Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshii Leitenant Aleksandr Salov

1913 – 30 May 1943

Aleksandr Salov was born in 1916.

Starshii Leitenant Salov took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 flying Polikarpov I-153s in 149 IAP.

When Germany invade the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, he still served in 149 IAP, flying MiG-3s.

He left 149 IAP in July 1941.

In August 1941, he was posted to 263 IAP, flying MiG-3s and LaGG-3s with this unit.

Salov was killed in action on 1 July 1942, when he didn’t return from a combat mission.

At the time of his death, Selin was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 5.
During his career he had been decorated with the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1940                
1 26/02/40 15:00 1 Fokker Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Kouvola 149 IAP
  1941                
  23/08/41   1/3 Bf 109 Shared destroyed MiG-3   Yartsevo-Pnevo 263 IAP
2 27/08/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed MiG-3   Yartsevo 263 IAP
  03/10/41   1/4 Do 215 Shared destroyed MiG-3   Ardulyevo 263 IAP
  1942                
  11/04/42   1/3 Hs 126 Shared destroyed LaGG-3     263 IAP
3 09/06/42   1 Hs 126 Destroyed LaGG-3   Bryansk airfield 263 IAP
  24/06/42   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Bagrimovo 263 IAP
4 30/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed LaGG-3   Kastornoye 263 IAP
  30/06/42   1/3 FW 189 Shared destroyed LaGG-3   Livny 263 IAP
4 30/06/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed LaGG-3   Livny 263 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 and 5 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 09 April 2019