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Astashkin Michael Egorovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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Biography Astashkin Michael Egorovich
Astashkin Michael Ye - Squadron 69 Fighter Regiment (Separate Maritime Army), Captain.

Born December 30, 1908 in the village Nashchi now Sasovskogo region Ryazan region in a peasant family. In 1925 he graduated seven years in g. Elotme Ryazan. Russian. Member of the CPSU. In 1930 he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1932 sent to the Military theoretical Pilot School and graduated from the Leningrad theoretical course, continued his studies in 14 schools and military pilots in g. Engels. Perfectly finished in December 1934 during the course of flight training, Astashkin was left there as an instructor and soon became the school one of the best educators of young pilots.

. In 1940, Michael Astashkin fought on the Finnish front as commander of the squadron
. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner and the same in 1940, arrived in 69 th IAP came in command of the 1 st Aviation Squadron.

Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War on the front. Squadron 69 Fighter Regiment (Separate Maritime army) captain Astashkin distinguished himself during the defense of Odessa. Made 162 sorties, including 59 positions to attack the fascist troops. Personally, 4 and knocked in a group with fellow 8 enemy aircraft.

September 14, 1941 was shot down in aerial combat and sent his burning aircraft on the concentration of enemy infantry in the vicinity of the farm is an important (Belyaevsky region Odessa region).

"During the period of hostilities - indicated in the order the troops of the Southern Front - Captain Astashkin 4 and knocked himself in the group - 8 enemy planes. 14.09.41 d. ground attack enemy infantry with a direct hit by an adversary out of action plane Astashkina who sacrificed life, crashed into the thick of the enemy in the vicinity of the hamlet of Odessa is an important area ".

November 5, 1941 g, the decision of the Military Council of the Southern Front was awarded the second Order of the Red Banner (posthumously).

February 19, 1942 Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR he was given the title Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously) in the first 12 pilots in 69-m shelf.

In the name of Hero named a street in Odessa, and on the Walk of Fame is set memorealnaya cooker.





Biography provided Kargapoltseva Sergei


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