Kapitan Pavel Ignat'yevich Chinyakov
21 January 1909 - 21 September 1983
|21/04/40||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|16/12/41||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|18/07/44||Order of the Red Banner||3rd|
|03/11/44||Order of the Red Star|
Pavel Chinyakov was born on 21 January 1909 in Morshansk in the Tambov region.
He joined the Red Army on 10 November 1928.
He was promoted to leitenant on 17 March 1936.
In December 1936, he started pilot training at Yeisk and in December 1937 he joined the Air Force of the Baltic Fleet (KBF) as a pilot.
In May 1938, he was posted to the 2nd eskadrilya of the 13 IAP-KBF.
On 5 February 1939, he was promoted to starshiy leitenant.
Chinyakov took part in Winter-war between Soviet Union and Finland between 30 November 1939 and 13 March 1940, flying Polikarpov I-153s in 13 IAP-KBF.
On 16 September 1940, he was posted to the 71 IAP-KBF where he initially served as a flight commander in the 2nd eskadrilya and deputy eskadrilya commander. This was a role he served in until 14 February 1941.
On 25 July 1941, he claimed an Hs 126 while flying a Polikarpov I-153.
On 21 September, six I-153s from 71 IAP-KBF flew a reconnaissance mission looking for enemy troops in the Krasny Bor area. They intercepted and engaged two Bf 109s and three Ju 88s. Starshiy leitenant Chinyakov claimed one Bf 109 over the Uritsk district. Starshiy leitenant Chinyakov and Mazurenko returned from the combat wounded while starshiy leitenant Viktor Gavrilov was killed.
From 29 September 1941, he served as vice commander of the 2nd eskadrilya.
Chinyakov was promoted to kapitan on 20 November 1941.
At 19:00 on 27 March 1942 five I-153s from the 71 IAP led by Chinyakov (and including Vladimir Abramov) intercepted two Finnish Fokker D.XXIs over the Gulf of Finland and one Fokker D.XXI was claimed shot down. The Finnish fighter crashed on the ice and was claimed as a shared by all the pilots.
It seems that the Soviet fighters had been in combat with Fokkers from LLv 30, which didn't suffer any losses.
On 7 August 1943, he was appointed commander of an eskadrilya in the 14 IAP (in the Pacific Fleet).
On 2 March 1944, he returned to the KBF and was appointed deputy commander of the 3rd eskadrilya of 3 GIAP-KBF.
Around 12:00 on 15 May, he claimed a Ju 88 10km north-east of Sommeri.
He claimed a Ju 88 over Ust-Luga district around 19:50 on 26 May.
At 09:23 on 28 May, he claimed an FW 190 in the Vigrund area.
He claimed an FW 190 over Narva bay at around 22:00 on 30 May.
He continued to serve in the 3 GIAP-KBF until October 1944.
Chinyakov ended the war with 4 biplane victories and a total of 8.
During the Great Patriotic War, he completed 522 sorties, flew 41 ground-attack sorties, 44 reconnaissance sorties and took part in 61 air combats.
After the war, he continued serve in the KBF.
From 28 December 1945, he served as commander of an eskadrilya in 10 GIAP-KBF.
Chinyakov passed away on the night between 20 and 21 September 1983.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||19/02/40||1||Gladiator||Destroyed||I-153||Tervajoki - Havinimaa||13 IAP-KBF|
|2||07/07/41||1||Hs 126||Destroyed||I-153||Pärnu||71 IAP-KBF|
|3||21/09/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||Uritsk||71 IAP-KBF|
|01/01/42||1/2||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||I-153||Vyslav airfield||71 IAP-KBF|
|27/03/42||19:00||1/5||Fokker D.XXI (a)||Shared destroyed||I-153||Gogland Island||71 IAP-KBF|
|4||11/06/42||1||He 111||Destroyed||I-153||Kotlin Island||71 IAP-KBF|
|5||16/05/44||~12:00||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||La-5||10km NE Sommeri||3 GIAP-KBF|
|6||26/05/44||~19:50||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||La-5||Ust-Luga||3 GIAP-KBF|
|7||28/05/44||09:23||1||FW 190||Destroyed||La-5||Vigrund area||3 GIAP-KBF|
|8||30/05/44||~22:00||1||FW 190||Destroyed||La-5||Narva Bay||3 GIAP-KBF|
Biplane victories: 4 and 2 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 8 and 2 shared destroyed.
(a) Probably claimed in combat with Fokkers from LLv 30, which didn't suffer any losses.
Airmen of World
All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces of World War 2 - Hugh Morgan, 1998
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3
Stalin's Falcons - Tomas Polak and Christhoper Shores, 1999 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-01-2
Suomen Ilmavoimat part III – 1941 – Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman, 2007, ISBN 978-952-99743-1-3
Suomen Ilmavoimat part IV – 1942 – Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman, 2007, ISBN 978-952-99743-2-0