Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Vasilii Stepanovich Doroshin

1921 – 23 June 1943

Vasilii Doroshin was born in 1921.

When German attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, he served in 72 SmAP-SF, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s. This was a mainly fighter equipped composite regiment operating in the defence of Murmansk with the Air Force of the North Fleet.

In October 1941, he transferred to 78 IAP-SF and he flew Hawker Hurricanes with this unit.

Doroshin was killed on 23 June 1943 when he after an air combat made an emergency landing on water and drowned.

At the time of his death, Doroshin was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 7.
These had been claimed during more than 400 combat missions.
During the war, he had been decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (three times).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 15/08/41   1 Ju 87 Destroyed I-153   Murmansk area 72 SmAP-SF
  1942                
2 12/05/42   1 Ju 87 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF
3 14/05/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF
4 18/05/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF
5 02/06/42 11:25 1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF
6 13/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF
  1943                
7 21/02/43   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Hurricane   Murmansk area 78 IAP-SF

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 7 destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2 – Yuriy Rybin, 2012 Osprey Publishing Limited, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84908-741-1




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