Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

At least 22 pilots from the Soviet Union became biplane fighter aces during the Second World War (and in the conflicts that preceded this war).

Biplane fighter aces:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Pavel Agafonov 5 5 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksandr Baturin 6 9  
Petr Bityutskiy 5 5  
Grigory Boychenko 5 5 All victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
Leonid Ivanov 5 5  
Ivan Kalabushkin 5 15  
Pavel Kaykov 6 6  
Piotr Kozachenko 6 27  
Aleksandr Osadchiy 5 5 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Pavel Rychagov 6 6 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Anatoly Serov 8 8 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksandr Shatskiy 5 5  
Alfons Shimenas 5 7 All biplane victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Vyacheslav Sirotin 6 21  
Konstantin Solovev 5 5  
Yevgenii Stepanov 7 7 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War and Khalkin Gol
Stefan Voitenko 5 11  
Vasiliy Volovikov 5 5  
Mikhail Yakushin 6 6 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vasiliy Yefremov 7 12  
Ivan Yeremenko 7 7 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Georgiy Zakharov 8 18 All biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War and the Sino-Japanese War


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Fighter aces with biplane claims:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Vladimir Abramov 1 7  
Vasiliy Adonkin 1 16  
Valentin Afanasyev 1 5  
Petr Agafonov 3 6  
Adam Amkoladze 1 5  
Dmitriy Amosov 2 8  
Aleksandr Aniskin 4 10  
Aleksey Antonenko 1 shared 5  
Aleksandr Avdeyev 2 5  
Ivan Avekov 4 10  
Konstantin Babiy 1 8  
Andrey Baklan 2 20  
Ivan Balyuk 4 16  
Aleksei Baranov 2 9  
Aleksandr Belous 4 5  
Sergey Belyayev 2 shared 9  
Petr Biskup 4 5  
Evgeny Bocharov 1 11  
Viktor Borodachev 1 26  
Lazar Chapchakhov 4 6  
Ivan Chernikov 3 7  
Ivan Chuchvaga 2 9  
Alexei Churilin 1 30  
Georgiy Danilin 1 7  
Andrey Danilov 4 9  
Vasilii Doroshin 1 7  
Ivan Dubovik 1 shared 11  
Konstantin Fatin 3 5  
Andrey Fedotov 2 20  
Mikhail Feoktistov 2 6  
Mikhail Galkin 1 5  
Pavel Gavrilov 1 6  
Iosef Geibo 3 5  
Georgii Glotov 1 7  
Fedor Golubnichii 1 7  
Ivan Gorbachev 1 7  
Ivan Grachev 1 shared 18  
Sergey Gritsevets 1 10 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War and Khalkin Gol
Anton Gubenko 4 7 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War and the Sino-Japanese War
Nikifor Ignatiev 3 5  
Mikhail Ivanov 1 8  
Stepan Ivanov 1 9  
Viktor Ivanov 1 shared 5  
Ilya Kainov 3 shared 6  
Polykarp Kalchenko 2 11  
Viktor Karpukhin 1 7  
Vasiliy Kashtanov 1 7  
Pavel Kelin 1 12  
Ivan Khaustov 2 10  
Aleksei Khlobystov 3 6  
Konstantin Kiryanov 1 shared 15  
Anatoliy Kislyakov 1 17  
Aleksandr Klubov 3 31  
Vasiliy Averkyevich Knizhnik 1 5  
Konstantin Korshunov 1 14  
Mikhail Kostikov 3 shared 10  
Aleksei Kovalev 1 6  
Nikolai Kovalev 2 9  
Dmitrii Kovtyulev 4 5  
Viktor Krupskii 2 9  
Vasiliy Kubarev 1 15  
Georgii Kuzmin 3 21  
Nikolay Lavitskiy 1 24  
Ivan Loginov 4 5  
Semen Lvov 2 shared 9  
Nikolai Makarenko 3 10  
Viktor Masich 1 12  
Boris Maslov 2 8  
Nikolai Mazhaiev 1 6  
Dmitrii Medvedev 1 14  
Vladimir Mikhalev 3 6  
Fedor Milaev 2 13  
Aleksandr Mironenko 4 shared 6  
Sergey Mironov 1 8  
Nikolay Mirosnichenko 4 6 Biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksey Nikitin 2 13  
Yakov Ovodov 3 20  
Ivan Pavlov 1 6  
Konstantin Pavlov 6 shared 6  
Pavel Pavlov 3 13  
Sergei Petukhov 1 shared 8  
Alexander Platonov 2 6  
Ivan Podgorny 1 6  
Viktor Popov 1 6  
Grigorii Rechkalov 3 56  
Aleksey Reshetov 1 35  
Dimitry Rodin 1 8  
Ivan Rybin 1 9  
Leonid Ryzhii 3 21  
Aleksandr Salov 1 5  
Leon Sarkisian 2 12  
Aleksandr Semenov 2 9  
Ivan Serbin 2 5  
Petr Sgibnev 1 16  
Yuri Shitov 4 12  
Fedor Skripchenko 1 8  
Aleksey Smirnov 1 35  
Vasiliy Smirnov 3 6 Biplane victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
Nikolay Sobolev 2 10  
Nikolay Svitenko 1 6  
Ivan Tsapov 7 shared 11  
Pavel Tshinyakov 2 7  
Ivan Videnkin 1 shared 6  
Aleksandr Yakimov 2 shared 7 Biplane victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
Dimitriy Yermakov 2 27  
Georgiy Zhidov 1 16  
Georgii Zhuikov 2 11  
Mikhail Zhukov 2 7  
Sergei Zhukovskii 1 8  
Boris Zhurin 1 9  
Ivan Zudilov 1 26  

