Chronicle of war:

23 days left till the Great Patriotic War Victory Day

Twenty-seven soviet fighter pilots, Thrice or Twice Heroes of the Soviet Union, had won from twenty-two to sixty-two battles each, destroying one thousand and forty-four enemy aircrafts in total (individually), plus one hundred and eighty-four enemy aircrafts in-group. Over eight hundred pilots won over sixteen battles each. Soviet ace airmen (three percent of all pilots) destroyed thirty percent of the enemy air force. You can find a list of the pilots that had won forty plus battles individually during the years of the Great Patriotic War below.

For more information on war heroes visit Our Victory social project official website.
 

Hero

Individual
victories

In-group victories

Missions / Air fights accomplished

Ivan Kozhedub

64

-

330 / 120

Aleksandr Pokryshkin

59

6

650 / 156

Nilolai Gulayev

57

4

290 / 69

Grigory Rechkalov

56

5 (6)

450 / 122

Kirill Yevstigneyev

53

2

296 / >120

Arseny Vorozheikin

52

13 (14)

>300 / 90

Dmitry Glinka

50

6

300 / 100

Vitaly Popkov

47

13

475 / 113

Aleksandr Koldunov

46

1

412 / 96

Nikolai Skomorokhov

46

8

605 / 143

Vladimir Bobrov

43

23

577 / 159

Georgy Kostylyov

43

3

418 / 112

Sergei Gritsevets

42

7

-

Aleksei Alelyukhin

40

17

601 / 258


A Great Patriotic War aircraft

 



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