Head of Technical and Operational Unit (Ka-52) - Major
Cargo ID: #988
English Name: Yakov Vladimirovich Zhigulev
Russian Name: Жигулев Яков Владимирович
Date of Birth: March 11, 1991 (age: 32 years)
Place of Birth: Khudoelanskoye, Nizhneudinsky District, Irkutsk Region, Russia
Lived in: Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Place of Death: Berdiansk Airfield, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine.
Manner of Death: HIMARS M39 ATACMS strike on October 17, 2023. Died 2 days later wounds incompatible with life.
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Education: Irkutsk Higher Military Aviation Engineering School, Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Air Force Air Force Academy (VAIU Voronezh), Irkutsk Polytechnic University, Studied at the Department of Aircraft Engineering and Operation of Aviation Equipment.
Awards: Medal of Suvrov, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "Participant of the Military Operation in Syria", Medal "Participant of the Military Maneuvers - Vostok 2018", Badge "Officer 3rd Class", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard"
Previously Deployed: Syria
"He was then transferred to the Khabarovsk military unit, where he was awarded the rank of guard major of the Russian Federation. From 2015 to the present, he served as head of the technical and operational unit (on the Ka-52)."
On October 31, children from the "Milestones of History" club and 8th grade students also honored the memory with a minute of silence at the grave of Yakov Zhigulev.
Yasha studied at our school, in grades 10 and 11. After finishing school, he graduated from Voronezh Military University, receiving the profession of helicopter maintenance engineer. Yasha is a participant in the fighting in Syria. When the SVO began, he was sent to a combat zone. Yakov Vladimirovich fulfilled his military duty with honor and dignity, giving the most precious thing for it - his life. On October 17, 2023, during the bombing of the airfield, Yakov was seriously wounded, and on October 19 he passed away.