Senior lieutenant Nikolai Vydrigan in the cockpit of his Yak-7 fighter

Senior lieutenant Nikolai Vydrigan

The commander of the wing was Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Zakharovich Vydrigan in the cockpit of his Yak-7 fighter aircraft of the Red Army Air Force.

Nikolai Vydrigan during the war made 629 sorties, conducted 57 air battles, in which he personally shot down 15 and in the group of 4 enemy aircraft. May 15, 1946 awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. July 12, 1946 Nikolai Vydrigan was killed in an airplane crash.

The Nikolai Vydrigan picture was taken in 1942-1943.

In : 1944

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