Leitenant Yefim Filippovich Vasil’yev
1916 – 22 July 1941
|13/08/41||Order of the Red Banner|
Yefim Vasil’yev was born in 1916.
He graduated from Kachinskaya flight school in 1938.
Leitenant Vasil’yev took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War serving in 72 SmAP-SF of the Air Force of the Northern Fleet between January and March 1940. In this regiment he flew I-15bis.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, leitenant Vasil’yev still served in 72 SmAP-SF.
At the outbreak of the war, the regiment was equipped with I.15bis, I-153s and I-16s.
The I-153s from 72 SmAP-SF claimed Ju 88s during the day and two of them were claimed by leitenant Vasil’yev and leitenant Maksim Vinichenko, which claimed one each.
Starshiy leitenant Vasiliy Volovikov and leitenant Vasil’yev claimed a shared Ju 87 over Vayenga airfield on 22 July.
Leitenant Vasil’yev was killed in air combat during the day (same combat?).
At the time of his death, Vasil’yev was credited with 2 biplane victories.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||08/07/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Air Force of the Northern Fleet||72 SmAP-SF|
|2||17/07/41||1||Ju 88||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Air Force of the Northern Fleet||72 SmAP-SF|
|22/07/41||1/2||Ju 87||Shared destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||Vayenga airfield||72 SmAP-SF|
Biplane victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
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