Major Konstantin Mikhaylovich Fatin
|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.
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