Yuri Garnaev

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Yuri Alexandrovich Garnaev
Born (1917-12-17)December 17, 1917
 Soviet Union, Balashov town
Died August 6, 1967(1967-08-06) (aged 49)
 France, Le Rove
Service/branch Red Air Force
Years of service 1938 — 1945
Rank captain
Commands held Red Army
Battles/wars Battle of Khalkhin Gol,
Soviet-Japanese War (1945)
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Other work Test-pilot

Yuri Alexandrovich Garnaev (Russian: Юрий Александрович Гарнаев, 17 December 1917 - 6 August 1967) was the famous test pilot in the Soviet Union.

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He made a series of high-speed (up to 800 km/h) ejection seat test and parachute test jumps in 1951.

Then he started his test pilot career in 1951, working for the LII.

Made numerous series flights by Soviet VTOL program and Yakovlev Yak-36 testing.

Awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union at 1964.

Yuri Garnaev perished in a Mi-6PZh helicopter crash in Le Rove, France, while fighting extensive wildfires.

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