Fighter pilots with biplane claims:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Georgi Agafonov 4 4  
Viktor Alagurov 8 shared 3  
Alexander Alekseev 1 shared 2  
Timofei Amelchenko 2 4  
Konstantin Andreev 1 1  
Samson Andreev 1 3 Biplane victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
Evgeni Antonov 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksey Artamonov 3 3  
Ivan Artamonov 2 3 All biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Alexandr Alekseevich Artemov 2 2  
Nikolay Artemyev 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Artavazd Avetisian 1 3  
Vasiliy Babushkin 2 2  
Balashov 1 shared 1 shared  
Victor Barkovsky 1 2  
Ivan Basov 2 4  
Gennadiy Belikov 1 2  
Ivan Belikov 1 4  
Konstantin Belorustsev 1 1  
Vasiliy Belous 3 3  
G. Belyakov 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Berlov 1 2  
Pavel Bolshakov 1 4  
Bondarenko 1 shared 1 shared  
Ivan Borisov 1 1  
Lavrentii Borisov 1 shared 1 shared  
Pavel Borisov 1 1  
Evgeny Borovsky 3 3  
Pavel Brzhestovsky 1 2  
Vasiliy Bukhteev 1 2  
Sergei Bulkin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Leonid Butelin 2 2  
Arkadi Bystrov 3 3  
Boris Cherevko 1 1  
Nikolai Cherkasov 1 shared 1 shared  
A. Chistev 1 1  
Ivan Deikin 2 2  
Nikolai Derunov 2 shared 2  
Doletskii 1 1  
Sergey Donchenko 2 2  
Ivan Drozdov 2 2  
Ivan Druzhkov 2 4  
Nikolai Dudin 2 2  
Aleksey Dushin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Dyachenko 1 shared 1 shared  
Evgeniy Erlykin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Sergei Evladenko 1 shared 3  
Alexandr Evstigneev 1 shared 1 shared  
F. M. Fatkulin 2 shared 2 shared  
Oleg Filatov 1 2  
Filimonov 1 shared 1 shared  
Il'ya Finn 1 shared 1 shared  
Gavrilov 1 shared 1 shared  
Nikolai Gavrilov 2 2  
Viktor Gavrilov 1 1  
Ravvil Gibadullin 4 4  
Mikhail Gladkikh 1 3  
Vladimir Glebov 1 3  
Shota Gogmachadze 1 shared 1 shared  
Yakov Golishnikov 3 3  
Golubev 1 shared 1 shared  
Nikolay Gorbunov 3 3  
Konstantin Gorin 2 2  
I. Goslov 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Grachev 1 1  
Grafov 1 1  
Boris Grebenkov 1 2  
Gromov 1 shared 1 shared  
A. Gruzdev 1 shared 1 shared  
Peter Guzov 1 2  
Aleksey Ilyin 2 2  
Ivan Ilyin 4 shared 2  
Nikolai Ivanov 2 2  
P. Ivanov 1 shared 1 shared  
Konstantin Kanteev 1 2  
A. K. Karachentsev 1 1  
Viktor Karelin 2 4  
Nikolay Karpenko 2 shared 2 shared  
Ivan Kasatkin 1 1  
Ivan Kashirkin 6 shared 3  
Aristotel Kavtaradze 1 1  
Aleksandr Ketov 2 4 Biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksandr Khalutin 1 2  
Leonid Khomutov 1 shared 1 shared  
Sergei Khoteev 1 1  
V. N. Kitajev 2 shared 2 shared  
M. A. Kochmala 2 2  
Emelyan Kondrat 3 3 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Konkin 1 1  
Ivan Konovchenko 3 4  
Ivan Kopets 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vladimir Koreshkov 3 shared 5 shared  
Alexandr Korobitzin 1 1  
Nikolai Korolev 2 2  
Walter Korouzom 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Mikhail Vasilhevich Kotyhov 3 3 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Anton Kovalevskii 3 3 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Ivan Kovtun 1 1  
Karp Kovtun 1 1 Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Nikolay Kozlov 1 2 Victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Mitrofan Krasnolutskiy 1 1  
Kruchkov 1 shared 1 shared  
Kucherenko 1 shared 1 shared  
