The artist is Zverev
The image of twice Hero of the Soviet Union Major Ivan Pavlov on the portrait of Seraphim Zverev is restrained, without bravura notes. He is imbued with inner confidence and nobility. The working atmosphere in the office of the intelligent Major of aviation only enhances the feeling of reliability and professionalism. Egor Mogilevsky. “The best memory is true to them …” // Memory. To the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War . SPb, 2020. WITH. 7.
Pavlov Ivan Fomich (1922, the village of Boris-Romanovka, Kustanai province-1950)-pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, major (1948).
Born in a peasant family. He graduated from the 7th grades of the school, in 1940 – 3 courses of the Magnitogorsk Industrial College and Magnitogorsk aero -clus.
In the Red Army – since December 1940. In 1942 he graduated from the Chkalov Military Aviation School of Pilots in Orenburg.
Member of the Great Patriotic War: from June 1942 to May 1945-pilot, leader commander, deputy commander and commander of the air squadron, navigator of the 6th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment (Kalininsky and 1st Baltic Fronts).
For the courage and heroism shown during the implementation of 127 sorties (by October 1943), by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 4, 1944, the guard of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Golden Star Hero (No. 2844 (No. 2844 ). When the fellow countrymen Pavlov found out about this, they raised funds, purchased four scrap planes and one of them was handed over and. F. Pavlov.
By October 1944 he made another 77 sorties. For the courage and heroism shown in battles, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 23, 1945, the guard captain and. F. Pavlov was awarded the second medal “Golden Star” (No. 4178).
In total, during the war he made 237 sorties on the IL-2 attack aircraft. Participated in the Rzhevsk-Sychev, Velikoluki and Smolensk operations, the liberation of Belarus and the Baltic states, and the liquidation of the Zemlanders of the enemy. He was shell -shocked.
In 1949 he graduated from the Military Academy named after M. IN. Frunze. Commanded the 947th assault aviation regiment (in the Carpathian military district). He died in a plane crash on October 12, 1950.
Awarded two orders of Lenin (4.02.1944; 2.08.1944), two orders of the Red Banner (26.08.1942; 2.06.1943), Orders of Alexander Nevsky (7.10.1944) and Patriotic War of the 1st degree (4.12.1942), as well as medals.