Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

At least 23 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  
Aleksandr Berkutov 5 16  
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  
Petr Kozachenko 5 15  
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 Afanas'yev 1 5  
Petr Agafonov 3 6  
Adam Amkoladze 1 5  
Dmitriy Amosov 2 8  
Aleksandr Aniskin 4 9  
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  
Aleksandr Bondarenko 2 5  
Viktor Borodachev 2 24  
Lazar Chapchakhov 4 6  
Ivan Chernikov 3 7  
Fedor Chernyy 2 shared 5  
Ivan Chuchvaga 2 9  
Aleksey Churilin 3 26  
Georgiy Danilin 1 7  
Andrey Danilov 4 9  
Vasiliy 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  
Mikhail Gorbanev 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  
Ivan Izbinskiy 1 16  
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  
Mikhail Kologrivov 2 8  
Konstantin Korshunov 1 14  
Mikhail Kostikov 3 shared 10  
Aleksey Kovalev 1 6  
Nikolay Kovalev 2 9  
Dmitrii Kovtyulev 4 5  
Viktor Krupskiy 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 Miroshnichenko 4 5 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  
Sergey Petukhov 1 shared 8  
Aleksandr Platonov 2 6  
Ivan Podgorny 1 6  
Viktor Popov 1 6  
Grigoriy 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  
Vasiliy Soldatov 1 6  
Aleksandr Surkov 8 shared 5  
Nikolay Svitenko 1 6  
Vasiliy Tereshchenko 2 7  
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
Nikolay Abramchuk 2 4  
Ivan Afanasenkov 2 2  
Georgi Agafonov 4 4  
Viktor Alagurov 8 shared 3  
Aleksandr Alekseyev 1 shared 2  
Timofei Amelchenko 2 4  
Konstantin Andreyev 1 1  
Samson Andreyev 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
Aleksandr Artemov 2 2  
Nikolay Artemyev 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Abram Ashkinazi 1 1  
Artavazd Avetisian 1 3  
Vasiliy Babushkin 2 2  
Balashov 1 shared 1 shared  
Viktor Barkovskiy 1 2  
Ivan Basov 2 4  
Gennadiy Belikov 1 2  
Ivan Belikov 1 4  
Konstantin Belorustsev 1 1  
Vasiliy Belous 3 3  
Georgiy Belyakov 1 1  
Petr Berlov 1 2  
Pavel Bolshakov 1 4  
Bondarenko 1 shared 1 shared  
Ivan Borisov 1 1  
Lavrentiy Borisov 1 2  
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
Ivan But 1 1  
Leonid Butelin 2 2  
Arkadi Bystrov 3 3  
Boris Cherevko 1 1  
Nikolay 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  
Nikolay Dudin 2 2  
Aleksandr Dudnik 3 shared 4  
Aleksey Dushin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Dyachenko 1 shared 1 shared  
Sergei Evladenko 1 shared 3  
Aleksandr Evstigneyev 1 shared 1 shared  
F. M. Fatkulin 2 shared 2 shared  
Georgiy Fedorov 2 shared 2  
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 2  
Grafov 1 1  
Boris Grebenkov 1 2  
Vasiliy Grishin 1 1  
Gromov 1 shared 1 shared  
A. Gruzdev 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Guzov 2 2  
Aleksey Ilyin 2 2  
Ivan Ilyin 4 shared 2  
Nikolai Ivanov 2 2  
P. Ivanov 1 shared 1 shared  
Semen Ivanov 2 2  
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  
Nikolay Khromov 1 2  
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
Petr Kopeykin 3 4  
Vladimir Koreshkov 3 shared 5 shared  
Aleksandr 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  
Grigoriy Kraynov 5 shared 2  
Kruchkov 1 shared 1 shared  
Kucherenko 1 shared 1 shared  
M. M. Kulakom 1 1  
Leonid Kuldin 1 1  
Vasiliy 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 Lebedev 2 2  
Tikhon Ledenev 1 1  
Petr Lobkovsky 3 3  
Mark Lipin 2 4  
Vladimir Litvinenko 1 1  
Mikhail Machabeli 1 2  
Ivan Makarenko 2 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  
Vladimir Minayev 3 3  
Vladimir Motylev 2 2  
N. P. Mozhaev 1 1  
Sergey Murzin 3 3  
Viktor Nadeyev 2 2  
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  
Ivan Petrov 1 4  
Stepan Petrov 1 2  
Yevgeniy 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  
Aleksandr Piskunov 3 3 All victories claimed at Khalkin Gol
M. N. Piskunov 1 1  
Sergey Plygunov 1 1  
Ivan Polyakh 1 3  
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
Grigoriy Pushkin 1 1  
Vladimir Puzeikin 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Nikolay Repnikov 1 3  
Romanov 1 shared 1 shared  
Aleksandr Rozhdestvenskiy 3 3 All victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
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  
Mikhail Savtchenko 2 2  
Mikhail Selyankin 1 3  
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  
Konstantin Sokol 1 3  
Grigoriy Sokolov 4 4  
Boris Solomatin 1 4  
Yury Spitsyn 1 1  
Boris Surin 3 3  
Aleksey Svetlov 1 2  
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  
Yevgeniy Yerlykin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Nikolay Yeroshin 1 1  
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
Leonid Zhdanov 2 3  
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.