||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (December 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
During the Great Patriotic War, he was chief of staff (1941-1942), and first deputy commander of the Soviet Air Force (1942-1946). On instructions from the Supreme Command Headquarters, he co-ordinated the Velikye Luki operation. He ran in the operations of the Leningrad front and Volkhov fronts to lift the Siege of Leningrad, and took part in leading the aviation's actions in the Battle of Kursk. In 1944 - 1945 he served as representative of the Supreme Command Headquarters at the 3rd Ukrainian fronts and 4th Ukrainian fronts. After the war, he became commander of the 1st Air Army.
He was twice arrested during Stalinist military purges (in 1938 and 1948), but was released (in 1940 and 1953) and reinstated both times. He retired from the Soviet Air Force in 1959.
He was awarded many orders and medals.
|This biographical article related to the Russian military is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a notable individual during World War II is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|