(4. 12. 1917 - 3. 9. 1979)
Mr. Usarov Nikolai Mikhailovich navigator 486 th Fighter Regiment (279 th Fighter Division, 6 th Fighter Aviation Corps, 16 Air Army, Belorussian Front), Major
. Born Dec. 4, 1917 in the village Novoselki now Kolpryanskogo region Orel region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. He graduated from the 2 course Orlovsky seed College. In the Red Army in 1936. He graduated from the Kachin Military Aviation Pilot School in 1939. Participated in the liberation campaign in western Ukraine in 1939.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Captain Gusarov, NM. July 5, 1943 flew to La-5 on the cover for ground troops. In the air battle over the station Ponyri Kursk region shot down one enemy fighter and another rammed.
. By November 1943, Major Gusarov made 432 sorties, 69 air battles personally shot down 15 and a group of 14 aircraft of the enemy.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Mikhailovich Gusarov awarded on Feb. 4, 1944.
. He fought until the end of the war
. In 1949 he graduated from the Higher Officers tactical flight training. Since 1955, Colonel Gusarov - in reserve for health. He lived in the city of Moscow Region Railway. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
. In action on Sept. 3, 1979.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
. 1) The immortal feats
. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
3) For the native land. - Eagle, 1963.
4) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
5) Frolov, PI, Pirogov VA, Makushev п-.пг. Battle constellation orlovtsev.-Tula: 1985