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 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
               
  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 13 March 2020