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A monument to the pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, commander of the Il-2 attack aircraft, junior lieutenant Ismailbek Taranchiev and air gunner Alexei Tkachev, who repeated the feat of Nikolai Gastello in an air battle near Narva in 1944, was opened on the territory of the school in the village of Besh-Kungei, Chui region of Kyrgyzstan.

The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by servicemen of the united Russian military base Kant, representatives of the office of the military attaché of the Russian Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the local administration.

“The brave pilots Taranchiev and Tkachev are not only a symbol of military valor and courage and an example of heroism during the Great Patriotic War, but also a symbol of friendship between the peoples of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. It is very important to preserve the memory of our grandfathers and fathers who defended our common Motherland at the cost of their lives. I express my gratitude to everyone who took part in the creation of the monument, and I wish all those present a peaceful sky on the fertile Kyrgyz land, ”said Dmitry Kolobonov, Senior Assistant to the Defense Attaché of the Russian Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, at the opening ceremony of the memorial.

In 2017, in accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the Su-25 attack aircraft, which is in service with the Russian unit in Kyrgyzstan, was named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Ismailbek Taranchiev.

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On March 18, 1944, near the city of Narva of the Estonian SSR, a native of Kyrgyzstan, junior lieutenant pilot Ismailbek Taranchiev and his gunner junior sergeant Alexei Tkachev, sent the Il-2 plane knocked out during the execution of a combat mission to the place of accumulation of Nazi equipment, destroying six German tanks and three fuel trucks. For the accomplished feat, Taranchiev was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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