Leitenant Pavel Ksenofontovich Kachalka
1919 – 2 December 1941
|14/08/42||Order of the Red Banner||Posthumous|
Pavel Kachalka was born in 1919.
He graduated from Chuguyevskoye flight school in 1940.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Kachalka served in 9 IAP-ChF of the Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet. This regiment was equipped with I-153s.
In September-October, the regiment was withdrawn from the front and re-equipped with Yak-1s at Yeisk.
Leitenant Kachalka was killed in an air crash on 2 December 1941.
At the time of his death, Kachalka was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 4.
These had been claimed during 109 combat missions.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||10/08/41||1||Do 215||Destroyed||I-153||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||9 IAP-ChF|
|2||17/10/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||Yak-1||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||9 IAP-ChF|
|3||17/10/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||Yak-1||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||9 IAP-ChF|
|4||27/10/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-1||Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet||9 IAP-ChF|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 destroyed.
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