(18. 9. 1918)
A LEXANDER D. Putin, a senior lieutenant, squadron commander of 624 th Attack Aviation Regiment Molodechno. Born September 18, 1918 in the town of Sokolov (formerly. with. Razboyschina), Saratov region Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from high school and military aviation school. From 1940 to 1960 he served in the Soviet Army.
. From May 1943 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought in the 15, 3, 1 and 2 air armies in Bryansk, 1 and 2 m of the Baltic, 3-m 1-Belorussian and First Ukrainian fronts
. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of the Bryansk and Pskov regions, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet. Army awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1943, 1944, 1945), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), World War 2 nd degree (1943), medals "For Service in Battle" (1950), "For the capture of Berlin, and four other medals .
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexander Dmitrievich Putin awarded 17 June 1945 for 130 combat missions in the Il-2, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,
. Fter the war aq
. Putin - the reserve colonel, lived and worked in Mr.. Ryazan.
In Fine flying skills, excellent knowledge of the material, initiative and courage in battle quickly put forward by Alexander Putin, one of the best pilots of the. After a month's stay at the front, he drove alone to fight large groups of storm troopers and served senior combat missions.
. August 31, 1943 Six sludge "under the command of Putin has been tasked to attack trains at junction Navlya
. Circled over the airfield, attack aircraft rushed to the west. Our troops are advancing, the Nazis, fought delaying actions on intermediate lines, to organize the retreat of the Dnieper, remove from the areas left by the stolen property. The front line was clearly defined the gun flashes and numerous fires. Retreating, the Germans burned villages, destroyed the industry.
When approaching the station fired anti-aircraft guns. Earth sparkled - firing every second grew stronger. Airplane Putin slipped the explosion, but the pilot did not change course. At the station there were three tiers, one of them "vapor" and just about had to start off in the direction of the hamlet Michael. For him something and pointed his team leading ...
One of the bombs dropped by Putin got into the engine. His friends set fire to several covered wagons. With strafing airmen fired guns next train, and then went to Target three times. Exhausted his ammunition, "oozes" lay on the opposite course. At this time the station Navlya slammed a massive explosion, which caused numerous fires.
. Later it became known that a group of Putin destroyed two locomotives, 23 cars, blew up the ammunition depot, destroyed two of the station building and entrance arrows
. Job railway junction was paralyzed before the arrival of our troops.
Putin was memorable for the sortie Feb. 14, 1945, when troops of the 1 st Ukrainian Front began the operation with the aim of encircling breslavlskoy enemy. On this day, eight "sludge" under the command of Mr. Putin launched bombing attack-hit on reserves Germans put forward for the application of a counterattack in the direction of the village Gaydersdorf. Five times the storm troopers came to the target. Sniper fire "sludge" burned 20 vehicles, two tanks and destroyed a company of the Nazis. For excellent performance of combat missions all pilots who participated in this operation was launched thanks to the Military Council of the 5 th Guards Army.
. 92 times Putin has led the group from 6 to 24 attack planes, and each time successfully perform combat tasks.
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