Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mayor Evgeny Ivanovich Bocharov

1921 –

Evgeny Bocharov was born in 1921.

In December 1941, mladshiy leytenant Bocharov served in 659 IAP, flying I-15bis with this unit.

On 2 February 1942, he claimed a Ju 87 while still flying the I-15bis.

Bocharov was posted from 659 IAP in March 1942 and posted to 12 IAP in May the same year.
With this unit, Bocharov flew Yak-1s, Yak-7s and Yak-9s.

In January 1943, he took part in ”Operation Iskra” with his unit on the Volkhov Front.

On 1 May 1943, the 12 IAP became the 89 GIAP.

Bocharov ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 11.
These where claimed during 132 combat missions and 36 air battles.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice), the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class (twice) and the Order of the Red Star.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
1 02/02/42   1 Ju 87 Destroyed I-15bis   Dukhovshchina 659 IAP
2 25/08/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak 7B   Stalingrad 12 IAP
3 16/12/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak 7B   NW Velikije Luki 12 IAP
  16/12/42   1/3 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Yak 7B   Velikije Luki 12 IAP
  1943                
4 24/01/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak 7B   Putilovo area 12 IAP
  09/02/43   1/2 Bf 110 Shared destroyed Yak 7B   SE Siniavino 12 IAP
5 14/07/43   1 Ju 87 Destroyed Yak 7B   SW Staritsa 89 GIAP
6 18/10/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   Lake Yezerishche 89 GIAP
  1944                
7 26/07/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   NE Bubli 89 GIAP
8 28/07/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   S Krasna 89 GIAP
9 28/07/44   1 Ju 87 Destroyed Yak-9   S Lake Dus’ 89 GIAP
10 29/07/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   Giriki 89 GIAP
11 05/08/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   Shukli 89 GIAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 11 and 2 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 22 January 2020