Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

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.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  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
  1942                
  22/04/42   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Yak-1   Mamashay 6 GIAP-ChF
  1943                
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.

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




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