"By August 1944, Abazovsky was a flight commander in the regiment, attached to the 2nd Baltic Front. By this point in the war, he had made 106 sorties, reportedly destroying 11 tanks and three aircraft on the ground. On 26 October 1944, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin. On the same day, Abazovsky was killed in a dogfight."
Another deadly ally,