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(11.1923 - 13. 11. 1944)

M ihail G. Soloviev, lieutenant, commander of the 50-th separate reconnaissance aircraft of the Red Regiment. Born in November 1923, with. Keys Volsky (Cherkasy) region of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from high school in Mr.. Kuibyshev and Military Aviation School. In the Red Army, he served from June 1941 until the day of death.

From July 1943 was at the front, fighting in the 2-th Air Army in the Voronezh and the 1 st Ukrainian fronts. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine and south-eastern regions of Poland. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1944) and World War 1-st degree (1944).

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal, Mikhail Soloviev Georgievich awarded Oct. 26, 1944 for the 122 successful sorties of reconnaissance of the enemy and for displaying courage and valor.,

. A eytenant MG
. Solovyov was killed in a combat mission on Nov. 13, 1944.


A eytenant Solovyov a perfect master of tactics and technique of aerial reconnaissance, perfectly performed the task skillfully showed the places of concentration and movement of enemy troops
. Especially great work he performed during the Soviet offensive in the summer of 1943 and forcing the river Dnepr.

August 12, 1943 Solovyov discovered a convoy of 20 tanks in the movement of Boromlya on Trostyanets. The next day, it was observed the movement of tanks and infantry from the enemy at Lebedyna Akhtyrka. The same day reconnaissance photographed the enemy column of 50 tanks, moving from Gadyach on Akhtyrka. These and other intelligence data, delivered Solovyev, will allow commanders to make an assumption about the forthcoming counterattack enemy. This assumption is justified. August 18 the enemy from the area and Akhtyrka Trostyanec in the direction of Bogodukhiv paid a counterattack by a motorized and three armored divisions. The command of the Voronezh Front's advance brought up in the threatened sectors fresh forces. Powerful strikes the enemy was driven back to its original position, and then crushed.

. August 24, 1943 Lieutenant Solovyov discovered on the road Myrhorod - Great Sorochintsy up to 200 vehicles and over 50 enemy tanks, and at the airfield near Mirgorod - 35 enemy planes
. During the second flight the pilot opened the convoy of 200 vehicles in movement from Dykanka on Zenkov. These data allowed us to conclude that the command approach to the front of enemy reserves. As detected targets in the same day, has suffered major blows to our ground-attack aircraft.

January 4, 1944 Solovyov was ordered to reconnoitre the enemy airfields in the areas of the White Church and Uman. Took off in the morning, the pilot at high altitude across the front line. Descending to 1000 meters, he photographed Umansky airfield, which was 55 enemy aircraft. In the area of the White Church scout was attacked by three enemy fighters Me-109. Fighting off the incessant attacks of the enemy, skillfully maneuvering, using masking clouds, Solovyov was able to escape from the enemy "Messers, safely landed on his wounded car airport, delivered Front Command is very valuable information.

. During the advance of our troops on the Right Bank Ukraine, in spring 1944 reconnaissance flights had to perform in difficult conditions
. Most of mist, it rained, wet snow, low clouds hung over the land. Despite all these difficulties, Solovyov always faithfully and accurately perform combat missions, commanders ensure timely data about the enemy. For example, 5 April 1944 the scout discovered a convoy of 50 tanks and 500 vehicles in movement from Stanislaus to Chortkiv and another convoy of 800 vehicles in motion by Galic on Podgaitsy.

. T nly for the first year of the battle found Soloviev 1000 tanks, 28,000 vehicles, 1,600 aircraft on the ground, 760 trains at the stations, up to two regiments of infantry, 15000 carts.

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. 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

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