Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leitenant Ivan Kirillovich Zavgorodniy

1915 – 22 June 1941

Ivan Zavgorodniy was born in 1915.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union, leitenant Zavgorodniy served in 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 a Ju 88.
During the day, he was killed in air combat.

At the time of his death, Zavgorodniy was credited with 2 biplane victories.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 22/06/41   1 Bf 109 Destroyed I-153   Imenin area 123 IAP
2 22/06/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153   Imenin area 123 IAP

Biplane victories: 2 destroyed.
TOTAL: 2 destroyed.

Aerohobby No.1'94, kindly via Alexey Andreev
All aces of Stalin 1936–1953 – Mikhail Bykov, 2014
Soviet Aces 1936-1953
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov
Stalin's Eagles - Hans D. Seidl, 1998 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-7643-0476-3
Additional information kindly provided by Yuri Shakhov.

Last modified 11 May 2021