Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan G. I. Agafonov

Agafonov served in the 87 OAE (otdelnaya aviaeskadrilya - independent air squadron). This unit was equipped with Polkarpov I-152s.

On 7 October he claimed two Bf 110s and two Ju 88s during two sorties against raiders on Mariupol.

Agafonov ended the war with 5 biplane victories.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941              
? 07/10/41 1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-152   Mariupol area 87 OAE
? 07/10/41 1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-152   Mariupol area 87 OAE
? 07/10/41 1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-152   Mariupol area 87 OAE
? 07/10/41 1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-152   Mariupol area 87 OAE

Biplane victories: 5 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

Sources:
Black Cross/Red Star Volume I - Christer Bergström and Andrey Mikhailov, 2000 Pacifica Military History, ISBN 0-935553-48-7
Chato Polikarpova - samolet i model - Alexandr V.Kotlobovskii and Alexandr V. Shupigunov, 2000 Aviatsia i Vremya 2/2000 index 22792, Ukraine, kindly provided by Tomáš Polák
Additional information kindly provided by Yuri V. Shakhov.




Last modified 20 March 2002