(7. 4. 1912 - 13. 2. 1979)
In Yemen Alexander F. - Deputy Commander Squadron 7 th Fighter Regiment, Captain. Born April 7, 1912 in the village Zabolote now Tver region Tver region. Russian. Graduated FZU. He worked as a worker, foreman at the Kalinin weaving factory "Proletarian manufactory". In 1932-1933 he studied at the Moscow Institute of Physical Education. In the Soviet army from 1933. In 1936 he graduated from the Kharkov Military Aviation Pilot School.
From December 1937 to August 1938 participated in the fighting in Spain. He fought in the regions of Valencia and Teruel in the squadron AI. Guseva. In 1938 he was seriously wounded, but after 2 months he returned to the squadron. Results in the sky of Spain on the plane I-16 made more than 30 combat sorties, shot down in person 1 and in group 3 enemy aircraft. For military successes, he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
. In Private Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 as the deputy commander of the squadron 7-Fighter Regiment (7 Army, the North-Western Front)
. E 5 aerial combat shot down 4 enemy aircraft made 75 sorties to attack and the bombing of enemy troops, inflicting considerable damage.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Aleksandr Fyodorovich Semyonov was awarded March 21, 1940 for their courage and heroism in battle.
. In Private World War II from June 1941, flying the MiG-3 in the Independent Fighter Squadron
. In late July destroyed the bomber He.111. In August - two fighters Bf.109. In September knocked two cars and took command of the 180-th IAP (Western Front). With this regiment led the battle for Rzhev, stormed the enemy. Since the end of 1941 to May 1942 he studied at the Superior Officers' Course. Thereafter, Mayor Semenov went to Stalingrad in the position of pilots - Air Force inspectors.
The summer of 1942 participated in the Battle of Stalingrad in the 434-th IAP, and since Sept. 19 took him under his command. November 22 the regiment was reorganized into the 32-th GvIAP. After working briefly at the headquarters of Aviation, in February 1943 took command of the 286 th IAD.
In February 1944, Alexander Fedorovich back in the 32-th GvIAP. In May 1944, Lieutenant Colonel Semenov has been appointed commander of the 3rd GvIAD serving in East Prussia. Participated in the battles for the liberation of Belorussia (June 1944), and then - in Kurlyandii. In October 1944, went to the 1-st Ukrainian Front, to take the 322 th IAD. With this division, he met the end of the war. Under his leadership in the battle over Silesia, Berlin and Prague, pilots division had been destroyed 152 aircraft in 4369 departures. May 2, 1945 A. F. Semenov made his last flight in this war.
. Total during the Great Patriotic War, Alexander F. Semenov made 240 sorties, 65 air battles he personally shot down 15 and Group 12 enemy aircraft.
. Fter the war he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff
. Since 1970 БT Lieutenant General Aviation Semenov п-.пг. in stock. Lived in Moscow. Died Feb. 13, 1979. He is buried in Moscow on Kuntsevo Cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Kutuzov 2 nd degree, Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 nd degree, World War 1-st degree, Red Star and medals.
. At takeoff
. Moscow, 1969;
Squadron Б• Б•L Mongolian arat. (co-authored with B. Dashtseren), 2 edition, additional. M., 1978.