Kapitan Ivan Viktorovich Podgorny
1911 – 5 October 1943
Ivan Podgorny was born in 1911.
Podgorny took part in Khalkhin Gol where he flew Polikarpov I-15bis in 22 IAP.
On 8 July 1939, he claimed a Ki-27 between post nos. 92-93.
This was Podgorny’s only claim over Mongolia.
When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Podgorny served in 15 IAP, flying MiG-3s with this unit.
He left the unit in December 1941.
In July 1943, he was posted to 163 IAP, flying Yak-7s and Yak-9s with this unit.
Podgorny was shot down and killed in air combat on 5 October 1943.
At the time of his death, Podgorny was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 6.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Red Star.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||08/07/39||1||Ki-27||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-15bis||Posts nos. 92-93||22 IAP|
|2||26/08/41||1||Enemy aircraft||Destroyed||MiG-3||15 IAP|
|3||26/08/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||MiG-3||15 IAP|
|14/10/41||1/2||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||MiG-3||Osinovets area||15 IAP|
|4||13/11/41||1||”He 113”||Destroyed||MiG-3||15 IAP|
|5||04/08/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak||Popovo-Khlyustovka||163 IAP|
|6||04/08/43||1||Ju 87||Destroyed||Yak||163 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 1 shared destroyed.
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014