Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leitenant Aleksandr Dmitriyevich Rozhdestvenskiy

1912 – 26 June 1939

Date Decoration Note
14/11/38 Order of the Red Banner  
22/02/39 Medal “for Courage”  

Aleksandr Rozhdestvenskiy was born in 1912.

He graduated from Orenburg flight school in 1935.

Leitenant Rozhdestvenskiy served as a volunteer in China between January 1938 and September 1938.

During his time in China, he was credited with 3 enemy aircraft shot down while flying Polikarpov I-15bis.
These were claimed during 70 hours of combat flying and six air combats.

Rozhdestvenskiy passed away from a disease on 26 (or 27) June 1939.

At the time of his death, Rozhdestvenskiy was credited with 3 biplane victories.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 ??/??/38 (a)   1 Enemy bomber Destroyed I-15bis   China Chinese Air Force
1 ??/??/38 (a)   1 Enemy bomber Destroyed I-15bis   China Chinese Air Force
1 ??/??/38 (a)   1 I-96 Destroyed I-15bis   China Chinese Air Force

Biplane victories: 3 destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 destroyed.
(a) Claimed between January and September 1938.

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

Last modified 09 October 2020