Soviet fighter pilots captains I. Kaberov, S. Lviv, M. Efimov and G. Kostylev

Soviet fighter pilots

Soviet fighter pilots captains of the Red Army I.A. Kaberov, S.I. Lviv, M.A. Efimov and G.D. Kostylev.

I.A. Kaberov during the war years, personally shot down 10 enemy aircraft and 18 in the group. July 24, 1943 I.A. Kaberov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal (No. 854).


S.I. Lvov During the war destroyed 7 enemy aircraft personally and 22 in the group. The war ended in the Main Inspection of the Air Force of the Navy. Member of the Soviet-Japanese war of 1945. July 24, 1943 for the courage and bravery was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

M.A. Efimov in April 1942 – the commander of the link of the 3rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (61st Fighter Aviation Brigade of the Baltic Fleet Air Force). MA Efimov made 280 combat sorties, personally shot down 3 and in a group of 19 enemy aircraft. June 14, 1942 for the courage and bravery shown in battles with enemies, was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. January 7, 1943 died in a plane crash. He was buried in the city of Kronstadt in the city cemetery.

Data on the total number of victories made by G.D. Kostylev, in various sources does not match. In total, he made from 400 to 418 sorties, took part in 89 (according to other data 112) air battles, shot down from 46 to 54 enemy aircraft. November 23, 1942 he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.



Location: USSR
Photo date: 1942

In : 1942

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