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Cobra’s in 30 GIAP

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Dear Readers:

We present photographs from the album of Timofey Ivanovich Karlov, kindly submitted by his granddaughter Svetlana Krasnik.

Timofey Ivanovich Karlov

Timofey Ivanovich was a technical officer in 180 IAP (Fihter Aviatiaon Regiment). On November 22 1942 the regiment was awarded Guards title and renamed 30 GIAP (Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment).

During the war pilots of the 30 GIAP claimed 581 enemy planes. Such aces as Heroes of the Soviet Union (HSU) A.F. Semenov (19+12), S.F. Dolgushin(17+11), S.V. Makarov (10+13), A.P. Torgolyuk, M.P. Rents (20+5), I.V. Kuznetsov (15+12), and others were associated with this regiment.

Some data from the regiment’s history:

November 10, 1942 180 IAP transformed to 30 GIAP
January 7, 1943 the Guards banner awarded at special ceremony
September 3, 1943 30 GIAP awarded the Order of Red Banner
July 22, 1944 30 GIAP received honorific title “Baranovicheskiy” for active participation in the liberation of the city of Baranovivichi
May 28, 1945 the regiment is awarded the Order of Suvorov 3-rd class

Timofey Ivanovich Karlov was a career officer. He graduated from junior aviation specialists technical school in Vitebsk before the war followed by the Leningrad Higher Aviation Technical School named after K. Voroshilov, which he graduated from in 1940. His military career during the war was with 180IAP/30GIAP.

He was interested in photography and painting.

Timofey Ivanovich Karlov passed away in 1982.

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