the USSR, 1958 Group photo of soldiers, including a few heroes of the Soviet Union. The good state of conservation, the lower right corner hesitated. Dimensions: 8*16,5 see the Photo is cropped at the top and bottom edges. On the reverse signed the names of the attendees.
Heroes of the USSR on the photo:
In the red Army since 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Odessa military aviation school of pilots and courses commanders of parts. Served Knyazev commander of one of the squadrons 88-th fighter regiment based in the city of Vinnitsa. Flew on a plane I-16. On the fronts of the great Patriotic war in June 1941. By the middle of June 1943 the squadron commander of the 88-th fighter regiment Lieutenant Knyazev made 576 sorties, 122 air battles shot down 11 and in group 9 of the enemy planes.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from August, 24, 1943 for exemplary performance of fighting tasks of command on the front against the Nazi invaders, and for his courage and heroism senior Lieutenant Vasily Alexandrovich Knyazev was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the order of Lenin and medal "gold Star (№ 1146). By the end of the war, captain Knyazev made a record number of sorties among pilots of fighter aircraft of the air forces of the red Army - 1088! After spending 139 air battles, was down 29 planes (according to some sources - 16 personally and 12 in the group).
2. Fifth from left in front row - Danilin, Sergey Alexandrovich (?) (25.09 (08.10).1901 - 28.12.1978). Military Navigator, one of the organizers navigation service air force of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union (1937), General-Lieutenant-engineer (1943). Participant of the Civil war. From 1922 he worked in the research Institute of air force. In 1937, together with Mom and Abomasum made a flight on the route Moscow - North pole - San-Jacinto (USA). In 1943-1944 headed the Research Institute for testing of special services of the air force, in 1944-1951 was Deputy head of the state research Institute and head of the Department of the air force. Developed the method of the blind flight and landing, bombing from behind the clouds. In 1951-1953 was the SIP. commander of the air forces radio service, in 1953-1959 - head of the Department of the air force. Was elected Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Awarded the medal A. de Lavaux FAI ( (one of the first among Soviet pilots). The author of the book "air navigation.
The state of preservation is good, the bottom right corner hesitated. The photo is cropped on the top and bottom edges.
Prince Vasily Alexandrovich was Born on 9 January 1920 in the village of Knezica krupsk district, Minsk region in a peasant family. Belarusian. Member of the CPSU since 1942. He graduated from the 7 classes and school trade schools. He worked as a mechanic-gunner car repair item of the 6th station of Vitebsk. He graduated from the flying club.
In the red Army since 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the Odessa military aviation school pilots and commanders courses links. Knyazev served as commander of one squadron 88 th fighter regiment based near the town of Vinnitsa. Been on a plane I-16. On the fronts of the great Patriotic war from June 1941. By mid-June 1943 the squadron commander of the 88th fighter aviation regiment Lieutenant Knyazev produced 576 combat sorties, in 122 air battles he personally shot down 11 and in group 9 enemy planes.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR August 24, 1943 for exemplary performance of fighting tasks of command at the front struggle with German-fascist invaders and for their courage and heroism, Lieutenant Vasily Aleksandrovich Knyazev was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the order of Lenin and medal "gold Star" (No. 1146). By the end of the war captain Knyazev made a record number of sorties among the pilots of fighter aircraft of red Army air force — 1088! After spending 139 air combats, shot down 29 enemy planes (according to some sources — 16 in person and 12 in the group).
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