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KHARLAMOV Semyon Ilyich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(30. 4. 1921 - 5. 5. 1990)

In Yemen I. Kharlamov, Guard lieutenant, squadron commander of the 163rd Fighter Feodosia Guards Red Banner Order of Suvorov 3rd degree Regiment. Born April 30, 1921 in the working village of Krasny Kut, Saratov Oblast. Russian. He graduated from high school at the place of birth and Military Aviation School. In the Red Army since 1939.

. During the Great Patriotic War - from May 1942 to May 1945 - was at the front, . fought against the Nazi invaders in the 4-th Air Army in the Crimean, . North Caucasus, . Transcaucasian, . 4-m 2-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts,
. Defended and liberated the Crimea and the Caucasus, took part in the defeat of Nazi troops in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, in Germany. In aerial combat wounded twice. For military distinction awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1944 - 2, 1945), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (1945), World War 2 nd degree (1943), Red Star (1943) and many medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star", . Semyon Ilyich Kharlamov was awarded on Feb. 23, 1945 over 574 sorties, . successful reconnaissance of the enemy, . participated in 85 air battles, . 4 personally shot down enemy aircraft and for displaying valor and courage.,

. After the war he married Nadezhda Popova pilots Vassilyevna (also the hero of the Soviet Union)
. Major General Aviation Kharlamov SI. died May 5, 1990.

With whine first victory over the enemy Kharlamov scored May 24, 1942. Covering ground troops in the region of Rostov, a young airman met 6 "Junkers", marching under cover of fighter planes to bomb the front edge of our defense. Boldly attacking the enemy, Kharlamov knocked out a single "Messer", and then joined the fight with the bombers. Number of rounds he managed to damage the Junkers leader of the group who tried to escape with a decrease in its territory, but was finished off label all of the Soviet fighter. Aflame "Junker" fell near the village Kanevskaya.

In subsequent years of war Kharlamov showed himself an unsurpassed master of aerial reconnaissance. Of the total of 419 sorties, carried them to reconnaissance troops, military equipment and enemy defenses.

. September 17, 1943 during the fighting on the Taman Peninsula Kharlamov found on the road Pilenkovo - Vyshesteblievskaya convoy of 300 vehicles of the enemy, and in Temryuk - 9 landing barges
. As detected targets bombed attack aircraft.

On the eve of the new 1944 Senior Lieutenant Kharlamov perform the special task of the Independent Coastal Army Commander General Petrov exploration coast of the Kerch Peninsula. Despite the opposition fighters and antiaircraft artillery, the pilot through photography and visual observation revealed a system of enemy defenses in the area from the Cape to Cape Tarkhan Chrono. Transferred data were taken into account when determining the command of the most profitable places amphibious assault.

. The summer of 1944, . during the operation to liberate Belarus, . Kharlamov provide our command of valuable data about the system of defenses on the lines of rivers Pronya, . Basia, . Resta, . Dnieper and Augustow Canal, . mined information about the movement of enemy troops, . location of its reserves, . congestion at junctions enemy trains,
. For example, August 14, 1944 near Augustow, he discovered a large concentration of enemy forces, and at railway stations Rajgrod, Lykke and Proshtken for 5 - 6 trains with troops. At the same time at the airport Lykke was observed 15 enemy aircraft. All these data Kharlamov immediately from the aircraft passed over the radio to the command post 4-th Air Army. As identified goals were soon inflicted massive strikes by ground attack and bomber aircraft.

E skadrilya Kharlamov was considered the best in the whole army to conduct short-range reconnaissance. Only 10 months in 1944, she flew 1,737 sorties in the reconnaissance of the enemy, destroying the air battles of 15 enemy aircraft.

. ---
. 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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