Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Nikolay Nikolayevich Vasil’yev

1920 –

Date Decoration Note
06/07/44 Order of the Red Banner 1st
11/07/44 Order of the Red Banner 2nd
30/04/45 Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class  
29/12/45 Order of Aleksandr Nevsky  
11/03/85 Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class  

Nikolay Vasil’yev was born in 1918.

From July 1942, leitenant Vasil’yev served in 483 IAP. This regiment became operational on 15 July 1942 on the North Caucasian Front and was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 3 August, Vasil’yev was seriously wounded in air combat.
He was hospitalized and after recovery, he was posted away.

In July 1943, he was posted to 484 IAP.
This regiment went back to combat operations on the Western Front on 8 July 1943 and was at the time equipped with Yak-1s.

On 19 August 1943, he claimed a FW 190 over the Yel’nya area by a ”taran” ramming attack.. A second FW 190 was claimed in the same area by Georgiy Ustinov.

Kapitan Vasil’yev ended the war with 2 biplane victories and a total of 4.
These had been claimed during 283 combat missions and 17 air combats.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 27/07/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   North Caucasian Front 483 IAP
2 03/08/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   North Caucasian Front 483 IAP
3 07/08/43   1 He 111 Destroyed Yak-1   Western Front 484 IAP
4 19/08/43   1 FW 190 (a) Destroyed Yak-1   Yel’nya area 484 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 destroyed.
(a) Claimed in a ”taran” ramming attack.

All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov

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