Russian aces of WWI

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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: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Nation Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Kapt Alexandr Alesandrovich KOZAKOV Russia 20 Franks et al. IRAS & White Rus.AF 4KAO, 19KAO, 1BAG; 1.Slavo-BritishSq, 03/08/1919 Morane, Nieuport, 1915-17. Civil War. 32; 18; 17
Konstantin Konstantinovic ARTSEULOV Russia 18 Arkhipov, Abramov IRAS 18KAO, 8IO MB, Albatros, Nieuport.
Ens Vasili Ivanovich YANCHENKO Russia 16 Franks et al. IRAS & White AF 12KAO, 3KAO, 7KAO, 32KAO; 2Sq White Army Nieuport, Morane, 1916-17. Civil War. 19; 6+10 unconf
Kapt Pavel Vladimirovich ARGEYEV (D'ARGUEFF) Russia 15 Franks et al. (+ 3 unoff.)(6 in France) Av.M.fra & IRAS N48, 12KAO, 19KAO, SPA124, GC21 30/10/1922 Nieuport, East, 1917; Spad, West, 1918. 16
Kapt Boris Vasilyevich SERGIEVSKII Russia 11 V. Arkhipov (3 balloons) IRAS 25KAO, 2KAO, 2FAO Nieuport, RE8 2 or 3 conf. (Franks)
Capt Ivan Vasilyevich SMIRNOV Russia 11 Franks et al. (1 sh. obs.) IRAS & ML-KNIL 19KAO 23/10/1959 Nieuport, Morane, 1917. 12(Shores);12+8 unconf;13
Lt Peteris Eduard M. TOMSONS Latvia 11 V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov AM, IRAS & Let.AS 1KAO; Aviacijas Grupa France, Russia. Indep. war. 5; 3; 1 off. (Franks)
G. SHEREMETYEVSKII Russia 10 Arkhipov, Abramov IRAS 3BAG
Fedor Fedorovich ZVERIEV Russia 10 V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov (more?) IRAS 4KAO 0 off. (Franks et al.)
Ens Grigori Eduardovich SUK Lithuania 9 Franks et al. IRAS 26KAO, 9KAO 28/11/1917 Nieuport, VFB19, Spad VII, 1917. 7+2unconf(Abramov)
Kapt Donatus Adamovich MAKIENOK (MAKIJONEK) Poland 8 Franks et al. (+ 1 unoff.) IRAS & Pol.AF 3KAO, 7AOI; 1.Pol.Det, 3.Pol.Esk 18/06/1941 Nieuport ace, 1917. 9; 4+5 unconf(Kulikov)
Kapt Evgraf Nikolaevich KRUTEN Russia 7 Franks et al. (1 in France)(10 unconf) IRAS & FFC 21KAO, 2IO, N3 FFC, 2BAG 06/06/1917 Nieuport ace, France and Russia. KIFA. 17; 10 France; 6; 11
Ens Vladimir Ivanovich STRIZHEVSKIY Russia 7 Franks et al. (3 unoff.) IRAS 16KAO, 9KAO Nieuport, Spad, 1917. 5
Konstantin Konstantinovic BAKULOVSKII Russia 6 IRAS
Lt Victor Georgiyevitch FEDOROV Russia 6 Bailey & Cony (3 shared obs.)(+ 1 unoff.) FFC C42, N23, SPA89, SPA3 FFC, 9KAO 04/03/1922 11+9unconf; 5
Lt Ivan Alexandrovich LOIKO Russia 6 Franks et al. (+ 3 unconf) IRAS 30KAO, 9KAO Nieuport ace, 1916-17.
Jaan M. MAJHLAPUU Estonia 6 A.Abramov IRAS 12.NSq Nieuport ace, 1917. KIFA. 5 (Franks)
Peter J. OLGIERD Russia 6 Arkhipov, Abramov IRAS
Lt Mikhail Ivanovich SAFONOV Russia 6 Franks et al. INAS Baltic Fl., 2Glagol, 2FAO Seaplanes, Grig, NRI, 1916-17. 11 (Shores); 3; 5+6unconf
Kapt Alexander Nikolaevich SEVERSKII PROKOFFIEV Georgia 6 Franks et al. IRAS 2Baltic, 2NKAO, 2FAO Grig, Nieuport, 1916-17. 4; 13(Melnikov)
Aleksandr Nikolayevich SUYESHNIKOV Russia 6 Arkhipov, Abramov IRAS
Olgerdis I. TETERIS Latvia 6 A. Abramov IRAS 13KAO 28/02/1917 2 off. (Franks)
Kapt Konstantin Konstantnovich VAKULOVSKY Russia 6 Franks et al. IRAS Novo-Georgievsky Rampart Sq, 33KAO, 1KAO, 1IO Nieuport, Morane, 1916-17.
Ivan Mikhaylovich BAGROVNIKOV Russia 5 V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov IRAS & Wh.Rus.AS 1FAO ww1 and Civil War
Lt Yuri Vladimirovich GILSHER Russia 5 Franks et al. IRAS 4AO, 7IO, 7KAO 20/07/1917 Nieuport ace, Galicia, 1917. KIA.
Tadeusz GROCHOWALSKI Poland 5 Franks et al. IRAS 7KAO 1+4 unconf (Franks)
Ens Nikolai Kirillovich KOKORIN Russia 5 Franks et al. IRAS 4KAO, 2IO 28/05/1917 Nieuport, Morane, 1916-17. KIA. 11
Viktor KOMOROVSKI Poland 5 Franks et al. IRAS 6
Ens Ernst Krislanovich LEMAN Lithuania 5 Franks et al. IRAS 19KAO 17/12/1917 Nieuport ace, 1917. Suicide.
Lt Ivan Alexandrovich ORLOV Russia 5 Franks et al. (1 in France) IRAS & FFC 1AO, 5KAO, 7KAO, N3 FFC 17/06/1917 Nieuport. 5+5 unconf; 6
Ens Aleksandr Mikhailovich PISHVANOV Russia 5 Franks et al. IRAS 27KAO, 10KAO Nieuport ace, 1917. Civil War.
Lt Eduard W. A. Martinovich PULPE Latvia 5 D. Porret (4 in France) FFC & IRAS MS23, N23 FFC, 8IO, KAO10 02/08/1916 Morane, Nieuport, 1915-16. KIA. 5+3unconf(Abramov)
S. S. PUZH Russia 5 Franks et al. IRAS
Gal Vyacheslav Matveyevich TKACHEV Russia 5 V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov IRAS & Wh.Rus.AS 20AO, 1BAG DH9 pilot, ww1. Civil War.
Viktor Viktorovich UTGOFF Russia 5 A. Abramov IRAS 1FAO Flying boat pilot. unconf. (Franks et al.)
Table: Russian aces of WWI

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