(26. 2. 1900 - 14. 6. 1948)
T urzhansky Boris - the commander of a separate Air Force squadron of Republican Spain, Brigade Commander. Born February 26, 1900 in the city of Smolensk. Russian. Member of the CPSU in 1919. He graduated from the Smolensk school, he studied at the Moscow Art School.
In the army since 1918. Member of the Civil War: in 1918-1920 - Junior telephonist 2 Corps aviation detachment (Southern Front). In 1923 he graduated from Egorievskay Aviation theoretical school and in 1924 Zaraiskii highest aviation school. He served as an instructor pilot, was chief of the flight department the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky, served in line units Air. In 1929 he graduated from the Training Courses of BBA at the Zhukovsky. Since March 1936 - Student Faculty operational Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky.
From October 1936 to February 1937 participated in the fighting in Spain. Conducting intensive air battles over territory, cut off from the Central region of the Nationalist forces, separate squadron of I-15 under his command for a short period of 6 aircraft shot down by rebels. December 20, 1936 in a forced landing after the fight, was badly wounded as a result of which was blinded in one eye.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Aleksandrovich Tourjansky awarded on Dec. 31, 1936 for their courage and heroism in the performance of military duty
. The first Hero Sovestskogo Union, received this honorary title for Military Merit.
After returning from Spain is back on summer work. Was a test pilot in an aircraft factory Б•¬ 1 (now - the Moscow Aircraft Production Association); experienced serial planes I-15bis, I-153. From 1939 - head of flight test stations of aircraft factories Б•¬ 1, and then - Б•¬ 82 (Tushino).
. Member of the Great Patriotic War: July-October 1941 in the 2 nd Independent Fighter Aviation Squadron (Air Defense, Moscow) carried the night combat duty in the Central Airport.
. Lived in Moscow
. Died June 14, 1948. He was buried in Moscow, the Armenian cemetery.
Colonel. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Omega honest Б•° Б•° Б•° veins Noah war 1-th degree, Red Star and medals.
. In the city Zaraysk Moscow region in honor of Hero of the obelisk.
Biography provided by A. Simonov