E5 Soldier and War Hero

Aleksandr Baurov was a Russian Rom from a family of well-known artists, musicians and singers. He played the guitar in an ensemble, but he also studied electromechanical communication in Leningrad. During the Second World War, he was made commander of communications support for the Red Army and later commander of the 1st Aeronautical Division. After the war, and by then a highly decorated hero, he joined the Soviet Engineering Corps, which built and launched the first Soviet rockets

1960 - 1970