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LUGANSK Sergey Danilovich

( Twice Hero of the Soviet Union)

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Biography LUGANSK Sergey Danilovich
(1. 10. 1918 - 16. 1. 1977)


A ugansky Sergey Danilovich Squadron 270 th Fighter Regiment (203rd Fighter Air Division, 1-Attack Air Corps, 5 th Air Army, the Steppe Front) Captain
. Born October 1, 1918 in Alma-Ata, a farmer's family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. At the end of junior high school in 1936 and worked as a gardener. In the same year by Komsomol sent to the Orenburg Air Force Pilot School, graduating in 1938. He served in the 14 th Aviation Brigade in Pskov.

M ladshy Lieutenant Lugansky participated in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 the. Made out 59 armed sorties, shot down 1 aircraft of the enemy, for which he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.

In oyna found Sergei Lugansk at Taganrog. He flew LaGG-3 to attack the enemy. Under Bataisk and Rostov-on-Don shot down 4 enemy aircraft. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner. The Belgorod knocked another 4 aircraft, for which he was awarded a second Order of the Red Banner.

. September 14, 1942, covering the air crossing of the Volga, the 13th Guards Rifle Division of General Rodimtsev AI, captain Lugansky led a frontal attack in eight LaGG-3 against superior enemy forces
. The Germans were so close that the time for maneuver had no. Lugansk went to a rapprochement with the leading group of Me-109. Rapidly converging fighter. When seconds left before the collision, nerves Germans broke and he plunged down. It was his only life-saving maneuver, but by ramming it failed to leave. Left-plane Lugansky completely demolished stabilizer "Messerschmitt". Lost control, enemy machine spinning and went to the ground. Lugansk same with the rest of our fighters returned to their base.

Later Captain Luganskij SD. fought on the plane Yak-1B on the Kursk and near Kharkov.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergei Danilovich Luhansk awarded on Sept. 2, 1943 for 221 sorties, 18 in person and 1 group shot down enemy planes.

. September 27, 1943 troops of the Steppe Front crossed the Dnieper at a
. Mishurin Horn (Kirovograd reg.). At the head of the squadron SD Lugansky flew on a plane Yak-7 on the cover for ground attack. At this time, to the ferry approached the group Ju-88 and He-111 under the cover of Me-109. In the battle along with the fighters had to come and attack. Attack "Junkers" was repulsed, but the crossing broke "Heinkel". Lugansky chose to attack the flagship, came to him from the bottom and the propeller sliced the helm of the height. "Heinkel" lost control, crashed to the ground. in aerial combat at the 2 nd Ukrainian Front knocked himself another 13 enemy aircraft.

In the Torah medal "Gold Star" Sergei Danilovich Lugansky awarded July 1, 1944.

In June 1944 he was appointed commander of aviation. In the skies of Romania, on the Oder fly a plane, a gift of Alma-Ata Komsomol. Fighting ended in Berlin on the way. By the end of the war has made 390 sorties, he personally shot down 37 and a group of 6 enemy aircraft.

In 1949 he graduated from the Air Force Academy. He served in command positions in the Army Air Defense. Since 1964, Major General Aviation Lugansky - in stock. Author of the book "On the deep turns.

Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.

In measures 16 January 1977. He was buried in Alma-Ata. Bronze bust of Hero is set at home.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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. Sources:
. 1) The immortal feats
. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
2) The Knights cruise Guard. - Alma-Ata, 1984
3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
4) Grechko S.N. Decisions were made on the ground. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1984.
5) Double Heroes of the Soviet Union. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1973.
6) Kopylov IS, Lazukin AN, Rajkin G.L. Orenburg flight. - M.: Voeniz.1976
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8) Kuzmin NP. Serge Lugansk. - Alma-Ata: Zhazushi, 1968
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11) Ryazanov, LA, Chesnokov NI. Guards commander. case "oozes". - M.: Mos.rabochy 1983
12) VM Shevchuk. Commander attack first. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980

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