(5. 5. 1911 - 15. 11. 1942)
M erdev Nicholas Prokofievich Squadron 70 Fighter Regiment (1 Army Group) Captain. Born May 5, 1911 at the mine Rutchenkovo (now in the city of Donetsk) in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1939. He graduated from Mariupol Mechanics and Metallurgy College. He worked as an engineer-constructor at the plant Azovstal, studied at the flying club. In the Red Army in 1931. He graduated from the Lugansk military aviation school pilots.
We chastvoval in the national revolutionary war of the Spanish people in March 1938. 13 July 1938 in a dogfight on I-16 fighters rammed Nazi aircraft. He was awarded the Order of Lenin. In September 1938 he returned to his homeland.
In the fighting on Private Khalkhin Goal in 1939. Zherdev NP. made 105 sorties, 14 of assault attacks on concentrations of enemy personnel, in 46 air battles personally shot down 11 enemy aircraft and 3 in the group.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Prokofievich Nikolai Zherdev was awarded on Nov. 17, 1939.
. In Private World War II from 1941
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner and medals.
Thurman W 821 th Fighter Regiment (4 th Air Army, the North-Caucasian Front) Major Zherdev NP. Killed in aerial combat on Nov. 15, 1942.
Total, from Spain, threw himself on 14 and in Group 6 enemy planes. Buried in the village Batayurt Khasavyurt district of Dagestan. In Donetsk, the name of Hero is a school Б∙╖ 93, at her memorial board.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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