Podpolkovnik Mikhail Mikhaylovich Kologrivov HSU
19 November 1919 – 2 August 1964
|05/11/44||Hero of the Soviet Union||No. 3819|
|05/11/44||Order of Lenin|
|08/12/41||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|09/08/42||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|22/05/43||Order of the Red Banner||3rd|
|29/04/44||Order of Aleksandr Nevsky|
|??/??/??||Order of the Red Star|
Mikhail Kologrivov was born in Kokshaysk on 19 November 1919.
He graduated from school in Leningrad before joining the Navy in 1937.
In 1939, he graduated from Yeyskoye Flight School.
Before the war, he served in 8 IAP-ChF, which was part of the Black Sea Fleet Air Force and based at Yevpatoriya.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, starshiy leitenant Kologrivov still served in 8 IAP-ChF as a flight commander. This unit was at the time equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
On 3 April 1942, 8 IAP-ChF became a guard’s unit and renamed to 6 GIAP-ChF.
Four Yak-1s from 6 GIAP-ChF claimed a shared Ju 87 over Myskhako on 17 March 1943. Known pilots are Kologrivov, Mikhail Avdeyev and Aleksandr Rumyantsev.
On 5 May, 6 GIAP-ChF was in combat in the Crimean area and claimed three Bf 109s. Each were claimed as individual claims and were made by Kologrivov (west of Crimean), Aleksandr Rumyantsev and Stepan Petrov.
On 23 January 1944, 6 GIAP-ChF was in combat in the Kerch area and made several claims. Mikhail Grib claimed one Bf 109 over Dzhardzhava station, Kologrivov claimed a second Bf 109 over Kerch, Aleksandr Rumyantsev claimed a third while Stefan Voitenko claimed a Ju 87 over Katerlez.
By 10 June 1944, kapitan Kologrivov was CO of 2./6 IAP-ChF and had flown 538 combat missions.
On 5 November 1944, he was decorated with the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union (no. 3819) and the Order of Lenin.
Kologrivov ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 8.
These had been claimed during about 600 combat missions and 67 air combats.
During his combat career, he flew I-153, Yak-1, Yak-9 and Yak-3.
After the war, he continued to serve in the Naval aviation. In October 1945, he was appointed deputy commander of an aviation regiment. In 1950 he entered the Air Force Academy, from which he graduated in 1955. He commanded a fighter aviation regiment.
From April 1957, podpolkovnik.Kologrivov was placed in the reserve.
He lived in Odessa and died on 16 July 1964.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||17/12/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Sevastopol||8 IAP-ChF|
|2||20/03/42||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||I-153||Sevastopol||8 IAP-ChF|
|20/03/42||1/2||Ju 87||Shared destroyed||I-153||Sevastopol||8 IAP-ChF|
|17/03/43||1/4||Ju 87||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Myskhako||6 GIAP-ChF|
|18/03/43||1/2||Ju 87||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Fal’shivyy Gelendzhik||6 GIAP-ChF|
|3||10/04/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak-1||Cape Doob||6 GIAP-ChF|
|4||05/05/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak-1||W of Crimean||6 GIAP-ChF|
|5||23/01/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-9||Kerch||6 GIAP-ChF|
|6||10/02/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-9||Malyy Babchik||6 GIAP-ChF|
|7||01/04/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-9||Kizaul lighthouse||6 GIAP-ChF|
|30/04/44||1/2||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||Yak-9||NW Khersones lighthouse||6 GIAP-ChF|
|8||08/05/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-9||Sevastopol||6 GIAP-ChF|
Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 8 and 4 shared destroyed.
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