Yevgeniy Savitskiy

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Yevgeniy Yakovlevich Savitzky (Russian: Евгений Яковлевич Савицкий; 24 December 1910, Novorossiysk, Black Sea Governorate — 6 April 1990) was a World War II fighter ace, 22 individual and 2 group victories, Commanding General of Aviation of the Air Defense Forces of the Country, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of the aviation. The asteroid 4303 Savitskij is named for him.

His daughter, Svetlana Savitskaya became a Soviet cosmonaut who flew the Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova and the first woman ever to perform a space walk.

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