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Nikolai Anisimovich Pribylov (1921-2012) - Soviet military pilot, participant of the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union (1945).|
He was born on October 30, 1921 in Tula in a working-class family. After graduating from high school No. 49, he was engaged in 1940 in a local flying club.
In September 1940, he became a cadet of the Tambov Aviation School of Pilots. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the school was transferred to Uzbekistan. After completing his training in the spring of 1943, he was assigned to a reserve aviation regiment in the Kuibyshev area.
In October 1943, Lieutenant N. A. Pribylov arrived in a combat unit on the 3rd Ukrainian Front — the 672nd Assault Aviation Regiment of the 306th Assault Aviation Division of the 17th Air Army. He flew an IL-2 attack aircraft as a flight commander. Already in December 1943, he received the first state award for 10 successful sorties — the Order of the Red Star, and in February 1944-the Order of Glory of the III degree for 20 successful sorties. He was repeatedly presented for military awards during 1944-1945. In 1944, he became a candidate member of the CPSU (b).
For the air battles conducted in December 1944 over the territory of Hungary, he was presented to the highest state award. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on 29 June 1945, "for exemplary performance of command assignments and displaying courage and heroism" senior Lieutenant Nikolai Anisimovich Pribylovo awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the order of Lenin and medal "gold Star".
He ended the war with flights to Vienna.
In total, during the Great Patriotic War, N. A. Pribylov made 218 combat sorties.
After graduation, he continued to serve in the Air Force in the Far East. He joined the reserve in 1948 with the rank of lieutenant Colonel. In the same year, he became a member of the CPSU (b).
He worked as a civil aviation pilot, first in Kazakhstan, then in Voronezh. He flew passenger and cargo planes. He has mastered at least ten types of aircraft. Among the cargo transported by him were rocket parts sent to the Baikonur cosmodrome. In 1982, he moved from flight work to ground service, becoming a dispatcher at the Voronezh airport.
He retired in 1992. He lived in Voronezh. On June 16, 2010, he became an honorary citizen of the Voronezh Region. He died on December 19, 2012 at the age of 92.