(11. 10. 1916)
H ikolay D. Pavlov, Guard Lieutenant, the flagship aerial gunner-radio operator 4-th Guards Bomber Division Borisov, was born October 11, 1916 in a. Berezovka Bazarnokarabulakskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from elementary school in his native village and railway school in Mr.. Volkhov. In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army, graduated from high school junior aviation specialists.
. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the Western, South-Western, Bryansk, Stalingrad, the Don, the North Caucasus, 3-Byelorussian and the 1 st Baltic fronts
. He took part in defensive battles of Smolensk, Stalingrad, in the liberation of the Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, the Soviet Baltic states, defeating the enemy in Germany. Four times wounded and bruised. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded the Order of the Red Banner of (1942), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Red Star (1954), . medals "For Military Merit" (1949), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the Defense of the Caucasus" and five other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Pavlov was awarded on Oct. 26, 1944 for taking part in 160 combat sorties, . during which the person 4 and knocked in a group of 6 aircraft fighting the enemy.,
. Fter the war N.D
. Pavlov graduated from the Military Academy and transport until 1964 he served in the Soviet armies. Colonel stock, lived and worked in Mr.. Sochi.
M ladshy Lieutenant Pavlov crews flew as part of the famous pilots Heroes of the Soviet Union, Smirnov, Krutikova, faster, and later in the crew of the division commander, Major General Aviation Kotlyar
. Participated in 62 air battles. As arrows high accuracy of fire. As a radio operator had a single case of loss of radio communication, reliable manner, the management of a divisional commander of the columns of 36 - 45 Pe-2 bombers. As a warrior differed a great force of will, courage and bravery. This quality is particularly evident in moments when the crew got into a difficult position.
June 27, 1941 bomber, in a carriage which was Pavlov, struck a motorized column of the enemy in the Bobruisk. If you move away from the target anti-aircraft shell had penetrated the plane of the aircraft and damaged the left engine. Bomber fell behind by his squadron, and was attacked by two enemy fighters. A long line of gun Pavlov shot down one of them. And a half to two minutes on podranennogo Sat attacked four "Messer". Tags fire from machine guns and cannons, two enemy fighters were shot down, one of them destroyed Pavlov. But the remaining "Messerschmitts" come close to our car and lit it. The pilot landed the burning plane near z. Klimavichy. In this battle, Pavlov was slightly wounded in the arm and the body of the second degree burns.
March 13, 1942 Pavlov in the crew flew on reconnaissance of the enemy. Above r. Chugueva bomber was attacked by three enemy fighters. In the air battle Pavlov shot down the third one vulture.
April 3, 1942 at sortie as a "hunter" Pe-2 over with. Sazhnov was attacked by three enemy fighters. In this unequal battle Pavlov machine-gun fire shot down four Nazi aircraft fled, two other. This air battle was filmed cameraman D. Ibragimov.
April 26, 1942 in the bombardment of enemy troops in a. Bayrak, our plane was hit by antiaircraft and artillery of the enemy and burned. The pilot managed to plant a car. Wounded in the hand and head Pavlova removed from the aircraft in an unconscious state. When he came to Pavlov recalled that the plane left the table signals and RDS. Burning car shelled enemy. Wearing a white robe given the guerrillas, Pavlov crawled to the plane and returned only when convinced that the secret documents were burned and do not fall into enemy hands. Guerrillas Pavlova sent to the hospital.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968