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|Yuri Alexandrovich Garnaev|
December 17, 1917|
Soviet Union, Balashov town
|Died||August 6, 1967
France, Le Rove
|Service/branch||Red Air Force|
|Years of service||1938 — 1945|
|Commands held||Red Army|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Khalkhin Gol,
Soviet-Japanese War (1945)
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.
Awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union at 1964.
- (Russian) Biography at warheroes.ru
- Video: Soviet 'Flying Bedstead' - LII turbolet on YouTube test-pilot: Yuri Garnaev
- Film: The Deathly Vertical of Garnaev the Pilot
- Monument at the Le Rove, France. Located at Coordinates: .