Starshiy Leitenant Nikolay Petrovich Khromov
|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.
The I-153s from 12 OIAE-KBF was in combat with Ju 88s on 22 September 1941. Mladshiy leitenant Ivan Gorelikov, Khromov and Grigoriy Kraynov all claimed a Ju 88 shared ”in group” and it’s thus possible that this was the same Ju 88.
Khromov also claimed a shared Hs 126 together with another pilot during the day.
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.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|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|
|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.
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