(Soviet fughter pilot. He took part in Great Patriotic War, Korean War 1950-1953.)
(Pe-2 pilot. He took part in Great Patriotic War.)
(Took part in the war with Yemen, 1966-1967, wars with Israel in 1969-1970 and 1973.)
(Took part in World War 2. He flew F-4/F-5 lightning reconnaissance aircraft in Burma
1944. Later General Motors Overseas Corporation and Cessna pilot.)
(Took part in Vietnam war, 1970. Later FedEx pilot.)
(Aircraft mechanic served with USAF during WWII)
Mohamed KeraidyMaterials sent by: Ahmed Keraidy
Wing commander Mohamed Keraidy was born on 10 March 1942 and graduated from the
Egyptian air force academy in May 1963. He started his service flying the tactical bombers
Il-28 in bombers brigades. He participated in Yemen war and War of Attrition between
Egypt and Israel. He was transferred to the heavy bombers Tu-16 as a captain at
the end of 1968 then to the Tu-16K11-16 in 1971 (One of the firts captains to fly
this type after entering service). He participated in the 1973 Yom Kippur war and fired
7 AS-5 missiles out of 25 his squadron fired. He carries 3 medals: Medal of
military duty from president Gamal Abdul Nasser in the Yemen war, and two medals of
military bravery from the first category one in 1973 war and one upon his mortayer in 1975.
On 1 September 1975 his Tu-16K11-16 crashed over the Menya area.
It has left engine fire and explosion in the bullets of the second navigator gun.
Pilot W/C Mohamed Keraidy refused to bale out at the begining trying to rescue his crew
specially after the intercom was disabled because of fire and kicking the floor with
his feet trying to tell the first navigator to bale out.
His copilot Fl.Lt. Adel El Fiky baled out safely and Keraidy did bale out several minutes
after that after puting the bomber in a dive position into the river Nile in order
to reduce the explosion. Keraidy was taken by a helicopter to the Maadi military
hospital in Cairo and died in the ICU several hours later.|
|Egyptian Tu-16K11-16 captains with the Air marshal Hosni Mubarak
(the Egyptian president) who was the first Brigade commannder of the Egyptian Tu-16
before 1973 war. Mohamed Keraidy is the 3rd from the left side.|
Last update: 05/08/2013