Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mayor Lazar Sergeyevich Chapchakhov

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Lazar Chapchakhov served in 38 IAP, flying I-153s on the North-Western Front.

On 13 August, the I-153s from38 IAP fought with Ju 88s over Bol’shaya Gorushka and leytenant Ivan Balyuk and Chapchakhov claimed one each. Chapchakhov also claimed a Bf 110 over the same place. It’s possible that Aleksandr Yelkhov also took part in this combat since it’s known that he claimed a Ju 88 together with another pilot during the day.

On 11 February 1942, Chapchakhov claimed two shared Ju 88s between Dorokhovo – Lyubytovo. These were claimed together with four other pilots and it’s possible that one of these pilots was starshiy leytenant Nikolay Naumov since it’s known that he claimed two shared Ju 88s during the day.

On 16 February 1942, he claimed three shared Ju 87s.

He claimed a ”Me 115” on 1 April.

He was killed in action on 13 April 1942.

At the time of his death, Chapchakhov had claimed 4 biplane victories and a total of 6. These victories were claimed during 268 sorties and 59 combats.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941
               
3 13/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   Bol'shaya Gorushka 38 IAP
4 13/08/41   1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-153   Bol'shaya Gorushka 38 IAP
  1942
               
  11/02/42   1/5 Ju 88 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Dorokhovo - Lyubytovo 38 IAP
  11/02/42   1/5 Ju 88 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Dorokhovo - Lyubytovo 38 IAP
  16/02/42   1/6 Ju 87 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Dorokhovo - Lyubytovo 38 IAP
  16/02/42   1/6 Ju 87 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Dorokhovo - Lyubytovo 38 IAP
  16/02/42   1/6 Ju 87 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Bol'shaya Gorushka 38 IAP
  01/04/42   1/4 ”Me-115” Shared destroyed LaGG-3   W Sychevo 38 IAP

Biplane victories: 4 and 5 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 16 shared destroyed, 1 balloon destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3
Additional information kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.




Last modified 09 April 2020