Major Ruf Ksenofontovich Yazvitskiy
|30/06/44||Order of the Red Banner||1st|
|03/11/44||Medal ”For Military Merit”|
|12/05/45||Order of the Red Banner||2nd|
|15/11/50||Order of the Red Star|
|30/04/54||Order of the Red Banner||3rd|
Ruf Yazvitskiy was born in 1913.
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, starshiy leitenant Yazvitskiy served in 91 IAP. This regiment operated on the South-Western Front and was equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.
91 IAP was withdrawn from combat on 11 August 1941 to retrain on LaGG-3s and in September, Yazvitskiy was posted away from the regiment.
In March 1943, he was posted to the HQ of 207 IAD.
With this division, he flew Yak-1s, Yak-9s and La-5s.
On 24 August 1943, this division became a guard’s division and renamed to 11 GIAD.
Major Yazvitskiy ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 2.
These had been claimed during 112 combat missions and 20 air combats.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|02/07/41||1/?||Bf 109||Shared destroyed||I-153||South-Western Front||91 IAP|
|1||02/07/41||1||Bf 109||Destroyed||I-153||South-Western Front||91 IAP|
|2||15/07/44||1||FW 190||Destroyed||La-5||1st Ukrainian Front||11 GIAD|
Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 and 1 shared destroyed.
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