Bronislaw Antilevsky: how Soviet ACE fought in the Vlasov army

History 11/01/20 Bronislaw Antilevsky: how Soviet ACE fought in the army of Vlasov

Sometimes you can find the assertion that ROA Vlasov was nothing more than a propaganda design, and fought against the Soviet troops. The facts speak otherwise. For example, the fate of the pilot Bronislaw Interesnogo.

Red pilot

birth Year Interesnogo, according to one is 1916, on the other – in 1917. Of Belarusian peasants. He received a good education: seven years and a diploma of economist after College.

From October 1937 — in the red army. In mid-1938 he graduated from the Monino school aviation special purpose.

In April 1940 Antilevsky becomes a Hero of the Soviet Union for fighting with Finland. Then — cadet Kachin red banner military aviation school. In April 1942, Lieutenant Antilevsky graduates and immediately gets to the front in fighter aircraft. Antilevsky in September 1942, becoming a Lieutenant, and from mid Dec command link.

Bronislaw shows not only bravery, but also quality of commander, tactical skills. He is in good standing. In April 1943 Interesnogo appointed Deputy squadron commander. The twentieth regiment of fighter aircraft, where is Antilevsky, escorting Soviet bombers and, although on account of the regiment not so much shot down Nazi planes, he was awarded the title of Guards for low losses of bombers, covered by fighters of a regiment.

Senior Lieutenant Bronislaw Interesnogo shot down on 25 July 1943. He was listed as missing and the order of GUK NKO No 01866 was excluded from the number of soldiers of the red army.

the collaborators

meanwhile Antilevsky was captured and in the fall of 1943 joined the Vlasov ROA. Future “liberators” were placed in suwałki, where they gained strength and mastered the materiel Nazi planes.

In December 1943 personalth Vlasov part of the future of aviation was transferred under Hanover. Antilevsky was actively involved in recruiting Soviet prisoners of war, personally driving around the concentration camps, his appeal was published Vlasov print.

Kept for future pilots of the POA in good conditions, although confined to barracks, but in rooms of four, each with a separate bed with bedding and linen. Nutritional standards – as in the Luftwaffe. Each was given two sets of new forms. Relied and salary – 16 Reichsmarks monthly. For the Vlasov pilots held beer parties with Nazi officers and the public. Vlasov used the freedom of movement.

Lieutenant ROA Bronislaw Antilevsky in the winter of 1944 were pushing new aircraft to the Eastern front, later in the composition of the air group “Ostland” fought with the partisans under the Dvina. Then pilots used against the red army: air group flew missions to five hundred times.

Antilevsky was in good standing with the Nazis and Vlasov. In 1944, the year he was assigned to form the 1st aviation regiment of VVS ROA. The Germans immediately gave the regiment the necessary infrastructure and combat vehicle.

In December 1944 Antilevsky commanded the 2nd assault squadron, which was soon renamed the 2nd squadron of night attack aircraft.

By the beginning of February 1945, Bronislaw Antilevsky — captain ROA, won two medals and nominal hours, the award ceremony was held Vlasov personally. The squadron under the command Interesnogo in April 1945 fought on the Oder against the troops of the First Byelorussian front.

At the end of April units of the Vlasov started to surrender to the Americans. Senior officers of the POA Vlasov offered to escape to Spain or Portugal to remain neutral. For that, they prepared the plane, the pilot is assigned Antilevsky — trusted him. Vlasov did not agree with the plan.

on the last day of April 1945 Antilevsky surrendered to the allies. In June, he attempted to return to the USSR, having fake Partizanskthem documents. The NKVD arrested him and put on trial.

on 25 July 1946 the Military Tribunal of the Moscow military district Antilevsky was sentenced to death with confiscation of property. The further fate of Bronislaw unknown. According to one version, he escaped to Spain, where he allegedly later seen.

the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR issued a decree dated 12 July 1950 Interesnogo deprived the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, orders of Lenin and red banner.

Konstantin Baranovsky

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