(20. 9. 1919)
P Abel Fedorovich Blinov, . Guard lieutenant, . commander of the 141-th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (9 Guards Ground Attack Air Division, . 1 Guards Ground Attack Air Corps, . 2-Air Army, . 1-st Ukrainian Front), . born September 20, 1919 in the village Vyazovka Bazarnokarabulakskogo District, Saratov Region,
. Russian. In 1938 he graduated from the school Б∙╖ 1 Volsk in the Saratov region, worked in a factory. In 1940 he entered the military aviation school in the city Engelsse. After college in 1941. served in the military aviation school Izhevsk initial training of pilots.
. From March 1943 to victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 5 and 2-air armies in the North-West, Voronezh, Steppe, 2 and 1 Ukrainian Front
. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, destroying the enemy in Germany. Seriously wounded in the head Dec. 15, 1943. For military distinction awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1943, . 1944), . Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Red Star (1943), . medals "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Prague and two other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Pavel Fyodorovich Blinov awarded April 10, 1945 of 96 sorties on the Il-2 and causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying courage and bravery.,
. A total of 3 years of war destroyed the bomber on the ground, 24 tanks, 12 anti-aircraft guns, 5 bunkers, 207 vehicles with infantry and cargo, ferry, 14 wagons, 7 warehouses with ammunition and fuel, and 350 soldiers and officers
. Brave pilot participated in 29 air battles, during which a group shot down 5 fighters Me-109 and PV-190.
Since 1946, Lieutenant Colonel Blinov Б┴┬ in Stock. In 1948, Б┴┬ 61 served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He graduated in 1955, higher fire-technical courses in Moscow. He lived in Alma-Ata. His name is a street in the town of Volsk.
In May 1944 the band 2 of the First Ukrainian Front has intensified its actions, enemy aircraft. The bombers struck at the nodes of roads Balti, Vereshti, Larga, Botosani, according to our headquarters and logistic Communications. They acted mainly with Romanian airfield Husi, south of Mr.. Iasi.
May 29 a group of 12 "muds", which included a Blinov, was given the task to attack the airfield Husi and destroy enemy aircraft. Take-off was made at dawn, when it was still dark. This was done in a way as to catch planes at the airport, before departure on a mission. Pilots were aware that the area Husi densely covered with anti-aircraft artillery. In connection with this attack planes were at low altitude and at high speed to a strafing strike even before they have time to fire anti-aircraft guns. The plan failed. Blinov dropped a bomb on the aircraft parking and noted with satisfaction that the "Junkers" burned. Only now, after the first attack, firing anti-aircraft gunners. Ilyushin collapsed on them all the power of his fire. Hush one gun, two, three. Blinov attacking the fourth gun and shoots him point-blank servants.
Maneuvering in height and horizontally, "oozes" went on the third call of. Finding bomber, who was standing on the edge of the airfield, Blinov firing the gun a long queue. At first glance, the plane remained intact, but hardly Blinov gained height to look around and make the next call, as the "Junkers" puffed, and then flashed a bright flame.
. Other squadrons of ground attack that followed a group Blinov, completed the rout of an enemy airfield.
. In July 1944, Blinov, together with the regiment was transferred to Lvov
. Clearing the path of the advancing troops of the 1 st Ukrainian Front, the pilots were doing three or four sorties a day, struck powerful blows at the enemy strong points and centers of resistance. Particularly bitter were fighting for the expansion and retention of Sandomierz bridgehead in August 1944. August 13 Blinov drove six "sludge" to attack counterattacking tanks in the area Stopnica. Accurate strikes from strafing his team, destroying six tanks, attack foiled the Nazis.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968