Nelson Stepanyan – Twice a Hero of the Soviet Union

Nelson Stepanyan – Twice a Hero of the Soviet Union

Nelson Georgievich Stepanyan (March 28, 1913, Shusha – December 14, 1944, Liepaja) was a Soviet Armenian Il-2 aircraft pilot and twice a Hero of the Soviet Union. Before his military service, he graduated from the Transcaucasian Military Preparatory School (1930) and then from the Bataysk Military Aviation School (1935). From 1935 to 1938, Stepanyan worked …

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