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Ryabov Sergey

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(25. 9. 1921 - 23. 1. 1972)

With ergey I. Ryabov, Guard lieutenant, commander of the 92-th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment. Born September 25, 1921 in a. Morshanke Petrograd district of the Saratov Region. Russian. Graduated from high school. In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. He graduated from the aviation school.

From August 1943 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 2 nd and 5 th Air Army at Voronezh, 1 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Wounded July 21, 1944. For military distinction was awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1943 - 2, 1944), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), World War 1 and 2 nd degree (1944, 1945), a medal for the capture of Budapest "and four other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergei Ivanovich Ryabov awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 for 142 sorties in the Il-2, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,

. Fter the war SI
. Ryabov - Major stock, lived in Mr.. Kotlas. Died Jan. 23, 1972.

In mid-July 1944 at one site in the 1 st Ukrainian Front Lviv Luftwaffe has begun to show greater activity. Bombers with fighter escort systematically attacked on our advancing troops. There is an assumption that the rear airfield Tsyunuv enemy threw fresh air units. It was necessary to test this hypothesis and to ascertain the number of aircraft based on the enemy airfield. Fulfillment of this difficult and dangerous task was entrusted with the very brave pilot assault regiment Sergei Ryabov.

By the evening of July 21 Ryabov rose into the air. He was flying alone, without fighter cover. At high speed across the front line. The airfield enemy appeared unexpectedly. Summer day is already over, and all planes were assembled. They stood in a row on the runway and on the edge of the airfield. Ryabov counted up to 50 bombers and photographed them. Deploying and went back.

Soon the left front observed four enemy fighters. Rising from Lviv airport, "Messerschmitt-109" went across the path of "silt". Ryabov squeezed from the engine and all that he could give, but it was too great a difference in speed "Messers and attack aircraft. Fighters caught Ryabova and jumped on him from all sides. The attacks followed one after another. Ryabov, along with gunner-radio operator Sergeant Vasilyev fought off the enemy's cannon and machine gun fire. Successful burst of machine gun Vasiliev lit a vulture. He fell in a forest and exploded.

"Messer", enraged by failures, with even greater fury on a lonely car. In the dusk were clearly visible luminous enemy trails, pierced the plane and the fuselage stormtrooper. During the ninth reflect enemy attacks disaster struck: Vasiliev was killed, Ryabov wounded in the head, the plane was damaged. The blood rushed to face a pilot, warm streams flowed over the collar of his tunic. Motor "sludge" worked intermittently. But Ryabov did not give. Firing of machine guns, skillfully maneuvering and dodging attacks, "Messers", he continued to "drag" wounded car to their base.

. When the Ilyushin landed on the runway, the technician level it counted over 150 bullet holes
. Ryabov reported to the commander on the results of exploration, and only after that the forces have changed him: he fell. Comrades sent to the pilot's medical center.

Similar sorties have been a lot Ryabova. Another eight times his plane was shot down in aerial combat, but each time the brave pilot brought the car to their base. For the year of combat work - from 3 August 1943 to August 31, 1944 - Ryabov made 142 sorties and destroyed 12 tanks, . 6 guns, . 108 cars, . 27 cars, . 2 locomotive, . 4 warehouses with ammunition and much other military equipment and military equipment of the enemy.,


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. 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

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