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Krasnov Nikolai Fedorovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(9. 12. 1914 - 29. 1. 1945)


By RAAS Nikolai Fedorovich Squadron 116 th Fighter Regiment (295 th Novo-Moscow Krasnoznamennaya Fighter Division, . 9-th Composite Air Corps, . 17-th Air Army, . 3rd Ukrainian Front), Major,
. Born Dec. 9, 1914 in the village Knyazhychi now Gorokhoveckij district of Vladimir region. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. He lived in Perm. Graduated from high school. In 1929-1930 he worked the executive secretary of District Council gymnastics. In 1930 he volunteered for the Red Army. He graduated from the Tambov Military Aviation Pilot School in 1934. In the same year transferred to the reserve. He worked as a pilot in the GVF. Since 1938 - the test pilot.

In Private World War II from July 1941. Pilot 402 th Fighter Regiment, Special Purpose (57-Mixed Air Division, North-Western Front), opened the battle by August 1, knocking on the MiG-3 in the region of Novgorod enemy bomber Ju-88. August 10 in an air battle near Shimskaya shot down Me-109. August 19 during a raid by enemy aircraft flew under the bombs and shot down one bomber.

In an air battle on Oct. 6, 1941 was seriously wounded. 5 months spent in hospital. After the hospital sent navigators in the 31 th Fighter Regiment (206 th Fighter Division, 2-Air Army, Bryansk Front). May 31, 1942 covered in LaGG-3 ground attack. In the air battle shot down Me-109, but he himself was hit. Landed on enemy territory. His aircraft destroyed and hid in the woods. Wounded in the leg during 9 days at night made his way to his. A week after returning to his regiment again started to fly.

He fought at Kursk, Belgorod, Kramatorsk. The fall of 1943 fought in the 17-th Air Army. In October, destroyed 3 spotter FW-189. October 14 Kantserovka over the airfield at La-5 shot down Me-109. In the skies over Zaporoze shot down 11 enemy planes.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Fedorovich Krasnov awarded on Feb. 4, 1944 over 279 sorties, 85 air battles, and personally shot down 31 enemy aircraft.

. He was later a test pilot in IAS 17 th Air Army
. When fighting broke out in Budapest (Hungary), was again a squadron commander.

January 29, 1945 when flying around the airfield near Budapest Krasnov discovered enemy bomber Ju-88. Without ammunition, he went to attack and rammed his. Trying to put a damaged fighter, was planned on the left bank of the Danube River, but was in the old trenches. Airplane skapotiroval, pilot killed. He was buried in Odessa.

H agrazhden Order of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, 2 orders of the Patriotic War 1 degree, medals. In the name of Hero named street in the city Gorohovets, neighborhood and street in Perm. In Perm installed 2 plaques.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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. Sources:
. 1) Abramov A.S
. Twelve rams. - Sverdlovsk: Medium-Ur. kn.izd., 1970.
2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
3) Gold Stars Kama. Sat. Perm, 1969
4) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
5) Nagorno-AF, Travkin VV. Earth Vladimir heroes. - Yaroslavl: 1967.
6) The exploits of fire years. - Odessa: Mayak, 1971
7) VD Sokolov. Wings we have some. - M.: DOSAAF, 1976
8) VD Sokolov. My friends - the pilots. - M.: DOSAAF, 1969
9) Shepelev AL. In heaven and on earth. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1974

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