Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Dimitry Ivanovich Rodin

1906 – 12 January 1943

Dimitry Rodin was born in 1906.

From December 1941, Kapitan Rodin served in 269 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s.

He left 87 IAP in May 1942 and in July the same year, he was posted to 520 IAP. With this unit he flew Yak-1s.

Major Rodin was shot down and killed in air combat on 12 January 1943.

At the time of his death, Rodin was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 8.
These had been claimed during 145 combat missions (as off 10 April 1942).
During his career he had been decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
1 05/02/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153     269 IAP
2 09/08/42   1 He 111 Destroyed Yak-1   E Olkhovka 520 IAP
3 09/09/42   1 Bf 110 Destroyed Yak-1   Kuzmichi 520 IAP
  14/09/42   1/3 FW 189 Shared destroyed Yak-1   Ivanovka 520 IAP
4 14/10/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1   Kuzmichi 520 IAP
  20/10/42   1/2 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Yak-1     520 IAP
5 30/11/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1   Dubinovsky area 520 IAP
6 12/12/42   1 Ju 52/3m Destroyed Yak-1   Krivomuzchinskaya area 520 IAP
7 30/12/42   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1   Bugatovsky 520 IAP
  1943                
8 04/01/43   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Yak-1     520 IAP
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        
  ??/??/4?   1/? Enemy aircraft Shared destroyed        

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 8 and 9 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 16 April 2019