Kapitan Tikhon Dmitriyevich Lebedev
|21/04/40||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|10/04/42||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|30/04/45||Medal ”for Combat Merit”|
|30/04/47||Order of the Red Star|
Tikhon Lebedev was born in 1911.
He graduated from Voroshilovgradskaya flight school in 1935.
Leitenant Lebedev took part in the Finnish-Soviet Winter War between November 1939 and March 1940, flying Polikarpov I-15bis in 13 IAP-KBF.
During this conflict, he flew 31 combat missions.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, starshiy leitenant Lebedev served in 87 OIAE-ChF, which was part of the Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-15bis.
He was posted from 87 OIAE-ChF in March 1942 when he was posted to 32 IAP-ChF.
From this time, for health reasons, he worked in non-flying positions.
He left 32 IAP-ChF in October 1942 and in December the same year, he was posted to 46 ShAP-ChF.
In October 1943, he was posted to 78 IAP-SF.
He remained with this unit until the end of the war.
Lebedev ended the war with 2 biplane victories.
These had been claimed in 100 combat missions (as of 26 December 1941).
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||07/07/41||1||He 111||Destroyed||I-15bis||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||87 OIAE-ChF|
|2||07/07/41||1||He 111||Destroyed||I-15bis||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||87 OIAE-ChF|
|22/10/41||1/2||Ju 52/3m (a)||Destroyed||I-15bis||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||87 OIAE-ChF|
Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
(a) Not verified with Luftwaffe records.
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