(18. 8. 1917 - 11. 1. 1976)
A LEXANDER G. Yuzhilin, Guard Captain, commander of the 9 th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment of the Poltava Red long -. Born August 18, 1917 in a. Rybushke Saratov region Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the school devyatiletku and Engels Military Aviation School. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1937 to 1955.
From the beginning to the end of the Great Patriotic War, fought in the long-range aircraft, carrying out combat missions on all fronts and in the rear of the enemy. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1942), . two Orders of Red Banner (1943 - 2), . Order of the Red Star (1953), . medals "For Military Merit" (1948), . "For the Defense of Leningrad", . "For the Defense of Moscow", . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the victory over Germany in World War II 1941 - 1945 years", . "For the Victory over Japan" and two commemorative medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexander Grigorievich Yuzhilin awarded on Aug. 19, 1944 over 265 successful combat missions, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,
. In the postwar years, a
. G. Yuzhilin commanded the aviation part. In 1955, the rank of lieutenant colonel was dismissed from the Soviet Army in reserve. Lived in Mr.. Chelyabinsk, the controller was working at a metallurgical plant. Died Jan. 11, 1976.
Throughout the war, Alexander Yuzhilin ruthlessly crushed the enemy. During the Battle of work he did not have any breakdown or accident airplane. Crew Yuzhilin seven times in repelling attacks by enemy fighters and always emerged victorious.
First in September 1942 at Stalingrad Yuzhilin taken in conditions of low cloud to the plane at a height of not more than a hundred meters. The pilot still managed to break through to the goal and hit the exact location of the bombs led to the Nazis and three powerful explosions the fire. Over to IL-4 was hit by antiaircraft fire, but Yuzhilin, perfectly owning piloting techniques, brought the aircraft to the airfield.
. April 28, 1943 Yuzhilin was ordered to strike pre-war facilities Koenigsberg - the citadel of Prussian militarism
. In the evening the pilot brought the plane to the coast of the Baltic Sea, and guided, and the coastline, headed to the goal. When approaching the city the Germans opened heavy barrage of antiaircraft guns. Dozens of powerful searchlights rummaged through the sky, looking for Soviet aircraft. Yuzhilin skillfully applied protivozenitny maneuver and accurately dropped bombs on oil storage. Deploying the IL-4, Yuzhilin lay on the opposite course. Enemy anti-aircraft guns firing intensified. Piece of shrapnel landed in the right engine, and he began to make cuts. Prior to his airfield Yuzhilin "pulled" on one engine about a thousand kilometers, constantly risking become easy prey for enemy fighters.
Especially difficult were the flights on military installations Helsinki on the night of February 7, 1944. After the first flight Yuzhilin and all the members of his crew felt a pain in the limbs. Toes and fingers were frostbitten: air temperature at an altitude of 4000 meters was minus 55 degrees! Despite frostbite, Yuzhilin made that night another sortie and fulfilled the task of command.
. In April 1944, link Yuzhilin strike mighty blows on enemy warships and transports in the port of Constanta
. In one of the missions on the way to the target plane Yuzhilin hit the clouds. From a height of 5000 meters the pilot went on the decline. When a high speed bomber finally tumbled out of the clouds, height does not exceed 1500 meters. Tremendous effort Yuzhilin managed to bring the plane in level flight directly over the target. Navigator Voronetskii dropped bombs on Nazi ships. One of the transports on fire and soon sank, and another received serious injuries.
. During the war Yuzhilin made 305 sorties, including 254 at night, shot down in aerial combat 3 enemy fighters Me-109.
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