Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Konstantin Georgiyevich Pavlov

1918 –

Konstantin Pavlov was born in 1918.

In June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Pavlov served in 91 IAP, flying I-153s with this unit.

On 3 July, the I-153s from 91 IAP clashed with Bf 109s. Mladshiy leitenant Pavlov claimed four shared Bf 109s over Shepetovka together with mladshiy leitenant Grigoriy Murzin and four other pilots. One of the shared was also credited to mladshiy leitenant Dmitriy Kovtyulev.
Mladshiy leitenant Kovtyulev claimed an additional Bf 109 over Slavuta while mladshiy leitenant Grigoriy Murzin also claimed an additional Bf 109 during the day but at an unknown place.

On 24 July, mladshiy leitenant Dmitriy Kovtyulev and mladshiy leitenant Pavlov claimed a shared He 113 (probably a Bf 109) over Fursy together with five other pilots.

Pavlov was posted to 20 IAP in July 1941, continuing flying I-153s with this unit.

On 11 August 1941, he failed to return from a combat mission and was considered missing.
However, he returned but the circumstances regarding this have not been clarified.

He returned to 91 IAP in 1942 flying Yak-1 with this unit.

In March 1943, he left 91 IAP and in July 1943, he joined 814 IAP, flying Yak-1s and Yak-7s with this unit.

On 24 August 1943, 814 IAP became 106 GIAP.

He left 106 GIAP in November 1943.

From November 1943, he served in 39 ORAP, flying Yak-9Ps.

During 1944-1945 he claimed one enemy transport aircraft but the date has not been possible to verify.

Pavlov ended the war with 6 shared biplane victories and a total of 6.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice), the Order of Alexander Nevsky and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  03/07/41   1/6 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Shepetovka 91 IAP
  03/07/41   1/6 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Shepetovka 91 IAP
  03/07/41   1/6 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Shepetovka 91 IAP
  03/07/41   1/6 Bf 109 Shared destroyed I-153   Shepetovka 91 IAP
  13/07/41   1/2 He 111 Shared destroyed I-153   Kiev 91 IAP
  24/07/41   1/7 He 113 Shared destroyed I-153   Fursy 91 IAP
  1943                
1 22/07/43   1 Ju 87 Destroyed Yak-1 or Yak-7B   S Zavodskoy 814 IAP
2 16/08/43   1 Enemy bomber Destroyed Yak-1 or Yak-7B   SE Sisinki 814 IAP
3 16/08/43   1 Ju 87 Destroyed Yak-1 or Yak-7B   S Dolgen'kaya 814 IAP
4 17/08/43   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1 or Yak-7B   S Dolgen'kaya 814 IAP
5 27/08/43   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Yak-1 or Yak-7B   S Taranovka 106 GIAP
  1944                
6 ??/??/4? (a)   1 Enemy transport aircraft Destroyed Yak-9P     39 ORAP

Biplane victories: 6 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 6 shared destroyed.
(a) Claimed in 1944 or 1945.

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




Last modified 27 August 2021