General-Major Georgiy Romanovich Danilin
23 August 1918 –
Georgiy Danilin was born in Sengiley on 23 August 1918.
He voluntarily joined the Red Army on 15 December 1938.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Danilin served in 169 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s on the Western Front.
In June and July 1941, he claimed one Bf 109 and a shared Ju 88 (”in group”) at unknown dates. Most probably, he claimed these flying I-153s even if the unit had received I-16s as well as replacements for losses.
On 30 October, he suffered a serious wound in his left shoulder.
He left 169 IAP in 1942 and in August the same year, he was posted to 900 IAP as an eskadrilya CO.
Danilin ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 7.
These had been claimed during 333 combat missions and more than 50 air combats.
He continued to serve in the Air Force after the war.
On 1 February 1974, general-major Danilin was placed in the in reserve.
During his career, he was decorated several times; the Order of the Red Banner (27/12/41, 07/07/44, 29/01/45 and 22/02/68), the Order of Aleksandr Nevskiy (12/10/43), the Order of Kutuzov 3rd Class (04/03/45), the Order of Suvorov 3rd Class (23/04/45), the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class (23/09/43 and 11/03/85) and the Order of the Red Star (30/04/54 and 14/05/56).
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||??/??/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Western Front||169 IAP|
|??/??/41||1/?||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||I-153||Western Front||169 IAP|
|2||29/10/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||MiG-3||Bol’shaya Vishera||169 IAP|
|3||06/09/43||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||MiG-3||Dukhovshchina||900 IAP|
|4||06/09/43||1||FW 190||Destroyed||Yak-9||Zhukovo||900 IAP|
|5||08/10/43||1||Do 217||Destroyed||Yak-9||S Yezerishche||900 IAP|
|6||10/10/43||1||FW 190||Destroyed||Yak-9||Nevel||900 IAP|
|7||04/03/45||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-9||Lindenau||900 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 7 and 1 shared destroyed.
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