Seraphim P. Subbotin. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. Awards. Photo.
15.01.1921 Seraphim was born into a peasant family in the village of Redridge Yaroslavl region. In 1933 Seraphim, the family moved to the city of Love. Subbotin graduated from the 9 school classes.
In the army since October 1938 He graduated from the Cavalry School in Tambov in 1940 He served in the Stavropol Cossack regiment commander machine-gun platoon. In June, the 1941 was transferred to the Air Force and sent to study. He graduated from Ulyanovsk Aviation School 1942 in the city was left in her as an instructor. In 1943 city
Seraphim completed courses commanders of units in September 1943 he was already commander spare 4-th Regiment. With 1946 city - he served in 176-th Regiment BBC Moscow DistrictWith 1950 - navigator of the regiment. Since December 1950 city is in China, where he was training Chinese pilots.
With 1951 - participant of hostilities in Korea. He was in the position of navigator in 176-th Guards Regiment (324-Division, 64-th Air Corps).
18.06.1951 captain Subbotin, the head of the two units MiG-15bisHe flew to intercept the enemy. Approaching the city Seis, at the height of our pilots found 9000 16 m American F-86 "Sabre"Which followed the collision course. Despite the significant superiority of the enemy in force, Seraphim decided to take the fight. Rapidly he attacked the lead by opening fire on him. "Sabre" in the air exploded. American order of battle broke, and some of them came out of the combat aircraft. Rescued slave, Serafim cut off the attackers, but he found himself under fire.
His MiG engine was damaged. Subbotin began to try to get out of combat. He threw the plane into a steep dive, trying to break away from his pursuers, but the attempt was unsuccessful. One of the "Sabres" was next. Subbotin decided to punish the enemy, carried away by the attack, the cost of living. By creating a fighter slip, releasing guards, he offered his plane hit. The enemy did not have time to turn away. The aircraft crashed into the jungle.
Obviously, the American pilot was injured or killed in a collision - crashed with the fighter. In place of his fall found documents in the name of the US Air Force Captain William D. Krouna. Seraphim had to eject. At the end of treatment in the hospital, he continued to fly. Total committed 85 sorties, participated in 48-air combat and shot down US aircraft 9. He received the title of Hero.
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