Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Starshiy Leytenant Nikolay Ivanovich Shepetov

Starshiy Leytenant Nikolay Shepetov served in the 4./38 IAP during the Winter War. This unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 17 February 1940, Kapitan Kashtanov and Starshiy Leytenant Shepetov of 4./38 IAP claimed two Fokkers at Turku.
These claims can’t be verified with Finnish records.

On 2 March, two I-153s flown by Starshiy Leytenants Lazarev and Shepetov (4th eskadrilya) claimed two Fokker D.XXIs in the Tampere area.
These claims can’t be verified with finnish losses.

Shepetov ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 4.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 17/02/40   1 Fokker (a) Destroyed I-153   Turku area 4./38 IAP
2 02/03/40   1 Fokker D.XXI (b) Destroyed I-153   Tampere 4./38 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 and 6 shared destroyed.
(a) Not verified with Finnish records.
(b) Not verified with Finnish records.

Red Stars 7 - Talvisota Ilmassa - The Winter War In the Air - Carl-Fredrik Geust, 2011 Apali Oy, Tampere, ISBN 978-952-5877-04-5
Additional information kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.

Last modified 26 August 2018