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Zaytsev, Dmitriy Aleksandrovich

Date of birth:
October 18th, 1918 (Kutma, Shchyokinsky district, Tula region, Russia)
Date of death:
October 1st, 1944 (Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Soviet War Graves Vsehsvyatskoe Cemetery
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, People's Republic)

Biography

Major and Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Zaytsev downed 13 enemy aircraft. He died in a plane crash on 1 October 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Division, Kiev Air Defense Area
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1941
For merit during the Battle of Kiev in 1941.

No. 356
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Division, Kiev Air Defense Area
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1941

Goes with the Gold Star
Orden Lenina

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