Biplane fighter aces

Soviet Union

Leitenant Ivan Alekseevich Zheltov

1917 – 23 June 1942

Ivan Zheltov was born in 1917.

Leitenant Zheltov served in 6 IAP from August 1941 on the South-Western Front. With this unit he initially flew Polikarpov I-153s.

On 6 November 1941, he was decorated with the Order of the Red Star.

In March 1942, 6 IAP re-equipped with Yak-1s and was back on operations from 31 March on the South-Western Front

On 28 May a group of pilots (including Zheltov) and aircraft from 6 IAP was transferred to 273 IAP.

He was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner on 17 June 1942.

Zheltov was killed in air combat on 23 June 1942.

At the time of his death, Zheltov was credited with 1 biplane victory and a total of 4.
These had been claimed during 154 combat missions (as of 16 May 1942).

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
1 01/09/41   1 Ju 88 Destroyed I-153     6 IAP
  1942                
  01/09/421   1/2 Bf 109 Shared destroyed Yak-1     6 IAP
2 15/05/42   1 Bf 109 Destroyed Yak-1     6 IAP
  16/05/42   1/? He 113 Shared destroyed Yak-1     6 IAP
3 19/05/42   1 He 111 Destroyed Yak-1     6 IAP
4 26/05/42   1 Hs 126 Destroyed Yak-1     6 IAP

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 4 and 2 shared destroyed.

Sources:
Soviet Fighter Pilots 1936-1953 - Mikhail Bykov




Last modified 21 August 2019