Mladshiy Leytenant Grafov
At the time of the German attack on Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Mladshiy Leytenant Grafov served in the 249 IAP, which was equipped with I-153s.
During the afternoon on 23 July, pilots from 44 IAD claimed two Ju 88s. One fell near Kapitanovka, being shot down by the I-153 of Mladshiy Leytenant Grafov from 249 IAP, while the second was claimed by Mladshiy Leytenant Novikov from 88 IAP in a I-16, who claimed one over Smela. According to some sources, Novikov’s claim was a “taran” ramming attack.
Grafov ended the war with one biplane victory.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||23/07/41||p.m.||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||I-153||near Kapitanovka||249 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
From Barbarossa to Odessa: Volume 1 – Dénes Bernád, Dmitriy Karlenko and Jean-Louis Roba, 2007 Ian Allan Publishing Ltd, ISBN 978-85780-273-3