Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Samson Ivanovich Andreev

1912 –

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 Ivan Podgorny (I-15bis) claimed a Ki-27 between post nos. 92-93 while 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.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1939                
1 08/07/39   1 Ki-27 Destroyed I-15bis   Khalkhin Gol 22 IAP
  1941                
2 22/06/41   1 Bf 110 (a) Destroyed I-16     67 IAP
3 22/06/41   1 Bf 110 (a) Destroyed I-16     67 IAP
  22/06/41   1/2 Bf 110 (a) Shared destroyed I-16     67 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
(a) Probably Rumanian Potez 633s.

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




Last modified 05 September 2019