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List of Russian aviators

 

List of Russian aviators

Valery Chkalov and Alexander Belyakov, the crew of the first transcontinental airplane flight over the North Pole

This list of Russian and Soviet aviators includes the noteworthy aviators of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. The majority of pilots listed here served in the Imperial Russian Air Force, the Soviet Air Force or the modern Russian Air Force (or continue to serve in the latter).

The aircrew members listed below either committed notable feats in aviation, held senior positions in Russian military aviation, and/or won national or international awards for their aviation feats.


Alphabetical list

A

B

  • Grigori Bakhchivandzhi, killed in 1943 testing the BI rocket fighter, made Hero of the Soviet Union in 1973[2]
  • Yekaterina Budanova, World War II pilot, one of the world's two female fighter aces

C

D

F

G

I

K

L

M

N

O

  • Ivan Orlov, World War I flying ace, served with, and received awards for valor, from both the Russian and French air arms[11]
  • Vasily Osipov, World War II bomber pilot, double HSU

P

R

S

T

V

Y

Z

See also

References

  • Nieuport Aces of World War 1. Norman Franks. Osprey Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85532-961-1, ISBN 978-1-85532-961-4.
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