Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Guard Captain Alexander Karpov.
Karpov Alexander Terentyevich – squadron commander of the 123rd/27th Vyborg Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 2 nd Leningrad Guards Fighter Corps of Air Defense, the most effective air defense pilot and the only one among them twice Hero of the Soviet Union. Alexander Karpov After completing 456 sorties, after conducting 97 air battles, Major Guard Karpov personally shot down 28 enemy planes and 8 in group battles. October 20, 1944, Alexander Karpov was killed while performing a combat mission.
Location: Gatchina, Leningrad Region, USSR
Date: August 23, 1944