Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leitenant Stepan Grigor'yevich Petrov

1917 –

Date Decoration Note
13/05/44 Order of the Red Banner 1st
15/04/43 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
26/05/45 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 1st
11/03/85 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 2nd

Stepan Petrov was born in 1917.

He graduated from flight school in 1940.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Petrov served in 8 IAP-ChF of the Black Sea Fleet. This regiment was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 3 April 1942, 8 IAP-ChF became a guard’s unit and renamed to 6 GIAP-ChF.

On 5 May 1943, 6 GIAP-ChF was in combat in the Crimean area and claimed three Bf 109s. Each were claimed as individual claims and were made by Mikhail Kologrivov (west of Crimean), Aleksandr Rumyantsev and Petrov.

Petrov continued to serve in 6 GIAP-ChF until the end of the war.

Petrov ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.
These had been claimed during 452 combat missions and 5 air combats.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 16/10/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet 8 IAP-ChF
2 05/05/43   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1   Crimean area 6 GIAP-ChF
  06/05/43   1/? Bf 109 Shared destroyed Yak-1   Air Force of the Black Sea Fleet 6 GIAP-ChF

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.

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Last modified 11 August 2021