Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Podpolkovnik Il’ya Alekseyevich Anikeyev

1909 –

Date Decoration Note
25/05/36 Order of the Red Star 1st
24/02/42 Order of the Red Banner 1st
04/04/42 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
28/09/44 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class  
03/11/44 Medal ”For Military Merit”  
30/04/47 Order of the Red Star 2nd
29/04/54 Order of the Red Star 3rd
04/06/55 Order of the Red Banner 3rd

Il’ya Anikeyev was born in 1909.

He graduated from Odessa Flight School in 1934.

Kapitan Anikeyev served as a volunteer in the Sino-Japanese War between October 1939 and September 1940.
He worked as an instructor at an air school and didn’t fly any combat missions.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, kapitan Anikeyev served in 591 IAP. This regiment was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

Anikeyev left 591 IAP on 5 October 1943, when he was posted as CO of 573 IAP.

Podpolkovnik Anikeyev ended the war with 2 biplane victories.
These had been claimed during 83 combat missions and 10 air combats (as of 7 September 1944).

Anikeyev left the command of 573 IAP on 11 February 1946.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 01/11/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   Kur area 591 IAP
2 01/11/41   1 Bf 109 (a) Destroyed I-153   Kur area 591 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a ”taran” ramming attack.

All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
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Last modified 21 March 2021