Shkarbun Dmitry Pavlovich was the assistant commander of the crew of 456 Guards Volgograd Order of Red Banner Brigade transport aircraft of the Air Forces of Ukraine, military airman first class, and Guard lieutenant colonel (posthumously).
He was born on July 25, 1977 in Vinnytsia. In 1994 he graduated the secondary school №75 city of Kharkov, and in 1998 - faculty of the Kharkov Institute flight pilots of the Air Force (now - Kharkiv Air Force University named after Ivan Kozhedub). Military service was held in the 456th Guards Volgograd Order of Red Banner Brigade transport aircraft of the Air Force of Ukraine (military unit A1231; Gavrishovka village Vinnytsia region Vinnytsia region).
Since May 2014 he took part in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
From May to July 2014 military transport aircraft AN-26 (board №19), assistant commander of the crew which was Dmitry Shkarbun, completed 35 combat flew into the zone of antiterrorist operation. Doing the task of delivering humanitarian and military cargoes, transfer of personnel; evacuate the wounded and cargo landing by the parachute way.
On July 14, 2014 military transport aircraft AN-26 (board №19), in which the second pilot Shkarbun Guard Major was , it performed combat tasks cargo parachute and landing of material and technical means in the area of anti-terrorist operations. Around 12:00 hours near the town of Krasnodon Luhansk region at an altitude of 6500 meters plane was shot guided missile of class "air-air" with the Russian Federation. As a result of the defeat left the aircraft engine and electric refused, then the AN-26 began to tumble on the left wing with a turn to the left. Dmitry Mayboroda crew commander ordered the team to leave the plane, and the Assistant Dmitry Shkarbunom tried to align the trajectory and to enable the team to safely leave the aircraft. Major Mayborody Guard and Guard Major Shkarbun failed to escape, the plane went down near the village of Davido-Nikolskoye, Krasnodon district, Luhansk region, taking with them the lives of two brave and dedicated pilots, who until recently remained at the helm, thus saved the life of five crew members and military personnel, who accompanied the cargo.
On September 29, 2014 he was buried in the Alley of Glory Central Cemetery of Vinnitsa.
On April 17, 2015 Guards Major Dmitry Shkarbun was awarded another colonel rank (posthumously).
On July 15, 2015 at a military airfield 456 Volgograd Guards Order of Red Banner Brigade transport aircraft (military unit A1231; Gavrishovka village Vinnytsia region Vinnytsia region), the opening of the memorial complex is dedicated to Dmitry Mayboroda Dmitri and Shkarbun.
He was awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree (31/10/2014, posthumously).