Biplane fighter aces


Zászlós Ferenc Szénási

Ferenc Szénási was born in 1920 in Jászberény.

Zászlós (Ensign) Szénási was attached to the 1/3. vadászszázad (1/3. Fighter Squadron) at the time of the assault of Soviet Union. The unit was equipped with Fiat CR.42s.

On 27 August, föhadnagy Ujszászy’s section was first over Dniepropetrovsk. The section surprised Soviet fighters taking off. During the combat Ujszászy and törzsörmester (Staff Sergeant) Szobránci claimed two I-17s (LaGG-3 or MiG-3) each while zászlós Szénási claimed a fifth. A sixth aircraft was claimed as a probable. In the evening, the German intelligence confirmed the destruction of at least 5, possibly 6 aircraft.

Szénási ended the war with 1 victory, this one claimed while flying Fiat CR.42s.

Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 27/08/41 1 I-17 Destroyed Fiat CR.42   Dniepropetrovsk area 1/3. vadászszázad

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.

Csaba Stenge: A magyar királyi 1. honvéd éjjeli vadász repülőszázad Magyar Repüléstörténeti Társaság Konferencia Közleményei 1999 kindly provided by Csaba Stenge
Biplane Against The Red Bear - Julius R. Gaal, 1974 Air Combat Spring/1974 kindly provided by Santiago Flores
Harcok az orosz égen Budapest - László Tomor, 1942 kindly provided by Csaba Stenge
Additional info kindly provided by Csaba Stenge

Last modified 11 October 2019