Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Georgii Fedorovich Glotov

1913 – 30 September 1942

Georgii Glotov was born in 1913.

He served in 3./7 IAP during the Finnish-Soviet Winter War. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 8 March Finnish Blenheims from LeR 4 kept hammering the Soviet troops at the Gulf of Vyborg on 14 bombing missions while the fighters of LLv 24 flew 19 strafing missions. No Finnish aircraft were lost during the day.
It seems that the fighters from 7 IAP continued to intercept the Finnish aircraft and they claimed four Blenheims during the day.
Komissar Nikolay Antonov, Major Iosef Khotelev and Pavlov (I-16s) claimed one Blenheim.
Glotov and Ivanov of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed one Blenheim each.
Ilya Kainov, Petrov and Leitenant Romanov of 5./7 IAP (I-153) claimed a shared Blenheim.

Soviet troops pressed closer to the city of Vyborg on 9 March and the fronts bent but didn’t break. LeR 1 kept a close watch of the enemy ground movements while LeR 2 and LeR 3 kept on the strafing and bombing of the troops in the invasion area and attacked the supply columns.
At 12:20, vänrikki Jouko Myllymäki (Morane MS-330) of LLv 28 claimed an I-16 over Uusikirkko.
At 16:30, two I-153 were claimed shot down over Viipurinlahti. These were claimed by vänrikki Kauko Linnamaa (Fiat G.50bis FA-20) of LLv 26 and Danish luutnantti Mogens Fensboe (Morane MS-320) of LLv 28.
Morane MS-322 of LLv 28 was shot down over Vilalahti at 17:00 and luutnantti Erkki Lupari was wounded.
7 IAP was heavy involved in the combat during the day and was the only VVS units claiming victories during the day when they claimed eight fighters and one bomber.
Starshii Leitenant Vladimir Kurochkin and Franchuck of 1./7 IAP (I-16) claimed two shared enemy fighters.
Kapitan N. M. Kidalinskii of 4./7 IAP claimed an enemy bomber.
Starshii Leitenant Georgii Zhuikov of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed two enemy fighters.
Doletskii of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed one enemy fighter.
Viktor Karpukhin of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed one enemy fighter.
Glotov and Ivanov of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed a shared fighter.
Mladshii leitenant Alexei Nikitin of 3./7 IAP (I-153) claimed one unconfirmed enemy fighter.
No VVS fighters were lost during the day.

Glotov ended the Winter War with 1 and 1 shared biplane victories.

When Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, Glotov served in 158 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-16s.

He left 158 IAP in September 1941 when he was transferred to 17 IAP, which was equipped with MiG-3s.
He remained with this unit to January 1942, when he was transferred to 154 IAP.
He flew Kittyhawks with this unit until July when he was transferred to 159 IAP also on Kittyhawks.

He remained with this unit until September 1942 when he was transferred back to 158 IAP, which at this time also had been equipped with Kittyhawks.

Glotov was killed in air combat on 30 September 1942.

At the time of his death, Glotov was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 7.
During the war, he had been decorated with the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Red Star.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1940                
1 08/03/40   1 Blenheim (a) Destroyed I-153   Gulf of Vyborg 3./7 IAP
  09/03/40   1/2 Enemy fighter (b) Shared destroyed I-153   Gulf of Vyborg 3./7 IAP
  1941                
2 26/06/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-16     158 IAP
3 19/07/41   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-16     158 IAP
  24/07/41   1/3 Ju 88 Shared destroyed I-16     158 IAP
  19/08/41   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-16     158 IAP
  1942                
  09/03/42   1/3 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  14/03/42   1/6 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
4 14/03/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  15/03/42   1/2 Hs 126 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
5 16/03/42   1 Hs 126 Destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  16/03/42   1/5 He 113 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  17/03/42   1/6 He 113 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  17/03/42   1/6 He 113 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  19/03/42   1/6 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
6 21/03/42   1 Bf 110 Destroyed Kittyhawk     154 IAP
  30/08/42   1/5 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     159 IAP
  30/08/42   1/5 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     159 IAP
  30/08/42   1/10 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     159 IAP
7 31/08/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Kittyhawk     159 IAP
  29/09/42   1/2 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Kittyhawk     158 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 7 and 14 shared destroyed.
(a) 7 IAP claimed 4 Blenheims during the day. These claims can’t be verified with Finnish records.
(b) 7 IAP claimed 8 fighters and 1 bomber during the day without losses. Finnish fighters claimed 3 Soviet fighters during the day while losing 1 Morane.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Red Stars 7 - Talvisota Ilmassa - The Winter War In the Air - Carl-Fredrik Geust, 2011 Apali Oy, Tampere, ISBN 978-952-5877-04-5
Suomen Ilmavoimat part II – 1928-40 – Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman, 2006, ISBN 952-99743-0-2




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