(17. 7. 1917 - 4. 9. 1942)
P irozhkov Boris Squadron 787 th Fighter Regiment (125 th Fighter Division, Army air defense of the country), Senior Lieutenant. Born July 17, 1917 in Perm in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. Graduated from the 7 classes and school FZU. He worked as a milling machine at an engineering plant. He studied at the flying club. In the Red Army in 1937. In 1939 he graduated from the Perm military aviation school pilots. In June 1940, Lieutenant Pirojkov arrived in the 124 th Fighter Regiment.
Member of the Great Patriotic War, the first day. Member defense of Moscow. By September 1942 Pirojkov B.G.sovershil 242 combat sorties, shot down in aerial combat 5 aircraft of the enemy. September 4, 1942 rammed an enemy plane, but he was badly wounded and the wounds on the same day he died. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union's Boris Pirozhkova posthumously awarded on Feb. 14, 1943.
. P Ohorona in the city of Tula, where his name placed on the stela - a monument of heroes Tula
. In Perm street named after him at the school building and flying club, where he studied, a memorial plaque.
September 14, 1941 at 12.30 Lieutenant Pirojkov BG. flew at the head of a pair of MiG-3 along with a second lieutenant Dovgiy VI. intercept enemy air reconnaissance Ju-88, heading towards Moscow. Finding the enemy in the Tula region, at an altitude of 7000 meters, our pilots attacked him. Under the guise of a slave Pirojkov went to intelligence in the tail and opened fire. Fascist answered the same. Maneuvering in height and course, he tried to leave. Pirojkov not behind. Catching sight of an enemy plane, he pulled the trigger, but the shots are not followed. Then he decided to go to ram. By increasing the speed, Pirozhkov rushed to the enemy. When the bomber is left up to 2 meters, he gave the control knob on my own and screw their fighters cut off the right side of the stabilizer and rudder fascist aircraft. Despite the injury, the scout went on to decline to go in the direction of the front. Then the ram went Dovgiy and propeller of his plane completely cut off from the enemy reconnaissance tail. "Junkers" banked sharply and went to the last peak. He fell near the village of Hanin, 65 km west of Tula. Both of our planes returned safely to their base. Feat young pilots was dedicated issue slots TASS "Б•¬ 269.
H Erez few days, Lieutenant Pirojkov on the outskirts of Moscow Fire of shipborne weapons shot down an enemy reconnaissance Ju-88 at an altitude of 10000 m. When the enemy came close to Moscow, he had to fly and to attack enemy troops, and exploration.
. September 4, 1942 in the Tula region, was discovered a group of enemy bombers, He-111 fighter escort Me-109, en route to Moscow
. Ordering the squadron to attack the enemy, Pirozhkov sent a MiG-3 in the direction of the leading "Heinkel" and a number of rounds set fire to his. Then, maneuver, and ran down the other bomber, which flew under the cover of 6 "Messerschmitt". Catching him in sight, Pirozhkov released two long lines. At this time his plane came under intense enemy fire: gun out of action. Then, giving the gas Pirojkov propeller struck his plane on the "Heinkel" and knocked him. From strike fighter quickly dashed to the ground. Pirozhkov, was seriously wounded and unconscious. At the very ground he came to, the plane leveled and overcoming pain, brought him to their base. Then died of his wounds.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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