Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leitenant Nikolay Stepanovich Vovk

1918 – 24 March 1942

Date Decoration Note
21/02/42 Order of Lenin  

Nikolay Vovk was born in 1918.

Dankevich took part in the Soviet-Finnish Winter War in 1939-1940.

In December 1941, mladshiy leitenant Vovk was posted to 270 IAP, which operated on the Transcaucasian Front. The unit was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

In January 1942, 270 IAP moved to the Crimean Front.

It seems that Vovk was nominated for the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union but instead “only” received the Order of Lenin on 21 February 1942.

Leitenant Vovk was killed in air combat on 24 March 1942.

At the time of his death, Vovk was credited with 2 biplane victories.
These had been claimed during 45 combat missions (as of 31 January 1942).

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 09/01/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Crimean Front 270 IAP
2 14/01/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Crimean Front 270 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.

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Last modified 06 November 2020