Eugene G. Pepeliaev. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. Photo.
Eugene was born 18.03.1918, in the city of Irkutsk province Bodaibo. He graduated from trade schools and 1-year student Omsk Construction CollegeThen he moved to Odessa, where he worked in aviation mechanical workshops and worked as a turner at the flying club. Then he entered the Odessa aviation schoolAnd graduated from it in 1938-m. When was sent to the Far East to serve. The war caught him in the position of Squadron zamkoma 300-th Regiment.
Like most pilots who carried the service in the eastern districts of the country, Pepeliaev much eager for the front. But it so happened that in the army, he was only in November 1943 city, and for a short while, but only for a period of training in 162-309-th Regiment Panzer. The division was part of 16-Air Army of the Belarusian Front. There Eugene He flew on the Yak-7, Produced and conducted missions 12 3 fight.
At the end of the internship, he continued to serve in his 300-Regiment on. In 1945 the city was part of the Pepelyaeva 10-Air Army, and covered the troops of the Far Eastern Front. His unit operated mainly against ground targets the Japanese because the Japanese air resistance has practically no.
In the fall of 1946 Pepeliaev he was sent to the command of the Higher flight training officers. After finishing them, he became zamkomom 196-th Air Force Regiment. At the end of 1950 Regiment Lieutenant Colonel Pepelyaeva otkamondirovali China. 1 April Regiment arrived at the airport Antung.
Until February 1952 196, the regiment was at the front. Total with 1.04.1951 1.02.1952 year on, he made 108 missions, managed to shoot down aircraft in 20 38 battles.
At the end of the war Evgeny took 2-place among Soviet aces, giving primacy only Sutyagin, 23 shot down enemy planes. Under his command the regiment destroyed more than a hundred different types of enemy vehicles. True, the victory is not so easy to give: in battles killed 5 heroic pilots were lost 24 fighter.
22.04.1952, after returning to his homeland, was given Pepelyaeva the title of Hero of the country.
In 1973 the year he retired.
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