Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leytenant Mikhail Petrovich Ivanov

1918 – 29 December 1942

Mikhail Ivanov was born in Leningrad in 1918.

He joined the Red Army in 1937.

He served during the Soviet-Finnish Winter War in 153 IAP between 23 February and 13 March 1940, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

He was decorated for ”courage” in 1940. On 3 December 1941, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

Between 22 March and 12 June 1942, 153 IAP re-equipped with Bell P-39 Airacobras.

The 153 IAP (CO Sergey Mironov) arrived at Voronezh airfield on 29 June 1942. It began combat operations without any delay, on 30 June 1942.
During the day, Ivanov claimed two Bf 109s destroyed.

On 4 July, the Airacobras from 153 IAP fought with Bf 109s in the Vyaznovatovka area. Starshiy leytenant Ivanov and Adam Amkoladze claimed one each west of Vyaznovatovka while Aleksandr Avdeyev claimed one north of Vyaznovatovka.

Starshiy leytenant Ivanov and Viktor Karpukhin claimed a shared Bf 109 south of Otrozhka on 28 July.

On 6 August 1942, kapitan Sergey Mironov, starshiy leytenant Ivanov and leytenant Anatoly Kislyakov claimed a shared MC.200 over Podkletnoye together with a fourth pilot.

He was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner on 13 September 1942.

153 IAP became 28 GIAP on 22 November 1942.

On 29 December 1942, starshiy leytenant Ivanov failed to return from a combat mission.

At the time of his death, Ivanov was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 8.
These had been claimed during approximately 250 combat missions and 20 air combats.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 01/12/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Leningrad Front 153 IAP
  1942                
2 30/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Airacobra   Nizhne-Devitsk 153 IAP
3 30/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Airacobra   Kondor 153 IAP
4 04/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Airacobra   W Vyaznovatovka 153 IAP
5 28/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Airacobra   SW Voronezh 153 IAP
  28/07/42   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Airacobra   S Otrozhka 153 IAP
  06/08/42   1/4 MC.200 Shared destroyed Airacobra   Podkletnoye 153 IAP
6 09/08/42   1 Hs 126 Destroyed Airacobra   Yekaterinovka 153 IAP
7 09/08/42   1 MC.200 Destroyed Airacobra   Donishche 153 IAP
8 21/08/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Airacobra   N Ivanovka 153 IAP

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

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




Last modified 20 March 2020