Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Mark Sergeevich Lipin

1916 –

Mark Lipin was born in 1916.

When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Leitenant Lipin served in 13 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

From 12 July, they operated from Shaikovka airfield.

Lipin was posted away from 13 IAP in July 1941.

He was posted to 236 IAP in January 1942. With this unit he flew Yak-1s, Yak-7s, Yak-9s and Yak-3s until the end of the war.

On 16 February 1942, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

He was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner on 6 June 1942.

236 IAP became a guards-unit on 25 August 1943 when they became 112 GIAP.

On 22 January 1944, he was decorated with the Order of Aleksandr Nevskii.

Lipin ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 4.
These had been claimed during 249 combat missions and 77 air combats (as of 17 December 1943).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 02/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153     13 IAP
2 10/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153     13 IAP
  20/08/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     13 IAP
  20/08/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     13 IAP
  22/08/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     13 IAP
  22/08/41   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153     13 IAP
  1942                
3 28/12/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1     236 IAP
  1943                
4 09/01/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1     236 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 and 4 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 and 4 shared destroyed.

Sources:
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov




Last modified 19 August 2019