Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

A. N. Zeitsoff

A. N. Zeitsoff served as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War.

In March 1936 he served in Kosokov’s Escuadrilla, which was equipped with I-15 Chatos.

At 11:30 on 16 March his patrol flew a sortie from Soto Madrid. In the Brihuega-Valdesor-Pajares sector the patrol met a formation of Fiat CR.32s. In the ensuing combat Albert Baumler shared a CR.32 with Zeitsoff. It seems that totally two CR.32s were claimed in this combat for no losses.

Zeitsoff ended the war with 1 shared biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  16/03/37 11:30 ½ CR.32 Shared destroyed I-15   Brihuega-Valdesor-Pajares Kosokov Escuadrilla

Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 shared destroyed.

Air War over Spain - Jesus Salas Larrazabal, 1974 Ian Allan Ltd, Shepperton, Surrey, ISBN 0-7110-0521-4
Flyers of Fortune
Några leva än - F. G. Tinker, 1939 T. V. Scheutz Bokförlag AB, Stockholm
Polikarpov Fighters in action Pt. 1 - Hans-Heiri Stapfer, 1995 Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton, ISBN 0-89747-343-4
Stars & Bars - Frank Olynyk, 1995 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-898697-17-5

Last modified 18 April 2004