Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leytenant Zavgorodniy

In June 1941, Zavgorodniy belonged to the 123 IAP of the 10 SmAD.
The regiment was based at Imenin on 22 June 1941 flying Polikarpov I-153s. During the first day of the war the unit claimed more than 20 victories while losing nine of their own in air combats. Pilots flew as many as 10-14 sorties, in one case even 17 sorties were reported during the day.

Zavgorodniy claimed two victories during the first day of the war. The second of his two claims was for an enemy bomber. He was also wounded in one of his legs during the day’s combat.

Zavgorodniy ended the war with 2 victories claimed while flying biplanes.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 22/06/41   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed I-153   Imenin area 123 IAP
2 22/06/41   1 Enemy bomber Destroyed I-153   Imenin area 123 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.

Aerohobby No.1'94, kindly via Alexey Andreev
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3
Additional information kindly provided by Yuri Shakhov.

Last modified 09 December 2008