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Ol'khovskii Nikolai Ivanovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(10. 10. 1909 - 26. 8. 1978)

About lhovsky Nikolai Ivanovich Commander 240 th Fighter Regiment (302 th Fighter Division, 5 th Air Army, the Steppe Front) Major. Born October 10, 1909 in the village now Mieе+aе- Orsha district, Vitebsk region in a peasant family. Belorus. Member of the CPSU since 1932. Graduated 1 course Pedagogical School in Orsha. In the Red Army since 1927. In 1928 he graduated from the Leningrad military theoretical Pilot School in 1930 - 3rd Orenburg Air Force Pilot School and letnabov behalf Voroshilov, in 1936 - Air Force Academy.

. Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, commanded a regiment of reserve air
. In January 1943, a commander in the 193rd Fighter Regiment (302 th Fighter Division, 4 th Fighter Aviation Corps, 2-Air Army, the Voronezh Front). After one day the pilots of his regiment not fulfilled his assignment, demoted to squadron commander. In December 1943, the newly appointed commander of the 240 th Fighter Regiment, the same division.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Ivanovich Olkhovsky awarded on Feb. 4, 1944 in 84 sorties, . 17 dogfighting, . 12 downed enemy planes, and for displaying courage and high flying skills.,

. In August 1944, the Major Olhovskiy NI
. in an air battle near the river crossing near the village of Ungeny Prut (Moldova) on the La-5 fighter bomber rammed an enemy Ju-87. Safely landed at his airfield.

The war ended in Prague. All made 128 sorties, 34 aircraft shot down 19 aircraft fighting the enemy.

Fter the war he continued service in the Air Force. Since 1953, Colonel Ol'khovskii - in stock. Lived in Moscow. Worked at a construction crane operator. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, Red Star and medals.

. In action on Aug. 26, 1978.

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Biography provided by AE Melnikov


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. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Kalinin VV, Makarenko Az. Heroes feats in the Kharkiv. - Kharkiv, 1970


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