Mikhail Mil

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Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 31, 1970 (60)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 31, 1970 (60)

About

Russian engineer who founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which developed many of the country's best-known helicopters.

Before Fame

He won first prize at a model-glider contest when he was just 12.

Trivia

His first Soviet helicopter took to the air in 1948.

Family Life

He met his future wife P.G. Rudenko while learning aeronautical engineering in school. They married in 1932.

Associated With

He and Yuri Gagarin both received the Order of Lenin, the highest award bestowed by the Soviet Union.