Viktor Vasilyevich


Viktor Vasilyevich Talalikhin was a Soviet military pilot, the deputy squadron commander of the 177th Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 6th Fighter Aviation Corps of the Air Defence, Second Lieutenant, the Hero of the Soviet Union. He was born in the village of Teplovka, now it is the Volsky district of the Saratov region. He studied at secondary school № 1 in the city of Volsk. In 1934 he moved to Moscow with his family, finished the factory school at the Moscow Meat Processing Plant named after A.I. Mikoyan. In 1934-1937 he worked at this meat processing plant as a butcher, at the same time he studied at the Moscow Aero Club. He was in the Red Army since December 1937. He graduated from the Borisoglebok Military Aviation School of Pilots. He took part in the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940. He made 47 sorties, shot down 4 Finnish planes personally and in a group, for which he was awarded the Order of the Red Star. He was in the battles of the Great Patriotic War since June 1941. He made more than 60 sorties. In the summer and autumn of 1941, he fought near Moscow. In an air battle on the night of August 7, 1941, while repelling another German air raid on Moscow, a German bomber was shot down by a ramming blow, he himself was wounded in the arm, but safely left the damaged fighter with a parachute. For courage and heroism at the front of the struggle against the Nazi invaders, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated August 8, 1941, Junior Lieutenant Viktor Vasilyevich Talalikhin was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.

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