Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Fedor Leontievich Milaev

1918 –

Fedor Milaev was born in 1918.

In July 1941, Milaev served in 13 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s with this unit.

On 31 July he claimed a Ju 88.

He claimed a Bf 109 on 2 August as his second victory.

Milaev left 13 IAP in August 1941.

In February 1942, he was posted to 46 IAP and initially flew Hurricanes with this unit.

They were withdrawn from combat on 28 July 1942 to retrain on Kittyhawks and returned to combat with this new type on 15 December.

On 18 March 1943, 46 IAP became 68 GIAP.

On 20 September, 68 GIAP was withdrawn from combat to train on the Bell Airacobra (which they had started to train on in June) but a group of the most skilled pilots from the unit that quickly had mastered the Airacobra was seconded to 28 GIAP. Milaev was one of these pilots seconded.

On 9 and 10 October 1943, he claimed a Fw 190 on each day.

He then returned to 68 GIAP, which went into combat again on 3 June 1944.

Milaev ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 13.
These where claimed during 304 combat missions and 63 air combats.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (three times), the Order of Alexander Nevskii, the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class (twice) and the Order of the Red Star.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 31/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153     13 IAP
2 02/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153     13 IAP
  1942                
  27/06/42   1/3 Do 215 Shared destroyed Hurricane     46 IAP
  02/07/42   1/3 Do 215 Shared destroyed Hurricane     46 IAP
  1943                
3 15/03/43   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Kittyhawk     13 IAP
4 24/05/43   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Kittyhawk     68 GIAP
5 24/05/43   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Kittyhawk     68 GIAP
6 09/10/43   1 Fw 190 (a) Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
7 10/10/43   1 Fw 190 (a) Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
  1944                
8 15/07/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
9 24/07/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
10 15/08/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
11 14/09/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
12 17/09/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP
13 27/10/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     68 GIAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 13 and 2 shared destroyed.
(a) Claimed while seconded to 28 GIAP.

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




Last modified 16 August 2018