Major Polykarp Andreevich Kalchenko
Polykarp Kalchenko was born in 1916.
In October 1941, he was posted to 483 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
On 29 July, 483 IAP fought Bf 109s in the Moscow area and leytenant Aleksandr Belous claimed one south of Moscow while Kalchenko claimed a second in a ”taran” ramming attack over Moscow.
In August 1942, he was posted to 68 IAP, which also was equipped with the I-153.
He left the unit in December 1942.
He was posted to 84-A IAP in February 1942 (I-153) and left this unit in April the same year.
In April 1944, he was posted to 116 IAP and flew La-5s and La-7s with this unit.
Kalchenko ended the war 2 biplane victories and a total of 11.
These victories were claimed on 289 sorties.
According to some sources, he was also credited with 14 shared victories but these have not been possible to verify.
During the war, Kalchenko was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (thrice) and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||29/07/42||1||Bf 109 (a)||Destroyed||I-153||Moscow||483 IAP|
|2||03/08/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||483 IAP|
|3||24/04/44||1||Fw 190||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|4||15/05/44||1||Fw 190||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|5||15/05/44||1||Fw 190||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|6||11/12/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|7||24/12/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|8||14/01/45||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|9||19/01/45||1||Ju 52/3m||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|10||22/01/45||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
|11||13/03/45||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Lavochkin||116 IAP|
Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 11 destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a ”taran” ramming attack.
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