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Sidorin Vasiliy

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(29. 1. 1921)

In asil N. Sidorin, lieutenant, commander of the 807 th Attack Aviation Regiment Sevastopol. Born January 29, 1921 in a. Bull Romanovsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. In 1939, a 10-class secondary schools joined the Komsomol Saratov Flying Club, after which in June 1940 was adopted in Engels aviation school.

. From June 1943 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought the Nazis in the North Caucasus, South, 4 th Ukrainian, Leningrad, 2 nd and 3 rd Baltic fronts
. He took part in the breakthrough on the rivers Mius and milk in the liberation of Donbass, the Crimea, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1944), . Alexander Nevsky (1945), . two Orders of the Patriotic War of degree 1 (1943, . 1944), . two Orders of Red Star (1943, . 1956), . medal for military merit "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" Vasily N. Sidorin awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 for 142 successful attack on the enemy's assault, . causing him great damage in manpower and equipment and for displaying courage and bravery.,

. D of the 1960 VN
. Sidorin served in the Soviet Army. Colonel stock. Lived and worked in Mr.. Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod).

August 11, 1943 Sidorin made four sorties to attack the enemy in the Novo-Bahmutskiy and Gustafeld (north of Mr.. Taganrog). Every time he declined to strafing and shooting Nazis in focus. For exemplary performance of a combat mission announced thanks to the brave attack aircraft from the Military Council of the 5-Second Shock Army and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Red Army.

. When the enemy broke through the fortified zone in the Upper Rogachik (south of Mr.
. Nikopol) November 5, 1943 Sidorin direct hit from bombs destroyed 1 tank and 2 vehicles with ammunition. For accurate blows on the enemy received a commendation from the commander of the Air Force.

April 19, 1944 in the Sevastopol area Sidorina plane was attacked by two enemy fighters. As a result of air combat a Soviet attack was badly damaged and became unmanageable. Being wounded, Sidorin miraculously put the car on its airfield. After three days, refusing to submit to the hospital, he took part in causing bombing assault strike on enemy ships in the North Bay.

. For effective assault strikes on enemy artillery positions in the mountains Mekenzievyh May 6, 1944, Lieutenant Sidorin received the thanks of Marshal Vasilevsky.

. September 16, 1944 when ground attack enemy convoys in the area of the manor Leiber (Estonia) in the plane Sidorina antiaircraft fire and enemy fighters had been captured by right-half plane, . demolished keel, . slaughtered aileron control, . damaged wheel depth,
. Despite these serious injuries, Sidorin brought the car to their base and put it on the chassis. A week later, the daring pilot, as the lead group of 8 IL-2, canopy effective artillery strike on the enemy in the Dakota (Latvia) and provided a successful attack our troops.

But especially distinguished Sidorin in early October 1944. Returning from the intelligence railway station Libau - Siauliai, he found the station Mazeikiai (Lithuania), two trains carrying troops, ready to be shipped to Libau. At the command Sidorina link six incursions by ground-attack totally destroyed the enemy's trains. For this bold operation pilots were awarded medals.

. A total of 142 sorties, Lt. Sidorin destroyed 18 tanks, 29 vehicles, 2 trains and many other 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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