(5. 4. 1923 - 19. 1. 1942)
T Imura Mikhailovich Frunze lieutenant, fighter pilot 161 th Fighter Aviation Regiment. Born April 5, 1923 in the family of Soviet military leader and revolutionary, Mikhail Frunze. Russian. Graduated with honors from the Kachin Military Aviation College. Since the end of December 1941 until the day of death had fought on the North-Western Front.
. W and 10 days in the aviation regiment Timur Frunze Mikhailovich made 9 successful flights and taking part in three aerial combat, he personally shot down two, and with his wingman, one enemy plane.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Timur Frunze Mihajlovic was awarded posthumously March 16, 1942.
. And the name of the hero ever enrolled in the list 1 Squadron 161 th Fighter Aviation Regiment
. In the name of Timur Frunze named streets in Moscow, Staraya Russa and Veliky Novgorod.
January 19, 1942 Lieutenant Frunze paired with a flight commander and the leading pair, Lieutenant Shutov patrolling in the area of Staraya Russa, covering the ground troops against enemy attacks from the air
. Soon the air there were 30 enemy bombers escorted by fighter 8. Soviet pilots decided to attack the Nazi planes. The first attack was successful. Was shot down spotter "Henschel" Hs.126. Then, in the ensuing battle with the "Messerschmitt", our pilots shot down another aircraft, but the plane was shot down Shutov. Timur continued to battle one. Soon Frunze ran out of ammunition, and emboldened the Nazis to close range shot the brave pilot.
Airplanes T.M. Frunze fell 500 meters from the village Otvidno Starorusskoe Area. Initially, the pilot was buried in the ground fighting. In the first 50 years of TV Frunze was reburied in the Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow. His name is a street in Moscow (the former Warm lane).
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Legendary Heroes-Komsomol. Vol V and VI. 1973.