WWII most successful Bulgarian fighter pilot Poruchik ( First lieutenant) Stoyan Iliev Stoyanov

After the war he wrote the book " We defended you Sofia"

 

During  WWII The Bulgarian Air Force used a point based system as follows:

for the destruction of a 4-engine bomber and for the shooting-down of a flying alone, not damaged

before 4-engine bomber - 3 victories/points;

for the damaging of a 4-engine bomber - 2 victories/points;

for the destruction of a 2-engine bomber and for the shooting-down of a flying alone, not damaged

before 2-engine bomber - 2 victories/points;

for the damaging of a 2-engine bomber - 2 victories/points;

for the shooting down of an already damaged multi-engine bomber and for the shooting-down of a

fighter - 1 victory/point;

or the damaging of a fighter - 0 victories/points.

The Victories( Points) Of The Bulgarian Fighters ( upon the information provided by Todor Muchovski, Sofia)

 NAME of pilot CONFIRMED shot down (bombers+fighters) DAMAGED POINTS UNIT of pilot

Stoyanov, Stoyan Iliev 4 [3+1] 5 15 682 Jato 1.

Bochev, Petar Angelov 4 [2+2] 3 [1+2] 13 3/6 Orlyak 2.

Toplodolski, Chudomir Milanov 4 [3+1] 2 8 3/6 Orlyak

Dimitrov, Gencho 3 2 7 692 Jato

Bonchev, Nedelcho D. 3 [2+1] 1 9 652 Jato 3.

Bonev, Ivan Nenov 3 [2+1] 1 8 682 Jato 4.

Tzvetkov, Marin Angelov 2 [1+1] 5 [4+1] 10 672 Jato

Petrov, Petar Kirov 2 2 8 2/6 Orlyak

Atanasov, Krastio A. 2 [0+2] 2 [1+1] 6 F.School, 3/6 Orlyak 5., 11.

Kostakiev, Hristo Vasiliev 2 1 6 3/6 Orlyak 6.

Tzankov, Hristo Koiev 2 1 4

Shishkov, Vasil 2 [1+1] 2

Damev, Boris Velijanov 1 [0+1] 3 [2+1] 7 672 Jato

Yordanov, Nikolai 1 2 4 672 Jato

Grigorov, Mihail 1 2 [1+1] 5 672 Jato 7.

Uzunov, Mihail 1 [0+1] 2 1 672 Jato

Stoyanov, Kiril 1 [0+1] 2 3

Zagorski, Tzviatko Markov 1 1 5 3/6 Orlyak

Tonchev, Evgeni G. 1 1 5 682 Jato

Nachev, Nikola 1 1 1 1/6 Orlyak

Dakov, Dako 1 [0+1] 1 3

Kralichev, Nikola Christov 1 [0+1] 1 1 3/6 Orlyak

Terziev, Veselin 1 3

Spisarevski, Dimitar 1 3 3/6 Orlyak by ramming

Rozev, Todor Nikolov 1 3

Pavlov, Victor 1 1

Marinopolski, Stefan 1 3 8.

Krastev, Hristo 1 3 682 Jato

Ivanov, Ivan 1 3

Iliev, Bogdan 1 1

Hristov, Toshko 1 ?

Gochev, Georgi 1 3

Dimitrov, Zemen 1 3 9.

Batchvarov, Dimitar 1 3

Balgaranov, Emil 1 3

Atanasov, Viktor 1 3

Atanasov, Georgi 1 1 1/6 Orlyak 10.

Takov, Nikola 1 [0+1] 1

Somov, Dimitar 1 [0+1] 1

Petkov, Yoto 1 [0+1] 1

Iliev, Stefan 1 [0+1] 1

Kovachev, Asen 0 4 4 2/6 Orlyak

Petkovski, Alexander Alexandrov 0 4 [3+1] 7 3/6 Orlyak

Alexandrov, Vladimir 0 3 4

Stoitzev, Emil 0 3 [2+1] 3

Kondakov, Luben Zahariev 0 2 4

Konzov, Stefan 0 2 1 672 Jato

Boshnakov, Nikola 0 2 4

Sotirov, Dimitar 0 2 [1+1] 1 11.

Valchev, Nikola 0 1 2

Stayanov, Nayden 0 1 0

Stanuchev, Stanuch 0 1 0

Petrov, Hristo 0 1 2

Mateev, Atanas 0 1 0

Manolev, Petar 0 1 2

Kraevski, Paniu 0 1 0

Kolev, Nikola 0 1 2

Kyumyurdziev , Georgi Raitchev 0 1 2 12.

Iliev, Kiril 0 1 0

Georgiev, Georgi 0 1 0

Banov, Mihail Koitzev 0 1 0 3/6 Orlyak

Stefanov, Ivan 0 1 [0+1] 1

Planinski, Zahari 0 1 [0+1] 1

Petrov, Marin 0 1 [0+1] 1 612 Jato

Gruev, Tzvetan 0 1 [0+1] 1

Gigov, Asen 0 1 [0+1] 1

Common 3/6th orlyak 0 1 2

Notes:

1. Poruchyk Stoyan Iliev Stoyanov is sometimes credited with 4 individual destroyed, 1 shared

destroyed and 4 damaged for 15 points  or 4 individual

destroyed, 2 shared destroyed and 3 damaged for 15 points

2. Podporuchyk Petar Angelov Bochev is sometimes credited with 3 individual destroyed, 2 shared

destroyed and 2 damaged for 13 points

3. Poruchyk Nedelcho D. Bonchev is sometimes credited with 2 individual destroyed, 1 damaged for 8

points . One victory achieved by ramming.

4. Podporuchyk Ivan Nenov Bonev is sometimes credited with 3 individual destroyed and 2 damaged

for 9 points ).

5. Kapitan Krastio A. Atanasov is sometimes credited with 1 individual destroyed, 1 shared destroyed

and 2 damaged for 5 points

6. Podporuchyk Hristo Vasiliev Kostakiev is sometimes credited with 2 individual destroyed for 6 points

7. ? Mihail Grigorov Georgiev.

8. Some sources present that Podporuchyk Stefan Marinopolski achieved 8 victories/points

10. Some sources present that Podofficer Georgi Atanasov achieved 8 victories/points

11. A pair of fighters Kapitan Krustio Atanasov Podporuchyk Dimitar Sotirov attacked one 4-engine

bomber at 30.03.1944. This must be the attack with the Avia B-135 - but most other sources say,

that the wingman of Atanasov was Yordan Ferdinandov, which shoot down one 4-engine bomber

12. According to official Bulgarian sources Podporuchyk Georgi Kyumyurdziev damaged one 4-engine

bomber. In fact he surely shot down one fighter P-38 Lightning. Landed at a village near Pernik.

Some sources present that G. Kyumyurdziev achieved one confirmed victory and one damaged

Poruchik Georgi Kyumyurdzhiev ( 1919-1943)

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