(2. 4. 1921 - 12. 1. 1978)
P inchuk Nicholas G. commander 1 st Squadron 18 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (303rd Fighter Air Division, 1 st Air frmiya, the 3rd Belorussian Front) - Guard Captain
. Born Feb. 4, 1921 in the village Budyonovka now Bobruisk district, Mogilev region into a peasant family. Belorus. Member of the CPSU since 1945. In 1940 he graduated 10 classes of school and Bobruisk Aeroclub. In the same year, volunteered to serve in the Red Army. In October 1942, arrived in the 18-th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. August 30, 1943 near the town Yelnya, Nicholas Pinchuk was injured after ramming an enemy dive bomber Ju-87. He was sent to hospital for treatment. September 2 all the wounded were taken by car to the train station for evacuation to the rear. On the way Pinchuk fled to his regiment and a month was already back in the fighting ranks. In spring 1944 he was appointed deputy commander, and in January 1945 - Commander of 1 st Squadron.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolay G. Pinchuk awarded April 19, 1945 for 226 combat sorties, . 46 air battles and shot down 18 enemy planes, and for displaying courage and high flying skills.,
. All during the war Nicholas Pinchuk made 307 sorties, taking part in 68 air battles, shooting down 24 enemy aircraft - 22 in person (a battering ram), and 2 in the group.
. Fter the war he continued service in the Air Force
. In 1954 he graduated with honors from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. Honored Military Pilot of the USSR (1969). Since 1975, Colonel Pinchuk - in stock. Lived in Minsk. Author of the book: "In the air - Yaks!". He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of Red Star, Order of Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR "of 3 degrees, medals.
. In action 12 January 1978 buried in Minsk at the Moscow Cemetery.
By the end of August 1943 Guard Lieutenant Pinchuk had on his account had several victories
. So, . In July 1943, at an altitude of 8000 meters Nicholas overtook and destroyed the long-range reconnaissance Ju.88, . and just a few days after this, . paired with Vladimir Balandin shoot down spy - spotter Fw.189, . with the crew of "frame" (all 3 persons), . Bailed out and was captured by our soldiers,
. In late August, destroying a German fighter Fw.190.
August 30, 1943 Guard Lieutenant Pinchuk NG. afternoon flew in the Management of Yak-9 under the command of Captain Guard Sibirina SA. to cover for ground troops in the city of Smolensk region Yelnya. In the area of the front line of our pilots found a group of enemy bombers He-111 and Ju-87 fighters escorted by FW-190. Captain led Sibirin link in the attack on the bombers. Pinchuk paired with Lobasheva DA. attacked the "Junkers". Selecting a goal, Pinchuk went on the attack. Ju-87 began to maneuver, does not aim at giving. The label queue Pinchuk hit the enemy. Unscrewing the side, he was at the tail of another bomber. He pulled the trigger, but the cannon and machine guns were silent. At this time the shooter "Junkers aircraft fired and wounded him Pinchuk. In order not to miss the enemy, Pinchuk decided to ram. Dovernuv right and increasing the speed, he hit a console, right-wing on the cockpit bomber. He began to fall apart into pieces and fell to the ground. Being wounded in the chest and right arm, left Pinchuk falling fighter and opened the parachute. Two FW-190 tried to shoot him in the air, but at this time in the fight entered the French pilots of "Normandie". One of them - A. Durand - forged battle "Focke-Wulf" than it gave the opportunity to land Pinchuk. During the descent by parachute, he was wounded in the chest. Came to the rescue infantrymen sent him to the hospital.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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