List of World War I flying aces from the Russian Empire

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List of World War I flying aces from the Russian Empire


All aces served in the Imperial Russian Air Force unless otherwise noted.

English Name Russian name No. of victories Birthplace Notes
Alexander Kazakov Александр Александрович Казаков 20 Kherson Governorate
Vasili Yanchenko Василий Иванович Янченко 16 Nikolsk-Ussuriski
Pavel Argeyev Павел Владимирович Аргеев 15 Yalta Served in the French Aéronautique Militaire as well as the Imperial Russian Air Force
Ivan Vasilyevich Smirnov Иван Васильевич Смирнов 11 Vladimir Governorate
Grigory Eduardovich Suk, alias Grigory Suk Григорий Эдуардович Сук 10 Lithuania
Ivan Loiko alias Ivan Loyko Иван Александрович Лойко 8 Minsk
Donat Makijonek Донат Адамович Макеенок 8 Vitebsk Region
Vladimir Strzhizhevsky Владимир Иванович Стрижевский 8 Mogilev
Yevgraph Kruten Евграф Николаевич Крутень 7 Kiev Served in the French Aéronautique Militaire as well as the Imperial Russian Air Force
Alexander P. de Seversky Александр Николаевич Прокофьев-Северский 6 Tiflis
Konstantin Vakulovsky Константин Константинович Вакуловский 6 Dagestan, Russian Turkestan
Victor Fyodorov alias Viktor or Victor Federov, Fedoroff, or Fyodoroff Виктор Георгиевич Фёдоров 5 Almaty Served primarily in the French Aéronautique Militaire
Juri Gilsher Юрий Владимирович Гильшер 5 Moscow
Nikolay Kokorin Николай Кириллович Кокорин 5 Khlebnikovo
Ernst Leman Эрнст Крисланович Леман 5 Lithuania
Ivan Alexandrovich Orlov Иван Александрович Орлов 5 Saint Petersburg
Alexander Pishvanov Александр Михайлович Пишванов 5 Novocherkassk
Eduard Pulpe Эдуард Мартынович Пульпе 5 Riga Scored victories while in the French Aéronautique Militaire
Mikhail Safonov Михаил Иванович Сафонов 5 Ostrogozhsk [1][2]

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/russia/index.php Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ Franks et al 1997, pp. 206-217.

References[edit]

  • Allen Durkota. The Imperial Russian Air Service: Famous Pilots and Aircraft and World War I. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0963711024, 9780963711021.
  • Norman Franks; Russell Guest; Gregory Alegi. Above the War Fronts: The British Two-seater Bomber Pilot and Observer Aces, the British Two-seater Fighter Observer Aces, and the Belgian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Fighter Aces, 1914–1918: Volume 4 of Fighting Airmen of WWI Series: Volume 4 of Air Aces of WWI. Grub Street, 1997. ISBN 1-898697-56-6, ISBN 978-1-898697-56-5.
  • Victor Kulikov. Russian Aces of World War 1: Aircraft of the Aces. Osprey Publishing, 2013. ISBN 1780960611, 9781780960616.