Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Marchenko

Marchenko served in 5./7 IAP during the Finnish-Soviet Winter War. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

At 11:10 on 10 March 1940, luutnantti Tauno Ollikainen of LLv 14 was involved in combat with I-153s. He crashed into trees in Gladiator GL-279 at Kirvu and was killed.
It seems that luutnantti Ollikainen was shot down by Marchenko of 5./7 IAP (I-153), who reportedly claimed an enemy fighter during the day.
It’s also possible that the Gladiator was claimed by 68 IAP, which according to some sources claimed a “Bulldog” during the day.

Marchenko ended the war with 1 biplane victory.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1940                
1 10/03/40 11:10 1 Gladiator (a) Destroyed I-153   Kirvu 5./7 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Probably Gladiator GL-279 of LLv 14 shot down and luutnantti Ollikainen KIA.

Sources:
Red Stars 7 - Talvisota Ilmassa - The Winter War In the Air - Carl-Fredrik Geust, 2011 Apali Oy, Tampere, ISBN 978-952-5877-04-5
Suomen Ilmavoimat part II – 1928-40 – Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman, 2006, ISBN 952-99743-0-2




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