Podpolkovnik Sergey Mikhaylovich Petukhov
1916 – 21 March 1945
Sergey Petukhov was born in 1916.
While serving in 56 IAP, he took part in Khalkhin Gol conflict against Japan in 1939. He flew Polikarpov I-15bis and I-153 in this conflict but didn’t make any claims.
He took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War in 1939-40, flying Polikarpov I-153 with 38 IAP, without making any claims.
In June 1941, he served in 348/743 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s.
On 30 March 1942, leitenant Nikolay Kovalev and starshiy leitenant Petukhov claimed a shared He 111 in the Chelochik area on the Crimean.
In May 1942, he was posted to 13 IAP. With this unit, he flew LaGG-3s and La-5s.
He was posted to 236 IAP in December 1942 and was to fly Yak-1s, Yak-7s and Yak-3s with this unit.
The Yak-1s from 236 IAP claimed three Ju 87s on 20 January 1943, when Petukhov claimed one between Manychskaya and Krasnyy while Ulvan Shinkaruk and Vladimir Verenikin claimed one each over Manychskaya.
On 25 August 1943, 236 IAP became 112 GIAP.
He was killed in an air-crash on 21 March 1945.
At the time of his death, Petukhov was credited with 1 shared biplane victory and a total of 8.
During the war, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (three times), The Order of Alexander Nevskiy, the Order of the Patriotic War and the Order of the Red Star.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|30/03/42||1/2||He 111||Shared destroyed||I-153||Chelochik area||743 IAP|
|1||17/07/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Morozovskaya area||13 IAP|
|2||30/11/42||1||Ju 52/3m||Destroyed||La-5||Pitomnik||13 IAP|
|10/12/42||1/4||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||La-5||Novo-Maksimovka||13 IAP|
|3||20/01/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak-1||Manychskaya - Krasnyy||236 IAP|
|4||23/10/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yakovlev||Dudari||112 GIAP|
|5||15/03/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yakovlev||Proskurov||112 GIAP|
|6||15/03/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yakovlev||Proskurov||112 GIAP|
|7||20/04/44||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Yakovlev||Luka||112 GIAP|
|8||27/07/44||1||Fw 190||Destroyed||Yakovlev||Lopushna||112 GIAP|
Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 8 and 2 shared destroyed.
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