Mikhail Gromov (military)
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov, 1934
|Full name||Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov|
24 February 1899|
Tver, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||22 January 1985(aged 85)|
|Known for||Establishing a new non-stop flight distance record of 12411 kilometers (6,306 mi) from Moscow to San Jacinto, California, U.S|
On 12–14 July 1937, Gromov, A. B. Yumashev and S. A. Danilin established a new non-stop flight distance record of 10,148 kilometers (6,306 mi) from Moscow to San Jacinto, California, U.S., via the North Pole in a Tupolev ANT-25.
Gromov was the first director of the Gromov Flight Research Institute, also known by its Russian language abbreviation LII, a flight research institute in Zhukovsky which bears his name, as does the city square near it.