Alexander Kazakov

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Alexander Kazakov

Most successful Russian flying ace and fighter pilot during the First World War. Alexander Alexandrovich Kozakov File add

Category: Politics

Born in 1889.

Countries: Russia (50%), Ukraine (17%), United Kingdom (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Pyotr Nesterov, World War I, Royal Air Force

Linked to: Royal Air Force, Category:Aviators killed in aviation accidents or incidents




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Alexander Kazakov was born in 1889 add something


Born to a Russian noble family in Kherson Governorate, Kazakov graduated from Yelizavetgrad cavalry school in 1908 add something


He did his stint in cavalry, but in 1913 he began formal training as a pilot and graduated at the beginning of World War I from Gatchina military aviation school add something


On 31 March 1915 Alexander Kazakov successfully repeated the aerial ramming attack first attempted by Pyotr Nesterov, using a Morane-Saulnier G as his piloted projectile add something


He was appointed to command of 19th Corps Fighter Detachment in September 1915 add something


Between 27 June and 21 December 1916, he racked up four more victories to become an ace add something


Five months later, Kazakov resumed his winning streak with his sixth victory on 6 May 1917, which was shared with Ernst Leman and Pavel Argeyev add something


Russian Revolution - In January 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution, Kazakov resigned his Russian commission add something


On 1 August 1918 Kazakov became a major in the Royal Air Force and was appointed to be commanding officer in charge of an aviation squadron of the Slavo-British Allied Legion made up of Sopwith Camel planes add something

Alexander Kazakov died in 1919 add something


After the British withdrawal from Russia which left the Russian White Army in a desperate situation, Kazakov died in a plane crash during an air show on 1 August 1919 which was performed to boost the morale of the Russian anti-Bolshevik troops add something