Pilots heroes. Pilots. Military pilots.


Pilots like flying means are divided into military and civilian, of the type of activity corresponds to this distinction. The pilot - one of the heroic professions, no matter what vehicle he uses to accomplish actions and deeds - a helicopter or an airplane, the fact remains.

Perhaps, in our time we changed images of heroes for boys and young men, but it never hurts to again go back and look at the faces of these characters. Read the article to learn about the feats performed by them, and in parallel to get acquainted with the era in which the characters live, dedicating his life to the people living at the time, and even today.

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Flipped through the pages of this chapter, you can meet many pilots-heroes who defended their homeland from enemies, for it has repeatedly received awards in the form of awards and medals. By the way, samples orders and medals and can be found in this section, they are shown at the end of the biography of the pilots.

Of course, the most active period for the birth of the heroes of this war period, and there is nothing you can do, but sometimes there are pilots, and oversight of the awards in time of peace, for example, to save the passengers.


It is through such headings we do not forget our history, we honor people who have made a feasible contribution to its positive outcome. So the partition (Pilots heroes, pilots, military pilots) Is presented below.

A country /years


Short description

1916 - 1968 Grigory Ges Soviet pilot ace, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1916 1991- Alexander Karasev Nikitivich

Soviet military leader, a fighter pilot, a participant and a World War II veteran.

1920 - 1991 Ivan Kozhedub Lieutenant General Aviation. Ivan Kozhedub three times Hero of the Soviet Union. Military pilot of the first class.
1921 1993- Dokashenko Nicholas G. Soviet flying ace, Hero of the Soviet Union. Member of the Great Patriotic War, Soviet-Japanese and Korean wars.
1922 - 1968 Vladimir S. Seregin 170 successful sorties, dogfighting 19, 3 downed aircraft, destroyed a lot of ground equipment and manpower of the enemy.
1923 - 1985
Red Star (twice), Red Banner (three times); He awarded the medal "For Service in Battle"
1923 - 1998 Bokach Boris Soviet military pilot, ace. 6 victories.
1923 - 2000
July 14 1953 was for heroism and courage in the fighting, Major Boytsov named a Hero of the country
1924 - 1945
Nicholas constantly takes on a flight four-legged friend.
1924 - 1998
He is the author of the biographical book "The Unknown War".
1922 - 1995 Bahai Stepan Antonovich Military pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1923 - ND Sergei Kramarenko Makarovich The pilot, Hero of the country, Major General Aviation.
1924 - 1981 Galyshevsky Ivan Member of the Korean conflict, lock Regiment.
1937 1973- Gennady Eliseev Castle Squadron 982-34-th Regiment th Fighter Transcaucasian military district, Captain. Hero of the Soviet Union.
1923 - 1951 Shatalov Herman T. He fought in Korea, was an ace. He shot down a large number of fighters.
1923 2009- Leo K. Shchukin The commander, senior lieutenant, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1919 1998- Morels Alexander Pavlovich He graduated from the Kachinsky Aviation School. He worked as an instructor pilot. Participated in the Patriotic War. Was engaged in aerial reconnaissance.
1921 1996- Subbotin Serafim Pavlovich He was commander of a machine-gun platoon. He graduated from the aviation school. Soon he became a captain.
1923 1986- Nikolai Sutyagin The champion in aerial combat on jet technology. Month 5 shot down US aircraft.
E-20 - 1953 Fedoretc Semyon After flying club became a student of the Odessa school of pilots. He scored a debut victory, knocking F-86.
1954-80-e Valentin Kulyapin He studied at the Military Aviation School. The second title of Hero of the Soviet letchik.Poluchil countries.
1920-00-e Stepan Naumenko He studied at the Leningrad Aviation Technical School. He graduated from Military Pilot School Birsk. For his services and achievements awarded the title Hero of the Country.
1918-90-e Pepeliaev Eugene G. He graduated from a technical college course of Omsk. He entered the Odessa aviation school. The hero of the country.
1922-10-e Dmitry Samoilov He studied at the flying club. He graduated from the Kachin flying school. He participated in 60-minute air battles. He received many awards and medals, as well as the title of the Hero of the Nation.
Mohammed Mahmoud Allam. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 41935 - 2013

Mohammed Mahmoud Allam

Brigadier General. He received awards for battle during the Indo-Pakistani War 1965 year and the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Mohammed Mahmoud Allam. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 4E-50 - 80-e

