|Alexander Ignatyevich Molodchy
Russian: Алекса́ндр Игна́тьевич Моло́дчий
Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Молодчий
|Born||27 June 1920
|Died||9 June 2002
Soviet Long Range Aviation
|Years of service||1937—1965|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Alexander Ignatyevich Molodchy (Russian: Алекса́ндр Игна́тьевич Моло́дчий; Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Молодчий, Oleksandr Hnatovych 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.
Awards and Decorations
- Soviet Awards
- Foreign Awards
|60px||Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, 2nd and 3rd class (Ukraine)|
|Order of the Red Banner (Mongolian People's Republic)|
- Heroes of the Soviet Union. Small dictionary of military biographies, Moscow, 1987.
- Объединенный сайт авиаторов (United Aviators). Great Aviators at www.hilvvs.com, 16.06.2010, 08:50.