Vasily Reshetnikov

Vasily Vasiliyevich Reshetnikov (Russian: Василий Васильевич Решетников) (born December 23, 1919) is a former Soviet pilot who served during World War II.[1] Reshetnikov flew 307 missions, mainly as a pilot of a long-range bomber, and in the summer of 1943, received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.[1] After World War II he was named commander of an Aviation Division, Air Corps. Reshetnikov was subsequently promoted to Colonel General and took command of the Long-Range Aviation branch from 1969 to 1980 and was made Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force of the Soviet Union from 1980 to 1986.[1] He turned 100 in December 2019.[2]

Vasily Reshetnikov in 2016


  1. ^ a b c "I remember. Heroes of the Great Patriotic War". Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ "Hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Reshetnikov – 100 years!". Retrieved 6 May 2020.