(5. 4. 1919 - 26. 10. 1978)
F eodosy Karpovich Parashchenko, Guard Captain, commander of the 10-th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment, long range, was born April 5, 1919 in a. Davydova-Nikolsk Novosvetlovskogo region Lugansk region. Ukrainetz. He graduated from the 8 classes of secondary school, Tambov school civil air fleet in 1939, Balashov school military pilots in 1940. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1937 to 1963. Prior military service he worked as a fitter-adjuster in Lugansk Machine-Tool Plant.
. From September 1941 to victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the long-range aircraft, . performing combat missions in the interest of the Supreme Command, . and West, . Leningrad, . Stalingrad, . Voronezh, . Central 2 and 1-st Ukrainian, ,
. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1942), . four Orders of the Red Banner (1942 - 2, . 1944, . 1953), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), . Red Star (1952), . medals "For Military Merit" (1947), . "For the Defense of Leningrad", . "For the Defense of Moscow", . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the capture of Budapest", . "250 th anniversary of Leningrad", . "For perfect service" 1-th degree and four other medals, . well as the Hungarian Order "Red Star" (1955).,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Theodosia Karpovich Parashchenko awarded on Sept. 18, 1943 over 259 successful combat missions in bomber Il-4, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,
. In this time of war for the Guard Captain Parashchenko produced 388 successful combat missions
. In 1963 he resigned from the Soviet Army for health reasons. Colonel stock. Lived in Mr.. Engels, Saratov region, worked at the plant fibers. Died Oct. 26, 1978.
T yazhkoy fall of forty-first, when the enemy rushed into our country, long-range bombers often had to act together with the front-line aircraft for ground troops
. It was necessary for whatever was to stop the enemy tank armies, rushing toward Leningrad, Moscow and Donbass. Long-range bombers struck at the enemy during the day only in small groups with a low altitude and without fighter cover. All this required the crew to huge courage.
In these first operations involved and Theodosia Parashchenko. In the daytime, the crew performed dozens of combat sorties and skirmishes with the enemy aircraft shot down two enemy fighters Me-109. Later Parashchenko among the few of the most experienced crews of the regiment in an almost non-flying weather took part in the assault raids on motorized infantry and tanks of the enemy, approaching from the Eagle to Tula.
. With the move of the regiment on the night fighting Parashchenko quickly and mastered the technique of blind flight and was regarded as one of the best pilots who flew combat missions in the responsible in any weather conditions.
. Many times Parashchenko drove his twin-engine bomber of IL-4 to explore weather, lighting purposes, and to strike targets deep in the rear
. He participated in the massive raids of our aircraft at Berlin and Budapest, Warsaw and Danzig, Konigsberg and Tilsit, Breslau and Insterburg. Often, returning from a mission on the plane lined - "word of honor" as saying the pilots.
For example, it was July 18, 1942 during a raid on KцTnigsberg. The plane entered a zone of the strongest anti-aircraft artillery fire of the enemy. When the navigator Guard Captain senator dropped bombs on target, direct hit anti-aircraft missile was put out of the right engine, the plane and the fuselage of the bomber were riddled with shrapnel. Still, the pilot managed to escape from the jaws of death. At one thousand-engine, he covered the distance and landed on its airfield.
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