Starshiy Leytenant M. M. Kulakom
In November 1941, Starshiy Leytenant M. M. Kulakom served in the 120 IAP, which operated in the defence of Moscow. This unit was equipped with I-153s.
While pursuing a formation of Pe-2s at treetop height over the front lines on 13 November, III/JG 51’s 55-victory ace Oberfeldwebel Edmund Wagner was attacked by an I-153 piloted by Kulakom. The Soviet pilot fired his RS-82 rocket projectiles, which hit Wagner’s Bf 109, tearing it to pieces. The soldiers of a German anti-aircraft battery saw Wagner’s aircraft explode, leaving next to nothing but a black cloud of smoke.
Kulakom ended the war with 1 biplane victory.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||13/11/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||120 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Oberfeldwebel Edmund Wagner of III/JG 51 KIA.
Barbarossa – The Air Battle: July-December 1941 – Christer Bergström, 2007, Chevron Publishing Limited, ISBN 978-1-85780-270-2