Сегодня родился Гарнаев Юрий Александрович
On December 17, 1917 Garnayev Yury Aleksandrovich was born. This is a Soviet pilot, a test pilot, a Hero of the Soviet Union. Yury in 1939 graduated from Engelssky military aviation college of pilots and served in fighter aviation. He participated in Soviet-Japanese war in a position of the navigator of a fighter regiment, made 6 sorties. Then Garnayev was a test pilot and a parachutist tester. He participated in training of the first Soviet astronauts for flights in the conditions of zero gravity in specially equipped planes laboratories (Tu-104). For his career he mastered 120 various types of aircraft. Garnayev died on August 6, 1967 in accident of the helicopter during extinguishing forest fires from air in France.