Major Aleksandr Nikolaevich Sokolov
Aleksandr Sokolov was born in 1919.
When Germany invade the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, Sokolov served in 160 IAP, flying Polikarpov I-153s.
After claiming one victory in the I-153, Sokolov was posted away from 160 IAP in July.
He was posted to 193 IAP in October, flying LaGG-3s with this unit.
On 11 October, he claimed a Do 215 in a “taran” ramming attack.
This claim isn’t recorded in any operational material or squadron records but only in his award material.
He left 193 IAP in August 1942 and was posted to 2 GIAP in October the same year. With this unit he flew La-5s.
He left 2 GIAP I January 1944 when was posted to 482 IAP and with this unit he flew La-5s and La-7s.
Sokolov was killed in an aircraft crash on 14 April 1945
At the time of his death, Sokolov was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 7.
During his career he had been decorated with the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Patriotic War, 1st Class.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||11/07/41||1||He 111||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Smolensk area||160 IAP|
|2||11/10/41||1||Do 215 (a)||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Maksimovo-Torzhok||193 IAP|
|01/11/41||1/?||Fi 156 (b)||Shared destroyed||LaGG-3||Tridubye||193 IAP|
|3||28/12/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Martynovo||193 IAP|
|4||20/03/42||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Burgovo-Rzhev||193 IAP|
|5||14/08/42||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Rzhev airfield||193 IAP|
|6||16/07/43||1||FW 190||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Gnezdilovo||2 GIAP|
|7||06/08/43||1||FW 190||Destroyed||LaGG-3||Abalmasovo||2 GIAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 7 and 1 shared destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a “taran” ramming attack.
(b) Claimed as a “Storch”.
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953