Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leytenant F. M. Fatkulin

Starshiy Leytenant F. M. Fatkulin served in the 3rd eskadrilya of 49 IAP during the Winter War in 1939-40. This unit was at the time equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

At 16:00 on 20 January 1940, Kapitan I. I. Popov, Kapitan A. K. Karachentsev and Starshiy Leytenant Fatkulin of the 3rd eskadrilya of 49 IAP claimed two shot down Finnish Fokker C.Xs 2-3km south-east of Nietjärvi.
These losses can’t be verified with Finnish records.

Fatkulin ended the war with 2 shared biplane victories.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1940                
  20/01/40 16:00 1/3 Fokker C.X (a) Destroyed I-153   2-3km SE Nietjärvi 3/49 IAP
  20/01/40 16:00 1/3 Fokker C.X (a) Destroyed I-153   2-3km SE Nietjärvi 3/49 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 shared destroyed.
(a) Claim can’t be verified with Finnish records.

Sources:
Red Stars 7 - Talvisota Ilmassa - The Winter War In the Air - Carl-Fredrik Geust, 2011 Apali Oy, Tampere, ISBN 978-952-5877-04-5




Last modified 25 November 2013