Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Mikhail Mikhailovich Kostikov

1919 –

Mikhail Kostikov was born in 1919.

When German attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, Mladshii Leitenant Kostikov served in 127 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

He left 127 IAP in December 1941 and was posted to 179 IAP in April 1942.
He was to serve with this unit during the remain of the war and with this unit he flew Hurricanes, Yak-1s and Yak-9s.

Kostikov ended the war with 3 shared biplane victories and a total of 10.
These had been claimed during around 320 combat missions and around 60 air combats.
During the war, he was decorated with the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner (four times) and the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st and 2nd Class.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  22/06/41   1/? Bf 110 Shared destroyed I-153   Grodno area 127 IAP
  27/08/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     127 IAP
  30/08/41   1/? Hs 126 Shared destroyed I-153     127 IAP
  1942                
1 11/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed       179 IAP
  1944                
  24/02/44   1/4 Bf 109 Shared destroyed       179 IAP
2 09/04/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed       179 IAP
3 15/04/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed       179 IAP
4 16/04/44   1 Ju 87 Destroyed       179 IAP
5 23/04/44   1 Bf 109 Destroyed       179 IAP
6 20/07/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed       179 IAP
7 12/08/44   1 Bf 109 Destroyed       179 IAP
  1945                
8 06/01/45   1 Bf 109 Destroyed       179 IAP
9 16/01/45   1 Ju 87 Destroyed       179 IAP
10 21/03/45   1 Fw 190 Destroyed       179 IAP

Biplane victories: 3 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 10 and 4 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 01 September 2017