Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Major Ruf Ksenofontovich Yazvitskiy

1913 –

Date Decoration Note
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91 IAP was withdrawn from combat on 11 August 1941 to retrain on LaGG-3s and in September, Yazvitskiy was posted away from the regiment.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.

All aces of Stalin 1936-1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov

Last modified 11 September 2021