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SUKHOV Nikolay

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(8. 8. 1914 - 26. 10. 1983)

H ikolay D. Sukhov, Guard Captain, deputy commander of Squadron 44-Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment, Don. Born Aug. 8, 1914 in g. Volsk. Russian. He graduated from junior high school and school FZU. He worked as a welder on one of the companies in g. Baku, at the same time he studied at the flying club. In 1937 he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1940 he graduated from the Odessa Aviation School.

. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany, fought in the 8 and 16 air armies in the West, Voronezh, Southwestern, Stalingrad, the Don, Central, 1 st Belorussian fronts
. He took part in defensive operations in the central sector. Stalingrad and Kursk battles, the liberation of Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Wounded in the leg in 1941. For military decorations and other services to the Motherland was awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1942 - 2), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1943), . medals "For Military Merit" (1947), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the liberation of Warsaw", . "For perfect service" 2-nd degree 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" Nikolai Sukhov awarded July 1, 1944 over 672 sorties in the bombers, the U-2 and Po-2, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,

. From 1946 to 1959 H
. D. Sukhov served in the KGB. Captain of the reserve, he lived and worked in Mr.. Sochi. Died Oct. 26, 1983.

In oynu Sukhov met in Gomel. At that time he was a fighter, flew for "Seagull", covered by our ground troops and logistic facilities from attacks by enemy aircraft. In one battle he successfully attacked the bomber Ju-88 and knocked him. Soon the regiment received the Yak-1, but Sukhov not have to fly to new machines. He was summoned to headquarters and was told that he was appointed commander of the link in the 598-Bomber Aviation Regiment, which had been in service with U-2 aircraft. Many of his comrades felt such an increase in offensive to combat fighter pilot and said: "This, Sukhov, anyway, that To change from the car on a cart". However, the combat work on slow-moving "Kukuruznik" had Sukhov of soul, and subsequently he made on this machine many military exploits.

. During the fierce battles around Kharkov in the spring of 1942 the command has decided to air forces to strike at the Kharkov airfield, which was based enemy bombers
. On the night of May 21 flew on this mission and Lieutenant Sukhov. Over the airfield to the U-2 fell into the searchlights and was fired upon by antiaircraft fire. The strong rays of blinding the pilot, the explosions of shells were thrown from the car side to side. It seemed as if death is inevitable, but did not give Sukhov. He highlighted the goal and saw the parked enemy bombers dropped bombs on them. On successful hit on fire two "Junkers.

Particularly distinguished Sukhov in defeating the enemy at Stalingrad. He flew on missions in any weather - with snow, in fog, during the 30-degree frosts. Some nights he did on 8 - 10 sorties and precision inflicting great damage. For example, on the night of January 20, 1943 with strong opposition antiaircraft artillery Sukhov in the City point of the Nazis suppressed the enemy fire, destroyed the aircraft on the airfield and two cars.

. Dozens of sorties, day and night were made Sukhov exploration enemy
. Valor and courage displayed airman July 7, 1942 during the difficult defensive battles of our troops on the Don. Sukhov had the task to establish the front line, to determine where our troops out in which areas the enemy. Excellent pilot carried out the order of command. The plane, on which he flew on a mission, had the kind of damage from bullets and fragments of anti-aircraft shells that after landing at its airport was declared unfit for further flight ...

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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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