Valerii Chkalov

Boris Galin, Valerii Chkalov. 1937   Translated by James von Geldern Chkalov (1904-1938), the most famous of Soviet aviators, came from a working-class background, became a mechanic and then a flyer. He was grounded for disobedience and stunt-flying under a Neva Bridge in Leningrad. Restored to the pilot seat, he … Continue reading Valerii Chkalov Continue reading