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ZARUBIN Vladimir Stepanovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(22. 7. 1922 - 10. 5. 1947)

In LADIMIR Stepanovich Zarubin, lieutenant, commander of Squadron 451 th Attack Aviation Regiment Kamenetz-Podolsky. Born July 22, 1922 in g. Saratov. Russian. Graduated from the Saratov 9 classes of secondary school N 2 and Engels Military Aviation School. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1940 until the last days of life.

At the front was from August 1943 until the victory over Germany in World War. He fought in the 2 nd and 5 th Air Army in the Voronezh, 1 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia. For military distinction was awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1943 - 2, . 1945), . Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Red Star (1945) and the medals "For the Capture of Budapest", . "For the capture of Vienna", . "For Victory over Germany in World War II 1941 - 1945 gg..",

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir Stepanovich Zarubin conferred May 15, 1946 over 215 successful sorties to attack the enemy and for displaying courage and bravery.,

. In the postwar years
. S. Zarubin worked as head of the Saratov Flying Club flight DOSAAF. Died May 10, 1947. The name of the hero was awarded one of the main streets r. Saratov.

P he first sortie Zarubin made in August 1943 during the onset of our troops in the Belgorod-Kharkov direction. In the area Akhtyrka Force attack planes were met with heavy fire of the enemy. The aircraft was hit by the lead, and command of the group took over Zarubin. Broke through the curtain of antiaircraft fire, the Soviet ground attack three incursions destroyed 5 tanks, 22 vehicles with troops, fuel dump, broke the river crossing at q. Gnilitsy.

. During the fighting for the liberation of Kiev Zarubin made on 4 - 5 sorties a day, . and November 5, 1943, he made 6 sorties and accurate machine-gun fire and bombs destroyed 3 tanks and crushed the enemy's antiaircraft battery, . ensuring the successful operations of ground troops.,

. February 3, 1944, during the liquidation of the encircled Korsun-Shevchenko enemy, Zarubin led four IL-2 at the airfield destroyed Cherepin 7 transport aircraft S-52
. In the ensuing air battle over the airfield Soviet pilots shot down two enemy fighters "Focke-Wulf-190.

. February 12, 1944 the command of the 1 st Ukrainian Front instructed Zarubin reset to the location surrounded by Korsun-Shevchenko enemy pennant with a proposal to surrender
. The pilot struggled through the dense curtain of antiaircraft fire and the designated point of stalks with a height of 100 meters dropped pennant. Here he was attacked by five enemy fighters, but skillfully maneuvering, escaped prosecution at low level flight, safely placing the heavily damaged car on its airfield. His aerial gunner in the battle, shot down one "Focke-Wulf.

Especially successfully operated a squadron Zarubina during the fighting for the liberation of Czechoslovakia. April 23, 1945 in the area Nesvachilka, near Brno, the enemy forces had large parts of our stubborn resistance. Zarubin received personal orders from the commander of Air Corps Lieutenant General Aviation Kamanina destroy the enemy center of resistance. Ten incursions by ground attack to defeat the enemy, and our infantry resumed its offensive. For excellent performance of combat tasks Zarubin and its pilots have received thanks from the Marshal of the Soviet Union with. K. Tymoshenko and Air Marshal GA. Vorozheykina personally monitored the battle.

1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968

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