(30. 6. 1915 - 29. 1. 1992)
X olodov Ivan Mikhailovich Deputy Commander of Squadron 28 Fighter Regiment (6-th Fighter Aviation Corps, Army air defense of the country), Senior Lieutenant. Born June 30, 1915 in the village Aleksandrovka now Ilovlinskogo region Volgograd region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1940. Graduated from the 7 classes. In the Red Army in 1934. He graduated from the 7 th Stalingrad Military Aviation Pilot School in 1937. Participated in the march of the Red Army in the Western Ukraine and Western Byelorussia in 1939 and in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940.
On the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Protected the skies of Moscow in the 6-Fighter Air Corps Air Defense Forces as commander of managers, deputy commander of the Air Squadron 28 th Fighter Regiment. By February 1942, Lieutenant Kholodov IM. made 225 sorties, 21 air battle shot down 6 enemy aircraft.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Mikhailovich Kholodova given March 4, 1943.
. Since autumn 1942 БT Commander Aviation Squadron 434 th (32 th Guards) Fighter Regiment
. Since November 1943 БT regimental commander. He fought in the Kursk Bulge, liberated Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia. Altogether during the war has made 480 sorties, shot down in aerial combat in person 26 and in Group 7 enemy aircraft.
In 1958 he graduated from the Higher Academic Courses of the General Staff Military Academy. Since 1970, Major General Aviation cold - in stock. Lived in Moscow. He worked as chief of the personnel department of the Civil Defense of Moscow.
Died Jan. 29, 1992. He is buried in Moscow on Troekurov cemetery.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 5 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov grade 3, Alexander Nevsky, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, Order of Red Banner of Labor, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
By omandir 2 nd Squadron, 32 th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment Guard Captain Kholodov IM
. March 6, 1943 took off headed managers Yak-1B to cover the combat orders 1-Second Shock Army in the area of the city Demyansk. At the front line at an altitude of 500-700 meters, our pilots found 6 Me-109 and 4, FW-190. Using the numerical superiority of the enemy attacked the four Jacob. One "Focke-Wulf" managed to enter the tail of the aircraft A. Makarov. Kholodov hastened to the rescue of his wingman and also went to the tail of the enemy. He opened fire from long range, but the Germans persisted in attacking Makarova. Then Kholodov increased speed, went right up to "Focke-Wulf" and struck the left ploskotyu on tail. The enemy flew to the ground. The blow Yak lost control. With great difficulty Kholodova been thrown out of the cockpit canopy of the incident plane and he pulled it out. Kholodov escaped with bruises. Shortly after the battle behind him flew U-2 plane, which took him to the regiment.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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