Yevgeniy Yakovlevich Savitzky
(Евгений Яковлевич Савицкий; 24 December 1910
— 6 April 1990
) was a World War II
fighter ace, 22 individual and 2 group victories, commander of the Airforce Corps, twice Hero of the Soviet Union
, Marshal of Aviation
. The asteroid 4303 Savitskij
is named for him.
His daughter, Svetlana Savitskaya became Soviet cosmonaut who flew the Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova and the first woman ever to perform a space walk..