Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Dmitri Fedorovich Amosov

1915 – 10 May 1944

Dmitri Amosov was born in 1915.

He joined the Red Army in 1939.

In June 1941, Mladshii Leitenant Amosov served in 72 SmAP-SF, flying Polikarpov I-153s. This was a mainly fighter equipped composite regiment operating in the defence of Murmansk with the Air Force of the North Fleet.

In October 1941, he was posted to 78 IAP-SF, which was equipped with Hurricanes.

During his time in 78 IAP-SF, he is known to have flown Hurricane IIb Z3768 No. 49 (ex-81 RAF Squadron) from Vaenga airfield.

In March 1942, he was posted back to his old unit (72 SmAP-SF) as commander of an eskadrilia. This unit had become a guard’s unit, 2 GIAP-SF, on 18 January 1942 and had also been re-equipped with Hurricanes.

In 1942, he was posted to 27 IAP-SF (Hurricanes).

By June 1942, Amosov had flown 275 missions and taken part in 26 air combats.

On 23 July 1942, he was decorated with his second Order of the Red Banner.

He was posted to 255 IAP-SF in October 1943 as commander of an eskadrilia. This unit was equipped with Airacobras.

Amosov was shot down and killed by anti-aircraft fire on 10 May 1944.

At the time of his death, Amosov was credited with 2 biplane victories and a total of 8.
These had been claimed during more than 300 missions.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  26/07/41   1/3 Ju 87 Shared destroyed I-153     72 SmAP-SF
  26/07/41   1/3 Ju 87 Shared destroyed I-153     72 SmAP-SF
  13/08/41   1/3 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     72 SmAP-SF
  15/08/41   1/2 Bf 110 Shared destroyed I-153   Murmansk area 72 SmAP-SF
1 23/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153     72 SmAP-SF
2 06/10/41   1 Ju 88 (a) Destroyed I-153   Ura-Guba 72 SmAP-SF
3 15/11/41   1 He 113 Destroyed Hurricane     78 IAP-SF
  1942                
4 08/01/42   1 He 113 Destroyed Hurricane     78 IAP-SF
5 04/03/42 16:00 1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane   Luostari airfield 78 IAP-SF
6 30/05/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane     2 GIAP-SF
  1943                
7 22/08/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane   Luostari airfield 27 IAP-SF
  1944                
8 07/04/44   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Airacobra     255 IAP-SF

Biplane victories: 2 and 4 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 8 and 4 shared destroyed.
(a) Possibly aircraft from I./KG 30 (crew MiA).

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




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