Naval Kapitan Ivan Illarionovich Gorbachev
In June 1942, Kapitan Ivan Gorbachev served in 71 IAP-KBF, which still was partially equipped with Polikarpov I-153s
Between 00:30-01:15 on 3 June 1942, four I-153s from the 71 IAP-KBF were up against He 111s raiding Kronstadt.
At 01:10, Kapitan Konstantin Solovev and Starshiy Leytenant Aleksandr Baturin claimed one He 111 from a distance of 500-600m at an altitude of 800m. The burning bomber crashed into Lake Kopenskoe. They also claimed a second shared He 111, which they attacked and shot down near Shepelev lighthouse.
Mayor V. S. Koreshkov and Kapitan Gorbachev claimed a shared He 111 at an altitude of 1000-800 m and from a distance of 100m, which crashed near Inoniemi. They also shot down a second He 111, which fell at Tyvola.
Gorbachev ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 7.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|03/06/42||00:30-01:15||1/2||He 111||Shared destroyed||I-153||near Inoniemi||71 IAP-KBF|
|03/06/42||00:30-01:15||1/2||He 111||Shared destroyed||I-153||Tyvola||71 IAP-KBF|
Biplane victories: 1 and 3 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 7 and 5 shared destroyed.
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