Yekaterina Budanova

1916 - 1943

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Yekaterina Vasilyevna Budanova (Russian: Екатерина Васильевна Буданова), nicknamed Katya (Катя), (6 December 1916 – 19 July 1943) was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. Usually credited with five or more aerial victories, along with Lydia Litvyak, she is often considered one of the world's two female fighter aces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yekaterina Budanova has received more than 120,659 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Yekaterina Budanova is the 729th most popular military personnel (down from 689th in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from Russia (up from 619th in 2019) and the 54th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Yekaterina Budanova ranks 729 out of 1,466Before her are Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Yasuji Okamura, P. G. T. Beauregard, Joseph Boxhall, Matthew Ridgway, and Paddy Roy Bates. After her are Gordon Gollob, William Iron Arm, Hubert Lyautey, Hermann von Eichhorn, Boris Sheremetev, and Otto von Lossow.

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Among people born in 1916, Yekaterina Budanova ranks 80Before her are Giorgio Bassani, James B. Donovan, Ernst Wilimowski, Sterling Hayden, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, and James Herriot. After her are Luigi Comencini, Julio César Turbay Ayala, José Manuel Moreno, Pierre Messmer, Hamani Diori, and Hilary Koprowski. Among people deceased in 1943, Yekaterina Budanova ranks 60Before her are Conrad Veidt, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Ernst Linder, Charlotte Salomon, Ruth Belville, and Nordahl Grieg. After her are Christoph Probst, Giuseppe Terragni, Alexander Schmorell, Hans Woellke, Wilhelm Kube, and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.

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Among people born in Russia, Yekaterina Budanova ranks 611 out of 2,688Before her are Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838), Taihō Kōki (1940), Valery Chkalov (1904), Vasily Shukshin (1929), Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (1827), and Aleksandr Dugin (1962). After her are Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1757), Boris Sheremetev (1652), George Sanders (1906), Nicolas de Staël (1914), and Nikolai Rezanov (1764).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Yekaterina Budanova ranks 54Before her are Filipp Golikov (1900), Sergey Biryuzov (1904), Walter Weiß (1890), Vasily Petrov (1917), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), and Nikolai Ogarkov (1917). After her are Boris Sheremetev (1652), Markian Popov (1902), Maria Bochkareva (1889), Sergei Skripal (1951), Yakov Pavlov (1917), and Alexey Maresyev (1916).