Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Konstantin Mikhaylovich Fatin

1914 –

Date Decoration Note
30/12/42 Order of the Red Banner 1st
06/11/47 Medal ”For Combat Merit” 2nd
21/08/53 Order of the Red Star 1st
22/02/55 Order of the Red Star 2nd
04/06/55 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
30/12/56 Order of the Red Banner 3rd
22/02/68 Order of the Red Star 3rd
11/03/85 Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class  

Konstantin Fatin was born in 1914.

He graduated from the flight school in Kachinskaya in 1939.

In July 1942, Batalyonnyy Komissar Fatin served in 483 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s on the North Caucasian Front.

The I-153s from 483 IAP intercepted Ju 88s on 17 July and made claims for three of them north-west of Proletarskaya Station. Two were claimed by batalyonnyy komissar Fatin while the third was claimed by leitenant Aleksandr Belous.

In September-October 1943, the unit was re-equipped with Yak-7Bs.

In early 1944, the was re-equipped with Yak-9s.

Major Fatin was shot down by enemy AA-fire on 27 April 1944 and was captured
He returned back after the end of the war.

Fatin ended the war with 3 biplane victories and a total of 5.
These were claimed during 42 combat missions and 8 air combats (as of 3 August 1942).

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 17/07/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   NW Proletarskaya Station 483 IAP
2 17/07/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   NW Proletarskaya Station 483 IAP
3 23/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   S Titov 483 IAP
4 01/10/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-7B   Yakovlevsky 483 IAP
5 17/04/44   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-9   NW Kovel 483 IAP

Biplane victories: 3 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

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

Last modified 24 September 2021