(16. 3. 1914 - 29. 8. 1941)
By uning Semen Andreevich - Military Commissioner Squadron 69 Fighter Regiment (21 th Composite Air Division, Air Force Independent Coastal Army, the Southern Front), the senior political. Born March 16, 1914 in the village of Great Farm now Drabovskogo region, Cherkasy oblast (Ukraine) in a peasant family. Ukrainetz. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1939. Graduated high school 7. He worked as a shepherd and groom in the agricultural commune "Chervonyi orach". After graduating in 1934, Pedagogical School in Zolotonosha Cherkassy region where he worked as head of the Pioneer Division of the District Committee LKSMU. In the Red Army from August 17, 1935. In 1937 he graduated from the 1-S Kachin Red Banner military aviation school pilots the AF Myasnikov and was left in her flight instructor. In May 1940 he was appointed Military Commissioner Squadron 69 Fighter Regiment (Odessa Military District).
Member of the Great Patriotic War, the first day. Semen Marten combat account was opened on July 23, knocking over the Black Sea German bomber He-111. In an air battle on August 1, saving the pilot A. Elokhina, shot down a fighter Me-109. In another air battle, having exhausted his ammunition, tried to ram the bomber Ju-87, but then the enemy got away, hiding in the clouds. Defense of Odessa, made 107 sorties (40 to attack), in 12 air battles killed himself 2 and in group 2 enemy aircraft.
August 29, 1941 in the Odessa area on I-16 fighters joined the battle with 4 Me-109. During the battle he managed to shoot down one "Messerschmitt". When ammunition ran out, rammed and destroyed a second enemy plane. Then left the damaged fighter with a parachute, but was killed in the air. His body was sunk in the arrangement of the 25 th Infantry Division Chapayev. Chapayev buried on the spot death.
. November 5, 1941 decision of the Military Council of the Southern Front Senior Political Marten for this feat was posthumously awarded the Order of Lenin.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Semyon Andreyevich Marten posthumously awarded February 10, 1942.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner
. After the war, re-buried at the Alley of Glory in Odessa. His name are Velikohutorskaya high school, the streets in the village of Great Farm and the city of Odessa. It was carved on the marble slab near Odessa Academic Opera and Ballet.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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