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[[Colonel|Guards Colonel]] '''Leonid Alexandrovich Bykovets''' ({{lang-ru|Леонид Александрович Быковец}}, December 14, 1921 - July 7, 1997) was a [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] airman who was awarded the title of [[Hero of the Soviet Union]] in 1945 for valour during the [[German-Soviet War]].
 
[[Colonel|Guards Colonel]] '''Leonid Alexandrovich Bykovets''' ({{lang-ru|Леонид Александрович Быковец}}, December 14, 1921 - July 7, 1997) was a [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] airman who was awarded the title of [[Hero of the Soviet Union]] in 1945 for valour during the [[German-Soviet War]].
   
 
==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Bykovets was born in [[Kolomna]], near [[Moscow]] in the [[Soviet Union]] in 1921 into a [[working class]] family. He graduated from high school in 1937 at the age of 16 and worked as a [[projectionist]] in his home town. He got his [[pilot's licence]] two years later in 1939, and joined the [[Red Air Force]] as a volunteer in 1940.
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Bykovets was born in Kolomna, near Moscow in the [[Soviet Union]] in 1921 into a working class family. He graduated from high school in 1937 at the age of 16 and worked as a [[projectionist]] in his home town. He got his [[pilot's licence]] two years later in 1939, and joined the [[Red Air Force]] as a volunteer in 1940.
   
 
==German-Soviet War==
 
==German-Soviet War==
Just before the dawn of [[German-Soviet War]] in 1941, he graduated from military [[flight school]], and was assigned to a combat unit in December 1942. He joined the [[Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] the following year.
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Just before the dawn of [[German-Soviet War]] in 1941, he graduated from military flight school, and was assigned to a combat unit in December 1942. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union the following year.
   
 
From his first [[aerial combat]] engagement in late 1942 until May 1945, Bykovets made 220 [[sortie]]s and shot down 19 [[Luftwaffe|enemy]] aircraft while flying solo and four as part of a group. During the course of the war he received the [[Order of Lenin]], the [[Order of Alexander Nevsky]], two [[Order of the Great Patriotic War|Orders of the Great Patriotic War]], both first class, two [[Order of the Red Star|Orders of the Red Star]] and was awarded the [[Order of the Red Banner]] an unprecedented four times.
 
From his first [[aerial combat]] engagement in late 1942 until May 1945, Bykovets made 220 [[sortie]]s and shot down 19 [[Luftwaffe|enemy]] aircraft while flying solo and four as part of a group. During the course of the war he received the [[Order of Lenin]], the [[Order of Alexander Nevsky]], two [[Order of the Great Patriotic War|Orders of the Great Patriotic War]], both first class, two [[Order of the Red Star|Orders of the Red Star]] and was awarded the [[Order of the Red Banner]] an unprecedented four times.
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==Later life==
 
==Later life==
In 1947, he graduated from a military flight school in navigation skills, and was promoted to [[Colonel]] in 1949. He was the vice-commanding officer of the 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment until 1960, when he retired from the air force at the age of 39. He returned to [[Kolomna]], where he worked in a factory until the late 1980s. He died aged 75 in his hometown in June 1997, which was now part of the [[Russian Federation]].
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In 1947, he graduated from a military flight school in navigation skills, and was promoted to [[Colonel]] in 1949. He was the vice-commanding officer of the 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment until 1960, when he retired from the air force at the age of 39. He returned to Kolomna, where he worked in a factory until the late 1980s. He died aged 75 in his hometown in June 1997, which was now part of the Russian Federation.
   
 
==Posthumous recognition==
 
==Posthumous recognition==
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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Leonid Alexandrovich Bykovets
Born December 14, 1921 (1921-12-14)
Died July 7, 1997 (1997-07-08) (aged 75)
Place of birth Kolomna, Soviet Union
Place of death Kolomna, Russian Federation
Buried at Old Cemetery, Kolomna
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Air Force
Years of service 1940 - 1960
Rank Guards Colonel
Unit 3rd Air Army
3rd Belorussian Front
Commands held 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment
Battles/wars Operation Bagration
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner (4)
Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of the Great Patriotic War (2)
Order of the Red Star (2)

Guards Colonel Leonid Alexandrovich Bykovets (Russian: Леонид Александрович Быковец, December 14, 1921 - July 7, 1997) was a Soviet airman who was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1945 for valour during the German-Soviet War.

Early life[]

Bykovets was born in Kolomna, near Moscow in the Soviet Union in 1921 into a working class family. He graduated from high school in 1937 at the age of 16 and worked as a projectionist in his home town. He got his pilot's licence two years later in 1939, and joined the Red Air Force as a volunteer in 1940.

German-Soviet War[]

Just before the dawn of German-Soviet War in 1941, he graduated from military flight school, and was assigned to a combat unit in December 1942. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union the following year.

From his first aerial combat engagement in late 1942 until May 1945, Bykovets made 220 sorties and shot down 19 enemy aircraft while flying solo and four as part of a group. During the course of the war he received the Order of Lenin, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, two Orders of the Great Patriotic War, both first class, two Orders of the Red Star and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner an unprecedented four times.

He also received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in August 1945 for "the exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the Nazi invaders and for displaying courage and heroism". He finished the war with the rank of Guards Senior Lieutenant.

Later life[]

In 1947, he graduated from a military flight school in navigation skills, and was promoted to Colonel in 1949. He was the vice-commanding officer of the 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment until 1960, when he retired from the air force at the age of 39. He returned to Kolomna, where he worked in a factory until the late 1980s. He died aged 75 in his hometown in June 1997, which was now part of the Russian Federation.

Posthumous recognition[]

In the aeroclub at Kolumna, there is a plaque dedicated to him.

References[]

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