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(23. 4. 1918)


W avurin Peter Ivanovich Deputy Commander of Squadron 910 Fighter Regiment, Special Purpose (101 th Fighter Division, . Voronezh-Borisoglebskij divisional area air defense) Lieutenant,
. Born April 23, 1918 in the city Yekaterynoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk) in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. Graduated from the 7 classes and school FZU. He worked as a fitter in the tram depot. After graduating from the flying club, worked there as an instructor. In the Red Army since 1938. Graduated Bataisk military pilots flying school in 1940.

Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. He fought until the end of the war. He commanded the squadron, then regiment. Total has made 350 sorties to attack enemy troops, escort bombers and attack aircraft, a cover for ground troops, reconnaissance. In 100 combat aircraft shot down 17 enemy aircraft.

Fter the war he continued to serve in the Air Force. The pilot Grade 1. He graduated from the Red Banner Air Force Academy. Since 1974, Colonel Shavurin - in stock. Lived in Dnepropetrovsk, worked at the airport. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, Red Star and medals. His name is carved on the obelisk, established in the city of Nizhny Novgorod Region Pavlovo. Name Shavurina was named Pioneer detachment School Б•¬ 10 in Dnepropetrovsk. Honorary citizen of Nizhny Novgorod.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal "Peter Ivanovich Shavurinu awarded February 14, 1943.


A etchik 722 th Fighter Regiment (142 th Fighter Division, Gorky divisional district PVO) Lieutenant Shavurin PI
. 27 July 1942 on the MiG-3 aircraft was patrolling in the area Gorky - Pavlova - е¦yskava. Within 15 minutes after the start of patrols by the Arzamas seemed Ju-88. Using the advantage in height, Shavurin attacked him. Noticing persecution "Junkers" tore up. His hands shot. Having become acquainted with the enemy at a height of 8000 meters, Shavurin opened fire and struck by an arrow. On the second call, he left the burning engine. In the next attack, he caught sight in the cockpit and pulled the trigger, but the cartridges have run out. The enemy continued to fly. Then Shavurin increased engine speed and choosing the time, struck the tail rotor on. "Junkers" fell to the ground. He went into a tailspin and the MiG-3. Shavurin landed by parachute. This was the first aircraft shot down by them.

December 27, 1942 at 10.00 lieutenant Shavurin PI. flew on a plane Yak-7B paired with captain Kozlov to intercept enemy reconnaissance aircraft, which appeared over the airfield Zheltukhin (Voronezh region) at an altitude of 6000 m. When fighters climbed, they found a Ju-88. Shavurin was in a better position and went on the attack. Trying to break away from persecution, "Junkers" began to maneuver. Shavurin gained height and was higher than the opponent. Dispersed with the reduction, he attacked from the sun and from a distance of 300 meters, opened fire. Firing, "Junkers" was closer to the edge of the clouds. In the second attack time was no more. To prevent the enemy hiding in the clouds, Shavurin decided to ram. Overtook the enemy, it is slightly tilted to the left the car and struck the propeller on its tail. Deprived of control, a scout came in the sheer height and crashed into the ground in the station Povorino. With great speed, fighter leaped forward, touched the plane left the console "Junkers" and also began to fall. Shavurin left the plane and landed by parachute.

Biography provided by AE Melnikov

1) The immortal feats. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1980
2) Defense Forces in WWII. - Moscow: Military Publishing, 1981
3) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
4) And the general, and Private. - Dnepropetrovsk: Promin, 1983
5) I'm going to ram. - Volgograd: Lower Volga. kn. ed., 1978
6) On the verge of a possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
7) Tyulnikov LK, Basovich YA.I. Heroes of the Soviet Union - Gorky. - 1981

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