Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Ivan Nikolaevich Videnkin

1915 – 19 February 1945

Ivan Videnkin was born in 1915.

In December 1941, he was posted to 482 IAP, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 19 July 1942, he claimed a shared Ju 88 over Bataysk.

He left 482 IAP in September 1942.

Between July and October 1943, he served in 821 IAP, which was equipped with Spitfires.

When he left 821 IAP in October 1943, he was posted to 494 IAP, which was equipped with Airacobras.

On 19 February, he claimed an Fw 190 destroyed before he was reported as missing.

At the time of his death, Videnkin was credited with 1 shared biplane victory and a total of 6.
During the war, he was decorated with two Order of the Red Banner.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
  19/07/42   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed I-153   Bataysk 482 IAP
  1943                
  08/08/43   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Spitfire     821 IAP
  1944                
1 30/06/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP
2 21/09/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP
3 18/11/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP
4 29/12/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP
5 29/12/44   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP
  1945                
6 19/02/45   1 Fw 190 Destroyed Airacobra     494 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 6 and 2 shared destroyed.

Sources:
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014




Last modified 28 February 2017