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CHINA 1934-1939

Soviet aces of the China conflicts



  Soviet involvements over China 1923-1939

Advisors 1923-1927 for Sun Yat-sen's Koumintang in his fight against warlords. Under the command of V.E.Sergeev.
Advisors 1927-1929 for Mongolian Army.
Clash with Chinese over Mandchuria.
Actions in Sianking Province as ally of a Mandchurian warlord in his war against ethnic rebels.
1937-39 Sino-Japanese War and rotations of Soviet volunteers with 1250 aircraft supplied.
Direct clashes with Japanese Kwantung Army, Lake Khasan with no aerial engagement reported and Khalkin-gol May-September 1939, western Manchuria.

  Claims and credits

Soviet credits were as usual in the V-VS divided into individual and shared claims. In the Khalkin-gol campaign, the claims (586 - T.Polak) were considered by many authors as very exaggerated and not confirmed by either the Japanese losses nor even the number of aircraft present in the different air battles.


  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 12/01/2008

Rank First Name Name China Victories Ww2 Sources Detail Units Death Note Other Sources
Fyodor A. VASILEV 30 [7+23] V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov 70IAP Khalkin Gol ace.
GenLt Alexei Sergeevich BLAGOVESHCHENSKII 27 [7+20] 18 V.Arkhipov 2IAK Special groups China 1938 to Korea 1951. China 12+25(Po.) 7+2(Bo.)
Maj Arsenii Vasilevich VOROZHEIKIN 19 [6+13] 46 M. Bykov 22 IAP; 728 IAP, 32 GIAP, 115 GIAP I-16, Khalkin Gol ace. Yak. 58 59 46+1 ww2;6+12 China
GenLt Grigori Panteleevich KRAVCHENKO 16 4 T. Polak (10 or 12 Khalkin Gol) 22 IAP, 21IAP; 11SAD, 215 IAD 23/02/1943 Ace in China and Khalkin Gol. 18+1 China (Abramov)
Konstantin Mefodevich KUZMENKO 14 [4+10] M. Bykov 22 IAP
stLt Viktor Georgievich RAKHOV 14 [8+6] T. Polak 22 IAP 29/08/1939 Khalkin Gol ace, DOW. 7+6 (Bykov)
Kapt Nikolai Prokofevich ZHERDEV 14 [11+3] 5 M. Bykov 70 IAP, 821 IAP 15/11/1942 I-15, Khalkin Gol ace. 1 Spain
V. FEDOSOV 13 [0+13] V. Arkhipov (more?) Khalkin Gol.
I. MIKHAILENKO 13 [0+13] V. Arkhipov (more?) Khalkin Gol
S. PIMENOV 13 [0+13] V. Arkhipov (more?) Khalkin Gol.
T. TKACHENKO 13 [0+13] V. Arkhipov (more?) Khalkin Gol
Maj Sergei Ivanovich 'Sergio' GRITSEVETS 12 M. Bykov 5.Mosca; 22IAP; 70IAP 16/09/1939 I-15, I-16, Spain, China, Kh.Gol. KIFA. 30+7 Sp
Sergei Ivanovich TIMOFEEV 12 [5+7] 14 M. Bykov 180 IAP, 9 IAP 5 & 11(Abramov)
LtCol Petr Konstantinovich KOZACHENKO 11 24 T. Polak (4 Winter War) 249IAP, 163 GIAP 18/03/1945 Ace in China; Winter War; Caucasus. 12+12; 29+2 ww2
LtCol Mitrofan Petrovich NOGA 11 [9+2] 22 M. Bykov 70 IAP; 182 IAP, 256 IAD, 322 IAD I-16, Kh.Gol. LaGG, La-5, Yak. 19+1 ww2(Polak);27+6
Maj Alexandr Petrovich PYANKOV 11 [3+8] T. Polak 22 IAP Khalkin Gol ace. 4+8(Abramov); 4+3
