Starshiy Leitenant Aleksandr Markovich Bondarenko
1920 – 2 December 1943
Aleksandr Bondarenko was born in 1920.
He graduated from flight school in 1940.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Bondarenko served in 9 IAP-ChF of the Black Sea Fleet. This regiment was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
In December 1941, he was posted to 8 IAP-ChF. On 3 April 1942, 8 IAP-ChF became a guard’s unit and renamed to 6 GIAP-ChF.
Starshiy leitenant Bondarenko was killed in air combat while flying a Yak-1 on 2 December 1943.
At the time of his death, Bondarenko was credited with 2 biplane victories and a total of 5.
These had been claimed during 340 combat missions (as of 13 May 1943).
During his career, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice) and the Order the Patriotic War 1st Class.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|08/08/41||1/3||He 111||Shared destroyed||I-153||Berezanskiy estuary||9 IAP-ChF|
|1||08/08/41||1||He 111||Destroyed||I-153||Khadzhibeyevskiy estuary||9 IAP-ChF|
|2||08/08/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Khadzhibeyevskiy estuary||9 IAP-ChF|
|03/11/41||1/2||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Bakhchisaray||9 IAP-ChF|
|06/11/41||1/2||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Bakhchisaray||9 IAP-ChF|
|22/04/42||1/2||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Mamashay||6 GIAP-ChF|
|3||09/04/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak-1||Crimean||6 GIAP-ChF|
|4||19/04/43||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-1||Mar'ina Roshcha||6 GIAP-ChF|
|5||20/04/43||night||1||He 111||Destroyed||Yak-1||Novorossiysk||6 GIAP-ChF|
Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 and 4 shared destroyed.
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