novoselova Kuzma awarded June 27, 1945.
. After the war he continued to serve in the Air Force
. July 7, 1953 Novoselov retired lieutenant colonel in the reserve for sickness. Lived in Voroshilovgrad. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, medals. Died March 20, 1985.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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