(13. 11. 1918 - 23. 2. 2000)
B erezutsky Ivan Mikhailovich Navigator 63rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (3rd Air Army, 1 st Baltic Front), the Major. Born November 13, 1918 in the village Seliverstova now Volchihinskogo district of the Altai Territory in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1941. In 1938 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Pilot School instructors Osoaviahima. In 1938-1940 a pilot-instructor in Orsk aeroclub Chkalov (now Orenburg) region. In the Red Army from February 17, 1940. Graduated 1 st Chkalovskaja military aviation school pilots named Voroshilov. He served as a pilot in the 161-m reserve and 4-m reserve air regiments. He took courses flight commander.
H as the Great Patriotic War in July 1942. He fought at Stalingrad, Kalinin, North-Western, Bryansk, 1 st Baltic fronts. Was flight commander and deputy commander of the squadron.
. Navigator Squadron 63rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (3rd Guards Fighter Division, . 1-th Guards Fighter Aviation Corps, . 15-th Air Army, . Baltic Front) Guard Lieutenant Berezutski IM,
. in an air battle May 14, 1943 near the city of Novgorod region Demyansk La-5 fighters destroyed the bomber rammed the enemy. Landed the damaged plane.
. Then he fought on the 3 rd and 1 st Belorussian Front as commander of the squadron.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Mikhailovich Berezutski awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 for 223 sorties, 73 air battles and shot down 15 enemy aircraft.
. In oeval until the end of the war
. All during the war years made 254 sorties. In 80 air battles shot down 18 enemy aircraft, of which 6 bombers. After the war he continued service in the Air Force. In 1955 he graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. In August 1969, Colonel Berezutsky - in stock. Lived in the proud town of Zhukovsky, Moscow region. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, Order of the Patriotic War of 2 degrees, the Red Star and medals.
. In action 23 February 2000.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
3) Forever in the heart of the national. 3rd ed., Ext. and Corr. Minsk, 1984,
4) On the war, the comrades of his. - M.: Politizdat, 1969