Aleksey Dogadaylo

Aleksey Dogadaylo

Fighter pilot
Date of Birth: 20.02.1920
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Alexey Dogadaylo
  2. Hero of the Soviet Union
  3. Post-War Career

Biography of Alexey Dogadaylo

Alexey Dogadaylo was born on February 20, 1920, in the city of Pyatigorsk, now part of Stavropol Krai, in a working-class family. After completing secondary school, he worked as a furniture maker. In 1940, he was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army. In 1942, he graduated from the Bataysk Military Aviation School for Pilots. He served on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War from March 1943, fighting as part of the 193rd Fighter Aviation Regiment.

Hero of the Soviet Union

By March 22, 1945, Alexey Dogadaylo became the squadron commander of the 177th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (14th Guards Fighter Aviation Division, 3rd Guards Fighter Aviation Corps, 5th Air Army, 2nd Ukrainian Front). As a Senior Lieutenant, he completed 220 combat flights, engaged in 43 aerial battles, and personally shot down 16 enemy aircraft. All of his victories were achieved flying the La-5 aircraft. By the end of the war, he had personally destroyed 18 enemy aircraft and 1 as part of a group.

On May 15, 1946, for his courage and valor demonstrated in battles against the enemy, he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

Post-War Career

After the war, Alexey Dogadaylo continued to serve in the Air Force. In 1954, he graduated from the Military Air Academy. From 1961, Colonel A.D. Dogadaylo was in reserve. He lived and worked in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner (twice), the Order of the Patriotic War 1st degree (three times), the Order of the Red Star (twice), and various medals.