Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Petr Vasileevich Agafonov

1908 –

Petr Agafonov was born in 1908.

He took part in the Nomonhan Incident in 1939, where he flew I-153s in the 22 IAP.

He claimed his first victory on 10 July, a Ki-27.

During the Nomonhan Incident, he flew more than ten combat missions and claimed 2 and 1 shared enemy fighters.

When Germany invade the Soviet Union in June 1941, he served in 12 IAP, which was equipped with I-153s.

He left 12 IAP in September 1941 and was posted to 236 IAP in January 1942. This unit was equipped with Yak-1s.

In February 1943, he was posted to 235 IAD

Agafonov ended the war with 3 biplane victories and a total of 6.
During the war, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice), the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class and the Order of the Red Star.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1939                
1 10/07/39   1 Ki-27 Destroyed I-153     22 IAP
2 21/08/39   1 Ki-27 Destroyed I-153   SW Lake Yanhu 22 IAP
  02/09/39   1/7 Ki-27 Shared destroyed I-153     22 IAP
  1941                
3 23/07/41   1 Hs 126 Destroyed I-153     12 IAP
  1942                
4 18/01/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1     236 IAP
5 11/12/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1     236 IAP
6 13/12/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1     236 IAP

Biplane victories: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 1 shared destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014




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