Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leytenant Vasiliy Andreyevich Belous

1918 – 17 August 1941

Vasiliy Belous was born in 1918.

Mladshiy leytenant Belous took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War as a pilot in 38 IAP between December 1939 and March 1940, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

On 22 February 1941, Belous was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, leytenant Belous still served in 38 IAP, flying I-153.
The regiment was operating on the North-Western Front.

On 25 July, Belous was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner.

Belous didn’t return from a combat mission on 17 August 1941.

At the time of his death, Belous was credited with 3 biplane victories.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 11/07/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   North-Western Front 38 IAP
2 17/07/41   1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-153   North-Western Front 38 IAP
3 08/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   North-Western Front 38 IAP

Biplane victories: 3 destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 destroyed.

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




Last modified 17 January 2020