(20. 9. 1914 - 19. 4. 1995)
P alagin Vladimir Stepanovich - Squadron 188 th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (12 Guards Assault Aviation Division, . 3rd Guards Ground Attack Air Corps, . 5-th Air Army, . 2-Second Ukrainian Front), Guard Captain,
. Born 20 September 1914 in Orenburg with the family of employee. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. Graduated from high school. In 1937 he graduated from the 3rd GVF pilots flying school in the town of Balashov of Saratov region. He worked as a pilot 1-st Moscow transportation aviation detachment. In the Red Army in 1941.
On the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. He fought in the North-West and the Stalingrad front.
Commander of the 873rd Attack Air Regiment (3rd Air Army, Kalinin Front) Lieutenant Palagin VS. January 7, 1943, flew to a group of Il-2 for artelleriysko of attack enemy mortar firing points near the city of Great Luke. In the target area joined in battle with enemy fighters. During the battle plane cut the stabilizer FW-190. The damaged plane landed on its airfield. For this feat was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
Then he fought in the West and 2 nd Ukrainian fronts as Deputy Commander and Squadron. Guard Captain Palagin VS. to April 1945, made 235 sorties for the exploration and ground attack. Destroys 24 tanks, 65 vehicles carrying troops and cargo, 12 field guns, 14 mortars, 15 anti-aircraft guns. In 36 air battles he personally shot down 4 enemy aircraft destroyed and 5 on the ground.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir Stepanovich Palagina conferred May 15, 1946.
. After the war he continued service in the Air Force
. He graduated from the Military Academy of Frunze in 1950. Since 1964, Colonel Palagin - in stock. He lived in Odessa. He worked as head of operations at the airport. Died April 19, 1995.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov grade 3, Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
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