(25. 5. 1920 - 1. 2. 1991)
E LVIRA A. Myasnikov, a senior lieutenant, squadron commander of 449 st Bomber Lower Dniester Regiment, was born May 25, 1920 in a. Vyazovka Tatischevskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated 9 years of secondary school and military school Balashov pilots. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1939 to 1960.
From February 1943 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought against the Nazi invaders in the South-West and 3 rd Ukrainian fronts. He participated in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy on the territory of Greece, Yugoslavia, Austria. For military decorations and other services to the Motherland was awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1943, . 1944), . Order of the Patriotic War 1 st 2 nd degree (1944, . 1943), . two Orders of Red Star (1943, . 1954), . medals "For the capture of Budapest", . "For the capture of Vienna", . "For perfect service" 1-th degree and four other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Yevgeny Myasnikov was awarded on Aug. 18, 1945 over 300 bombing raids on the enemy and for displaying courage and bravery.
. All during the war Myasnikov accurate bomber strikes blew up 7 large stores of ammunition and fuel, and destroyed 150 wagons with goods, 182 vehicles with troops, 17 aircraft on the ground, and much other military equipment of the enemy.
. In 1954, EA
. Myasnikov graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy, and until 1960 he served in the Army. Retired colonel, he lived in Moscow. Died Feb. 1, 1991.
October 5, 1944. Airfield Vrajdebna near Sofia. Above the command point describes an arc green rocket - the start signal motors. The aircraft was taxiing on the runway. Myasnikov presses the brake lever, steering wheel captures the depth in the neutral position, and adding gas, immediately releases the brake. The car rushes forward, gathering speed. Motors increase turnover. Screws intensively screwed into the air, and a winged ship, hard to clear off the ground, climbs, making a circle above the airfield, taking a course to the west. Are attached to him eight bombers - the whole squadron. The second nine is the regimental commander, Lieutenant Colonel Tyushevsky. The cavalry is ordered to strike at Nis railway station, which accumulated fifteen trains with troops of the enemy.
Day at the end. The sun hides behind the tops of mountains, which reach heights of two thousand meters. The valley is occupied by an enemy of the city, in the evening haze, he could barely visible.
In the sky appear white lumps flak. With each passing second anti-aircraft fire rising, but Myasnikov boldly placed on the combat course, and throws a series of bombs on the trains of the enemy. So what do the rest of the crews. At the station there are fires, exploding cars with ammunition in all directions, flee the Nazi soldiers.
Suddenly, the plane Myasnikova shakes with such force that the pilot pulled out of the hands of the wheel. Boston breaks down into a steep peak. Myasnikov catches with his hands the helm, but the machine continues to decline rapidly - damaged stabilizer and rudder. Mountains quickly rushing toward a wounded bird, steel ...
After enormous effort Myasnikov, finally able to align the car. He makes a regular run-up and discards the remaining bombs. At this time the second plane hits an enemy missile, and the left engine flashing bright flame. Leaving behind a smoky trail bomber sharply reduced in the direction of the mountain rocks ...
The pilots, who saw this picture, consider a commander killed. However, Myasnikov continues to fight for the lives of the crew. He left off the burning engine, put the screw in the directional position, the rapid slide knocks down flames and literally in 10 - 20 meters from the mountain cliffs machine into horizontal flight. Rudders vibrate, the plane shook as with fever, appliances damaged, wounded navigator. Myasnikov exerting all his will, the experience and knowledge on one engine falls short of the airfield and in the darkness, with spotlights, produces prosperous land.
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