Major Vasiliy Yakovlevich Terent’yev
|23/07/43||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|02/11/44||Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class|
|28/03/45||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|16/05/47||Order of the Red Star||1st|
|20/06/49||Medal For Military Merit|
|03/11/53||Order of the Red Star||2nd|
Vasiliy Terent’yev was born in 1918.
From July 1941, mladshiy leitenant Terent’yev served in 13 IAP on the Reserve Front. This regiment was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
On 27 July, mladshiy leitenant Nikolay Proshenkov claimed a shared Bf 109 together with anther pilot over Yel’nya. It’s possible that he claimed this together with leitenant Viktor Udovenko since it’s known that he claimed one shared Bf 109 together with another pilot during the day.
Mladshiy leitenant Terent’yev claimed one Bf 109 during the day at an unknown place.
Between 7 September and 6 October, the regiment was pulled back for re-organization and was re-equipped with Yak-1s.
The regiment went back to combat operations on 8 October on the Crimean Front.
Seven Yak-1s from 13 IAP claimed one Ju 88 as a shared destroyed over Bagerovo on 3 November. Known pilots taking part in this claim are Ivan Bazarov, Nikolay Proshenkov, Terent’yev and Viktor Udovenko.
The regiment was again withdrawn from combat operations on 4 December and at the same time, Terent’yev was posted away from the regiment.
Terent’yev was posted to 18 GIAP in January 1943.
This regiment resumed combat operations on the Western Front with Yak-7Bs on 22 February 1943.
In September, the regiment re-equipped with Yak-9s.
On 24 April 1944, the Western Front was renamed to the 3rd Belorussian Front.
Between 29 June 1944 and 27 August, they re-equipped with Yak-3s.
On 27 August 1944, the regiment was posted to the Belorussian Front with their new Yak-3s.
Major Terent’yev ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 3.
These had been claimed during 190 combat missions (as of 1 March 1945).
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||27/07/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Reserve Front||13 IAP|
|03/11/41||1/?||Ju 88||Shared destroyed||IYak-1||Bagerovo||13 IAP|
|2||14/07/43||1||FW 190||Destroyed||Yak-7B||Western Front||18 GIAP|
|3||16/01/45||1||FW 190||Destroyed||Yak-3||Belorussian Front||18 GIAP|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov