Bahai Stepan Antonovich. Biography. Awards. Ranks. A photo.
Born in the village Dvurechki (Lipetsk region) 2 1922 February, graduated seven years and the factory school in 1940, worked in a steel plant blast furnace, he studied at the flying club. With 1941, in the ranks of the army, in 1943, he graduated from the Krasnodar aviation school.
With 1943 was served in the 515-th Fighter Regiment, which fought to end war. Senior lieutenant Bakhaev 109 made sorties at the Yak and Yak-7-9. By the end of the war he spent fighting 26, 12 shooting down German planes.
In 1950 of Captain S. Bach composed 523 Aviation Regiment (303-I IAD) has been sent to the Far East. Then it was necessary to retrain aviation units 54-th Air Army in the reactive technique, and at the same time protect the border in Primorye.
In December 1950, in the country's airspace violated a US spy plane RB-29, 2 raised to intercept MiG leading - senior lieutenant of Bach and slave - Lieutenant Kotov received the order to put the aircraft or destroy Intelligence. After a short battle pilots destroyed "Boeing".
1951 spring, the regiment sent to the DPRK, where, during the year, Stepan Bahai committed 180 sorties, participated in the air battles 63, 11 shot down US aircraft.
Major air battle took place June 24 1951, between American pilots 8-49-th and th Ibague and our pilots. A large group of F-90 tried to bomb the railway junction near Ansyu. 1-Squadron, consisting of MiG 10-15, made the flight to intercept a US attack aircraft. In battle, the captain Bakhaev shot down one aircraft and damaged another, injuring the pilot. The American pilot was able to fly to their base and successfully to land the stricken plane, which was written off for scrap through 4 days.
In January 1952 city, there was another meeting of pilots with stormtroopers 49-th Ibague. During the battle Bakhaev seriously knocked F-84 from the 49-th Ibague. This time, too, the American was able to fly to their base in Daegu, but crashed on landing.
For bravery and courage in the air battles, Captain Bakaev November 13 1951 was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
Upon returning home Bakhaev SA continued to serve in the Air Force. Retired Major Bach 1959 Mr. Bogoduhov live in cities (Kharkiv region). Died July 5 1995 city
Cavalier awards: the Red Banner, Lenin (four), the Order of the Patriotic War, First and 1-2-th degree, Order of the Red Star (twice), a honorary award medals. Plaque Stepan Antonovich was installed in Lipetsk.
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