Yevgraf Kruten, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Yevgraf Kruten

Russian flying ace

Date of Birth: 05-Dec-1890

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 06-Jun-1917

Profession: military personnel, aircraft pilot

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Yevgraf Kruten

  • Podpolkovnik Yevgraf Nikolaevich Kruten was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.
  • He began World War I as an aerial observer with three years experience in military aviation.
  • After a year's seasoning, he was recommended for, and graduated from, pilot's training in September 1914.
  • He rose through the ranks, to be appointed as his unit's commander on 6 June 1916.
  • With his victory tally at three, he was forwarded to service with the French Aéronautique Militaire.
  • While learning French aerial tactics, Kruten shot down a German aircraft during February 1917.
  • After his return to Russia in March 1917, he shared his new-found knowledge in a flurry of booklets on military aviation.
  • He commanded his battle group of three detachments, and ran his victory total to seven before dying in a landing accident on 19 June 1917.

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