Major Yakov Egorovich Titaev
1907 – 11 May 1942
Yakov Titaev was born in 1907.
He graduated from flight school in 1935.
Starshii leitenant Titaev took part in the later stages of the Finnish-Soviet Winter War of 1939-1940, being at the front only during the last month in March 1940. 148 IAP flew Polikarpov I-153s at this time.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, kapitan Titaev still served in 148 IAP, which was still equipped with Polikarpov I-153s. This unit operated on the North-Western Front.
On 25 July 1941, Titaev was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.
On 11 May 1942, he didn’t return from a combat mission.
At the time of his death, Titaev was credited with 2 biplane victories and a total of 3.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||22/06/41||1||He 111||Destroyed||I-153||North-Western Front||148 IAP|
|26/06/41||1/2||He 111||Shared destroyed||I-153||North-Western Front||148 IAP|
|2||01/07/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||I-153||North-Western Front||148 IAP|
|3||31/03/42||1||Hs 126||Destroyed||MiG-3||South-Western Front||148 IAP|
Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 3 and 1 shared destroyed.
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