Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leitenant Konstantin Ivanovich Gorin

1913 – 17 July 1941

Konstantin Gorin was born in 1913.

Leitenant Gorin served in 38 IAP during the Soviet-Finnish Winter War in 1939-1940, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

On 22 February 1941, he was decorated the Order of the Red Banner.

When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, he still served in 38 IAP and was still flying Polikarpov I-153s.

Leitenant Gorbin was killed in air combat on 17 July 1941.

At the time of his death, Gorin had claimed 2 biplane victories.

Gorin was decorated with a second posthumous Order of the Red Banner on 25 July 1941.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 01/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153     38 IAP
  12/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     38 IAP
2 17/07/41   1 Bf 110 Destroyed I-153     38 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 20 September 2019