February 15, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of the fighter pilot Alexander Klubov is to be put into circulation in the “75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945” series

Alexander Fyodorovich Klubov (1918−1944) was a fighter pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, a participant in the Great Patriotic War.

He was born on 18 January 1918 in the village of Yarunovo, Vologda Governorate, in a peasant family. When the Great Patriotic War broke out, the junior lieutenant Klubov was serving in the Caucasus region. In his very first aerial battle on 28 July 1941 he shot down an enemy warplane. Alexander Klubov totally flew 457 sorties in the course of the war. He took down 31 enemy planes personally and 19 in a fighter group. In April 1944 Alexander Klubov was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet’s decree.

Alexander Klubov was killed on 1 November 1944 at the Turna front-line airfield in Poland while landing after a training flight on a La-7 brand new fighter. In 1945 Alexander Klubove, a guard captain, was posthumously awarded the second Gold Star medal.

The envelope with a commemorative stamp features Alexander Klubov’s portrait against an aerial fight, two Gold Star medals and the emblem of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945.

In addition to the envelope with a commemorative stamp, joint-stock company Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Vologda.

Design: А. Moskovets.
Circulation: 1 million.


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