He was also a flying ace during the Korean war, with 523 IAP and claiming an estimated 12-15 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)