(16. 12. 1917 - 4. 8. 1994)
And drive Nikolai navigator 728 th Fighter Regiment (256 th Fighter Division, 5 th Fighter Aviation Corps, 2-Air Army, the Voronezh Front) Captain
. Born December 16, 1917 in the village of Mountain now the Kirov District of Leningrad Region in the family working. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1941. He graduated from the 7 classes of junior high school. He worked as a mechanic at the factory "Red nailer" in Leningrad. In the Red Army from December 15, 1938. Graduated Chuguivska military aviation school pilots in 1940. Left behind by an instructor.
July 20, 1941 in the afternoon flying school instructor Chuguev Lieutenant NP Ignatiev. paired with his wingman Borovykh A. patrolled over the Kharkiv Tractor Plant. Suddenly he saw an enemy bomber Ju-88. Ignatiev went on the attack. "Junkers" attempted to hide in the clouds. Ignatiev rushed after him and the clouds clashed. An enemy plane crashed to the ground. Ignatiev put the damaged fighter in the field. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
He fought as part of a special group of air defense of the Kharkov Military District, on the Karelian, Kalinin, the Voronezh Front. He was deputy commander and commander of the squadron. Captain NP Ignatiev. to September 1943, made 365 sorties, 63 air battles personally shot down 14 enemy planes and 13 in the group.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Petrovich Ignatiev awarded April 13, 1944.
. War Major Ignatiev finished on the 1 st Ukrainian Front in the post of deputy commander of the regiment
. Total sovernshil 412 sorties, 128 combat aircraft shot down in person 26 and the Group on 13 enemy planes.
After the war he continued service in the Air Force. He graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. On June 19, 1969, Colonel Ignatiev - in stock. He lived in Leningrad. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 Orders of the Red Banner, 2 Orders of Patriotic War I degree, Order of the Red Star and medals. Died Aug. 4, 1994.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Wings of the Motherland. - M.: DOSAAF, 1983.
3) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.