Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Ivan Davydovich Odintsov

In September 1941, leytenant Odintsov served in 7 IAP. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s and based in the Leningrad area.

In the afternoon on 30 September 1941, he claimed a Bf 109 over Leningrad while using RS-82 rockets from his I-153.
His victim was 25-victory-ace and Ritterkreuz holder Hauptmann Arnold Lignitz, Gruppen Kommandeur III/JG 54, who was shot down in his Bf 109F-2 (WNr. 9668). Lignitz was able to parachute and was taken PoW but didn’t survive his captivity.
Oberleutnant Günther Sholz of 7./JG 54 claimed an I-153 at 13:40 during the same engagement.

On 7 March 1942, the 7 IAP became the 14 GIAP.

On 19 March 1943, kapitan Odintsov claimed a FW 190 in the Leningrad area while flying an Yak-1.

Odintsov ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 30/09/41 p.m. 1 Bf 109 (a) Destroyed I-153   Leningrad (northern side) 7 IAP
2 19/03/43   1 FW 190 Destroyed Yak-1   Leningrad area 14 GIAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.
(a) Hauptmann Arnold Lignitz, Gruppen Kommandeur III/JG 54 shot down and PoW.

Black Cross/Red Star Volume I - Christer Bergström and Andrey Mikhailov, 2000 Pacifica Military History, ISBN 0-935553-48-7
Germanskiye asy na vostochnom fronte 1 (1941-43) – Dmirtiy Khazanov kindly provided by Ondrej Repka
Luftwaffe Claims Lists - Tony Wood
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
The Jagdgeschwader 54 HomePage
Additional information kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.

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