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DAVYDOV Mamontov

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(2. 11. 1921 - 16. 8. 1949)

D avydov Mamontov deputy commander of Squadron 75-Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (1-Air Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front) Guard lieutenant. Born November 2, 1921 in the village of Great Andosovo now Pilnenskogo district of Nizhny Novgorod Region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1944. He graduated from the 7 classes of junior high school. Then he studied at the turner in school trade schools in Donetsk. In 1939 he graduated from Donetsk Aeroclub. In the Red Army in 1940. In 1942 he graduated from Voroshilovgrad military aviation school pilots.

Member of the Great Patriotic War on March 6, 1943. The first sortie carried out in July. July 19, flew to the pair for the application-assault bombing attack on the enemy positions in the area of the river Mius. No sooner had our attack planes to drop bombs as they were attacked by a pair of Me-109. One of them was shot down the leading and the second - the crew Davydova. But during the battle Davydov was wounded in the arm, and his his IL-2 was damaged. With great difficulty, he pulled the front line and sat down on forced. It was his seventh sortie. In the hospital he was given the first military award - the Order of the Red Star. After treatment he returned to his regiment.

A 75-etchik Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (1 Guards Ground Attack Air Division, 8 th Air Army, the Southern Front) Komsomolets Guard Lieutenant Davydov, NS. August 23, 1943 in a dogfight on IL-2 battering ram destroying enemy aircraft. For this feat was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

In October 1943, the regiment participated in battles on the Milk River, the spring of 1944 liberated the Crimea. April 7 at the time of attack the enemy airfield burned one aircraft on the ground, then in a dogfight enemy fighter shot down. May 6 first flew as the lead six storm troopers. Group under his command to attack the enemy fortifications in the mountains Mekenzievyh. Results in the Crimea made 30 combat sorties.

Since the end of July 1944 had fought in the sky of Belarus, in October participated in the fighting in East Prussia. It is not just distinguished himself in battle, great skill and courage. During the heavy fighting for the city Cynthia thrice turmovikov led groups to attack the enemy's defenses, thereby rendering assistance to the infantry. In February 1945, attacked and sank in the Baltic Sea the enemy barge. Then fought on the Samland Peninsula.

Lieutenant Davydov, NS. by March 1945 has made 187 sorties to attack fortifications, airfields, and accumulations of troops and equipment of the enemy, destroying dozens of tanks and vehicles, locomotives, 20 cars, 6 artillery batteries, 40 anti-aircraft guns.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Sergeevich Davydov awarded April 19, 1945.

. After the war he continued to serve in the Air Force
. In 1948 he graduated from higher aviation courses blind and night training pilots.

. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky grade 3, Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 degree, the Red Star and medals.

. August 16, 1949 the Major Davydov killed in a plane crash
. At home school named after him at the school building is a memorial plaque.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Drigo SV. In a feat - a feat. Kaliningrad kn.izd., 1984.
3) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.

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