Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Podpolkovnik Pavel Borisovich Dankevich

1918 – 28 May 1988

Decorations
Date Decoration Note
08/04/40 Order of the Red Star 1st
27/07/43 Order of the Red Banner 1st
08/04/44 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 1st
28/10/44 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
06/05/45 Order of Suvorov, 3rd Class  
06/05/45 Medal ”For Military Merit”  
15/05/46 Order of Lenin 1st
17/05/51 Order of the Red Star 2nd
30/12/56 Order of the Red Banner 3rd
06/03/63 Order of Lenin 2nd
11/03/85 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 2nd

Pavel Dankevich was born in 1918.

He graduated from Voroshilovgradskaya flight school in 1936.

Leitenant Dankevich took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War in 1939-1940 where he served in 42 DBAP flying DB-3s.

In December 1941, starshiy leitenant Dankevich was posted to 347 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
Dankevich was to remain in this unit throughout the war.

Dankevich became CO of 347 IAP on 6 July 1943.

Dankevich ended the war with 1 shared biplane victory and a total of 6.
These had been claimed during 317 combat missions (as of 4 April 1945).

Dankevich left the command of 347 IAP on 31 December 1945.

He passed away on 28 May 1988.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
  07/08/42   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Kurgannaya airfield 347 IAP
  1943                
1 06/06/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   Ol'khovatka 347 IAP
2 05/07/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   E Ol'khovatka 347 IAP
3 05/07/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   SE Maloarkhangel'sk 347 IAP
4 07/07/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   N Samodurovka 347 IAP
  1945                
5 22/03/45   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9U   N Malnov 347 IAP
6 16/04/45   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9U   Seelow 347 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 1 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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