Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 by Chris Dunning

By Chris Dunning

Braveness by myself: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ braveness by myself: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943ByColin DunningPublisher: Hikoki Publications1998272 PagesISBN: 1902109023PDF46 MBThe goal at the back of this e-book is to supply the aviation fanatic with accomplished and large info in regards to the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force)* from the Italian assertion of warfare on 10 June 1940 until eventually the Armistice of eight September 1943. it's going to additionally offer a prepared reference resource for historians, wargamers, and events who could have been excited by the theatres of struggle proven. it's the basically unmarried quantity account of the entire unit hobbies and kit so far. BitroadDepositfiles zero

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By 1 October there were 16 out of 21 MC 200s serviceable. Clashes with Beaufighters, Marylands, Bostons, and Halifaxes occurred in the sea area off Tobruk. The Gruppo claimed one of each of the latter three types on the 26th. On 4 November the unit passed its aircraft to 13 Gruppo and collected more from 150 Gruppo at Benghasi. 94 Sq was detached to Sidi Barrani between 1 and 6 November. The Gruppo protected Benghasi port against heavy bomber raids, then carried out fighter-bomber sorties in the Agedabia and EI Amar areas.

More CR 42s were then received, from 23 Gruppo at Sorman, on 1March to replace losses. The faithful old Ca 133s were still in attendance. In February Sirte was used as a forward base and 83 Sq and 95 Sq were detached to Tauorga on the 12th. 85 Sq replaced 95 Sq atTamet on the 25th. 83 Sq then moved to Hon (9 March), Mellaha (23 April), Benghazi K2 (17 May) and Derna (22 May), reuniting with the Gruppo at K2 on 15 July. Meanwhile, 85 and 95 Sq had moved to 46 Bengazi K2 on 7 April, for both training and intercept duties.

During March the pilots ferried aircraft from the factories to operational units. This held up training and prevented a much needed rest. Eventually re-equipping with MC 202s, they joined the interceptor defences of Italy. 520s being used by 358 Sq on local defence duties were passed to 13 Gruppo on 20July. 520s and a few MC202s. On lOAugust the Gruppo became Autonomo when 2 Stormo disbanded. By 7 September 82 Sq was detached to Venafiorita with six out of ten Macchis serviceable, while the rest of the Gruppo was still at Metato with only a few Macchis operational.

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