Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

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.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
  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
  1943                
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
  1944                
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.

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




Last modified 01 September 2020