Starshiy Leitenant Stepan Grigor'yevich Petrov
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.
He was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner on 13 May 1942.
He was decorated with a second Order of the Red Banner on 15 April 1944.
On 3 April 1942, 8 IAP-ChF became a guard’s unit and renamed to 6 GIAP-ChF.
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.
Pavlov was decorated with the Order the Patriotic War 1st Class on 26 May 1945.
He received a second Order the Patriotic War 1st Class on 11 March 1985.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||16/10/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Black Sea Fleet||8 IAP-ChF|
|2||05/05/43||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yak-1||Black Sea Fleet||6 GIAP-ChF|
|06/05/43||1/?||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||Yak-1||Black Sea Fleet||6 GIAP-ChF|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
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