(18. 6. 1917)
F ROAR P. Seliverstov, captain, deputy commander of a squadron of 10-th separate reconnaissance aircraft Moscow Regiment Red. Born June 18, 1917 in a. Kulikovka Volsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from the Yaroslavl Pedagogical Institute. Before conscription worked as a teacher. In the Soviet Army was in 1939 - 1958 respectively.
From July 1941 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the southern front, and then in the 1-th Air Army in the West and 3-Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive operations in the southern and central parts of the Soviet -. Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Belarus and the defeat of the enemy on the territory of East Prussia. Twice severely wounded in the fighting services to the Motherland and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1943 1944), . two orders of Alexander Nevsky (1944, . 1945), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1943), . two Orders of Red Star (1943, . 1954), . medals "For Military Merit" (1949), . "For the Defense of Moscow", . "For the capture of KцTnigsberg", . "For perfect service" 1-degree 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" Fyodor Petrovich Seliverstova awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 for 157 sorties on IL-2 exploration, . photographing of defensive lines and the ground attack of the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,
. Fter the war F.P
. Seliverstov - reserve lieutenant colonel, lived in the Moldovan g. Cahul, worked as head of the airport.
D esyaty Aviation Regiment conducted combat work for the army and the front command. It shall have the task of conducting reconnaissance of the enemy both visually and by photographing the battlefield, airfields, lines of defense and military installations in the enemy's rear to a depth of front-line operations (400 - 500 kilometers).
. Captain Seliverstov was one of the best scouts of
. He was the first in the regiment carried out a test camera for shooting from a height perspective strafing. Subsequently, the aerial perspective of defensive lines and individual objects of the enemy has found wide application in all parts of the intelligence aircraft.
. Each flight Seliverstov on combat intelligence was associated with greater risk to life, with the constant danger of being hit by ground fire or enemy fighters
. The pilot has repeatedly found himself in a difficult situation, but always emerged the winner in air battles with the enemy, and featured perform combat tasks.
. In February, 1943, the Western Front was preparing an offensive operation 16 th Army in the Orel region
. These aerial photographs were taken into account when deciding the command of the offensive, which began on Feb. 22. During the fierce fighting forces 16-th army broke into the enemy's defenses to a depth of 10 - 13 miles. The enemy from moving to a sector of the fresh reserves. Seliverstov given the task to find the concentration area of the tank divisions of the enemy, arrived in the Orel region from the Rzhev. This task completed pilot. Visual observation and photography Seliverstov exposed areas of concentration of enemy tank units. For these areas within two days cause massive strikes, ground attack aircraft 1-th Air Army.
. In January and April 1944 Seliverstov perform the demanding task of delivering ordnance guerrilla forces "Frost" and "Magpie", acting on the territory of Mogilev region
. Day hedge-hopping brave pilots flew several flights and dropped in the location of units over 5 tons of ammunition. For exemplary performance of this important task Seliverstov was awarded the manual for hours.
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