Leitenant Viktor Nikolayevich Makutin
1922 - 14 December 1942
|??/??/4?||Order of the Red Banner||Posthumously|
Makutin was born in 1922 in Kharkov.
Makutin served with the 84-A IAP. This unit was formed on 6 August 1942 with 16 I-153s and flew in North Caucasus. The unit was mainly used for ground attack missions. During 4 ½ month they shot and strafed 122 German aircraft on the ground, destroyed 319 tanks, 1087 trucks, 24 guns, 222 Flaks and machine-gun Flaks. The most experienced pilots from this unit later served in the 16 GIAP.
Leitenant Makutin was killed on 14 December 1942 in a “taran” ramming attack east off Soldatskaya, when he rammed a Bf 109 head-on.
This was Bf 109 G-2 WNr. 13881 (VC+LC) from 7./JG 52, which had taken off from Soldatskaya and was flown by Unteroffizier Friedrich Heeg, who became a PoW.
At the time of his death Makutin was credited with 1 biplane victory.
Makutin was posthumously awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||14/12/42||1||Bf 109 (a)||Destroyed||I-153||E Soldatskaya||84-A IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a "taran" ramming attack. Bf 109 G-2 WNr. 13881 (VC+LC) from 7./JG 52 (pilot PoW).
Eskadrilia vediot boi - K. Suhov, 1983 kindly provided by Alexey V. Andreev.
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
Additional information kindly provided by Michael Balss and Yuri Shakhov.