Kaptain Pavel Petrovich Kelin
Pavel Kelin was born in 1913.
Leitenant Kelin took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 flying Polikarpov I-153s in 149 IAP.
When Germany invade the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, he served in 92 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s and MiG-3s.
He left 92 IAP in October 1941.
In March 1942, he was posted to 426 IAP, flying LaGG-3s with this unit.
He left 426 IAP in May 1942.
In September 1942, he was posted to 3 GIAP, flying LaGG-3s and La-5s with this unit.
Kelin was killed in a flying accident on 30 May 1943.
At the time of his death, Kelin was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 12.
During his career he had been decorated with the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||26/02/40||15:00||1||Fokker||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Kouvola||149 IAP|
|01/09/41||1/2||Fw 189||Shared destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Begah area||92 IAP|
|2||30/03/42||1||”Me 115”||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Ramushevo||426 IAP|
|3||01/05/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Sherebut||426 IAP|
|4||01/05/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Sherebut||426 IAP|
|03/05/42||1/2||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||LaGG-3||Paula area||426 IAP|
|5||09/05/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Paula area||426 IAP|
|11/05/42||1/2||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||LaGG-3||Byakov-Demidovo||426 IAP|
|6||02/12/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||La-5||3 GIAP|
|7||07/12/42||1||Ju 52/3m||Destroyed||La-5||3 GIAP|
|8||07/12/42||1||Ju 52/3m||Destroyed||La-5||3 GIAP|
|9||12/12/42||1||Bf 110||Destroyed||La-5||Vodyansky||3 GIAP|
|10||12/12/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||La-5||3 GIAP|
|11||12/12/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||La-5||Chelikov||3 GIAP|
|13||22/02/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||La-5||Alekseevka||3 GIAP|
Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 12 and 3 shared destroyed.
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953