via email from John Cochrane, 5-10-08
NIKIFOR BOGDANOV. Graduate of Bleriot school, Etampes. Demonstrated attack on balloon during manoeuvres 1912. Commanded
1st squadron 1st Balkan War. Took part in first combat!? (that is two opposing aircraft in same air space). No shots exchanged. During 2nd Balkan War took part in 1st mass
bomber raid (4 a/c)
If you search for "Nikifor Bogdanov", using the Google search engine, (5-11-08), you will
find about 8 links, three of which offer some relevant information.
This entry offers a fairly comprehensive revue of the "3 Aeroplane Otdelenie," Reconnaissance/Bomber unit, of which Bogdanov was one of the
commanding officers. You can access the site by clicking on the title.
This entry offers a fairly comprehensive revue of the "2 Aeroplane Otdelenie," Reconnaissance/Bomber/Fighter unit, of which Bogdanov was a
commanding officer, (April 1916 - 1918?).. You can access the site by clicking on the title.
This page on the museum.com website offers a very brief revue of the history, in which Bogdanov is mentioned. You can access the page
by clicking on the title. You may want to use the "FIND" function on your computer on "Nikifor Bogdanovi: to locate the entry on the page.
The biography of this pioneer Bulgarian aviator came from a list which was kindly contributed by John Cochrane. You can see the entire list, which
already contains the names of some thirteen of the most important aviators, by clicking on the title.
I have no information as to the dates of his birth or of his death.
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper