The fighter pilot Guard Senior Lieutenant Mikhail Nikitovich Chekhunov, who flew as part of the 18th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. Shot down 10 enemy aircraft personally and 1 in the group.
His last fight was Mikhail Chekhunov spent September 2, 1943, flying to the area of the town of Yelnya. Together with the slave, he attacked eight Fw-190 fighters and shot down the enemy aircraft from the very first attack. In this battle he was seriously wounded and lost consciousness. The pilot miraculously survived and, after a cure in the hospital, returned to the regiment, but could not fly further – the shell fragment was seriously affected by the right eye.
Author: Mikhail Savin