Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Pavel Eliseevich Agafonov

1907

Pavel Agafonov was born in 1907.

He was CO of a Zvena in the 109 IAE, 36 IAB, in the Kiev Military District.

In October 1936 he went to Spain (arriving on 20 October) as a member of the first group of volunteers to fly in the Spanish Civil War.
In Spain, he used the nom de guerre Pedro Jimenz. He served in Escuadrilla Rychagov, which was equipped with I-15s.

By 9 December, he was credited with 2 He 51s.

Agafonov left Spain on 7 April 1937.
During his time in Spain he claimed 5 and 3 shared victories flying the I-15.

Later he served in China and during the Second World War he was CO of the 97 SAD.

From 9 August to 3 September, he took part in war against Japan in Manchuria, receiving the Victory over Japan award at the end of September.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1936                
1 ??/??/36   1 He 51 Destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
2 ??/??/36   1 He 51 Destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
3 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
4 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
5 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
  ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
  ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov
  ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed I-15   Spain Escuadrilla Rychagov

Biplane victories: 5 and 3 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 and 3 shared destroyed.

Sources:
Air Aces Home Page - Jan Safarik
Polikarpov I-15, I-16 and I-153 Aces - Mikhail Maslov, 2010 Osprey Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84603-981-2




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