Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

At least 18 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
G. I. Agafonov 5 5  
Aleksandr Avdeyev 12 13 Top Soviet biplane fighter ace
Aleksandr Baturin 9 18  
Petr Bityutskiy 5 5  
Lazar Chapchakhov 5 11  
Iosef Geibo 7 12  
Leonid Ivanov 5 5  
Ivan Kalabushkin 5 15  
Pavel Kaykov 6 6  
Piotr Kozachenko 6 27  
Alexandr Mironenko 9 18  
Pavel Rychagov 6 6 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Anatoly Serov 8 8 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Konstantin Solovev 5 5  
Yevgenii Stepanov 7 7 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War and Khalkin Gol
Mikhail Yakushin 5 5 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vasiliy Yefremov 7 12  
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 2 21  
Vasiliy Adonkin 1 16  
Aleksandr Aniskin 4 10  
Ivan Balyuk 3 18  
Viktor Borodachev 1 26  
Alexei Churilin 1 30  
Andrey Danilov 4 9  
Mikhail Galkin 1 5  
Pavel Gavrilov 1 19  
Ivan Gorbachev 1 7  
Ivan Grachev 1 shared 18  
Sergey Gritsevets 2 18 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 Ignatyev 3 8  
Viktor Ivanov 1 20  
Vasiliy Kashtanov 1 6  
Ivan Khaustov 2 10  
Alexei Khlobystov 2 7  
Anatoliy Kislyakov 1 17  
Alexandr Klubov 4 31  
Vasiliy Averkyevich Knizhnik 1 5  
Viktor Krupskii 1 10  
Pavel Kryukov 3 19  
Vasiliy Kubarev 1 18  
Georgii Kuzmin 3 21  
Nikolay Lavitskiy at least 1 24  
Nikolai Makarenko 3 10  
Viktor Grigoryevich Masich 1 12  
Nikolai Mazhaiev 1 6  
Dmitriy Medvedev 3 14  
Vladimir Mikhalev 3 6  
Sergei Mironov 1 6  
Nikolay Mirosnichenko 4 6 Biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Mikhail Mudrov 1 30  
Yakov Ovodov 1 19  
Sergei Putyakov 3 5  
Grigorii Rechkalov 3 56  
Nikolay Repnikov 1 5  
Alexei Reshetov 1 35  
Leonid Ryzhii 3 21  
M. F. Savtchenko 2 9  
Aleksandr Semenov 4 20  
Ivan Serbin 2 5  
Nikolay Shmelkov 4 18 Biplane victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Alexandr Silantyev 1 8  
Aleksey Smirnov 4 34  
Ivan Tsapov 2 shared 22  
Pavel Tshinyakov 2 7  
Ivan Yeremenko 4 14 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Dimitrii Yermakov 2 27  
Sergey Zchukovskiy 4 5  
Georgiy Zhidov 1 16  
Mikhail Zhukov 2 7  

Fighter pilots with biplane claims:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Alexander Alekseev 1 shared 2  
Konstantin Andreev 1 1  
Aleksey Artamonov 3 3  
Alexandr Alekseevich Artemov 2 2  
Nikolay Artemyev 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Victor Barkovsky 1 2  
Konstantin Belorustsev 1 1  
G. Belyakov 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Biskup 2 2  
Ivan Borisov 1 1  
Lavrentiy Borisov 1 shared 1 shared  
Pavel Borisov 1 1  
Leonid Butelin 2 2  
Boris Cherevko 1 1  
Nikolai Cherkasov 1 shared 1 shared  
O. Chernikov 1 1  
A. Chistev 1 1  
Ivan Drozdov 2 2  
Nikolai Dudin 2 2  
Aleksey Dushin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Sino-Japanese War
Evgeniy Erlykin 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Alexandr Evstigneev 1 shared 1 shared  
F. M. Fatkulin 2 shared 2 shared  
O. A. Filatov 1 1  
Filimonov 1 shared 1 shared  
Ilja Finn 1 shared 1 shared  
Gavrilov 1 shared 1 shared  
Viktor Gavrilov 1 1  
Shota Gogmachadze 1 shared 1 shared  
I. Goslov 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Grachev 1 1  
Grafov 1 1  
A. Gruzdev 1 shared 1 shared  
Peter Guzov 1 2  
Aleksey Ilyin 2 2  
P. Ivanov 1 shared 1 shared  
A. K. Karachentsev 1 1  
Nikolay Karpenko 2 shared 2 shared  
Aristotel Kavtaradze 1 1  
Aleksandr Khalutin 1 2  
Leonid Khomutov 1 shared 1 shared  
Khotejev 1 1  
V. N. Kitajev 2 shared 2 shared  
Emelyan Kondrat 3 3 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Konkin 1 1  
Ivan Kopets 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Vladimir Koreshkov 3 shared 5 shared  
Alexandr Korobitzin 1 1  
Nikolay Korolyov 2 shared 2 shared  
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 Kovalevskiy 1 1 Victory 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  
Kucherenko 1 shared 1 shared  
M. M. Kulakom 1 1  
Kuldin 1 1  
Vasiliy Kuroedov 1 shared 1 shared  
N. Kutsheryaviy 1 shared 1 shared  
Petr Kuzmin 2 2  
Viktor Kuznetsov 4 shared 4 shared Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Aleksey Lazukin 1 1  
T. V. Ledenev 1 1  
Vladimir Vasilevich Litvinenko 1 1  
Mikhail Machabeli 1 1  
Mikhail Maksimov 3 3  
Viktor Makutin 3 3  
Markov 1 shared 1 shared  
P. Mikhlyuk 1 shared 1 shared  
Ivan Minayev 1 shared 2 shared  
V. Minayev 1 1  
Mironov 1 1  
N. P. Mozhaev 1 1  
S. A. Necajev 1 1  
Nizhnik 1 shared 1 shared  
I. D. Odintsov 1 2  
Abram Olshanskiy 2 shared 2 shared  
K. T. 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  
N. Panteleyev 1 1  
Vladimir Nikolayevich Peshkov 2 2  
Petrukhin 1 shared 1 shared  
M. N. Piskunov 1 1  
Plygunov 1 1  
I. I. Popov 4 shared 4 shared  
Vyacheslav Dmitrievich Popov 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
A. Povitskiy 1 1  
Povoroznikov 1 1  
Petr Pumpur 2 2 Victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War
Petr Ryabtsev 2 2  
Leonid Rybkin 2 shared 2 shared Victories 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  
Dmitry Semenikhin 1 shared 1 shared  
Aleksey Sevastyanov 1 1  
Grigoriy Shakbaz 1 1  
Shalimov 1 shared 3 shared  
Vasiliy Shapovalov 2 2  
Vladimir Shavrov 1 1  
Nikolay Shepetov 1 4  
Shishatskiy 1 1  
Anatoliy Sitnikov 2 2  
K. P. Sokol 1 1  
Grigoriy Sokolov 4 4  
Soldatov 1 1  
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  
V. P. Teplyakov 2 2  
V. D. Tikhomirov 1 1  
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  
Vilchik 2 3  
I. A. Volovodov 1 1  
Yachmenev 2 2  
Yeltsov 3 3  
I. L. Yukhimovich 2 2  
Zavgorodniy 2 2  
K. Zcherdev 2 2  
A. N. Zeitsoff 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed in the Spanish Civil War
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.