(1918 - 24. 7. 1943)
P atnikov Petr Petrovich - Squadron 53rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (1 Guards Fighter Air Division, 16 th Air Army, the Central Front) Guard lieutenant
. Born in 1918 in the village now Golovinschino Kamensky District, Penza region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. Finished 7 classes, worked on the farm. In the Red Army in 1940. He graduated from the Ulyanovsk military pilots flying school in 1940.
On the Great Patriotic War in January 1942. Guard Lieutenant Ratnikov to June 1943 carried out 220 sorties, carried out 85 air battles, shooting down 11 and in person in the group 4 enemy planes.
. July 24, 1943 near the village of the Orel region Lomovets rammed fascist spotter and when he was killed.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ratnikova Pyotr Petrovich conferred posthumously on Aug. 24, 1943.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War of 2 degrees, the medal
. Bust of Hero is set to Victory Square in the city of Kamenka, Penza Oblast. Forever enrolled in the lists of the military unit.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
2) The heroes and exploits. - Kn. 1. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1966.
3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
4) AD Zaitsev, Roshchin II, Solovyov VN. Enrolled perpetuity. Kn. 2. M.: Politiz, 1990.
5) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
6) Simonov KM. Murmansk area. - Murmansk: 1972
7) KIA VI. Sons of Russia. - M., 1985.