Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leitenant Nikolay Petrovich Khromov

1920 –

Decorations
Date Decoration Note
19/02/42 Order of the Red Banner  
01/04/43 Order of the Red Star  
11/03/85 Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class  

Nikolay Khromov in 1920.

In 1940, he graduated from Serpukhovskaya Flight School.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Khromov served in 12 OIAE-KBF. This unit was at the time equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

In May 1943, he left 12 OIAE-KBF and was posted to 11 IAP-KBF.

On 23 September 1943, he was wounded during an emergency landing and hospitalized. He didn’t re-join 11 IAP-KBF upon recovery.

In April 1944, he was posted to 43 IAP-ChF.

He left 43 IAP-ChF in September 1944 when the unit was taken off operations since the Black Sea was behind the combat zone.

In August 1945, 43 IAP-ChF was formally included in the active army, but actually did not have time to take part in hostilities against Japan, which ended in September.

Khromov ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.
During his combat career, he flew I-153, MiG-3 and Kingcobra.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 15/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153     12 OIAE-KBF
  22/09/41   1/2 Hs 126 Shared destroyed I-153     12 OIAE-KBF
  22/09/41   1/? Ju 88 Shared destroyed I-153     12 OIAE-KBF
  1942                
2 03/07/42   1 He 111 Destroyed MiG-3     12 OIAE-KBF
  01/09/42   1/2 Ju 88 Shared destroyed MiG-3     12 OIAE-KBF
  22/10/42   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed MiG-3     12 OIAE-KBF
  23/11/42   1/2 He 111 Shared destroyed MiG-3     12 OIAE-KBF

Biplane victories: 1 and 2 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 5 shared destroyed.

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




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