Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mayor Aleksandr Alekseevich Belous

1913 –

Aleksandr Belous was born in 1913.

He graduated from flight school at Voroshilovgradskaya in 1938.

In July 1942, leytenant Belous served in 483 IAP. This unit was still equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

The I-153s from 483 IAP intercepted Ju 88s on 17 July and made claims for three of them. Two were claimed by batalyonnyy komissar Konstantin Fatin while the third was claimed by leytenant Belous.

On 29 July, 483 IAP fought Bf 109s in the Moscow area and leytenant Belous claimed one south of Moscow while Polykarp Kalchenko claimed a second in a ”taran” ramming attack over Moscow.

Belous left 483 IAP in August 1942 and in October he was posted to 866 IAP. With this unit he flew Yak-1s, Yak-7s and Yak-9s.

On 30 December 1942, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

In March 1944, he left 866 IAP to become part of the staff of 288 IAD.

He received a second Order of the Red Banner on 18 March 1944.

On 9 June 1945, he was decorated with the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

Belous ended the war with 4 biplane victories and a total of 5.
These had been claimed during 218 combat missions and 30 air combats.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
1 17/07/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   North Caucasian Front 483 IAP
2 19/07/42   1 FW 189 Destroyed I-153   Konstantinovskaya area 483 IAP
3 22/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   S Nikolaevskaya 483 IAP
4 29/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   SW Moscow 483 IAP
  1944                
5 30/04/44   1 FW 189 Destroyed Yak   Belyaevka area 288 IAD

Biplane victories: 4 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

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




Last modified 15 January 2020