September 23, an envelope with an original stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of a strike pilot Anna Timofeyeva, is issued as part of To the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945 series

Sr. Lt. Anna Alexandrovna Timofeyeva (née Yegorova) was a ground attack aircraft pilot, an air navigator of the 805th Attack Aviation Regiment (197th Ground Attack Division, 16th Air Army, 1st Belorussian Front).

She was born in the Volodovo village on September 23, 1916 (now in Tver Oblast). In 1939, she graduated from the OSOAVIAKhIM flying school in Kherson and became an instructor at a Kalinin (Tver) flying club.

She flew with the 130th Independent Communication Squadron of the Southern Front since summer 1941; then, she got a transfer to ground attack aviation of the 805th Attack Aviation Regiment. Anna Timofeyeva took part in air battles over the Taman Peninsula, the Malaya Zemlya. She completed 277 mission sorties.

She was awarded the title of a Hero of the Soviet Union on May 6, 1965. Anna Timofeyeva worked in the Moscow metro until retirement.

She was awarded the Order of Lenin, two Orders of the Red Banner, an Order of the Patriotic War 1st class, the Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari (Poland), the Order For Honor and Valiance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Medal For the Victory over Germany, and the Medal For the Defense of the Caucasus.

The envelope with an original stamp features an emblem of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945; the main image depicts the Gold Star Medal and a portrait of Anna Timofeyeva against the Il-2 ground-attack aircraft.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: R. Komsa.
Emblem: A. Moscovets.
Circulation: 1 000 000 copies.

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