Makerov Leonid Nikolaevich was born in 1922 in the village of Komlevo, Lebyazhsky district, Kirov region. In 1938, after graduating from eight grades of secondary school, he entered the Chkalov Aero Club, and in 1940 he entered the Lugansk Military Aviation School. Since August 1942, he fought on the Western, Leningrad and 1st Belorussian fronts. He made his first combat sortie in the 566th Assault Aviation Regiment. He finished the war as an assistant commander of the 943rd assault Aviation regiment. During the period from August 20, 1942 to February 15, 1945, he made 133 successful sorties.
For successful military actions, L.N. Makerov was awarded the Orders of the Red Star, Alexander Nevsky, the Patriotic War I degree, three Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Lenin, medals "For Courage", "For the Defense of Leningrad", "For the capture of Konigsberg", "For the Victory over Germany".
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated April 19, 1945, L.N. Makerov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
After the war, L.N. Makerov lived and worked in the city of Kostanay. Since 1953, he worked as a dispatcher at the Kostanay airport. He died and was buried in 1954 in the city of Kostanay.
Description of the monument
Dating of the monument: 1954.
Location: Kostanay, Victory Park
The tombstone is rectangular in shape, made of dark green marble. In the upper part, a star and an inscription are engraved in gold: "Makerov Leonid Nikolaevich 1922 5/06 – 1954 5/10 ". The tombstone is also rectangular in shape, made of granite.