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Alexander Molodchy

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Allegiance  Soviet Union
Name  Alexander Molodchy
Battles/wars  World War II

Rank  Lieutenant-General
Years of service  1937—1965
Battles and wars  World War II
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Awards  Order of Lenin (3) Order of the Red Banner (2) Order of Alexander Nevsky Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class Order of the Red Star
Died  June 9, 2002, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Service/branch  Red Army, Long Range Aviation

Alexander Ignatyevich Molodchy (Russian: Алекса́ндр Игна́тьевич Моло́дчий; Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Молодчий, Oleksandr Gnatovych Molodchyi; born on 27 June 1920 – died on 9 June 2002), was a famous pilot of the Soviet Long Range Aviation.

He was made a Hero of the Soviet Union on two separate occasions (22 October 1941 and 31 December 1942). Molodchy was the most effective pilot of Long Range Aviation in the Soviet Union during the World War II. He conducted 311 combat flights (including 287 night flights). Molodchy participated in many bombardments of strategic military facilities of Nazi Germany. His combat mileage reached 600 thousand kilometers. He dropped more than 200 thousand tons of bombs on different military and industrial facilities of the enemy.

The Russian heavy strategic bomber Tupolev Tu-160 (hull No 07) was named «Alexander Molodchy» in honour of pilot.

Awards and Decorations

Soviet Awards
Foreign Awards

References

Alexander Molodchy Wikipedia


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