Grigori Rechkalov

Second Highest Scoring Allied Ace Of World War II



Rechkalov was an outstanding fighter pilot, a natural shot who had personal conflicts with his division commanders. It was said that Rechkalov was more interested in building his personal tally than being a fighterleader. Nethertheless there is no misunderstanding of his ability's in the air, flying his P-39Q Air cobra Rechkalov scored 61 victories in just 122 combat missions. Rechkalov was awarded the HSU twice, he became a Major-General of Aviation in 1951.