Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Nikolay Ivanovich Abramchuk HSU

1912 –

Nikolay Abramchuk was born in 1912.

He graduated from Engels Flight School in 1935.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, leitenant Abramchuk served in 253 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s. This unit operated in the Kiev region.

Three I-153 from 253 IAP claimed one He 111 and one Bf 109 as shared in the Kiev region on 26 June. It seems that these were claimed by major Ivan Makarenko, leitenant Abramchuk and leitenant Aleksandr Surkov.
One additional Bf 109 was claimed by major Ivan Makarenko.

On 4 July, the I-153s from 253 IAP intercepted many German aircraft and during the day, they made claims for three shared He 111s and three shared Bf 109s destroyed. These claims were shared among nine pilots including starshiy leitenant Boris Grebenkov, leitenant Abramchuk, leitenant Aleksandr Surkov and serzhant Ivan Kashirkin.

Later in July 1941, he was posted to 89 IAP. This unit also flew I-153s and operated on the South-Western Front.

During an attack on ground target on 20 August 1941, his aircraft was brought down by ground fire and he was severely wounded.
He remained in hospital until December.

When released from hospital, he was posted to 8 OIAE PVO.

He left 8 OIAE PVO in April 1942 and in July, he was posted to 894 IAP.

He was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner on 14 February 1943.

On 9 October 1943, he was decorated with the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin.

He was decorated with the medal ”for combat merit” on 3 November 1944.

He left 894 IAP in January 1945.

Abramchuk ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 4.
These had been claimed during 239 combat missions.

Post-war, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Star on 20 June 1948 and a second Order of the Red Banner on 3 November 1953.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  26/06/41   1/3 He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  26/06/41   1/3 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
1 01/07/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev region 253 IAP
2 29/07/41   1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-153   South-Western Front 89 IAP
  1942                
3 01/08/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1   Voronezh-Borisoglebsk Air Defense District 894 IAP
4 01/08/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1   Voronezh-Borisoglebsk Air Defense District 894 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 and 8 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 and 8 shared destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov




Last modified 22 August 2020