Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leitenant Petr Fomich Guzov

1920 –

Date Decoration Note
19/02/42 Order of the Red Banner 1st
30/12/56 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
26/02/53 Order of the Red Star  
22/02/46 Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class  
15/11/50 Medal for Military Merit  

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

He graduated from the Chuguyevskoye VAUL Flight School in 1940.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June, leitenant Guzov served in the 12 OIAE-KBF, which was based on the island of Ösel (Saaremma) and equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 14 September he became involved in combat with 9 Bf 109s over the island of Moon/Muhu 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.

In May 1943, he left 12 OIAE-KBF and was posted to 11 IAP-KBF.

He left 11 IAP-KBF on 26 August 1943 when he became a pilot instructor.
On 26 January 1944, he became a operations officer.

In December 1944, he was posted to 4 GIAP-KBF but worked as an eskadrilya adjutant and didn’t flew any combat missions. He remained with this unit until the end of the war.

Guzov ended the war with 2 biplane victories.
These had been claimed during 264 combat missions and 43 air combats.

Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 16/07/41 1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153     12 OIAE-KBF
  19/08/41 1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     12 OIAE-KBF
2 14/09/41 1 Bf 109 (a) Destroyed I-153   Moon/Muhu Island 12 OIAE-KBF

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

All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Black Cross/Red Star Volume I - Christer Bergström and Andrey Mikhailov, 2000 Pacifica Military History, ISBN 0-935553-48-7
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
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 04 September 2020