(9. 8. 1898 - 4. 11. 1960)
With Pirin Ivan Timofeyevich flag-Red Army Air Force navigator. Born August 9, 1898 in the town of Kolomna, Moscow Region. Russian. He graduated from the 3 rd year institution.
Since 1918 the Red Army. Member of the Civil War. Served in one of the first detachments of the Soviet Air Force, fought on the Western Front against Wrangel.
Since 1922 БT chief aeronautical sector Research and Testing Institute, Air Force (at the Central Airport). In 1930 he graduated from the Kachin Military Aviation Pilot School. As navigator participated in several long-haul flights to Europe.
. 10-12.09.1934 at the ANT-25 as co-driver (crew commander БT M. Gromov, copilot БT AI Filin) made a record for distance and duration flight on the closed route БT 12411 miles in 75 hours.
. In 1930 he taught air navigation in the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky
. In 1934-1936 БT flag-Red Army Air Force navigator.
In 1937 the crew's flagship aircraft (commander БT MV Vodop'yanov) participated in the landing on the North Pole first drifting research station North Pole Б• 1 Б•L. Provide accurate landing of the expedition led by I.D. Papanin in the geographic North Pole.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Timofeyevich Spirin awarded June 27, 1937.
. БT In 1940, the head of the Ivanovo school of navigators.
. Member of the Soviet-Finnish war.
. Great Patriotic War, Major General Spirin met in the post of Chief of the Higher School of Air Pilots and Navigators
. Soon the school was converted into a functioning part. She fought at Smolensk, on Dukhovshchina, at Kalinin and Kaluga, near Moscow. Later headed Aviation Bomber compounds Lieutenant General Aviation (since 1943) I.T. Spirin acted on other fronts.
In 1950 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff. He taught at the Air Force Academy (now БT Gagarin) and the General Staff Academy. He was engaged in the theoretical basis for methods of piloting in Antarctica. БT Since 1955, retired.
F ill in Moscow. Died Nov. 4, 1960. He is buried in Moscow on Vvedenskoye cemetery.
Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Professor. Awarded 3 orders of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree, of the Red Banner, 2 orders of Red Star and medals. Its named after a street in Moscow. At home Б•¬ 64 at Gorky Street, where he lived in Moscow, a memorial plaque, erected in Kolomna bust.
Notes of a military pilot. M., 1939;
Soviet Air. , 1940;
Notes aviator. , 1955;
In the blue sky. M., 1960, etc.
Biography provided by A. Simonov