Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mayor Valentin Dmitrievich Afanasyev

1917 –

Valentin Afanasyev was born in 1917.

Starshiy leytenant Afanasyev joined joined 269 IAP in December 1941 and was to serve in this unit until the end of the war in May 1945. During his time in the unit he was to fly combat missions with the I-153, LaGG-3, Yak-1 and Yak-9.

Afanasyev ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 5.
These had been claimed during 249 combat missions and 48 air combats.
During his career, he was decorated with the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st and 2nd Class (twice).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
1 27/02/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Crimea 269 IAP
2 08/08/42   1 Bf 110 Destroyed LaGG-3   Abinskaya-Kurgan 269 IAP
  ??/??/4?   1/? Ju 88 (a) Shared destroyed I-153   Crimean Front 269 IAP
  ??/??/4?   1/? Ju 88 (a) Shared destroyed I-153   Crimean Front 269 IAP
  ??/??/4?   1/? Ju 88 (a) Shared destroyed I-153   Crimean Front 269 IAP
  1943                
3 14/02/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed LaGG-3   SE Myskhako 269 IAP
  1944                
4 07/07/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-1   Lithuania 269 IAP
5 07/09/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-1   Kordovo 269 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 and 3 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 and 3 shared destroyed.
(a) Claimed as a shared ”in group” during 1941-1942.

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




Last modified 09 January 2020