Clubs Alexander Fedorovich Twice Hero of the Soviet Union
Klubov Alexander Fedorovich - deputy commander of a fighter aviation squadron (1943), assistant commander for airborne rifle service of the 16th Guards Sandomierz Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 9th Guards…

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Double, Triple and Quadruple Heroes
The concept of "twice, thrice, four times Hero" today seems somewhat strange, probably it would be more correct to talk about awarding several Gold Star medals. But this is a…

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Efimov Alexander Nikolaevich
Efimov A.N. Born on February 6, 1923 in the village of Kantemirovka, now a village in the Voronezh Region, in the family of a railway worker. In 1940 he graduated…

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In December 1941, after the sixth report with a request to send him to the front, Vitaly Popkov was enrolled in the 5th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (5 GvIAP). In…


Soviet pilot twice Hero of the Union.

Sergei Gritsevets lived a short but unusually bright life and left a noticeable mark in the history of Russian aviation. The son of a poor Belarusian peasant, he was born on July 19, 1909 in the village of Borovtsy, now the Baranovichi district of the Brest region. He graduated from the 7th grade in 1927. He worked as a laborer in the track service on the railway, in Flax Trade, as an apprentice locksmith in the hilt shop of a mechanical plant in Zlatoust. He graduated from the FZU, studied at the evening department of the metallurgical technical school. Since 1931 in the ranks of the Red Army.

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In June 1931, on a Komsomol ticket, he arrived at the 3rd Orenburg Military Pilot School, where he was considered one of the most enterprising and capable cadets. The battle sheets of those years called for being equal in studies to Sergei. After graduating from the aviation school in September 1932, Gritsevets became a fighter pilot. At first he served in the Kiev Aviation Brigade, and from December 1933 in the 1st Red Banner IAE in Gatchina. As part of this squadron, he then served in the Far East, became the head of the squadron’s airborne rifle service, and then was appointed flight commander. From August 1, 1936 he studied at the Odessa School of Air Combat and Aerobatics, then he was an instructor pilot there.

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A military pilot with a small suitcase was waiting for tram number 13, as it was called “aviation” here, to go from the Odessa-Hlavnaya station towards Lustdorf – the seaside children’s climatic station. A sultry day at the end of July 1936 was approaching, but it was not yet hot in the morning, and Sergei felt cheerful and light, breathing in the fresh and humid sea air with pleasure. The mood was great.

Almost empty at an early hour, the carriage, having received a lone passenger, ran along deserted streets lined with trees of the middle lane interspersed with subtropical ones. Before Lustdorf, the tram turned onto Ulyanovka and stopped not far from the checkpoint of the aviation school. Sergei Gritsevets got out, and the carriage, rattling and ringing, turned into the city.

The core of the aerobatics school was a special-purpose aviation squadron. Talented career pilots of the Red Army Air Force, under the guidance of experienced instructors – methodologists, honed their air combat skills here, increased the accuracy of aerial fire, in a word, mastered the full course of using the newest aircraft in combat – the I-16 fighter.
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By the end of July 1936, most of the fighter pilots of the first set arrived at the Odessa air combat school …

Sergei wrote to his brother Ivan in Moscow:

“Since August 1, I have been in Odessa and have been studying at school. By the way, they teach theory very well. I fly a new fighter. “It happens on some days. Our studies, it turns out, are designed for a year, but they also say that with an increased pace of study, we will finish school in 6 to 8 months. That would be very good. If this happens, then Galya will live for this time True, it will be boring to live apart from my mother, but we are no strangers to her. That’s how things stand with regard to us. Until then, all the best. Your brother Seryozha … ”

Then it happened in aviation units. In the rank of senior lieutenant, he was acting commander of the 8th Odessa Pilot School of the Kiev Military District.

In June 1938, as part of a group of 34 pilots, he arrived in Spain to assist the Republican Air Force. He had pseudonyms “Sergio” and “Commander Serge”.

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Vitaly Ivanovich Popkov, the future Maestro and future Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, went to the front in early May 1942 after several reports. From the very beginning, the…


Evstigneev Kirill Alekseevich
Born on February 4 (17), 1917 in the village of Khokhly (now the Shumikhinsky district of the Kurgan region). In 1932-1934. lived in the village of Maloye Dyuryagino (now the…