Twice Hero of the Soviet Union commander of the 159th IAP Lieutenant Colonel Peter Pokryshev

Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Peter Pokryshev

Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, commander of the 159th Fighter Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Pokryshev during the reading of the order. In the background, the La-5 fighter. 1944.

Pokryshev Petr Afanasievich – a participant in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940, the Great Patriotic War from the first days. A total of 282 combat sorties, participated in 50 air battles, shot down 22 enemy aircraft personally and 7 in the group. The title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded in February and August 1943. In August 1943 during the training flight he got into a plane crash and was injured, because of which he could no longer fly out to combat missions.

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