Alpheus Vladimir Ivanovich. Biography. Awards. Ranks. A photo.
Born July 15 1923, graduated from high school (9 classes) and was engaged at the flying club. In 1941 he joined the Red Army. In 1944 he graduated from military school pilots.
By the end of the war he served as an instructor pilot in 4-m reserve fighter regiment. In 1946, he was seconded to the Chuguyivske Aviation School, where he worked until 1950, in the same position.
At the time interval March-November he served in 1950 32-Guards IAP, then transferred to a 196-IAP.
From April to February 1951 1952, he took part in the military conflict on the Korean territory. 7 personally shot down US aircraft.
20-1951 May the squadron under the command of Lieutenant N. K Shelomonova entered into battle with the squadron, "Sabres» (F-86). During the battle the Soviet pilots proved their superiority in skill, 3 hitting enemy aircraft than was forced to leave the rest to withdraw from the fight. In this battle, Vladimir Alpheus chalked up one enemy fighter.
Memories commander 196-IAP Colonel E. T, Pepelyaeva:
"Pilots 196-th Regiment - the real masters and workers of the war. Unfortunately, because of the modest remained in the shadow. Each of them made about 180 flights, conducted 30-50 fights, shot down several aircraft shtatovskih. Some of them have been decorated for the feat in the war with the Nazis.
The war in Korea
I know that the commander of 324-Panzer Kozhedub 6 pilots represented my regiment for the title of Hero. These brave guys knocked on 8 - 9 US aircraft, and some of them also on 2 - 3 aircraft Germans in the Great Patriotic War.
After we came back from Korea, they have been transferred from the Air Force in the air defense. The chiefs of air defense, wanting to protect the personal ambitions, remove all the documents on the cloth. They are still there are ... "
VI Alpheus, after returning home, he continued service in 196-th Regiment until May 1953, after he was transferred into the 176-IAP PVO, where he commanded a squadron. In 1956 was appointed deputy commander. In 1959 191 was appointed commander of the regiment.
1960, the spring being in the rank of lieutenant colonel, sent to the Moscow District Air Defence and assigned to the DOSAAF. In 1963 he was resigned. He lived in the city of Ivanovo, where he died in the city 1985
Cavalier Orders: Red Star (twice), Red Banner (three times); awarded the medal "For Service in Battle". 7 aircraft shot down in the Korean War and was promoted to the rank of Hero, but it never received.
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