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Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin (1894-1977), Soviet aircraft designer, in the cockpit of a sports aircraft. From 1926, Ilyushin founded an aircraft design company named after him. Its aircraft included the World War II Ilyushin Il-2 strike aircraft and Ilyushin Il-4 bomber, and the later commercial airliners Ilyushin Il-18 and Ilyushin Il-62. He received numerous decorations for his work, including multiple awards of Hero of Socialist Labour, Order of Lenin, and the USSR State Award. Photographed in 1937, in Russia.
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