Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

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Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » lun nov 07, 2016 12:06 am

Hello all!

Please meet Sr. Leutenant of airforce Chufarov Anatoly Vasilevich, born 1923, a squadron leader (3 aircraft) of 237th ShAP (assault air regiment) of 305th ShAD (assult air division). In service since June 1941. In active service since September 1943 on the South-Western front and 3rd Ukrainian front.
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Awards: Red Star, Patriotic War I, Red Banner #98061 on 12/Jun/1944 (this one), Patriotic War II, Red Banner.
The heros signature is on the second page of the register card.
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The citation for the order of Red Banner #98061.
Short and specific description of the acheivement:
  • "Recomended for the state award Order of Red Banner for 23 successful missions on IL-2 assult aircraft. Participating in the fighting on Soth-Western front and later on 3rd Ukrainian front since September 1943, Sr. Lt. Chufarov showed remarkable qualities as combat pilot, bravery, courage, and boundless loyalty to Socialist Motherland. Excelently piloting IL-2 aircraft and skillfully using its weapon systems, punishes enemy with full force. All combat missions executes perfectly. Just during the last 23 missions personally destroyed 17 trucks with cargo, 4 tanks, 2 self-propelled guns, 12 horse carriages, suppressed 3 AA positions, destroyed military depot, despersed and destroyed up to 2 companies of facists. In total flew 54 combat missions up to date. Worthy of the state award Order of Red Banner.
    30 May 1944. Commander of 237 ShAP Lt. Colonel Shelamov
    "
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » lun nov 07, 2016 12:18 am

Excerpt from the combat journal of 305th ShAD for 29/Jan/1945:
  • Due to bad meteorological conditions only 6 aircraft were used for combat missions. The first pair lead by Lt. Sobolev was on the mision to attack railway trains on the station Saldus, but reaching village Bené encountered dence snowfall and complete lack of vertical and horisontal visibility and returned to the base.
  • The second pair lead by Cpt. Kandibin (note this name) took off at 13:10 with same objective, but receiving weather report from Sobolev returned to the base.
  • Only the pair lead by Sr. Lt. Chufarov completed the mission. It's objective was to attack traffic on the raod Lauki-Yurdi.
  • Munition used: 6 FAB100 (HE 100kg), 80 AO-2.5 (cluster bombs), 8 RS-82 (rockets). As the results of the assult one truck damaged. No losses to our aircraft.
  • The flight leaders had no radio contact with the guidance station. Two othe regiments remained in readiness untill 10:00. After that changed to combat training program and training flights on PO-2 aircraft.
  • Weather: Cloud cover 9 okta (maximum), height 200-400 meters, intermitent snow during the day, visibility 200-600m.
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Sr. Lieutenant of Soviet air force shoulder board (post 1943).
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Previously Boris Kandibin (1920-1993) was mentioned in the Combat Journal of the 305th air assult division (ShAD).
He was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union on 19 August 1944 for 84 combat missions. Served in air force for for may years after the war and retired in 1979 as Major General. He wrote book "305th assult division in the fight for Motherland", where he writes about his mates.
"A group of 8 IL-2 was tasked to strike the rail station Valga. The wing commander Cpt. Gorodnikov was in the leading aircraft. The rest Chufarov, Nosachenko, Kolganov, Sivokon, Zhuchenko, Markelov and I.

As the we knew that the station was heavily covered by AA artillery, we were heading at altitude 2000m. We aproached the target from North-East direction and were hit by AA fire. The Gorodnikov's machine suddenly fell into uncontrolled dive. The aircraft of his mate Chufarov caught on fire and began descending slowly turning towards friendly forces. I increased my speed and assumed the wing leader position. AA fire was still heavy, the group was weakened and had no resources to suppress the AA batteries. We continued attack. First run - bombs dropped at the rail tracks, but no hits to the trains. Descended to 70m and assaulted the trains with rockets and cannon fire. Several vagons caught fire. The objective was complited, but we lost our wing commander Gorodnikov, who lost the plane (for the 3td time) and jumped with parachute, and was captured. Chufarov crash-landed on our territory.
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » lun nov 07, 2016 12:21 am

This particular material is not linked directly to the hero or his unit, but come from another air assult division journal.
The schematic depiction of specific battle engagements of assault arcraft.
  • The first one is against enemy fighter planes 12 IL-2 and 4 Yak-1 against 14 FW-190 and 2 ME-109 on 21 Aug 1944. Result reported: 1 IL-2 shot down, 1 damaged. 1 pilot and 2 rear gunners killed. 1 FW-190 crushed.
  • The second one is 15 minute ground attack by 6 IL-2 on a convoy on 13 Sep 1944.
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Dom » lun nov 07, 2016 12:07 pm

Very nice, with the citation this Red Banner takes all its dimension
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Messaggio da filo » lun nov 07, 2016 8:03 pm

I agree with Dom [257 [257 [257
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » mar nov 08, 2016 11:15 am

Hej!
Could someone from Admins help me to correct text in one of the posts in this thread, aas I made a stupid typing mistake?

Text now to be replaced:
The aircraft of his mate Gorodnikov caught on fire and began descending slowly turning towards friendly forces.

Should be replaced with:
The aircraft of his mate Chufarov caught on fire and began descending slowly turning towards friendly forces.

The whole point was that it was Chufarov's plane which was shot in the attack, and he had to return.
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Regaleco » mar nov 08, 2016 3:59 pm

Done and topic moved to the proper section. A lot of interesting material... check two IL-2 pilots here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28868 viewtopic.php?f=35&t=27824

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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Airon » mer nov 09, 2016 2:02 am

Lovely research indeed [151

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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da SergioV » sab nov 12, 2016 10:28 pm

Wow nice Order and amazing research [278
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da ruiz » dom nov 13, 2016 8:56 pm

Very impressive research [264

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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » ven dic 02, 2016 10:03 pm

Please, meet the awardee Chufarov Anatoly Zosimovich.
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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da andrej » sab dic 03, 2016 12:26 pm

Very nice research and very well presented!
The two "Skhema" depicting Il-2 air combats are astonishing!

Currently I'm doing a research about a корректировочно Aviation Regiment. Unfortunately I can't find (obviously) its Journal or anything about it. It seems this kind of unit operated under the Artillery Direction of the Front and not under the Air Army [1535

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Re: Red Banner for IL-2 pilot from 237th ShAP

Messaggio da Egorka » dom dic 04, 2016 1:35 am

Thanks, Andrej.
What is exactly the unit name/number you are looking into?
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