Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Naval Major Vladimir Stepanovich Koreshkov

In June 1942, Mayor Vladimir Koreshkov served in 71 IAP-KBF, which still was partially equipped with Polikarpov I-153s

Between 00:30-01:15 on 3 June 1942, four I-153s from the 71 IAP-KBF were up against He 111s raiding Kronstadt.
At 01:10, Kapitan Konstantin Solovev and Starshiy Leytenant Aleksandr Baturin claimed one He 111 from a distance of 500-600m at an altitude of 800m. The burning bomber crashed into Lake Kopenskoe. They also claimed a second shared He 111, which they attacked and shot down near Shepelev lighthouse.
Mayor Koreshkov and Kapitan Ivan Gorbachev claimed a shared He 111 at an altitude of 1000-800 m and from a distance of 100m, which crashed near Inoniemi. They also shot down a second He 111, which fell at Tyvola.

Koreshkov ended the war with 3 shared biplane victories and a total of 5 shared victories.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  03/06/42 00:30-01:15 1/2 He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   near Inoniemi 71 IAP-KBF
  03/06/42 00:30-01:15 1/2 He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Tyvola 71 IAP-KBF

Biplane victories: 3 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 shared destroyed.

Airmen of World
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Soviet Aces of World War 2 - Hugh Morgan, 1998
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Stalin's Falcons - Tomas Polak and Christhoper Shores, 1999 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-01-2
Suomen Ilmavoimat part IV – 1942 – Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman, 2007, ISBN 978-952-99743-2-0

Last modified 04 April 2011