Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Boris Egorovich Grebenkov

1910 –

Boris Grebenkov was born in 1910.

When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, starshii leitenant Grebenkov served in 253 IAP on the South-Western Front, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

On 4 July, the I-153s from 253 IAP intercepted many German aircraft and during the day, they made claims for three shared He 111s and three shared Bf 109s destroyed. Sharing pilots included starshii leitenant Grebenkov and serzhant Ivan Kashirkin.

On 28 July, he was seriously wounded by ground-fire and hospitalized.

Upon recovery, he was sent to 688 ShAP in August 1942. This was a ground-attacking unit flying Ilyushin Il-2s.

On 8 February 1943, the 688 ShAP became a guards-unit when they became 59 GShAP.

Grebeno ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (28 January 1943, 12 July 1943 and 18 September 1944), the Order of Aleksandr Nevski (26 May 1943) and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class (4 July 1944 and 11 March 1985).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? He 111 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  04/07/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     253 IAP
1 05/07/41   1 He 111 Destroyed I-153     253 IAP
  1942                
  08/09/42   1/2 ”Focke-Wulf” Shared destroyed Il-2     688 ShAP
  1943                
2 13/06/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Il-2     59 GShAP
  08/07/43   1/? Bf 110 Shared destroyed Il-2     59 GShAP

Biplane victories: 1 and 6 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 8 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 25 October 2019