Khalid Mahmood

Highest Pakistani pilot, shot down four enemy aircraft f-16.
Mohammed Mahmoud Allam. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 420-e-1956 Alauddin Ahmed Produced 20 missions to storm troops in India. Destroying several dozen combat materiel.
Mohammed Mahmoud Allam. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 420-e-1965 Munir-ud-Din Ahmed He made 8 successful missions. He shot down aircraft Indians.
Mohammed Mahmoud Allam. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 41951 1971- Rashid Minhas During the flights, he performed many successful actions. For heroism Rashid was awarded the Medal of Honor by the President of Pakistan
Vinod Kumar NEB. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 4E-50 - 80-e

Vinod Kumar NEB

One of the young pilots during the Indo-Pakistan war. During the fighting, to fly on the "Hunter".
Vinod Kumar NEB. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 41935 - 1967 Prakash Rao Sadashiv Pingali Indian pilot. He was shot down a fighter along with his partner.
Vinod Kumar NEB. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo. 41919 - ND Arjan Singh

He was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, he was promoted to Air Marshal.

James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41930 1966- James Dzhebara ( "jab") A well-prepared pilot, the participants of the Korean War. First victory on a fighter jet.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41925 1954- Joe McConnell Bomber navigator during the war with the Nazis. Soon he became a prominent ace in the Korean conflict.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41930 1965- Robinson Risner ( "Robbie") He shot down several fighters in China. Ac. Newest ammunition ship shot down an enemy. He participated in the battles in Vietnam.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41922 2007- Robin Olds Brigadier General, Head of the US Air Force Academy.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41942-ND. Richard Ritchie ( "Steve") During the fighting, several MiGs shot down. After leaving office he was engaged in political activities in 1974 year.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 4E-50 - 00-e Randall Cunningham ( "Duke") Military Ac. Shoot down enemy aircraft. After the war, he became an instructor, engaged in military planning.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 430-e-1979 Wayne Peak He served in the US Air Force units located in Israel. He received the nickname "Rescue pilots."
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41921-ND.

John Glenn

American hero. After selecting one of the astronauts, he was in space.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 4E-30 - 00-e

Lou Lenart

Pilot. He shot down several enemy planes. After the summer activities organized his own aviakomnpaniyu. He became a coach, directed the film.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41925 1994-

Harold Fisher ( "Hal")

He graduated from flight school. Commits flights to Korea from the airbase, which was on the distribution. He was captured by Chinese soldiers.
James Dzhebara ( "jab"). Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41922 1952-

George Andrew Davis

During the first flight shot down seven Japanese fighters, he was awarded the Silver Star. He received the rank of major. He was shot down in combat at the age of 30 years.
Moshe Melnik. Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41946 - ND

Moshe Miller

Castle Squadron, shot down several Syrian MiGs. In 1976 year was removed from the flight.
Moshe Melnik. Biography. Fighting. A photo. 41928 2002-

Benjamin Peled 

One of the best Israeli pilots. He was appointed commander of the air base. After graduation year career, Benny became the director of one of the large enterprises.
40-e-00-e Nguyen Van Bai One of the most famous North Vietnamese aces. During the period of flight activity was 7 is gained victories over the Americans.
1940 - 1970 Nguyen Van Coc Vietnamese ace, during the war shot down seven planes.
1947-ND. Pham Tuan He served as a technician in the aviation industry. He graduated from the Air Force Academy.
Danny Wilson. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 420-e-90-e Danny Wilson He flew as part of 411-Squadron, won many victories over opponents. After the termination of the flight activity has returned to Canada and worked as a pilot in forest protection.
Danny Wilson. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 420-e-90-e John McElroy He shot down by German Bf-109. After the war, he joined the Air Force Reserve, and served as an instructor in 421-th Air Division.
Eddie Cohen. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 320-e-1948 Eddie Cohen Participated in the first flight of the Israeli Air Force. I flew on a small transport. During one of the flights Eddie made a mistake in the airfield and landed on the one that was captured by the enemies.
Eddie Cohen. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 320-e-80-e Sid Cohen Sid, leaving medical education, joined the South African Air Force. He flew as part of 4-Squadron.
Danilo Atiensa. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 450-e-90-e Danilo Atiensa In 1989 year he became the hero of the Philippines, received the rank of officer.
Danilo Atiensa. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 440-th-1974 Antonio Bautista 9-Commander Squadron, made 5 heroic calls on the target. He was awarded a star for bravery.
Ayhid Salah al-Shamrani. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo. 470-e-00-e Salah el Ayhid He shot down fighter F-15, owned by Iraq. Attacked coalition troops.
Alvaro Prendes Quintana. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. Photo. 41928-90-e Alvaro Prendes Quintana Enrolled in the infantry school, I finished it, went to study at the flight school. He passed the retraining of the jet planes. He received the rank of lieutenant.
Alvaro Prendes Quintana. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. Photo. 430-e-1961 Luis Alfonso Silva Tablada He graduated from the school of pilots. During the war, the Germans carried out patrol flights. After the victory of the squadron led by B-26.


