Pavel Andreevich Voronin was a military commander, the Major General of the Aviation Engineering Service (1944), the director and General Director of the aviation production association «Banner of Labor» (Moscow Plant No. 30), twice Hero of Socialist Labor (1941, 1982), the winner of the Lenin Prize (1976). In 1920, he got a job at aviation plant No. 1 in Moscow, at this plant he passed all the stages – from a worker, master, shop foreman to a factory director. Graduated from Machine-Building Institute named after I.I. Lepse in Moscow, in 1936 he was sent to the USA to study aviation production. Factory No. 1 produced the first Soviet biplanes and fighters. Under his leadership, famous aircraft designers N.N. Polikarpov, S.A. Lavochkin, S.V. Ilyushin, A.I. Mikoyan, P.O. Sukhoi, A.S. Yakovlev worked at the plant in the Design Bureau. In 1940, Voronin was appointed the Deputy People’s Commissar of the Aviation Industry of the USSR. With the beginning of the war, it was his duty to evacuate aviation enterprises to the eastern part of the country and establish serial production of aircraft in a short time. In 1946 he was appointed the director of the aircraft factory No. 30 which was established on the former territory of GAZ No. 1 and later received the name MMZ “Banner of Labor” (now the production complex No. 2 of the MiG Corporation). Under his leadership, the plant continued to produce world-famous aircraft of the Mikoyan design school: the MiG-9, which opened the era of jet aviation, the first supersonic MiG-19 fighter, the all-weather MiG-21, the MiG-23 with variable wing sweep, the MiG-25 interceptor. The plant also produced Ilyushin Design Bureau aircraft – Il-12, Il-14, Il-18. In the early 1980s Pavel Andreevich Voronin managed to see the release of the installation batch of MiG-29 aircraft, which later received worldwide recognition and became a kind of standard of quality among the aircraft of its class. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated February 2, 1982, Pavel Andreevich Voronin was awarded the Order of Lenin and the second Hammer and Sickle gold medal for his great success in creating aviation equipment. He became the Hero of Socialist Labor twice. Pavel Andreevich Voronin was awarded 7 Orders of Lenin, the Orders of the October Revolution, Suvorov 2nd degree, Kutuzov 1st degree, the Red Banner of Labor, medals, including «For Military Merit».
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