Tamara Konstantinova

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Hero of the Soviet Union
Tamara Fyodorovna Konstantinova
Lieutenant Tamara Konstantinova, 1945
Born (1919-11-07)November 7, 1919
Nigeryovo village, RSFSR
Died July 28, 1999(1999-07-28) (aged 79)
Voronezh, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Flag of the Soviet Air Force.svg Soviet Air Force
Years of service 1943-1945
Rank lieutenant
Unit 566 Attack Aviation Regiment
Battles/wars Eastern Front (World War II)
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union — 1945
Order of Lenin Order of the Red Banner Order of the Red Banner Order Of The Patriotic War 1st Class Order of the Red Star

Lt Tamara Fyodorovna Konstantinova (1919–1999) was a combat pilot in the Red Army Air Force during the Second World War. In 1940, she was graduated as a flight instructor. She joined the Red Army in March 1943 and in March 1944 became a pilot of an Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik. She flew with distinction 66 combat missions. On 29 June 1945, she was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union.[1][2]

After the war she worked in the social welfare department of the Executive Committee of Voronezh Oblast.

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