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Yevgeniy Yakovlevich Savitzky (Russian: Евгений Яковлевич Савицкий; 24 December 1910, Novorossiysk, Black Sea Governorate — 6 April 1990) was a World War II fighter ace, 22 individual and 2 group victories, Commanding General of Aviation of the Air Defense Forces of the Country, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Aviation. The asteroid 4303 Savitskij is named for him.
His daughter, Svetlana Savitskaya became a Soviet cosmonaut who flew the Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova and the first woman ever to perform a space walk.
Honours and awards
- Hero of the Soviet Union, twice
- Lenin Prize (1978)
- Honoured Military Pilot of the USSR
- Three Orders of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution (23 December 1980)
- Order of the Red Banner, five times
- Order of Suvorov, 2nd class
- Order of Kutuzov, 2nd class
- Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class
- Order of the Red Star, twice
- Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 2nd and 3rd classes
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