- 38 min.
Arkady is the son of Nikolai Petrovich Kamanin, a Soviet pilot and military leader, Colonel-General of Aviation, one of the first Heroes of the Soviet Union, who participated in the operation to rescue the expedition of the Chelyuskin steamer, organizer and leader of the training of the first cosmonaut detachment. At the age of 13, the boy became the best aircraft mechanic and he was enrolled as a volunteer in the Red Army as an aircraft mechanic of the 423rd communications air squadron of the Kalinin Front, and at the age of 15 the young hero received his first award, the Order of the Red Star. For his exploits, Arkady received 6 government awards and met Victory alive! However, Arkady will barely live to see his adulthood. And the cause of his sudden death will not be the war at all.