(5. 6. 1916)
P rokopenko Fyodor - retired colonel. Born June 5, 1916 in the city Mariinsk Kemerovo. Russian. From 1927 he lived in the town of Taiga Irkutsk region. A Pioneer, instructor of Sport Shooting Activities. In 1933 he graduated from Tajginskij Aero Club, on a pilot-instructor. In 1936 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk school instructor pilot Osoaviahima. I was at work in the flying club instructor Cities Great Luke and Podolsk.
In the army since 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Kachin Military Aviation Pilot School, on a pilot-instructor. In Defense of Sevastopol carried out 10 sorties.
In Private World War II from June 1942 in the 434-th (32 th Guards) Fighter Regiment. Participated in the defense of Stalingrad. From November 1942 БT on the Kalinin Front. After being seriously wounded in 1943 flew the Po-2. Soon he was appointed the senior navigator 3rd Guards Fighter Aviation Division. Directed the aircraft to land, was putting them on purpose. Until the end of the war flying the Po-2, performing a variety of tasks on the transport of goods and people on the front. During the war, carried out 126 sorties, he personally shot down 16 enemy planes.
. W tion Hero Russia Fyodor Prokopenko awarded March 27, 1996 for their courage and heroism in the Great Patriotic War.
. Since 1945 БT in stock
. He worked as chief Podolsky flying club, Vice-Chief of Aviation of the Ministry of Forestry of the USSR.
Since 1949 the army again. He served in the Department of Air Force combat training of the Moscow Military District. БT Since 1950, the Office of Air Force training. In 1952-1955 БT chief of the Air Force helicopter Center. In 1956 he graduated from Kuksa at the Air Force Academy (now БT Gagarin). He continued his service in command positions in Air Force units, the Main Staff of the Army and commanded a helicopter aviation. Total mastered more than 50 types of aircraft. Since 1976, Colonel Prokopenko F.F. БT in stock.
Lives in Moscow. Works as an engineer and instructor in the OKB behalf by Mil.
Honored Military Pilot USSR (1967). He was awarded the Order of Lenin, . 3 Orders of Red Banner, . 2 orders of World War 1-st degree, . 3 Orders of Red Star, . Б• Order For Service to the Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces Б•L 3rd degree, . medals "For Military Merit", . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For Victory over Germany, and foreign decorations.,
Biography provided by A. Simonov