Kapitan Ivan Frolovich Gorelikov
|19/02/42||Medal ”for Courage”|
|14/08/42||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|17/03/45||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|11/03/85||Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class|
Ivan Gorelikov was born in 1920.
He graduated from Serpukhovskaya flight school in 1940.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Gorelikov served in 12 OIAE-KBF. This unit was part of the Air Force of the Baltic Fleet and was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
The I-153s from 12 OIAE-KBF was in combat with Ju 88s on 22 September 1941. Mladshiy leitenant Gorelikov, Nikolay Khromov and Grigoriy Kraynov all claimed a Ju 88 shared ”in group” and it’s thus possible that this was the same Ju 88.
Khromov also claimed a shared Hs 126 together with another pilot during the day.
In October 1941, Gorelikov was posted to 71 IAP-KBF.
In March 1942, he left 71 IAP-KBF and was posted back to 12 OIAE-KBF.
In May 1943, he left 12 OIAE.KBF and was posted to 11 IAP-KBF. With this unit he flew MiG-3s and LaGG-3s.
He remained with this unit until the end of the war.
Gorelikov ended the war with 1 shared biplane victory and a total of 2.
These had been claimed during 407 combat missions.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|22/09/41||1/?||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||I-153||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||12 OIAE-KBF|
|21/08/42||1/2||Bf 110 (a)||Shared destroyed||MiG-3||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||12 OIAE-KBF|
|01/09/42||1/?||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||MiG-3||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||12 OIAE-KBF|
|07/11/42||1/?||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||MiG-3||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||12 OIAE-KBF|
|1||07/01/43||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||MiG-3||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||12 OIAE-KBF|
|2||08/06/43||1||He 111 (b)||Destroyed||Air Force of the Baltic Fleet||11 IAP-KBF|
Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 4 shared destroyed.
(a) Not verified with Soviet records.
(b) Not verified with Soviet records.
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