Pavel Kutakhov

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Pavel Stepanovich Kutakhov
Кутахов, Павел Степанович
Pavel Kutakhov in 1984.jpg
Born August 3, 1914 (1914-08-03)
Malokirsanovka, Don Host Oblast (now Rostov Oblast), Russian Empire
Died December 3, 1984 (1984-12-04) (aged 70)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Buried Novodevichy Cemetery, (Moscow)
Allegiance  Soviet Union (1935–1984)
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1935–1984
Rank SA AF F9ChiefMars 1974 h.svg Chief Marshal of Aviation (OF-9)
Unit Red Army
Commands held Soviet Air Force
Battles/wars Soviet-Finnish War,
World War II
Awards
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Order of Lenin Ribbon Bar.svg Order of Lenin Ribbon Bar.svg Order of Lenin Ribbon Bar.svg Order of Lenin Ribbon Bar.svg
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Order of Red Banner ribbon bar.png Order of Red Banner ribbon bar.png Order kutuzov1 rib.png Order of Alexander Nevsky (USSR) ribbon.svg
Order gpw1 rib.png Order redstar rib.png Order redstar rib.png Order service to the homeland3 rib.png
CombatRibbon.png 100 lenin rib.png GuardRibbon.gif DefenceOfTheSovietTransarcticMedalRibbon.png
Order of Glory Ribbon Bar.png 20 years of victory rib.png 30 years of victory rib.png MilitaryVeteranRibbon.png
CombatCooperationRibbon.jpg Reclamining the virgin lands rib.png 30 years saf rib.png 40 years saf rib.png 50 years saf rib.png 60 years saf rib.png

Lenin Prize Medal.JPG Distinguished Military Pilot Of The Soviet Union.jpg Знак летчика 1 класса.jpg Badge GenStaffCol SU.png

Foreign awards
OBE Military ribbon.svg Polonia Restituta Krzyz Wielki.jpg Пластина на орден „Народна Република България“.gif

MN Order Sukhebator rib1961.svg Med 40 year chalkin gol victory rib.PNG 50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution rib.PNG

Pavel Stepanovich Kutakhov (Russian: Кутахов, Павел Степанович) was Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Forces between 1969 and 1984, Chief Marshal of Aviation since 1972, twice Hero of Soviet Union (1943, 1984), Honored Pilot of USSR (1966).[1]

After the Israeli Operation Mole Cricket 19 in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon in 1982, when large numbers of Soviet-built Syrian fighters and surface-to-air missiles were destroyed, Kutakhov travelled to Syria to evaluate the outcome.

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Кутахов Павел Степанович" [Kutakhov Pavel Stepanovich]. www.warheroes.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Konstantin Vershinin
Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Force
1969–1984
Succeeded by
Alexander Yefimov