|Ivan Nikitovich Sytov|
|Born||13 June 1916
|Died||13 October 1943
|Service/branch||Red Air Force|
|Years of service||1933–1943|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
Ivan Nikitovich Sytov (Russian: Иван Никитович Сытов) (13 June 1916 - 13 October 1943) was a Soviet fighter pilot and flying ace, credited with 26 kills and four shared victories. Initially serving with Stalingrad’s fighter school, Sytov then posted to 788 IAP, where he claimed at least one Bf-109 in September 1942. Lieutenant Ivan Sytov then joined 5th GIAP in December 1942.
Sytov fought during the Battle of Stalingrad and Battle of Kursk, scoring the majority of his kills during this period.After intensive operations on the Kalinin Front, the unit withdrew to equip with the new Lavochkin La-5.
- Bergstrom 2008, p.29.