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Filipp Aleksandrovich Agal’tsov

Marshal of aviation

Filipp Agal’tsov, USSR Marshal of aviation.

Background

Agal’tsov, Filipp was born in 1900.

Education

Graduated from the MilitaryPolitical Academy, 1932.

Career

Joined the Bolsheviks and the Red Army, 1919. Took part in the Civil War. Qualified as a pilot, 1934.

Political officer in the air force. Sent to Spain during the Civil War, 1936-1939. Air force regiment commander, 1941.

Head of the Air Force School in Tambov, 1941-1943. Deputy Commander of the Air Force, 1949-1962. Commander of Soviet strategic air force (long range bombers), 1962.