(10. 4. 1912 - 16. 9. 1941)
In asil P. Trubachenko, Lieutenant, Squadron 22 Fighter Regiment. Born April 10, 1912 in g. Volsk, Saratov region. Russian. After high school, trade schools worked at the cement factory "Bolshevik". In 1932, voluntarily entered a military school pilots. Finished it, he served in the fighter units in the Trans-Baikal.
In May - September 1939 in Khalkhin Gol took part in battles with the Japanese. Order of the People's Small Hural of Mongolia on August 10, 1939 was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of 1-st degree.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Hero of the Soviet Union," Vasily Petrovich Trubachenko awarded on Aug. 29, 1939 for 120 combat sorties, . 50 air battle, . 8 personally shot down enemy planes and for displaying valor and courage.,
. Fter the defeat of the Japanese Khalkhin Gol VP
. Trubachenko studied at the Air Force Academy named N.E. Zhukovsky. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, receiving the rank of captain, has already left for the front and was appointed deputy commander of the 182 th Fighter Regiment. Defending Odessa, died in an air battle on Sept. 16, 1941.
In 1965, VP. Trubachenko ever enrolled in the lists of repair and machine shop Volsky cement plant. This shop named after him. The name of the hero is also one of the streets g. Volsk.
In early July 1939 Trubachenko was appointed commander of the squadron. As soon as he landed on the landing area, as received orders to depart. The first acquaintance with the pilots was held in the air.
Constructing a squadron in a wedge links Trubachenko took the place of the lead and led her toward the Bain-Cagan. Here, the Japanese have put in a crossing. On the part of Manchuria to her fan massed troops. In anticipation of the queue stood vehicles, armored cars, artillery batteries on the horse-drawn carts loaded with ammunition, a squadron of cavalry. The enemy was in a hurry to consolidate the bridgehead, occupied in the night of July 3 at the Bain-Cagan.
In the air, a black cap ruptures - fired anti-aircraft guns covering the crossing. Trubachevko bypassed zone discontinuities, turned the aircraft into a dive and fired. Was followed by the remaining. Bullets and shells patched a pontoon bridge over its entire length. He began to sink. On the shore of several cars on fire. Japanese rushed away from the crossing.
Zamknuv over the crossing circle, the squadron went to the third call of. At this time there were Japanese fighters. There were three dozen. They walked out of the sun, but the surprise attack did not work. Our pilots saw the enemy in time, stop ground attack the crossing, turned toward the intruder. In the ensuing air battle squadron shot down three enemy fighters and 97. One of them destroyed the squadron commander.
. After completing a combat mission, Soviet pilots in full force returned to their airfield.
. In early August, the squadron Trubachenko participated in the ground attack enemy airfields near Gin-Gin-Sume
. This is what about the bold, the trader twice Hero of the Soviet Air Force Major General AV. Vorozheikin:
"Vasily Petrovich threw the plane into a dive, sending it to the center parking lot of enemy planes, but suddenly cool and turned sharply to the left. Such a maneuver could not be randomly. Looking, I saw at the end of the airfield went off on one I-97. From a very uncomfortable position Trubachenko gave to him a short burst. I was a little confident that Vasily Petrovich came, and had begun to draw a bead on a Japanese, but did not press the trigger: I-97 crashed down. A short burst Trubachenko like a professional hunter shot: from memory, when you hit a bird on the fly.
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