Konstantin Abazovsky

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Konstantin Antonovich Abazovsky
File:Konstantin Abazovsky.jpg
Native name Константин Антонович Абазовский
Born 1 October 1919
Obukhovo village, Lepel district, Vitebsk Governorate, RSFSR
Died 26 October 1944(1944-10-26) (aged 25)
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Air Forces
Years of service 1940–44
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 190th Attack Aviation Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Hero of the Soviet UnionOrder of Lenin

Order of the Red Banner (2)
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class

Order of the Red Star (2)

Konstantin Antonovich Abazovsky (Russian: Константин Антонович Абазовский; 1 October 1919 – 26 October 1944) was a VVS lieutenant, flying ace and Hero of the Soviet Union. Abazovsky was a flight commander in the 190th Attack Aviation Regiment and was killed in a dogfight on the same day that he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. He fought in the Baltic Offensive.[1]

Early life

Abazovsky was born on 1 October 1919 in the village of Obukhovo in the Lepel district of Vitebsk Governorate to a peasant family. He graduated from the Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute and was a history teacher in a junior high school in Plisa, Beshankovichy district. In 1940, Abazovsky was drafted into the Red Army.[1][2][3]

World War II

Abazovsky graduated from the Military Aviation School. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1943. During the same year, he was sent to the front and flew on the North Caucasian Front and then on the Crimean Front. He flew with the 190th Attack Aviation Regiment. On 25 August, he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.[4] On 25 October, he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class.[5] On 29 April 1944, Abazovsky received the Order of the Red Banner.[6] On 6 May 1944, the flight commanded by Abazovsky reportedly shot down five German fighters, destroyed eight on the ground and destroyed two warehouses full of ammunition in Sevastopol. On 19 May, he was awarded the Order of the Red Star again for his actions.[7] By August 1944, Abazovsky was a flight commander in the regiment, attached to the 2nd Baltic Front. By this point in the war, he had made 106 sorties, reportedly destroying 11 tanks and three aircraft on the ground. On 26 October 1944, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin.[8] On the same day, Abazovsky was killed in a dogfight.[1][2][3] Abazovsky was awarded the Order of the Red Banner a second time on 28 October 1944.[9]

Legacy

A school in Plisa is named after Abazovsky.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Абазовский Константин Антонович" [Abazovsky Konstantin Antonovich]. www.warheroes.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-10-19.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Абазовский Константин Антонович" [Abazovsky Konstantin Ivanovich]. www.airwar.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-10-19.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shkadov, Ivan, ed. (1987). Герои Советского Союза: Краткий биографический словарь [Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary] (in Russian). 1 Abaev-Lubitsch. Moscow: Voenizdat.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Order No. 26, 214th Assault Aviation Division, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
  5. Order No. 83, 4th Air Army, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
  6. Order No. 18, 4th Air Army, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
  7. Order No. 6, 214th Assault Aviation Division, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
  8. Heroes of the Soviet Union award list, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
  9. Order No. 94, 15th Air Army, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru