He was a participant in World War II, claiming 4 air victories.
On 22 October 1951 he shot down a B-29A of the 19th Bombardment Group and the next day a B-29 of the 307th Bombardment Wing. On 24 October another B-29 of the 19th BG was downed, the 7 crew bailing out.
- Krylov & Tepsurkaev 2008, p. 6
- Krylov, Leonid; Tepsurkaev, Yuriy (2008), Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War, Oxford, United Kingdom: Osprey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-84603-299-8
- Smorchkov, Aleksandr Pavlovich (Russian)
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