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Alexander Pokryshkin

1913 - 1985

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Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Покры́шкин; 6 March [O.S. 21 February] 1913 – 13 November 1985) was a Soviet fighter pilot in World War II, and later a Marshal of Aviation. He was one of the highest-scoring Soviet aces, and the highest-scoring pilot ever to fly an American aircraft, having achieved the great majority of his kills in the Lend-Lease Bell P-39 Airacobra. During the war Pokryshkin earned the title Hero of the Soviet Union three times: 24 May 1943, 24 August 1943, and 19 August 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Pokryshkin has received more than 200,684 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Alexander Pokryshkin is the 565th most popular military personnel, the 489th most popular biography from Russia (down from 467th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexander Pokryshkin ranks 565 out of 1,468Before him are Joseph Gallieni, Filipp Golikov, Takeichi Nishi, Nicolaus von Below, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, and Hisaichi Terauchi. After him are Gusztáv Jány, Hijikata Toshizō, Deng Ai, Kurt Franz, Valery Gerasimov, and Creighton Abrams.

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Among people born in 1913, Alexander Pokryshkin ranks 74Before him are Lloyd Bridges, Edward Gierek, Heinz Linge, Robert Adler, Stewart Granger, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila. After him are Boris Pahor, Loretta Young, Eddie Constantine, Mary Leakey, Heinz Kohut, and Wolfgang Lüth. Among people deceased in 1985, Alexander Pokryshkin ranks 42Before him are Tage Erlander, Méret Oppenheim, Tjalling Koopmans, André Kertész, Ernst Öpik, and Emílio Garrastazu Médici. After him are Kirill Moskalenko, Cus D'Amato, Jean-Marie Loret, Kim Yong-sik, Tancredo Neves, and Henry Hathaway.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Pokryshkin ranks 489 out of 3,262Before him are Filipp Golikov (1900), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (1864), Pavel Milyukov (1859), Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806), and Mikhail of Tver (1271). After him are Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903), Valery Gerasimov (1955), Ivan Bilibin (1876), Sacha Guitry (1885), Viktor Belenko (1947), and Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexander Pokryshkin ranks 42Before him are Lauri Törni (1919), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), Fyodor Ushakov (1745), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), Werner Ostendorff (1903), and Filipp Golikov (1900). After him are Valery Gerasimov (1955), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Werner Kempf (1886), and Sergei Skripal (1951).