(15. 6. 1920 - 10.1998)
P olunovsky Valery Fedorovich - pilot istribitel. Born June 15, 1920 the city Prokopyevsk now the Kemerovo region in a working class family. Russian. In 1936, after the seven-year, entered the mining school, and in Prokopevsky Aeroclub. In September 1937 became a student of Chita (later Bataysk) Air Fighter School. After his graduation he stayed on as a college instructor. In 1940-1941 served as an instructor pilot in the Perm training regiment at the I-16.
Since the beginning of World War II has repeatedly called with a report to send to the front. In March 1942, was sent to the Kirov, where the regiment was formed night bombers on planes PO-2. On this machine, and he began to fight in separate intelligence Squadron 691 aviation regiment on the Volkhov Front, from 1942 to 1943. From 1943 to March 1944 was the commander of Squadron 845 Fighter Wing 269 Division 14 Air Force.
At the Po-2 performed more than 400 combat missions: flying to the guerrillas, the bombing, the exploration. Then fought on the Yak-1 Yak-3, Yak-7. He flew more than 200 combat sorties. Shot down 13 enemy aircraft (one of them rammed October 1943 in a dogfight at the Volkhov) and the balloon.
. Presented for the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, but soon after that, March 27, 1944, in carrying out their assignment to escort ground attack aircraft was shot down in an unequal air battle in which he killed two enemy fighters
. The wounded was taken prisoner. Was a prisoner of Gross Rosen concentration camp Buchenwald and. After repeated attempts, in 1945, escaped from captivity. Checks Out "SMERSH" and from September 1945 to August 1946 period continued to serve in his regiment. He mastered the new types of aircraft: Yak-9, Yak-11.
However, from a former prisoner tried to escape and he was demobilized. But in civilian life is a stigma Б• Б•L blocked his path in the sky. He worked as a painter and decorator in the Perm Drama Theater, and only after 12 years БT in the 58th once again started to fly in the Perm flying club instructor pilot in the aircraft on-2, Yak-18, Yak-18A, Z-326, Yak-12M. I flew another 20 years, and when retired, about a dozen years was a Methodist aviasportkluba. All this time he taught future pilots. His total flight time was 3500 hours. Learned to fly several hundred young people.
. Use Blank 45 years after the war, December 11, 1990, Valery Fedorovich Polunovskomu was finally awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, Order of Patriotic War I and II degrees, medals.
. He died in October 1998
. Since 1999, his name is Perm aviasportklub.