Air Force Academy
Twice heroes of the Soviet Union, fighter pilots Andrei Borovoy and Sergei Lugansky
Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Andrey Borovoyy won his first victory in the first battle. But there was also the merit of the aircraft. His “Hurricane”, or as our technicians affectionately called him in the Russian way, “Khariton”, was modernized – four regular wing-mounted Browning machine guns of a 7.7 mm rifle caliber. were replaced by four ShVAK guns of 20 mm caliber. Continue reading
Rechkalov Grigory Andreevich
Born on February 9, 1920 in the village of Khudyakovo, now the village of Zaikovo, Sverdlovsk Region, in a peasant family. He graduated from the 6 classes of an incomplete secondary school and an flying club. Since 1938 he was in the Red Army, in 1939 he graduated from the Perm Military Aviation Pilot School.
Since June 1941, junior lieutenant G. A. Rechkalov in the army. As part of the 55th IAP (16th Guards IAP) he fought on the Southern, North Caucasian, 1st, 2nd and 4th Ukrainian fronts. Since March 1945 – in the Office of the 9th Guards IAD. Continue reading