(5. 5. 1917 - 11. 6. 1984)
In sevolod P. Sergeev, Guard lieutenant, commander of the 48-th Guards Air Regiment, long-range reconnaissance. Born May 5, 1917 in a. Fontanelle Balashov District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from the school FZU VG. Kamyshin. He worked as a fitter and also studied at the flying club. In 1938 he enrolled at Engels Air Force Academy.
From November 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War fought performing combat missions for exploration of the enemy in the rear. For services to the Motherland and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1944, . 1956), . Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1943), . three orders of the Red Star (1943, . 1953, . 1955), . medals "For Military Merit" (1948), . "For the capture of Budapest", . "For the capture of Vienna", . "For perfect service" 1-th degree (1958) and five other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vsevolod Pavlovich Sergeyev was awarded on Feb. 4, 1944 for 98 combat missions for the exploration of military installations of the enemy in the rear and for displaying courage and bravery.,
. D of the 1960 VP
. Sergeev continued service in the Soviet Army, giving all their strength and knowledge to training and education of the Soviet soldiers. Dismissed from aviation to health. Reserve colonel lived in g. Minsk. Died June 11, 1984.
T ore and dangerous was the work of the pilot long-range reconnaissance in the war. In the heartland of the enemy, he usually flew alone. At any moment he could attack the enemy fighters, anti-aircraft guns shot down. But pilots scouts get used to the dangers and considered their flights for the exploration of objects deep behind enemy lines everyday affair.
Was usually fly Guard lieutenant Sergeeva and July 19, 1943. In the area of Karachev he crossed the front line and was given command of the route Navlya - Bahmach - Vorozhba-Lgov - Eagle. During the flight were marked on the map and photographed tank columns of the enemy, put forward in the offensive zone of the Western Front from Bryansk, a concentration of enemy trains at railway junctions Navlya, Croft and Michael Vorozhba. The task was performed, and the pilot headed for their base. Sergeev led his Pe-2 under the bottom edge of the clouds at a height of 200 meters. In the area of the Eagle plane suddenly jumped into the cloudless space and fire several shots were fired anti-aircraft artillery batteries. Dodging explosions to climb, Sergeev saw ahead of a group of 20 Nazi bombers, which were tight formation under the cover of 15 Me-109 fighters to bomb the Bryansk Front troops advancing east of the Eagle. The meeting was inevitable, and Sergeyev first attacked with bombs loaded with "Junkers". However, enemy fighters attacked a lone car. Sergeyev took the fight, was shot from the vultures were arrayed. Two "Messerschmitt" went to a frontal attack, hoping that the Soviet pilot did not survive her face, and turn toward. Sergeyev has not changed course and went straight to the fascist. From close range on "Messer" slapped fiery strings of all guns. Enemy aircraft caught fire and crashed to the ground in an area with. Trinity, south-east of Eagle.
Taking advantage of the enemy's confusion, Sergeev moved his aircraft into a steep dive and hedge-hopping away from persecution. After landing at its airport in the car was found brave pilot more than 60 bullet and shrapnel holes. Target has been fully implemented, the command received valuable data on the movement of enemy reserves.
. Lieutenant Sergeyev flew to the exploration of objects deep in the rear in areas of Rostov, Kerch, Kherson, Odessa, Poltava, Kharkov, Kiev, Pavlograd, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Orel, Bryansk, Kursk, Smolensk, Gomel, Minsk and other cities
. They were found and photographed 33 ferry lines of defense and military installations of the enemy on the area of 9567 square kilometers.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968