Col Vitt Fedorovich SKOBARIKHIN 11 [5+6] 10 V.Arkhipov 22 IAP; 201 IAD, 100 GuIAD I-16, Khalkin Gol. 5 Spain; 2 China (Polak)
Col Nikolai Vasilevich GRINEV 10 [4+6] 17 M. Bykov 22 IAP; 11 IAP 28/04/1963 I-16, Khalkin Gol.
stLt Konstantin DOMOV 9 7 A.Abramov 22 IAP Khalkin Gol, Finland, Gr.Patr.War.
GenLt Timofei Federovich KUTSEVALOV 9 [4+5] T. Polak 56 IAP 06/06/1975 Khalkin Gol ace.
Alexandr Andreevich MURMYLOV 9 [4+5] M. Bykov 22 IAP
Kapt Alexandr Ivanovich SMIRNOV 9 [6+3] 21 V.Arkhipov 22 IAP; 126 IA-PVO I-16, Kh.Gol. P-40, Yak, La, ww2. 20 ww2(Polak); 3 & 8+17
GenMj Stepan Pavlovich DANILOV 8 3 M. Bykov 56 IAP; 7 IAK, 287 IAD, 14 IAK 24/05/1945 Kalkhin Gol Incident.
Maj Vladimir Nikolaevich KALACHEV 8 [6+2] 6 A.Abramov, M.Bykov 22 IAP; 35 IAP, 15 IAP 28/06/1942 I-16, Khalkin Gol. KIA taran. 2 K.Gol (Polak)
Maj Dmitrii Nikolaevitch KALACHYOV 8 [6+2] 1 V.Arkhipov 22IAP Khalkin Gol ace.
LtCol Stepan Pavlovich SUPRUN 8 11 (45 with shared) 401 IAP 04/07/1941 Test pilot. MiG-3 ace, 1941, KIA. 6 China; 4 or 2+0 ww2
Kapt Vasilii Petrovich TRUBACHENKO 8 [5+3] 3 M. Bykov 22 IAP; 182 IAP 16/09/1941 I-16, Khalkin Gol ace. 5 China (Polak)
Vasilii Nikiforovich VUSS 8 [4+4] M. Bykov 22 IAP
P. D. EGOROV 7 [4+3] A.Abramov (1 balloon)
Kapt Anton Alexeevich GUBENKO 7 T. Polak 31/03/1939 I-15, I-16, China 38. KIFA. 8
Maj Konstantin Konstantnovich KOKKINAKI 7 7 T. Polak 401 IAP I-15, China. Test pilot. I-16 ww2. 4+2 ww2
Col Alexandr Andreevich MATVEEV 7 [2+5] 7 A.E.Melnikov, M.Bykov 70 IAP;147 IAP, 17 IAP, 154 IAP, 29 GIAP, 275 IAD Nomonhan. P-40, Leningrad. 1 & 15 (Polak); 8 ww2
LtCol Anton Dmitrievich YAKIMENKO 7 [3+4] 48 Seidl, Michulec, Arkhipov 22 IAP; 427 IAP, 150 GIAP I-16, Kh.Gol. Yak ace, ww2. 3&27(Polak);7&31(Bodr.)
Kapt Nikolai Ivanovich ZVONAREV 7 [3+4] V.Arkhipov Zvonarev RS Group I-16, Khalkin-Gol. 13
Kapt Alexei Kasyanovich ANTONENKO 6 [0+6] 10 M. Bykov 13 IAP-KBF, 5 IAP-KBF 26/07/1941 Kalkhin-Gol, Winter War, Baltic, KIFA. 11 (Melnikov)
LtCol Alexandr Andreevich ZAITSEV 6 1 H.D.Seidl, M.Bykov Esc.Kosakov; 19 IAP, 70 IAP, 431 IAP I-15 Spain. Khalkin Gol. I-16, La-5 ww2.
Kapt Nikolai Grigorievich ALIFANOV 5 6 M. Bykov 263 IAP ww2 4+1 (Polak)
Nikolai Georgievich GLAZYKIN 5 V.Arkhipov 22 IAP 22/06/1939 Khalkin-Gol, KIA.
Col Ivan Ivanovich KRASNOYURCHENKO 5 19 T. Polak 22IAP; 43IAP, 92IAP, 102 IAD-PVO 01/04/1970 Khalkin-Gol. 13+16sh
Kapt Alexandr Fedorovich MOSHIN 5 [2+3] 11 A. Abramov 56 IAP; 402 IAP, 32 GIAP 13/07/1943 Khalkin Gol ace. 14 ww2(Polak); 4 ww2
LtCol Vasilii Mikhailovich NAYDENKO 5 22 V.Arkhipov (?) 22 IAP; 25 IAP, 126 IAP-PVO 30/01/1969 I-16, Spain, Kh.Gol, Finland. P-40, ww2. 17+19;10+29;8+13;12+19ww2
Nikolai Nikiforovich VIKTOROV 5 M. Bykov 70 IAP
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