Died honored test pilot, hero of the USSR Ivan Vedernikov

Died honored test pilot, hero of the USSR Ivan Vedernikov

MOSCOW, 15 Aug — RIA Novosti. Honored test pilot of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Vedernikov, who participated in the trials bombers Tu-16 and Tu-95, has died at the age of 94, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday in the company “Tupolev”.

“We confirm this information,” the company said.

Ivan korneyevich Vedernikov was born on 17 November 1923 in the village of Novokrasnyanka (now Kremensky district of the Lugansk region of Ukraine). In July 1941 he was called up for service in the worker-peasant Red Army. In 1944 Vedernikov graduated from the military aviation school of pilots in Omsk and the United military aviation school in Grozny, and in February 1945, fought on the fronts of the great Patriotic war. During his service in the 35th guards bomber aviation regiment made six sorties on bomber PE-2.

After the war, Ivan korneevich was a test pilot GK NII VVS. Participated in the trials bombers Tu-16 and Tu-95 passenger aircraft Tu-114 and Tu-116. In January 1962, he was discharged and went to work in OKB A. N. Tupolev. During operation, the design Bureau took part in a testing anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and Tu-142M, military aircraft Tu-95RTS, passenger Tu-104, Tu-124, Tu-114, Tu-134, Tu-144, Tu-154 and their modifications.

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 3, 1981 for “courage and heroism shown during testing of new aviation technology”, test pilot Ivan Vedernikov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and the order of Lenin and medal “gold Star”.

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