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Yashin Viktor

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(29. 1. 1922 - 28. 10. 1952)

I tire Viktor - squadron commander of the 33rd Fighter Air Regiment Baranovichi 234 th Fighter Aviation Division Mozyr - Captain. Born January 29, 1922 in Khabarovsk. Russian by nationality. In 1936 he lived in the city Losinoostrovsky (БT  now within the city). Graduated FZU. He worked as a turner at Mytischinsky wagon factory. In 1938 he graduated from Mytishinskiy flying club.

In the Red Army from 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Kachin Military Aviation Pilot School, until 1942 there was an instructor pilot.

In Private WWII. He fought at Stalingrad, Kalinin, Central, Belorussian fronts. In February and September 1942 was a flight commander 163rd Fighter Regiment (Kalinin Front). In September 1942 transferred to the pilot in the 157 th Fighter Regiment. From September 1942 to October 1944 he was successively a pilot, flight commander, squadron commander of the regiment (Kalinin, Central and 1 st Belorussian Front). In October, 1944 - January 1945 БT  squadron commander of the 133rd Fighter Regiment (1 st Belorussian Front). In January-May 1945 БT  squadron commander, 233rd Fighter Regiment (1 st Belorussian Front).

. During the war has made more than 200 sorties, conducted more than 50 air battles, in which he personally shot down 25 enemy planes.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Viktor Yashin was awarded on Oct. 26, 1944.

. Fter the war
. In 1946 he graduated from the Lipetsk highest officer's tactical flight school Air Force. He continued to serve in line units air. Since 1949 БT  in stock. In 1949-1950 БT  test pilot aircraft factory Б•¬ 381 (g. Moscow); experienced serial MiG-15. In 1950-1951 БT  in flight test work in the Flight Research Institute (z. Zhukovsky). In 1951-1952 БT  test pilot aircraft factory Б•¬ 168 (g. Rostov-na-Donu), from 1952 БT  test pilot aircraft factory Б•¬ 99 (g. Ulan-Ude); experienced serial-in trainer MiG-15UTI.

Test pilot class 4 (1950). He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, medals.

. October 28, 1952 committed suicide.

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Biography provided by A. Simonov


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