Starshiy Leitenant Yuriy Nikolayevich Kamerilov
1917 – 11 August 1942
|26/02/42||Order of the Red Star|
Yuriy Kamerilov was born in 1917.
He graduated from Borisoglebskaya flight school in 1939
When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Kamerilov served in 7 IAP. This regiment operated on the Northern Front and was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
On 23 August 1941, the Norther Front was divided into two Fronts – the Karelian Front and the Leningrad Front. 7 IAP belonged to the Leningrad Front.
Nikolay Svitenko claimed a shared Bf 109 over Imatra together with eight other pilots on 1 August. It’s possible that one of the other pilots were mladshiy leitenant Kamerilov since he is credited with a shared Bf 109 ”in group” during the day.
In February 1942, Kamerilov was posted from 7 IAP to 153 IAP. This regiment operated on the Leningrad Front.
On 11 March, the regiment was withdrawn from the front for retraining and between 22 March and 12 June they learned to master the Airacobra.
They became operational with their new Airacobras as an escort regiment on the Bryansk Front on 29 June.
On 7 July, the regiment transferred to the newly formed Voronezh Front.
Starshiy leitenant Kamerilov was killed in an aircraft crash on 11 August 1942.
At the time of his death, Kamerilov was credited with 2 shared biplane victories and a total of 3.
These had been claimed during 146 combat missions and 15 air combats (as of 11 November 1941).
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|01/08/41||1/9||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Imatra||7 IAP|
|30/09/41||1/?||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Leningrad Front||7 IAP|
|1||10/07/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Airacobra||Voronezh Front||153 IAP|
|2||10/07/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Airacobra||Voronezh Front||153 IAP|
|3||06/08/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Airacobra||Voronezh Front||153 IAP|
Biplane victories: 2 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 and 2 shared destroyed.
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