Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Mladishiy Leytenant I. L. Yukhimovich

In July 1941 Yukhimovich served in 29 IAP. This unit was at the time based in Belorussia and equipped with Polikarpov I-153s.

On 13 July he claimed a Bf 110 from I/ZG 26. The pilot of this aircraft, Hauptmann G. Lehmann parachuted but his gunner was killed.

He claimed a Ju 88 on 18 July 1941.
According to some sources this was 29 IAP’s first victory.

Yukhimovich ended the war with 2 biplane victories.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 13/07/41   1 Bf 110 (a) Destroyed I-153     29 IAP
2 18/07/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153     29 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.
(a) Hauptmann G. Lehmann of I/ZG 26 shot down. The pilot parachuted but his gunner was killed.

Germanskiye asy na vostochnom fronte 1 (1941-43) – Dmirtiy Khazanov kindly provided by Ondrej Repka
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3
Stalin's Falcons - Tomas Polak and Christhoper Shores, 1999 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-01-2
Additional information kindly provided by Ondrej Repka.

Last modified 21 December 2004