The future Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously, deputy squadron commander of the 760th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Senior Lieutenant Alexei Ignatievich Nikolaenkov. In open Internet sources mistakenly indicated as Alexander Nikolaenkov. The pilot stands in the background of an American-built P-40 fighter.
According to the relative of the pilot, Alexei Nikolaenkov was mortally wounded on July 4, 1943, when he descended by parachute from a downed plane. German pilots opened fire on a parachute and injured A. Nikolaenkov, who died three days later.