(18. 12. 1910 - 22. 6. 1939)
H ikolay Glazykin G., Major, Commander 22 th Fighter Regiment. Born December 18, 1910 VS. Koloyare Volsky (formerly. Cherkassky) district of the Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian. Volskaya graduated from vocational school and military school pilots. In the Soviet army left voluntarily in 1930. Served in parts of the fighter aircraft, was promoted from private pilot to commander of the regiment.
In May - June 1939 in Khalkhin-Gol in the Air Force 1 st Army Group took part in battles with the Japanese. In 1935 he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Hero of the Soviet Union" Nikolai G. Glazykinu conferred posthumously on Aug. 29, 1939 for the destruction in air battles of five Japanese aircraft and shown courage and bravery.,
P OLK Glazykina arrived at Khalkhin Gol May 26, 1939
. At that time, the Japanese Air Force dominated the air, to support its ground forces systematically attacked by the Mongolian border posts. In this regard, our fighters had to engage in battle with the fly, without prior examination of the battle area, with very fragmentary and incomplete data about the situation.
. The first battle for the regiment Glazykina proved more difficult because our pilots had no combat experience, while the Japanese pilots were flying the new I-97 fighters, held a long battle hardened in the struggle against China
. However, a few days of our pilots accustomed to the situation, studied the habits of the enemy and shot down a peg with the samurai.
Vividly demonstrated talent Glazykina, as a mature fighter pilot in aerial combat June 22, 1939. On that day the regiment under his command, took off to meet a large group of Japanese planes on their way to attack our airfield. This is how the fight of his party AV. Vorozheikin in his book "Fighters":
"... I was next to a Japanese fighter, who went with me one course. Trying to deceive him, I began to deduct gas to fall back and be behind, but the Japanese guessed it simple enough intention and calmly turned his face towards me.
. "Ruban wing on the cockpit!" And maybe we both would have splintered from the impact, if at the same time the Japanese had not been pierced by machine-gun burst, and its cabin instantly swathed fire and smoke.
. I-16, which destroyed an enemy fighter, slipped over the victim, waving my wings, and not noticing that he was sitting behind another Japanese
. I hastened to his rescue. The enemy was successfully planted at the sight in focus. I pulled the trigger ... and from enemy fighter flew trash and dust ... I picked up sharply, to putting up our aircraft are already rushing to the attack on a hostile.
Unknown comrade shot masterfully. A short burst, and another Japanese fighter went down, while the other managed to wriggle out. And suddenly this assertive I-16, which destroyed two Japanese, puffed. The pilot, fighting the fire, threw his car in the direction. The fire broke out. The pilot jumped out.
Type of bright parachute canopy, grown on a pilot-hero, called me an attack of wild delight. Alive! Two Japanese aircraft attempted to shoot the defenseless. Our rushed to intercept them, but the next moment something terrible had happened: the burning of I-16 fell directly on the parachutist ...".
H ow it turned out, pilot-hero, descended by parachute, was Major Glazykin. His body, badly smashed with a blunt blow, found next to the fallen plane.
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