|born on||2 September 1919 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Izhevsk, Russian Federation, 56n51, 53e14|
|Timezone||R3T h4e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°48' 05°55 Asc. 11°24'|
Colonel (Retired) and Hero of the Soviet Union Grigoriy Yevdokimov was born at noon on 2 September 1919 in the village Ozhga, Udmurtiya.
He entered military service in the Soviet Army in 1938, at the age of 19, and in 1940 graduated from Chelyabinsk Pilot-Observer Aviation Academy. In August 1941, Yevdokimov was serving in the 449th Bomber Aviation Regiment (244th Bomber Aviation Division, 17th Air Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front), and for much of the war served as navigator for his squadron. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1943. By April 1945, he had flown 270 combat sorties in reconnaissance and bombardment of strategic enemy targets. He was awarded the rank Hero of the Soviet Union on 18 August 1945. After the war, Yevdokimov continued to serve in the Soviet Air Force until his retirement at the rank of colonel in 1966. His memoir, 300 Vyletov za liniyu fronta (300 sorties behind the front line, Izhevsk: Udmurtiya) was published in 1979.
Eduardo Castellanos quotes interview with Yevdokimov http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/yevdokimov/index.htm
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Soviet Air Force Colonel)