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Chalov Egor Mihailovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(6. 5. 1919 - 22. 4. 1983)

E Gore Mikhailovich Chalov, lieutenant, deputy commander of Squadron 622 th Attack Aviation Regiment of the Red Banner of Sevastopol. Born May 6, 1919 in d. Kriushe Samoilovsky district of Saratov region. Ukrainetz. After graduating from high school in 1940 entered the Military Aviation School.

. Since autumn 1942 to victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 8 and 15 air armies at Stalingrad, the North-Caucasian, 4-th Ukrainian and 2 nd Baltic fronts
. Participated in the defense of Stalingrad and the Caucasus, the liberation of the Crimea, and Latvia, Pskov region. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1943), World War 1-th degree (1944), Red Star (1943), medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad", "For the Defense of the Caucasus" and three other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Egor Mikhaylovich Chalov awarded on Aug. 18, 1945 for 117 assault against the enemy and for displaying courage and bravery.

. By February 16, 1945 at the battle account Chalova had 9 tanks destroyed, 2 aircraft, 38 vehicles carrying troops and cargo, 3 warehouses with ammunition, 21 supply and more than 100 Nazi soldiers and officers.

. After the war, E
. M. Chalov resigned from the Soviet Army. Captain of the reserve, living in g. Novgorod. Died April 22, 1983.

In October 1942 fighting at Stalingrad reached fevered pitch. The enemy continually assaulted the city. From early morning until late at night to battle for 62 th Army attacked the fascist air. Especially, she was active with the airfield site Kennel. It was based squadron of bombers. At the same airfield taken transport planes into smuggling from Germany's engineering battalion, trained maintenance of street fighting.

. Assault Aviation Regiment, which served Chalov, received the mission to attack the airfield Kennel
. On the morning of October 10, 1942 Ilyushin took off. Walked at a height of fifteen hundred meters. Before the enemy's airfield was no more than five miles, when ahead at the rate of a host of fluffy, similar to cotton, lumps of. These were tears of anti-aircraft shells.

The regimental commander, flying lead, ran a simple protivozenitny maneuver and lay down on the combat course. His example was followed by other leading groups. Skillfully maneuvering among the shell bursts, Chalov dropped bombs on the transport plane S-52. One of them hit the target, and the Junkers on fire. Chalov went to the second run. For the next stroke, he chose the aircraft parked on the edge of the airfield. Suddenly the pilot with his whole body felt a strong push. Kebin was shrouded in acrid smoke. Shrapnel shells were damaged aileron. Chalov not gone off course. Descending to strafing, he fired on the "Junkers" long cannon turn. In the right plane of the fascist aircraft initially appeared bluish smoke, then flashed a bright flash. The explosion of petrol tanks of the plane broke into pieces.

At this time, another bomb exploded on the right plane "sludge". Blast threw the car to the side, but Chalov managed to align it to horizontal flight. Riddled with shrapnel attack aircraft pilot brought safely to their base. For high steering technique, courage and steadfastness in battle Yegor Chalov was awarded the first military decoration.

Every day growing mastery of the pilot, steeled his will to have strengthened confidence in our victory over the Nazi invaders. A year Chalov had command link and self-led battle group of storm troopers. Especially difficult tasks he performed during the Kerch amphibious operation in autumn 1943. The pilots maintained paratroopers from the air, continually beaten on counterattacks. In the area Eltigen November 6 Chalov with his group destroyed 6 tanks and two vehicles of the enemy. In the next two days he was flown to 7 paratroopers dropped 1,400 pounds of ammunition and food supplies.


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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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