Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshii Leitenant Efim Abramovich Fomin

1915 – 15 August 1941

Efim Fomin was born in 1915.

Starshii Leitenant Fomin took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 flying Polikarpov I-15bis and I-153s in 5 ShAP and 147 IAP but without claiming anything.

When Germany invade the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Starshii Leitenant Fomin still served in 147 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

After claiming five Ju 88s in August, he was wounded in air combat on 15 August and died of his wound on his way to hospital.

At the time of his death, Fomin was credited with 5 biplane victories.
These had been claimed during 49 combat missions. During his career he had been decorated with the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 13/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Mishukov Mayak - Ura-Guba 147 IAP
2 13/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Mishukov Mayak - Ura-Guba 147 IAP
3 13/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Mishukov Mayak - Ura-Guba 147 IAP
4 15/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Restikent 147 IAP
5 15/08/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Restikent 147 IAP

Biplane victories: 5 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953




Last modified 24 October 2018