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ram by his unarmed Morane G the Austrian recon Albatros B.I. (Nesterov was also the world 1st performer of the dead loop
THE WORLD FIRST AERIAL VICTORY

The 1st aerial victory in history was achieved by staff-captain Peter N. Nesterov, the commander of 11KAO. On 26th August 1914 he paid his own life for ram by his unarmed Morane G the Austrian recon Albatros B.I. (Nesterov was also the world 1st performer of "the dead loop" - 27th August 1913).
THE WORLD FIRST AERIAL VICTORY

WW1 aces of Russian Empire

service conflict - side victory sub-index
Russian Empire WW1 - Entente R
France WW1 - Entente F
Great Britain Civilian War - the interventionistsW
the Whites Civilian War W
the Reds Civilian War; Polish war S
Not-officialN

Victories
Pilot
Awards
Planes
Units
Wars end status
19 (+13N) Alexander A. Kazakov (Kozakoff)
WW1 Fighter Aces of Russian Empire foto photo
Morane G ; SPAD A4 ; Nieuport 9 , 11 , 17 ; Sopwith 1.5 , Snipe 4KAO , 19KAO , 1BAG ; 1st Slavo-British Sqd Suicide, Aug'19
16 Vasily I. Yanchenko
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Nieuport 10, 11, 17, 21 ; Moran Monocoque 7IAO , 32KAO ; 2nd Air Sqd Survived
15 [6F+9R] (+2N) Paul V. Argeyev (d'Argueff)
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Nieuport 17 ; SPAD 13 N28 ; 19KAO , 3BAG ; Spa124 Survived WWI
10 Ivan V. Smirnov (Smirnoff)
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Morane-Saulnier N-5 ; Nieuport 10, 17 ; SPAD 7 19KAO Survived
10 (+2N)Grigory E. Suk
Morane-Saulnier M ; Voisin ; Nieuport 10, 11, 21 ; Vickers FB.19 ; SPAD 7 26KAO , 9KAO Crashed, Nov'17
7 (+2N) Vladimir I. Strizhevsky
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Nieuport 21 9KAO  
6 (+5N) Victor G. Fyodorov (Fedoroff)
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
"cossak of Verdun"
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Caudron G.4 ; Nieuport ; SPAD 13 C49 , N26 , Spa89 , Spa3 ; 9KAO Survived
6 [1F+5R]
(+4N [1F+3R])
Evgraf N. Kruten
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Voisin LA ; Nieuport 11 , 17c1 , 23 21KAO , 2IO ; N3 ; 2BAG Crash, June'17
6 (+4N)Ivan A. Loyko
Moran Parasol ; Nieuport 10, 11, 17 30KAO , 9IAO  
6 [3R+3S] Alexey D. Shirinkin
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo

Nieuport 23 ; Ansaldo A.1 Balilla 1IAO; 7IAO Survived
5 [2R +3S] (+1N) Grigory S. Sapozhnikov
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Nieuport ; Sopwith Snipe 9KAO ; 1AO Crash , Sept'20
5 [4F+1R] (+3N) Eduard M. Pulpe
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Morane-Saulnier ; Nieuport 11 MS23 / N23 ; 8IO Killed , 1916
5 (+3N)Konstantin K. Vakulovsky Farman ; Albatros(capt.) ; Nieuport 11 ; Morane-Saulnier I 1KAO? , 33AO , 1IO? Crash , 1918
5 (+3N)Nikolay K. Kokorin
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Farman 22 ; Morane Parasol , Monocoque ; SPAD A2 , 7 ; Nieuport 11 4KAO , 2IO Killed , May'17
5 (+1N) Mikhael I. Safonoff (Mikhail Safonov) Mikhail Safonoff M-9, M-15 flying boats ; Nieuport NR.I 2FAO Survived
5 (+1N)Jury V. Gilsher
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Voisin ; S-16 ; Nieuport 21 4AAO , 7IAO Killed , July'17
5 (+1N)Alexander M. Pishvanov
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Nieuport 21; Sopwith Camel 27KAO , 10IAO ; 6 AO Survived
5Ernst K. Leman
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
SPAD A2 ; Nieuport 19KAO Suicide Dec'17
5Victor V. Utgoff
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Curtis , M-9 flying boats 1FAO Survived
4 (+3N) Ivan A. Orlov
ww1 WWI Russian ace foto photo
Farman ; Morane G ; Voisin ; S-16 ; Nieuport 17, 21, 23 5KAO , 7IAO
N3
Killed, June'17
3 (+10N) Alexander N. P. Seversky
Unit designations of World War I
designer of P47 Thunderbolt
M-9 flying boat ; Nieuport 21 2FAO Survived
Notes:
  • These data were taken from many sources, which ones rarely agreed. If you can provide me with any aditional info, please do it.
  • In Russian (and then in Soviet) army counted as confirmed victories only planes, downed to friendly territory.


    Unit designations of World War I:   KAO - Corps Air Sqd
    IAO - Ftr Air Sqd
    AAO - Army Air Sqd
    FAO - Fleet Air Sqd
    BAG - Combat Air Group

    Also I need to say about one especial ace. He is especial pilot because of many sources told as he is the French or he is the Russian; but indeedly he is the Serbian :
    21 (+1N) Petar (Pierre) Marinovich Nieuport; SPAD N38 , Spa94 Survived WW1, but crashed in 1919



    Decorations
    Golden Weapon of St.George - Victorybringer (Russian) Order of St.George, 4 classes (Russian) Order of St.Vladimir, 4 classes, swords, bow (Russian) Order of St.Stanislav, 3 classes, swords, bow (Russian) Order of St.Anne, 4 classes, swords (Russian) Cross of St.George, 4 classes (Russian)
    Order of the Combat Red Banner (Soviet)
    Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (French) Medaille Militaire (French) Croix de Guerre, palms, silver stars (French)
    Knight's Cross of the Order of the White Eagle (Serbian)
    Knight's Cross of the Order of the Star (Romanian)
    Ordinul national Steaua Romaniei
    Knight's Cross of the Order of the Crown (Romanian)
    Ordinul Coroana Romaniei
    Military Service Medal, classes (Romanian)
    Ordinul Virtutea Militara
    Distinguished Service Order (British) Distinguished Flying Cross (British) Military Cross (British)


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