Heroes pilots


Profession - pilot - is not only romantic stories, chanting it in songs, and hard work, the daily risk and greater responsibility. Still, every second boy dreams of becoming a pilot and raise the sky a plane. And how not to dream when the sight of the great examples of people in this profession. Many of them, also once dreamed of becoming pilots, and certainly the heroes of the country, to receive awards, medals, that's just the price of these awards is too high.

Each of them has the right to be named and recognized, but not enough spaces you'll ever need to pay tribute to all of them. But it is possible in the face of several contemporaries remember every hero from the time of first take to the skies.

At the end of the last century Vladimir Sharpatov - Pilot and commander of the crew of Il-76, has an award from the President of the courage and heroism during his escape from Afghanistan, where he and his crew were taken prisoner for a year.

Vladimir Sharpatov received the "Hero of the Russian Federation" and "Gold Star" Hero of the Russian Federation became his colleague at the helm Gazinur Khairullin, the co-pilot. His team - navigator Alexander healthy, radio operator Vshivtsev, leading engineers Butuzov Sergey Ryazanov Victor, flight engineer Askhat Abbyazov were noted for Merit Order of Courage.

Another legendary name of the pilot Hero of Russia - Apakidze Timur - Honored Military Pilot of Russia, the first among naval aviation pilots received the award of Hero of Russia. Killed 12 85 years ago-year anniversary of naval aviation, with ceremonial speeches. Awarded - "Gold Star" Hero of the Russian Federation, the Order of the third degree for the service "For Service to Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" and "For personal courage," medal "For Service in Battle", the street named after him.

It would seem that the phrase pilots - the heroes forever connected with the war and in peacetime, it simply has no place, but in our days there are pilots who got the title of honor "Hero of Russia. These are pilots who in a difficult situation due to impossible efforts forgetting about themselves, they acted in the interests of people's lives.

Every year there are such characters more and more. On the one hand - this is, of course, fortunately - for those people who were at that time on the plane, and on the other - due to technical problems of air vehicles, heroism becomes somehow forced.

For example, in the Komi Republic, the winged machine Tu-154, was obliged to make an emergency landing, and thanks to the valiant pilots and team, no people have been hurt, but on board there were more than seventy passengers. Pilots Andrew Lamanova and Evgeny Novoselov, Hero of Russia, and the team members received the Order of Courage. For such a situation brought problems with on-board batteries, the plane had to make a way out of the airport, "Polar" in the Moscow airport "Domodedovo", but did not.

Unfortunately, the reward is not all pilots alive and in good health.

23 2012 year June last year during the test work MiG-29KUB not returned home pilots - heroes Alexander and Oleg Kruzhalin Match. Recent tests they conducted in the Astrakhan region, for which he received the title of Hero of Russia posthumously. His last flight they planted near the village, while not causing physical damage to a living soul. Eternal memory to them.

And how many survivors of the pilots did not receive awards, which, thanks to their courage and skill to land the plane in an emergency. Or are pilots who fought, but could not, unfortunately, to help themselves or passengers. Not enough pages to enumerate all and remember all the situations that are flying reel of film for years - ... .1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 ... cities and surnames. The commander-captain Andrew Churbanov and pilot-operator of senior lieutenant Oleh Tumakov died .... Not far from the Itum-Kale, killing the Hero of Russia Colonel Yuri Nikolaevich Yakimenko and the captain Oleg Podsitkov... The plane Su-17M3 crashed during tests, two pilots who experienced it ... On the training flights the pilot was killed Dmitry Khrebtov ...

Surname test pilots will not end with their lives, they check the reliability of the steel birds to someone else, on a more advanced model I was able to not only fly, but also to live. Unfortunately, after 2013 will again be an ellipsis ...


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 1908-1984 Arkhip lyulka Famous scientist, designer of aircraft engines
1911 1971- Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel An outstanding scientist and organizer of scientific research
 1907-1966 Korolev Sergei Pavlovich Designer spacecraft
1895 1945-
The German military leader Field Marshal Aviation
1893 1946-
Political, state and military leader of Nazi Germany,Reich Reich Ministry of Aviation
1892 1972-
The German military leader, Field Marshal. Inspector General of the Luftwaffe.
1892 1945-
German pilot of the two world wars, the Chief of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Aviation