Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leytenant Peter Fomich Guzov

Peter Guzov was born in the village of Guzovo in 1920.

In June 1941 he served in the 12 OIAE-KBF, which was based on the island of Ösel (Saaremma).

On 14 September he became involved in combat with 9 Bf 109s over the island of Moon in the Gulf of Finland. During the combat he was wounded in a foot before his I-153 was set on fire and he was wounded in a hand. Weakened by the loss of blood he rammed and destroyed one of the Bf 109s.
He was able to parachute and landed in enemy territory but was rescued by Soviet scouts.

He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for this combat.

On 9 April 1942 he destroyed a second enemy aircraft by ramming.
This was his 248th combat mission.

Guzov ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.

Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 14/09/41 1 Bf 109 (a) Destroyed I-153   Gulf of Finland 12 OIAE-KBF
2 09/04/42 1 Enemy aircraft (b) Destroyed       12 OIAE-KBF

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a “taran” ramming attack.
(b) Claimed in a “taran” ramming attack.

Black Cross/Red Star Volume I - Christer Bergström and Andrey Mikhailov, 2000 Pacifica Military History, ISBN 0-935553-48-7
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3 Stalin's Falcons - Tomas Polak and Christhoper Shores, 1999 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-01-2

Last modified 24 February 2003