(28. 3. 1912 - 4. 1. 1943)
P asci Marina M. - Soviet aviator, navigator, Captain. Born March 28, 1912 in Moscow. Russian. She studied at the Moscow Conservatory. Worked as intern in the laboratory anilinokrasochnogo plant. Since 1932 laboratory assistant БT Aeronautical Laboratory of the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky. In 1934 she graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Engineers Civil Air Fleet, became a navigator. In 1935 she graduated from pilot school at the Central Aeroclub. Continued work in the BBA Zhukovsky in an instructor-letnaba.
. In 1937, as co-driver involved in establishing the world aviation record for distance on a plane AIR-12; in 1938 to establish БT 2 world aircraft distance record by seaplane MP-1.
. 24-25 September 1938 at the ANT-37 Homeland Б• Б•L (БT commander VS Grizodubova, . copilot БT PD Osipenko) flew non-stop flight from Moscow БT Far East (Kirby), length of 6450 km (5910 miles direct БT ),
. In a forced landing in the taiga jumped with a parachute and was found only after 10 days. During the flight was set women's world aircraft distance record.
. W and execution of this flight and for displaying courage and heroism on Nov. 2, 1938 Raskovoj Marina M. Hero of the Soviet Union.
. In the army since 1938
. At the same time was in the state of the NKVD: in February 1937 БT БT February 1939 full-time consultant, then authorized a special department of the NKVD, later in the БT 3-m Office of the People's Commissariat of Defense, Lieutenant of State Security. She lived in Moscow.
Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War began organizing women's aviation regiments and became commander of the 587 th Bomber Aviation Regiment women flying the Pe-2. Sent two squadrons to the front at Stalingrad.
Major Raskova MM. Killed in a plane crash on Jan. 4, 1943 at flight in adverse weather conditions at the front, led the third squadron of the regiment. She was buried in Moscow, on Red Square in the Kremlin wall.
She was awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree.
Her name was Tambov Higher Military Aviation School, where the bust of. Her name is given to streets, squares and street in Moscow (in the Northern District), a street in Kazan, the ship.
Notes navigator M. 1976.
Biography provided by A. Simonov