(27. 6. 1896 - 19. 12. 1965)
With molded Mauritius Trofimovich - pilot. Born 27 (15 SS) in June 1896 in the village now Yamskovichi Kingisepp district of Leningrad region. Russian. He studied at the trade school, worked at the plant electrical equipment.
In the army since 1914. In 1915 he graduated from the school of ensigns. Member of the First World War. In 1917 he graduated from the Gatchina flying school. Was commander of the squadron, Captain. In 1919 he graduated from courses at the Military Engineering Academy. Member of the Civil War in the position of the military engineer, 25 th Infantry Division (Eastern Front).
In 1923 he graduated from the Moscow Higher Military Aviation Pilot School, was left in her flight instructor. In 1925, pilot БT GVF; mastered the new air routes in Central Asia, Siberia and the Far East and in the Arctic. In 1929, the Chukotka region found the missing American airmen Eyelsona and Borland, had brought their bodies in the U.S.. In February 1934, together with GA and SA Ushakov Levanevsky was sent to the U.S. to purchase aircraft for rescue Chelyuskinites. During one flight evacuated from an ice floe 5 people, and later evacuated the patient Schmidt for treatment in the United States.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Mauritius Trofimovitch Slepneva awarded April 20, 1934 for courage and bravery shown during the rescue Chelyuskinites.
. In 1936 he graduated from the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky
. Since 1936 БT deputy chief in 1937-1939 БT Head of the Inspectorate GVF, while in 1935-1937 commanded the division of airships. Since 1939 Head of the Academy БT GVF.
Member of the Great Patriotic War: in 1941-1942 БT aviation brigade commander of the Air Force's Black Sea Fleet, in 1942-1943 БT in the Main Directorate of the Air Force of the Navy.
Since 1944, continued to serve in the General Staff of the Navy. БT Since 1946, retired.
Lived in Moscow. Died Dec. 19, 1965. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
Colonel. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Red Crescent of the Tajik SSR, medals. Its named after a street in Moscow.
As the snows of Siberia. Moscow, 1930;
The first Heroes of the Soviet Union. 1955.