List of World War II aces from the Soviet Union

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This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from the Soviet Union. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country.

See also: Category:Soviet World War II flying aces

Name Total Individual
victories
Group
victories
Notes References
Alexander Pokryshkin 65 59 6 Or 53 individual and 6 group victories[1] [2][3]
Ivan Kozhedub 62 62 Top allied ace in terms of individual kills. Possibly 64 kills.[4] [5][6]
Grigoriy Rechkalov 61 56 5 [1]
Nikolai Gulayev 60 55 5 [7][8]
Kirill Yevstigneyev 56 53 3 Possibly 52 individual and 3 group.[9] [1]
Dmitry Glinka 50 50 [10][1][11]
Aleksandr Klubov 51 31 19 [12]
Amet-khan Sultan 49 30 19 [13][14]
Vladimir Lavrinenkov 46 35 11 [15]
Nikolai Skomorokhov 46 44 2 [16]
Alexander Koldunov 47 46 1 [17][18][19]
Arseniy Vorozheykin 46 45 1 [20][21]
Andrey Borovykh 46 32 14 [22]
Vladimir Serov 45 39 6 Including one aerial ramming. Killed in action 26 June 1944 [23][24]
Fyodor Arkhipenko 44 30 14 [25]
Sergey Lugansky 43 37 6 [26]
Vitaly Popkov 42 41 1 Including one aerial ramming [27]
Pavel Kutakhov 42 14 28 [28]
Ivan Babak 41 37 4 Possibly 36 individual and 6 group kills. [29][30]
Aleksi Solomatin 39 17 22 [31]
Aleksei Khlobystov 39 6 33 Three individual kills were aerial rammings. [32]
Pavel Kamozin 38 34 4 [33]
Ivan Sytov 38 34 4 [34]
Aleksandr Karpov 37 30 7 [35]
Alexey Smirnov 36 35 1 [36]
Aleksey Alelyukhin 34 28 6 [37]
Vladimir Bobrov 34 23 11 [38]
Alexander Klubov 34 31 3 Killed in accident 1 November 1944 [39]
Pavel Golovachev 32 31 1 [40]
Chichiko Bendeliani 32 12 20 [41]
Pavel Babailov 31 27 4 Two individual kills were aerial rammings. [42][43]
Pyotr Pokryshev 31 24 7 [44]
Nikolai Gusarov 29 15 14 [45]
Dmitry Medvedev 29 14 15 [46]
Igor Kaberov 29 11 18 [47]
Boris Kovzan 28 28 Four individual kills were aerial rammings. [48]
Sergei Safronov 28 24 4 [49]
Mikhail Kuznetsov 27 19 8 [50]
Pyotr Bazanov 28 22 6 [51]
Konstantin Krasavin 25 21 4 [52]
Boris Safonov 25 20 5 Possibly 25 individual and 14 group. Killed in action 30 May 1942[53] [54]
Mikhail Baranov 24 24 Killed in training accident 15 January 1943 [55]
Vasily Zaitsev 24 24 [56]
Yevgeniy Savitskiy 24 22 2 [57]
Lev Shestakov 24 16 8 Killed in action 13 March 1944 [58]
Leonid Bykovets 23 19 4 [59]
Ivan Kleshchyov 23 13 10 [60]
Andrei Girich 22 17 5 [61]
Adil Guliyev 20 20 [62]
Nikolai Shutt 20 18 2 [63]
Georgi Baevski 19 19 [64]
Grigory Kravchenko 19 19 [65]
Shamil Abdrashitov 18 18 Killed in action 4 May 1944 [66]
Alexander Kabiskoy 17 17 [67]
Semyon Bychkov 17 17 Taken prisoner, served in Luftwaffe, and executed by USSR for treason on 4 November 1946. [68]
Ivan Kuzmichyov 17 15 2 [69]
Luka Muravitsky 15 5 10 Killed in action 30 November 1941 [70]
Stepan Bakhaiev 13 13 Went on to become an ace again in the Korean war [71]
Vasily Afonin 13 11 2 Possibly 14 individual and 3 group. [72]
Sergey Gritsevets 12 11 1 Not including 30 victories in Spanish civil war [73]
Lydia Litvyak 11 7 5 Counts vary from 5 individual and 2 group to 12 individual [74][75]
Yekaterina Budanova 11 5 6 Killed in action 19 July 1943 [76]
Pyotr Petrov 10 10 Killed in action 23 November 1941 by friendly fire. [77]
Konstantin Kokkinaki 10 10 [78]
Stepan Kretov 10 10 Bomber pilot [79]
Aleksandr Babaev 10 9 1 [80]
Mikhail Devyatayev 9 9 [81]
Nikolay Abramashvili 8-16 8-16 several [82]
Alexey Maresyev 8 8 Other accounts report ten shootdowns [83]
Murad Ozdoev 8 8 Deported to Central Asia due to his ethnicity; rehabilitated and Hero of the Russian Federation. [84]
Aleksandr Avdeyev 7 7 Killed in action 12 August 1942 [85]
Grigory Okhay 7 7 Went on to become an ace again in the Korean war [86]
Grigory Ges 5 5 Went on to become an ace again in the Korean war [86]

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