Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Mikhail Ivanovich Mudrov

Mikhail Mudrov was born in Gulyshek.
He graduated from the Army Flying School in Chita in 1938.

During the autumn 1941 he claimed his first victory while flying a Polikarpov I-153.

In the end of 1942 he was transferred to the 3 GIAP and the lead of a zveno.

On 28 November 1942 he claimed a triple when he claimed a Ju 88, a Ju 87 and a Bf 109.

In August 1943 he had a great period of claiming and between the 4th and 13th of this month he claimed 8 victories. Of these two were Ju 87s and one were a Bf 109 claimed on the 12th.

On 2 November, he claimed an Fw190 over Perejaslavl-Chmelnickij.

Mudrov became missing in action on 27 January 1944 after 420 sorties.
The remains of his body weren’t found until 50 years later near the village Pogrebishche (which means something like cemetery!).

At the time of his death, Mudrov was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 30.

On 10 April 1995 Mudrov was posthumously awarded with the Hero of the Russian Federation.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 ??/??/41   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-153      
  1942                
? 28/11/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? 28/11/42   1 Ju 87 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? 28/11/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
  1943                
? 12/08/43   1 Ju 87 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? 12/08/43   1 Ju 87 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? 12/08/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? ??/08/43   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? ??/08/43   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? ??/08/43   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? ??/08/43   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? ??/08/43   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed La-5     3 GIAP
? 02/11/43   1 Fw190 Destroyed La-5   Perejaslavl-Chmelnickij 3 GIAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 30 and 7 shared destroyed.

Sources:
Sovetskiye asy - Nikolay Bodrikhin, 1998, kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.
Additional information kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.




Last modified 17 November 2009