During WW2 one Russian pilot was shot do …

MaresyevDuring WW2 one Russian pilot was shot down by Germans and dragged himself 18 days to Soviet controlled territory. After having his legs amputated, he learned how to fly with prosthetics, returned to flying combat missions and shot down 7 more German planes. He also lived to be 84 (died literally an hour before his 85 birthday party), received Golden Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union, got a PhD in History, also served in the supreme soviet which was a legislative body for the USSR.

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