(15. 1. 1921 - 22. 4. 1996)
With ubbotin Serafim Pavlovich - navigator 176 Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (324 th Fighter Division, 64 th Fighter Aviation Corps), Major Guard. Born January 15, 1921 in the village now Redridge Pervomaisky district of the Yaroslavl region in the family of a poor peasant. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1944. In 1933 his family moved to the city Lyubim. He graduated 9 years of secondary school.
In the Soviet Army in 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Tambov Red Banner Cavalry School. He served as a platoon commander in the Terek-Stavropol Cossack regiment in Pyatigorsk. In 1942 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk military aviation school pilots. Left behind instructor. Then he served in the Reserve Aviation Regiment.
Member of the Korean War 1950 - 1953 gg.
On the morning of June 18, 1951 Guard Captain Subbotin S.P. flew at the head of two parts MiG-15bis to intercept enemy aircraft. When approaching the city Sayce at a height of 9000 meters, our pilots have discovered a group of 16 American fighters F-86 Saber, coming on collision course. Despite the preponderance of enemy forces, Subbotin decided to take the battle. Suddenly and swiftly, he attacked the lead and opened fire. Saber exploded in the air. Battle order of the enemy immediately collapsed, with a part of American planes out of the battle. During the battle, to help his slave, Subbotin compartment of the assailants, but he has come under fire. His aircraft was damaged engine. Subbotin was out of the battle. He threw his plane into a steep dive, trying to break away from persecution, but to no avail. Moreover, one of the "Saber" was very close. Then Subbotin decided to punish the flight of enemy attacks, even if it costs them their lives. By releasing the brake pads and creating a slip plane, he offered his fighter under attack. American had no time to let go. Both aircraft crashed in the jungle. This was the first in the world ramming a jet.
The American pilot in a collision seems to have been wounded or killed, and crashed with the plane. At the crash site was discovered documents in the name of Captain William D. Crone. Subbotin managed to eject. After treatment in the hospital back in operation, and continued fighting account. Total for 9 months of fighting, shot down 9 enemy aircraft (of which: 2 B-29, 3 F-86, 2 F-84, 1 F-80 and 1 Gloster Meteor-4 ").
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Serafim Pavlovich Subbotin awarded Oct. 10, 1951, for the courage and bravery shown during the performance of military duty.
. In 1956 he graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy
. He served in the Army Air Defense. Since 1973, Colonel Subbotin - in stock. Lived and worked in the city of Cherkassy. Died April 22, 1996.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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. 2) Heroes of fire-Yaroslavl This is no accident: the Upper Volga Prince
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3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.