Timoer Michailovitsj Froenze was born in Charkov, Ukrain on 5th April 1923. He was the son of Michail Vasiljevitsj Froenze, the famous revolutionary who was a major figure in the Red Army during the Civil War. After his fathers death, Timoer was adopted by the later Marshall of the Soviet Union, Kliment Vorosjilov, also a major Soviet person.
in 1938, Timoer became a member of the Komsomol. After this he attended the special Primary Airforce chool. In 1940 het enlisted in the Red Army. With excellent grades het ended his courses at the Militairy Airforce School Katsja on the Crimea.
From the end of December 1941, Froenze served at the front. During the short period he served at the front, he fullfilled nine operational sorties in ten days, took part in three air battles and shot down two or three enemy planes. During the fightings with German fighters on 19th January 1942 he was shot down.
His plane crashed only 500 yards from the village Otvidno, near Staraja Roessa. Froenze was buried at that site. He received posthumously the title "Hero of the Soviet Union"on 16th March 1942 and recieved the Leninorder. In the 50's of the 20th Century, Froenze was reburried at the Novodevitsjij Cemetery in Moscow. In Moscow, Staraja Roessa and Velikij Novgorod, streets were named after him.
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