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Petr Afanas’evich Pokryshev

Major-general

Petr Pokryshev, USSR Major-general.

Background

Pokryshev, Petr was born in 1914.

Education

Educated at a pilot’s school, 1935.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1934. Took part in the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940. Fighter pilot during World War II, twice Hero of the Soviet Union.

After World War II, in the anti-aircraft defence forces. Retired, 1961.