(20. 2. 1922 - 29. 12. 1987)
By onstantin V. Ivanov - a senior lieutenant, squadron commander of the 723rd Attack Air Regiment (211 th assault, Air Division, the 3rd Air Army, 1 st Baltic Front). Born February 20, 1922 in Novonikolayevsk (now Novosibirsk) in the family of a soldier. Russian. Graduated from the Saratov secondary school N 16 and the Aero Club in 1940, Engelyskuyu military aviation school in 1941. Within two years he worked as an instructor pilot in the aviation school.
From August 1943 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the Kalinin and 1 st Baltic fronts. He participated in the liberation of Smolensk and Pskov regions, Belarus and the Baltic republics. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1943, . 1944), . Order of Alexander Nevsky (1944), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Red Star (1955), . Medal for Military Merit "(1950) and three other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Konstantin V. Ivanov was awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 for 92 sorties in the Il-2, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying courage and bravery.,
. After the war he continued service in the Air Force
. In 1950 he graduated from the Air Force Academy. In 1964, Б┴┬ Chelyabinsk Pedagogical Institute. Since 1968, Colonel Ivanov Б┴┬ in Stock. He lived in Chelyabinsk. He worked as a senior engineer in the production association "Flight". Died Dec. 29, 1987.
In summer book Ivanova jot down all the assault strikes on the enemy. Scant lines, but for each of them are selfless bravery, courage and high military skill brave pilot.
September 28, 1943. Served as a combat mission driven, consisting of two IL-2 with the task of photographing the fortified area of the enemy Churilova - Nevel. Despite the rain, poor visibility and heavy enemy fire, a job well done. Object photographed from a height of 70 - 100 meters. Command delivered valuable data about the enemy.
November 20, 1943. Served as a combat mission consisting of the six IL-2 with the task of destroying a column of enemy tanks in the town. The flight was at an altitude of 100 - 200 meters in adverse weather conditions. When approaching the front line leading aircraft was hit and made a forced landing. Ivanov took command of the group itself. A strong anti-aircraft artillery fire Ilyushin struck precise strikes against enemy convoy. Was destroyed or damaged 10 tanks. All planes returned safely to their base.
December 15, 1943. Of four IL-2 flew for the destruction of enemy artillery batteries in the Vitebsk. Leading the group was shot down. Heading link, Ivanov perfectly fulfilled the task, for which he received the thanks of the Army Commander.
February 3, 1944. In part four storm troopers participated in the formulation of a smokescreen on site Sirotina - Shumilino. Despite the fact that such a task pilots for the first time, its success was obvious: by using a smoke screen, the ground forces with small losses possessed a powerful center of resistance of the enemy.
June 26, 1944. The leading eight IL-2 served a combat mission to destroy the enemy convoy on the road Vuе║aд█y - Lepel. With strafing enemy assaulted three times. The group has destroyed about 50 vehicles and over 100 Nazi soldiers and officers.
August 21, 1944. At the head of the six IL-2 conducted reconnaissance of the enemy in the area е╫agarд≈. Detect more than 50 enemy tanks, get ready to attack. Despite the strong anti-aircraft fire, boldly attacked the enemy and accurate strikes destroyed or damaged 5 tanks. Subsequent raids of other groups of storm troopers tanks were destroyed, enemy attack was foiled.
. Just one year of combat Ivanov had destroyed 10 tanks, . 1 plane, . 115 cars, . 105 wagons, . 12 railcars, . 25 field guns, . 8 anti-aircraft batteries, . 2 warehouses with ammunition, . created on 20 fires, . dispersed and partly destroyed about two infantry battalions of the enemy.
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