Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mladshiy Leitenant Dmitriy Yefimovich Vichugin

1918 – 26 July 1941

Date Decoration Note
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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Last modified 23 December 2021