Mladshiy Leitenant Dmitriy Yefimovich Vichugin
1918 – 26 July 1941
|25/07/41||Order of the Red Banner|
Dmitriy Vichugin was born in 1918.
When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, mladshiy leitenant Vichugin served in 38 IAP. This regiment was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s and I-16s and operated on the North-Western Front.
On 22 June, the regiment had 63 I-153s and I-16s (of which 16 were non-operational).
On 21 July, kapitan Nikolay Sobolev claimed a shared ”PZL” together with another pilot south-east of Dno.
It’s possible that this was claimed together with mladshiy leitenant Vichugin since it’s known that he claimed a shared ”PZL” together with another pilot during the day.
Vichugin didn’t return from a combat mission on 26 July 1941.
At the time of his death, Vichugin was credited with 1 biplane victory.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||11/07/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||North-Western Front||38 IAP|
|21/07/41||1/2||PZL||Shared destroyed||Polikarpov I-153||SE Dno||38 IAP|
Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
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