(20. 3. 1910 - 11. 5. 1939)
With jers Anatoly Konstantinovich - fighter aircraft squadron commander, Lt.. Born March 20, 1910 in the village of Vorontsovka, Krasnoturinsk City Council of the Sverdlovsk region, in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1931. Secondary Education.
In the Red Army in 1929. He graduated from the Orenburg military school for pilots and letnabov in 1931. In 1934 was appointed commander-level 26-th squadron in Khabarovsk. Studied at the correspondence department of the Air Force Academy. From 1936 - in flight test work at NII VVS RKKA.
Member of the national revolutionary war of the Spanish people in 1936 Б+T 39 years. Under the name of Rodrigo Mateo aviation detachment commander and squadron. June 26, 1937 Serov and Mikhail Yakushin the first of a group of Soviet pilots in Spain rose in the night loitering. June 27, the night shot down a Ju-52 (first night won M. Yakushin, shot down the day before Ju-52 near Brunete). For these victories, both pilots were awarded the Order of Red Banner.
. October 15, 1937 participated in a unique operation to destroy aircraft on the airfield prortivnika Garapinilos near Zaragoza (fighter group led by E. Ptukhin, Chief of Staff AF Arzhanuhin)
. Two squadrons of the I-15 (Serov and Chindosvindo) attacked the airfield with machine guns and small bombs. 4 Squadron-16 (Sarausa, Pleschenko, Devotchenko, Guseva) circled on the case of the enemy in the air, then also attacked ground targets. Meanwhile, 16 SB-2 Senatorova launched a diversionary attack on military targets in Zaragoza. About 60 ready to take off (to attack the Republican airfields) were destroyed or damaged; anti-aircraft batteries were taken by surprise and crushed 2 fighter, . potytavshiesya fly, . shot down, blown up ammunition dumps and fuel reserves, as an attack on others,
. buildings and just Pribysh buses with pilots. Republican losses were not. This was the first in the history of the use of fighter aircraft to destroy enemy aircraft on the ground.
Since November 1937 - commander of the fighter air group. Under his leadership, our pilots shot down 70 enemy planes.
. Only 40 air battles personally shot down 8 aircraft of the rebels.
. r tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Serov Anatoly Konstantinovich given 2 March 1938.
. Since 1938, the Chief of the Air Force chief flight inspection
. In 1939 he graduated from Kuksa at the Military Academy of the General Staff.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner and medals.
. The brigade commander was killed along with Serorv Polina Osipenko May 11, 1939 in a plane crash while participating in preparations for the training of commanders in blind flights refresher courses commanding structure
. He was buried in Red Square near the Kremlin wall.
. And Menem named Hero of the city in the Sverdlovsk region, where the set of his bust, a metallurgist, plant; Bataisk aviation school, technical school Б•¬ 54 in the town of Serov, Sverdlovsk, in the streets, Karpinsky, Minsk, travel to Moscow
. In smt Vorontsovka a museum Hero.
Sources: 1) Red Hawks
2) Abramov A.S
. Kremlin Wall. - Publishing. 7-e, dop. - M.: Politizdat, 1987.
3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.