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Old 23rd September 2020, 02:03
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Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin claims

hello,

i checked his claims years and its incredible the versions i found about it...

why so many different?


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Pokryshkin's score is heavily disputed among historians. Overclaiming was not uncommon in World War II, and Pokryshkin's claims in his memoir are much higher than recent estimates by historians and official records, and recent estimates are generally lower than older estimates. In 1986 Oleg Levchenko claimed that Pokryshkin in fact shot down 94 enemy aircraft, damaged 19 and destroyed three more on the ground, and said that no less than 15 victories scored in 1941 were not taken into account, because the documents confirming them were destroyed during the hurried withdrawal from encirclement during the Battle of Uman.[17] However, Levchenko's claims are generally disputed in 21st century estimates, which tend to place Pokryshkin's tally in the mid 40s. Thomas Polak and Christopher Shores credited him with 53 solo and 6 shared victories in their 1999 book, however the bibliography of the book cites Pokryshkin's memoirs instead of any official documents, and the tallies of several other aviators are heavily inflated to match the official Soviet claims.[18] Russian historian Mikhail Bykov credited him with 43 individual and 3 shared victories in a 2014 book;[9] a decade earlier, in an article titled Мутное Небо 1941 года ("The Murky Sky of 1941") with Aleksandr Rodionov he claimed that Pokryshkin tried to steal Rechkalov's kills during 1941.[19] Andrey Simonov and Nikolai Bodrikhin credited him with 45 solo and 4 shared shootdowns in a 2017 book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pokryshkin

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Re: Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin claims

The most reliable source is this?:

In М. Ю. Быков. «Асы Великой Отечественной» book:

26.06.41 – 1 – Ме-109 – Яссы – Стефанешты
03.07.41 – 1 – ПЗЛ-24 – Страшены
05.07.41 – ½ – Хш-126 – юж. Бельцы
09.07.42 – 1 – Ме-109 – Берестовая
02.08.42 – 2/5 – Ме-110 – Ново-Михайловская
09.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Крымская – Абинская
12.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – вост. Троицкая
12.04.43 – 2 – Ме-109 – вост. Абинская
15.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Гостогаевский – Семенцовский
16.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юж. Холмская
20.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юго-зап. Цемесская бухта
21.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Цемесская бухта
24.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юж. свх. Мысхако
30.04.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – вост. Ахтырская
04.05.43 – 2 – Ю-87 – Нижнебаканская
04.05.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юж. Семенцовский
05.05.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юж. Нижнебаканская
06.05.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юж. Нижнебаканская
08.05.43 – 1 – Ю-87 – зап. Нижнебаканская
08.05.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Молдаванское
14.05.43 – 1 – Ю-87 – зап. Нижнебаканская
29.05.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – Варениковская
31.05.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Крымская
14.06.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – сев. Колобатка
14.06.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – сев. – зап. Славянская
22.07.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – юго-зап. Киевское
23.07.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Калиновский-1
17.08.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – Краматорская – Балбасовка
22.08.43 – 1 – Ме-109 – Успенская
23.08.43 – 1 – Ю-87 – сев. – зап. Артемовка
19.09.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – вост. Терпение
21.09.43 – 2 – Ю-87 – сев. – вост. Большой Токмак
21.09.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – сев. Большой Токмак
21.09.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – юго-зап. Мелочанск
07.10.43 – 1 – Ю-88 – зап. окр. Тамбовка
05.11.43 – 1 – Ю-52 – упал в Черное море
06.11.43 – 1 – Ю-52 – упал в Черное море
19.11.43 – 1 – Ю-52 – юж. Тендеровская коса
28.11.43 – 1 – Ю-87 – вост. о. Русский
16.12.43 – 1 – “Шторх” – юго-зап. Калиновка
16.07.44 – 1 – Ю-87 – зап. Тобулев
16.07.44 – 1 – Ю-87 – зап. Сушно

Всего сбитых самолетов – 46 + 6 [43 + 3];

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