Major Samson Ivanovich Andreev
Samson Andreev was born in 1912.
He graduated from flight school in 1935.
Starshii leitenant Andreev took part in the Nomonhan Incident in 1939 while serving in 22 IAP and flying Polikarpov I-15bis.
On 8 July, fighters from 22 IAP were heavily involved in combat and starshii politruk Ivan Podgorny (I-15bis) claimed a Ki-27 between post nos. 92-93 as did starshii leitenant Viktor Rakhov while starshii leitenant Aleksandr Murmylov claimed two more. Kapitan Konstantin Kuzmenko claimed two shared at the same place, one shared with another pilot and one shared with two other pilots. Starshii leitenant Andreev (I-15bis) claimed a second Ki-27 at an unknown place. Andreev was then wounded and he was evacuated to a hospital in the Soviet Union.
Starshii politruk Nikolai Bibik from the same unit was shot down in combat in his I-16 in the Nomon-Khan-Burd-obo area.
On 29 August 1939, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.
Totally during his time in Mongolia, Andreev flew 20 combat missions and took part in2 air combats.
When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, kapitan Andreev served in 67 IAP on the Southern Front, flying Polikarpov I-16s.
On 5 August, he was seriously wounded in combat.
After returning from hospital, he worked as Chief of staff of the 67 IAP and didn’t fly any more combat missions.
On 5 November 1941, he was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner.
In July 1943, he was posted away from 67 IAP to the staff of 319 IAD-PVO
On 3 November 1944, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Star.
Andreev ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 3.
In the Second World War, he flew 53 combat missions and took part in 16 air combats.
During his career he was also decorated with a third Order of the Red Banner and a second Order of the Red Star.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||08/07/39||1||Ki-27||Destroyed||I-15bis||Khalkhin Gol||22 IAP|
|2||22/06/41||1||Bf 110 (a)||Destroyed||I-16||Southern Front||67 IAP|
|3||22/06/41||1||Bf 110 (a)||Destroyed||I-16||Southern Front||67 IAP|
|22/06/41||1/2||Bf 110 (a)||Shared destroyed||I-16||Southern Front||67 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
(a) Probably Rumanian Potez 633s.
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov