Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Polkovnik Pavel Ilich Pavlov HSU

16 November 1919 – 15 September 1963

Pavel Pavlov was born on 16 November 1919 in Ploskovo.

He joined the Navy in 1939.

When the war started in June 1941, Leitenant Pavlov served in 71 IAP-KBF of the Baltic Fleet. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 16 December 1941, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

Pavlov left 71 IAP-KBF in April 1942, when he was posted to 21 IAP-KBF. He was to serve with this unit until the end of the war, flying Yak-1s, Yak-7s and Yak-9s with this unit.

On 14 August 1942, he was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner.

On 3 May 1943, he was decorated with a third Order of the Red Banner.

By April 1944, Kapitan Pavlov was CO of 5./21 IAP-KBF.

On 22 July 1944, he was decorated with the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union (no. 4000) and the Order of Lenin.

Pavlov ended the war with 3 biplane victories and a total of 13.
These had been claimed during 602 combat missions and 46 air combats.
During his career, he was additionally decorated with a fourth Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Red Star.

Pavlov continued to serve after the war and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1956 before being transferred to the Air Defence Forces in January 1957.

Polkovnik Pavlov died on 15 September 1963 and is buried in Tallinn.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 26/07/41   1 He 111 Destroyed I-153     71 IAP-KBF
2 07/08/41   1 He 111 Destroyed I-153   Tallinn 71 IAP-KBF
  11/08/41   1/2 Ju 88 Shared destroyed I-153     71 IAP-KBF
3 03/09/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Riga Harbour 71 IAP-KBF
  1942                
4 08/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1   Vladimirovka 21 IAP-KBF
  27/06/42   1/2 He 111 Shared destroyed Yak-1   Seiskari 21 IAP-KBF
5 27/06/42   1 He 111 Destroyed Yak-1     21 IAP-KBF
6 16/12/42   1 Hs 126 Destroyed Yak-7     21 IAP-KBF
  1943                
7 22/01/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-7     21 IAP-KBF
  21/03/43   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Yak-7     21 IAP-KBF
8 21/06/43   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Yak-7     21 IAP-KBF
  1944                
9 02/04/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Yak-9     21 IAP-KBF
10 03/04/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Yak-9     21 IAP-KBF
  08/05/44   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Yak-9   Kotka 21 IAP-KBF
  1945                
11 08/05/45   1 Ju 52/3m Destroyed Yak-9   Bornholm 21 IAP-KBF
12 08/05/45   1 Ju 52/3m Destroyed Yak-9   Bornholm 21 IAP-KBF
13 09/05/45   1 Ju 52/3m Destroyed Yak-9   Bornholm 21 IAP-KBF

Biplane victories: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 13 and 4 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 07 September 2017