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KUZMIN George P.

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(21. 4. 1913 - 18. 8. 1943)


By George P. uzmin Squadron 239 th Fighter Regiment (235 th Fighter Division, 2 nd Composite Air Corps, 8 th Air Army, the Southern Front) Captain
. Born April 21, 1913 in the village Nagornoe now Sayan region of Krasnoyarsk Territory in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1931. After his father's death in 1920, became a farm laborer. He graduated from the 7 classes in the village of Fish Rybinsk district of Krasnoyarsk. He worked in agriculture. In 1928 he joined the Young Communist League. In the Red Army from 1930. In 1932 he graduated with honors Volskaya joint military school for pilots and aviation technicians. He served in technical positions in the Air Force.

. W and participants in the battles at Khalkhin Goal in 1939 was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

. In 1940 he graduated from the 1-S Kachin Red Banner Military Aviation Pilot School in the AF Myasnikov.

. In Private World War II from June 22, 1941.

. By omandir level 161 th Fighter Regiment (43rd Fighter Division, Air Force Western Front) Lieutenant Kuz'min GP
. evening June 27, 1941 departed (for the sixth time that day) on I-153 headed by managers as a group under the command twice Hero of the Soviet Union GP Kravchenko to cover the ground troops near the town of Lepel (west of Vitebsk). Soon appeared a group of enemy bombers, Ju-87 on their way to tight formation. Kuzmin led link to the attack and shot down the plane leading. Led destroyed the second "Junkers". The remaining bombers freed from the bombs and turned back. Soon they were replaced by a new group of bombers with fighter escort. Kuzmin again led a link in the attack and tied the enemy battle. When fuel was running out, he gave the slave to return to the airfield. At this time, he noticed a single Ju-87, who jumped out from behind the clouds and tried to drop bombs on the positions of our troops. Kuzmin immediately attacked him and struck the queue pointer. Then he went to the "Junkers" closer to strike certain. But the bullets had not been. Lost control, the enemy went to the ground. Kuzmin himself safely landed at their airport. For this feat he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

November 11, 1941 during a patrol in the Bryansk Georgy Pavlovich found nine enemy bombers and attacked them. In the ensuing air battle, he shot down 2 bomber, but from a direct hit in the petrol tank of his I-153 on fire. With great difficulty he managed to put a fighter to whichever site. Wounded in the legs, Kuzmin crawled through the snow until he was picked up by local residents and hid in a house. After some time he attempted to reach her, but was captured by the Germans. He managed to escape from a POW camp. Month fought as a partisan. It was then shipped across the front line. The hospital had to amputate his left foot and a third right foot (frostbitten while crawling). 3 months spent in hospitals. After amplification, the training learned to walk on prosthetic limbs. Obtained permission to return to the ranks. He mastered the La-5. Later fought at Stalingrad and in the southern front.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Georgy Kuzmin awarded April 28, 1943 for 270 sorties, 90 air battles 15 personal and 6 in the group shot down enemy planes.,

. August 18, 1943 the assistant commander of the air-rifle for a 9 th Guards Fighter Regiment (6 th Guards Fighter Air Division, 8 th Air Army, the Southern Front), the Major Kuz'min GP
. entered into an unequal air battle in the snowy city of Donetsk Region. During the battle his Aerocobra was shot. Jumped with a parachute, but the dome caught fire and the pilot was killed. Buried soldiers.

All made 280 sorties. In air battles personally shot down 22 enemy planes, and 7 - in the group.

B YUST Hero is set in the village of Fish, a school named after him. On the street its name in the city of Krasnoyarsk Territory Zaozerny a memorial plaque.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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. Sources:
. 1) immortal heroes names
. - Rostov-on-Don: 1978
2) The immortal feats. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
4) unworthy of the hero. - Krasnoyarsk: Krasnoyarsk kn. ed., 1975
5) Zilmanovich D.YA. On the Wings of the Motherland. - Alma-Ata: Zhalin, 1984
6) I'm going to ram. - Volgograd: Lower Volga. kn. ed., 1978
7) Wings of the Motherland. - M.: DOSAAF, 1983.
8) In Logvinov. Go to fight Siberians. - Krasnoyarsk: 1977
9) On the verge of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
10) Above the fiery Don. - Rostow-na-Donu: Rostov kn. ed., 1985

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