(17. 7. 1921 - 24. 6. 1985)
In IKTOR Stepanovich Halzov, Sergeant, a senior pilot of 686 th Attack Aviation Regiment. Born July 17, 1921 in g. Volsk, Saratov region. Russian. Studied in Volskaya secondary school N 1 and the local flying club. In late 1941 he graduated from Engels military aviation school pilots.
From July 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought at Stalingrad, 1, 2 and 3 of the First Baltic Front. Slightly wounded on Sept. 1, 1942 Stalingrad. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1942, . 1945), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), . Red Star (1955), . medals "For Military Merit" (1950), . "For the defense of Stalingrad" and three other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Viktor Stepanovich Halzovu conferred May 24, 1943 for the 46 successful combat missions during the battles at Stalingrad and shown courage and bravery.,
. Altogether during the war Halzov made 173 sorties, destroyed hundreds of Nazi, 60 tanks, 200 vehicles and many other military equipment of the enemy.
. In the postwar years, VS
. Halzov graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. Died June 24, 1985.
With erzhant Halzov assault regiment arrived in the summer of 1942 in the days of fierce defensive battles of our Army at Stalingrad. In their first combat sorties young pilot proved himself to be the best way. He is perfectly mastered the technique of piloting, just hit a target, was prudent and bold in air battles with the enemy.
. 15 July 1942 the squadron, which served Halzov, was ordered to strike at the enemy convoy on the road Millerovo-Morozovskij
. When approaching the goal attack aircraft were fired on by antiaircraft artillery, the enemy. Halzov dived on a column of tanks and dropped bombs, and then made a second run and the height of strafing fired from a cannon and machine guns in a panic fleeing Nazis. The personal account of the pilot were burned one tank, five cars and five vehicles with soldiers
. August 30 Halzov of nine Ilyushin flew to accomplish the demanding task of command - the destruction of the enemy crossing the Don near Kalach
. This crossing is particularly tight camouflage antiaircraft artillery and fighter aircraft. Skillfully maneuvering in the area of anti-aircraft artillery fire, Halzov with strafing struck crossing and destroyed it.
. In the afternoon the same day Victor with his comrades stormed the column 4 th German Panzer Army in the area Abganerovo
. The pilot made three passes at the target and accurate hitting bombs and cannon and machine gun fire destroyed 2 tanks, 3 trucks and a group of enemy infantry.
August 31, 1942 Halzov again stormed the enemy's tank columns in the same area. When returning from a mission to a group of Soviet ground attack aircraft attacked enemy fighters. The sergeant said, as the lead group was attached to the tail "Messerschmitt". He threw his car into a steep dive, Halzov hurried to help the commander. The label burst from the gun, he struck a fascist vulture. For courage and bravery in battle, the regimental commander announced Halzovu gratitude.
The next day Halzov leading managers flew to attack the enemy in the area motomehvoysk Peschanki. As usual, attack aircraft were the target at low altitude. Antiaircraft artillery opened heavy fire. The shells were exploding everywhere, but Halzov boldly attacked the enemy and personally destroyed 3 tanks and 2 car. After successful of attack troops, he set fire to an ammunition dump. At this time, an enemy shell exploded near. The motor broke, a fragment of burned right hand. Without losing self-control, led Halzov burning aircraft on its territory and safely landed it.
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