(27. 12. 1915 - 2. 8. 1991)
With about Valentin Petrovich - navigator Squadron 47 Guards Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment (4 th Air Army, 2 nd Belorussian Front), Guard Captain. Born December 27, 1915 in Kharkov in the family of an employee. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school, trade schools and workers' school. He worked as a mechanic, then a foreman at the Kharkov Steam-Engine Factory (now Plant Electromashina).
In the army since 1936. In 1937 he graduated from the Eisk military aviation school marine pilots and letnabov, in 1941 БT High School navigators. He served in line units air. Marcher Soviet forces in Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia in 1939.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. by May 1945 Guard Captain Sokolov made 194 sorties in the long-range reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Valentin Petrovich Sokolov was awarded May 15, 1946.
. After the war he continued service in the Air Force
. Since 1974, Colonel Sokolov VP БT retired.
Lived in Moscow. Died Aug. 2, 1991. He is buried in Moscow on Troekurov cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by A. Simonov