M. M. Kulakom 1 1  
Leonid Kuldin 1 1  
Vasilii Kuroedov 1 shared 1 shared  
N. Kutsheryaviy 1 shared 1 shared  
Aleksandr Kuzmenko 1 1  
Petr Kuzmin 2 2  
Viktor Kuznetsov 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Lazarev 1 1  
Aleksey Lazukin 1 1  
Tikhon Ledenev 1 1  
Petr Lobkovsky 3 3  
Mark Lipin 2 4  
Vladimir Litvinenko 1 1  
Mikhail Machabeli 1 2  
Mikhail Maksimov 3 3  
Viktor Makutin 3 3  
Georgiy Marchenko 1 1  
Markov 1 shared 1 shared  
S. B. Masnikov 1 shared 1 shared  
Viktor Matyunin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
P. Mikhlyuk 1 shared 1 shared  
Ivan Minayev 1 shared 2 shared  
V. Minayev 1 1  
N. P. Mozhaev 1 1  
Sergey Murzin 3 3  
Nikolay Naumov 1 shared 2  
Sergey Nechaev 1 1  
Aleksandr Nikolayev 3 3 All victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
Nizhnik 1 shared 1 shared  
Ivan Odintsov 1 2  
Abram Olshanskiy 2 shared 2 shared  
Konstantin Opasov 1 1 Victory claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Aleksandr Osipenko 1 1 Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksandr Pachin 1 1  
Nikolay Panteleev 1 1  
Vladimir Peshkov 2 2  
Evgeniy Petrov 1 3  
Nikolai Petrukhin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Dmitriy Petrukhin 3 shared 2  
Andrei Petrunin 9 shared 4 Biplane victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Pidyukov 1 1  
M. N. Piskunov 1 1  
Sergey Plygunov 1 1  
I. I. Popov 4 shared 4 shared  
Vyacheslav Popov 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
A. Povitskiy 1 1  
Petr Povoroznikov 1 1  
Petr Pumpur 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vladimir Puzeikin 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Nikolay Repnikov 1 3  
Romanov 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Ryabtsev 2 2  
Rybalov 1 1  
Leonid Rybkin 1 2 Biplane victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vladimir Salomatin 1 1  
Peter Samokhin 2 shared 2 shared  
Sardina 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Savosin 1 shared 1 shared  
M. F. Savtchenko 2 2  
Dmitry Semenikhin 1 shared 1 shared  
Sergey Senkevich 1 1  
Aleksey Sevastyanov 1 1  
Grigoriy Shakbaz 1 1  
Shalimov 1 shared 3 shared  
Vasiliy Shapovalov 2 2  
Vladimir Shavrov 1 1  
Nikolay Shepetov 2 2  
Vasily Shkomov 2 4  
Nikolay Shmelkov 4 4 Biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Anatoliy Sitnikov 2 2  
Aleksey Slutskov 4 4  
K. P. Sokol 1 1  
Grigoriy Sokolov 4 4  
Soldatov 1 1  
Boris Solomatin 1 4  
Yury Spitsyn 1 1  
Boris Surin 3 3  
A. Svetlov 1 1  
Nikita Syusyukalov 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Tarasov 1 shared 1 shared  
Vakkh Teplyakov 2 3  
V. D. Tikhomirov 1 1  
Tikhomirov 1 1  
Yakov Titaev 2 3  
Tkachenko 1 2  
Aleksandr Tormozov 1 1  
Aleksandr Trofimov 1 1  
Trubitsin 1 shared 1 shared  
V. Tsebenko 1 1  
Ivan Tumanov 2 2  
S. I. Uvarov 1 1  
Viktor Vilchik 2 4  
Maksim Vinichenko 2 2  
I. A. Volovodov 1 1  
Yachmenev 2 2  
Anatoliy Yeliseyev 1 shared 2  
Aleksandr Yelkhov 2 2  
Yeltsov 3 3  
I. L. Yukhimovich 2 2  
Mikhail Yurkin 4 shared 2  
Nikolai Yurkin 2 2  
Zavgorodniy 2 2  
K. Zcherdev 2 2  
A. N. Zeitsoff 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Ivan Zheltov 1 4  
Aleksandr Zhgun 1 2  
Boris Zhukov 1 1  
Georgiy Zhuravlyov 1 1  
Zotov 1 1  

More eminent biplane information from Black Cross/Red Star Volume I by Christer Bergström and Andrey Mikhailov.