Major Petr Vasileevich Agafonov
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.
On 21 August 1939, Agafonov (I-153) claimed a Ki-27 south-west of Lake Yanhu as did Vasily Smirnov (Polikarpov biplane).
Agafonov claimed a shared Ki-27 together with six other pilots on 2 September while Leitenant Pavel Solntsev (I-16) claimed two Ki-27s together with five other pilots.
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.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|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|
|3||23/07/41||1||Hs 126||Destroyed||I-153||12 IAP|
|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.
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014