(26. 2. 1923 - 2. 11. 2001)
By onstantin A. Ryabov, a senior lieutenant, deputy commander of Squadron 190 th Attack Aviation Regiment, was born February 26, 1923 in g. Volsk, Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the 16 th high school in Mr.. Wolski and Aeroclub. In 1941 he voluntarily entered a military school Engelsokuyu pilots who graduated in July 1942.
. From April 1943 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 4, 8, I 15-th Air Army in the North Caucasus, 4-th Ukrainian and 2 nd Baltic, fronts
. He participated in the liberation of the North Caucasus, the Crimea, the Pskov region, Latvia and defeat the enemy on the territory of East Prussia. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded four Orders of the Red Banner (1943 - 2, . 1945 - 2), . Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), . Bogdan Khmelnitsky 3rd degree, . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Order of Red Banner of Labor, . three orders of the Red Star (1943, . 1956 - 2), . "For Service to Motherland in the Armed Forces' 3rd degree, . medal for military merit "(1951), . "For the Defense of the Caucasus", . "For the capture of KцTnigsberg", . "For perfect service" 1-th degree and other other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Konstantin Ryabov awarded on October 26 19144
. year for 126 combat missions in the Il-2, causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.
The war ended with the rank of Major, squadron commander. In 1945, Ryabov retrained for a fighter pilot. He served in the Far and Middle East, north and west.
Fter the end of 1952 the Air Force Academy for eight years, he commanded first aviation regiment, then - the 303rd Fighter Aviation Division. It was his division had the honor of the first to master the latest at that time, Su-7. For successes Ryabov promoted to the rank of Major General and as the most promising officer was sent to the Military Academy of the General Staff.
. After the Academy he served as chief of the Air Force combat training Army Group South, Deputy Commander of the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Service
. Double Ryabov was a military advisor to the Syrian Air Force commander. And the second time I went there at the personal request of President Assad of Syria Hafisa, which is very highly valued by Konstantin Andreevich for deep knowledge of flight case.
Since 1979, Major-General K. A. Ryabov in otsavke. He was deputy chief of the House aviation and astronautics, led by the Council of Veterans 214 th Air Division. Honored Military Pilot of the USSR, a military pilot class 1. Honorary Citizen of Volsk and Temryuk. Lived in Moscow. Died Nov. 2, 2001.
In April - May 1944 troops of the 4 th Ukrainian Front and the Independent Coastal Army conducted an operation to liberate the Crimea. Effective support to ground forces provided air. Soviet bombers, . fighter and attack aircraft used heavy blows on the retreating Nazi troops, . vehicles of the enemy, . sites, roads and railways, . What contributed to the rapid and complete defeat of the Crimean enemy,
. Lieutenant Ryabov during the Crimean operation, which lasted about a month, made 27 sorties, each of which showed fearlessness, courage and great skill.
. The first day of our offensive on the part of the Kerch Peninsula, April 11, 1944, Ryabov participated in a massive raid on the waste ground attack enemy columns in areas Suleymanovki and seven wells
. Direct hits from bombs, he destroyed the gun, then fire a cannon set fire to two vehicles with ammunition.
Using the ports of Crimea, the enemy evacuated by sea, the troops and loot. April 16 were obtained intelligence about the concentration in the Yalta port a large number of German transports. The "sludge", which included the aircraft and Ryabov, was ordered to strike at the enemy ships. When approaching the goal attack aircraft were fired anti-aircraft machine-gun fire from warships stationed in the outer roads. Maneuvering between the discontinuities, the Ilyushin went into the attack. Ryabov elected as a goal of greater self-propelled barge, loaded with troops and materiel. Descending to strafing, he threw a series of bombs, one of which hit the bow of the vessel. The barge caught fire and then sank.
After the liberation of the Crimea, 190 th Regiment was transferred to the Baltic. Here Ryabov, as the best pilot, self-led groups or flew as a "hunter" in a pair with Lieutenant Smokovinym. July 27 1944goda station Kukas Ryabov set fire to two cars with goods and destroyed four vehicles. August 6 in the region of Devin found in the woods carefully camouflaged anti-aircraft artillery battery of the enemy and brought her out of action. August 8 defeated enemy convoy, killing 8 cars ...
. Results for the period from April 20, 1943 to August 10, 1944 Ryabov destroyed 13 tanks, . 97 cars, . 23 anti-aircraft guns and 17 field, . barge sank, . destroyed 25 bunkers and dugouts, . 13 cars burned, . 6 caused fires and the explosion of great force, . dispersed and partly destroyed and 1000 soldiers and officers.,
. In 1952, KA
. Ryabov graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968