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WW2 Anti-Aircraft Aces

During the war, Soviet ground AA guns shot down 21645 planes: 14657 were victims of the small-caliber automatic cannons (25mm and 37mm), 4047 destroyed by the 76mm and 85mm guns.

Russian flak crew near shot down german aircraft in WW2
A. Korolyov and his battery commander I.Devayev near the shot down German warplane

Known Soviet Flak Aces of WWII:
Sergeant Pjotr Petrov, 37mm cannon commander of 93rd separate AA regiment - 20 planes.
1st sergeant Ivan A. Shalov, 37mm cannon, 632 ZAP - 18 Ju87 and Ju88 bombers + many infantry.
1st sergeant Golovin Vasilij D., gun commander 109 GvZAP - 16 planes.
Jr. sergeant Timofejev Sergej I., gun commander 109 GvZAP - 16 planes.
Master sergeant Nikolaj Botzman, 37mm cannon, 75 GvZAP - 15 planes.
1st sergeant Ivan S. Fursenko, gun commander 2012 ZAP - 14 planes + 5 tanks + some infantry (data on 23.7.44).
1st sergeant Sadykov Kazim G., gun commander 109 GvZAP - 16 planes.
1st sergeant Muravyov Dmitry Nikitiovich, 465 ZAP - 12 planes + some infantry.
1st sergeant N.I. Semochkin, 37mm cannon commander, 24 ZAP - 12 planes.
Corporal Bahishev A.I.B., gun-layer 109 GvZAP - 12 planes.
Sergeant Daniil H. Guba, gun commander 256 GvZAP - 10 planes + some ground targets.
Pvt 1s class Pavel A. Turkov, gun-layer 1487 AZAP - 9 destroyed planes and 10 damaged, + some infantry.
Sergeant G.A. Zamulja, 85mm gun - 9 planes + some ground targets.
1st sergeant Vasily Saveliev, gun commander - 8 planes.
1st sergeant Polyakov Vladimir Arkadyevich, gun commander 632 ZAP - 8 planes.
Jr. sergeant Kulik Artyom A., gun-layer 109 GvZAP - 8 planes.
Sergeant Bijko Ivan G., gun commander 109 GvZAP - 8 planes.
Jr. sergeant Anatoliy G. Vavilov, gunner 1334 ZAP - 8 planes (data on autumn 1943).
Prostokishin P.N., gun commander 618 MZENAP - 7 destroyed planes and 2 damaged, + 3 tanks, some infantry, 1 firepoint. Sgt. Dmitry A. Gulyakov, gun-layer 1487 AZAP - 7 destroyed aircrafts and 1 damaged.
1st sergeant B.S. Alymov, 85mm gun, 351 ZAP - 7 planes.
1st sergeant I.S. Korotkov, 37mm cannon, 977 ZAP - 7 planes.
Sergeant Pyotr T. Volkov, gun commander 1334 ZAP - 7 planes.
Corporal Pyotr A. Zhulyabin, 981 ZAP - 7 planes.
Jr. sergeant Karpenko N.A., gun-layer 109 GvZAP - 7 planes.
Pvt 1s class N.N. Ignatov, gun-layer 1487 AZAP - 6 destroyed planes and 5 damaged, + some infantry.
1st sergeant A. Korolyov - 6 planes (data on July 1943).
1st sergeant Alexander F. Zubarev, gun commander 1181 ZAP - 6 bombers.
Guards sergeant Melnikov, 37mm gun commander - 6 planes.
Jr. sergeant Panferov S.M., gun-layer 109 GvZAP - 6 planes.
1st sergeant Kuchumov M.L., 618 ZENAP - 5 destroyed planes and 2 damaged, + some infantry, 10 firepoints. 1st sergeant Ankudinov V.G., gun commander 1401 ZAP - 5 planes and some infantry (data on 3.6.44).
Jr. sergeant Chechin M.D., gun-layer 1409 ZAP - 5 bombers Ju.87 in April 1944.
Master sergeant Mihail I. Kozomazov, MG platoon commander 632 ZAP - 5 planes.
Sergeant Vasiliy T. Gurin, gun commander 1346 ZAP - 5 planes.
Corporal Pavel G. Lavrentiev, 981 ZAP - 5 planes.
Jr. sergeant Momjashev M.K., gun-layer 109 GvZAP - 5 aeroplanes.
N. Orlov and P. Andreyev, armored train of 53rd ODBP - 10 warplanes.

If you can enlarge this list of most effective flak crew, please E-mail me. This antiaircraft experts list is incompleted, because in Soviet army almost weren't statistics about personal victories. In many cases I was forced to use a fragmental sources, so some scores may be actually bigger.
This is the firstAA acesrating in the internet. Before the establishment of my own domen, this site grew up at the free hostings (, then Private Klavdia Barhotkina, 12 planes - no confirmation found.

1st sergeant Boris Alymov and his gun.

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