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JAMES Ilya Fomich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(6. 7. 1919 - 18. 9. 1947)

I cubes Ilya Fomich - fighter. Born July 6, 1919 in the village Housewarming now Monastyrshchinsky district of Smolensk region. He studied at the College of Smolensk connection. He graduated from the Smolensk aviation club, was there an instructor pilot.

In the Red Army from 1939. In 1940 he graduated from aviation school Odesskuyuvoennuyu pilots until 1942 was there an instructor pilot.

In Private WWII. From February 1942 to April 1944 was a pilot, deputy squadron commander of the 653rd Fighter Regiment (3rd Air Army). From April 1944 to January 1945 БT  assistant commander of the 65 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment.

. During the war has made more than 70 sorties, conducted over 25 air battles, in which he personally shot down over 10 enemy aircraft.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ilya Yakubov Fomich awarded on Feb. 22, 1943.

. In 1945 JF Yakubov graduated from the Lipetsk highest military officers' school
. In 1945-1947 worked as test pilot in the NII-1, participated in the trials of several aircraft engine aircraft. From March 1947 to БT  flight test work in the Flight Research Institute (Zhukovsky). Participated in the tests: aircraft, "4302" in the glider version (1947); experienced engine Tu-2LL (1947).

P skirting September 18, 1947 when testing of a jet engine suspended from a Tu-2LL. In this flight, he lost his bearings, apparently did not realize the high speed trimotored Б•  Б•L plane and flew as a navigator without (took the lead engineer), underestimated how far away from the base. Not finding by a familiar places, . pilot, . trying to restore the orientation, . several times changed his flight path, . and when he finally regained orientation, . realized, . that is near Murom on the Oka and the remainder of fuel in the tanks, . to return home, . not enough,
. And he went to an emergency landing at the coastal plyos with landing gear (which was correct). Crew not dropped a suspended engine: either took pity on him, or refused relief system. Referring to the land first and foremost with this engine, the plane pecked Б•  Б•L Б•L and Б•  somersaults turned over directly through the nose is located in the cockpit. Pilot Ilya Yakubov and lead engineer David Ginsburg died.

H agrazhden Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, medals. He is buried in Moscow on Vvedenskoye cemetery.

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Biography provided by A. Simonov


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. Sources:
. 1) Vasin, VP, AA Simonov, testers FRI, Zhukovsky
. Aviats. Archives. yard, 2001
2) Mark Galland. "I thought: this has long been forgotten." M, Mechanical Engineering, 2000


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