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(22. 7. 1914 - 14. 7. 1976)

With tepan Stepanovich Shcheglov, captain, navigator, Squadron, 128 th Bomber Kalinin Order of Suvorov Regiment. Born July 22, 1914 in a. Kurilovka Novouzensk district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from trade schools in Saratov specialty builder. In 1932 he was drafted into the Red Army. He studied at the aviation school.

Participated in the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940 period, has committed to 10 bomber sorties. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the Western, Bryansk, Central, Kalinin and 1 st Belorussian fronts. Participated in the defense of Vyazma, Moscow, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Belarus, Poland, the defeat of the Nazis in Germany. In 1941 he was badly wounded in 1942 - suffered a concussion. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1942 - 2, . 1944), . Order of the Red Star (1947), . medals "For Military Merit" (1944), . "For the Defense of Moscow", . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw, and four other medals.,

. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Stepan Stepanovich Shcheglov conferred May 15, 1946 over 173 successful sorties, . causing great damage to the enemy and for displaying valor and courage.,

. In 1953, S. Shcheglov dismissed from the Soviet Army in reserve
. Lived in g. Vitebsk. Died July 14, 1976.

Y eglov as navigator, perfectly mastered the practice of Navigation and dive-bombing and horizontal flight. For all the war the squadron Shcheglova not been a single case of loss of orientation and non-combat mission to the fault of the navigator. All flights Shcheglova very accurate way to target and highly effective bombing raids.

December 15, 1943 near the village of Old Lady (Minsk region) SS. Shcheglov accurate bombing destroyed 6 tanks, 2 trucks and up to 20 enemy soldiers and officers. On another occasion, in extremely limited visibility, he just brought a group of bombers in the area Kuskovichi and the first dropped bombs on target. His example was followed by other crews. As a result, the effective stroke was destroyed 5 tanks and 11 vehicles of the enemy.

In mid-January 1945 troops of the 1 st Belorussian Front struck powerful blows at the enemy from Puе?awy and Magnushevskogo bridgeheads. In the days of the onset of aircraft worked full time. Squadron Sheglova subjected fierce bombardment of enemy targets near Radom, and thereby assist our troops in the liberation from the Nazis of the ancient Polish city.

. January 16 Shcheglov in a group of 9 Pe-2 bombers flew to the execution of important tasks: it ordered a bombing attack on enemy concentration at station Opocno (Poland)
. Captain Shcheglov, despite the low clouds and poor visibility, exactly at the appointed time, led the squadron on the target. As a result of the strike on the station was destroyed Opocno 8 cars with troops and equipment, 5 vehicles blown up two warehouses with ammunition. In the city fires broke. Among the Nazis rose panic. Advantage of this, our troops stormed the city and soon cleared it from the enemy.

His extensive military experience Shcheglov skillfully conveyed subordinate. At least to the possibility - in the hours of non-flying weather, in the intervals between combat flight - he conducted classes on the navigator to the young pilots. For short term Shcheglov prepared five navigators. All of them for the excellent execution command assignments were awarded government awards.

Captain Shcheglov served as an example for fellow soldiers, not only in combat but also in everyday life. In his personnel file written dozens of gratitude for the excellent performance of job assignments.

. In the last days of the war captain Sheglov powerful air attacks contributed to our ground troops in crushing the last bastion of fascist defense - Berlin.

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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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