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Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko Status: Deceased. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: One. Birth Date: 16 February 1937. Birth City: Kharkov. Birth Country: Ukraine. Nationality: Russian. Date of Death: 23 March 1961. Cause of Death: Killed in fire in pure oxygen simulator run. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1960 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-1. Date Selected: 28 April 1960. Date Departed: 23 March 1961. Comments: Killed in fire in pure oxygen simulator run, 23 March 1961.
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