Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Kapitan Vasily Danilovich Volovikov

1915 –

Vasily Volovikov was born in 1915.

Volovikov took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 while serving in 72 SmAP-SF while flying Polikarpov I-15bis.

When Germany attacked the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, he was still serving in 72 SmAP-SF but was at the time flying Polikarpov I-153s.

On 17 January 1942, the 72 SmAP-SF became a guard’s unit and renamed to 2 GIAP-SF.

He was to continue flying with Hurricanes and Kittyhawks.

He suffered a serious injury and hospitalized. He didn’t come back to combat after this. Instead he was sent to school and after graduation was sent to teach for the rest of the war.

Volovikov ended the war with a total of 5 biplane victories.
During his career he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner (twice).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 03/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   S Vayenga airfield 72 SmAP-SF
2 03/07/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Vayenga airfield area 72 SmAP-SF
3 03/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Vayenga airfield area 72 SmAP-SF
4 18/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153     72 SmAP-SF
5 18/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed Polikarpov I-153     72 SmAP-SF
  22/07/41   1/2 Ju 87 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Vayenga airfield 72 SmAP-SF
  26/07/41   1/3 Ju 87 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Voyev-Navolok 72 SmAP-SF
  26/07/41   1/3 Ju 87 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Voyev-Navolok 72 SmAP-SF
  09/08/41   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF
  09/08/41   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF
  09/08/41   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF
  09/08/41   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF
  09/08/41   1/8 Ju 88 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF
  13/08/41   1/3 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153     72 SmAP-SF
  15/08/41   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Polikarpov I-153   Murmansk 72 SmAP-SF

Biplane victories: 5 and 10 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 and 10 shared destroyed.

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




Last modified 17 August 2018