Pilot Lieutenant Alexander Kotov from the 434th Fighter Regiment in the cockpit of the Yak-7B fighter.
Kotov Alexander Grigorievich was born in 1918. In the Red Army since 1938. Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. By mid-January 1943, Guard Senior Lieutenant Kotov made 250 sorties, in 88 air battles shot down 16 enemy aircraft.
In February 1943, he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (No. 813). Since August 1943, he was sacked because of a wound.
Author: Natalia Bode