In June 1941 Filimonov served with the 147 IAP. This unit was based in the far north end of the Karelian Front, defending the harbours of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk, equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
On 25 June he claimed a shared Ju 88 with his wingleader Starshiy Leytenant Leonid Ivanov over Kandalaksha.
Filimonov ended the war with 1 shared biplane victory, this one being claimed while flying the I-153.
|Kill no.||Date||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|25/06/41||½||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||I-153||Kandalaksha||147 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 shared destroyed.
Geroi lenigradskogo neba - 1984 Lenizdat kindly provided by Vladislav Arhipov
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